Best things to do in Bedfordshire with children

Bedfordshire is home to several popular towns, including Biggleswade, Bedford and Dunstable, all offering a number of family-friendly attractions and days out. From indoors to outdoors, Bedfordshire has plenty to offer.

Go Ape

Perfect for the adventure seekers, Go Ape is situated within the grounds of Woburn, Britain’s biggest drive-through Safari Park. This high ropes course has six different sections to navigate, with everything from rope ladders, zip wires and Tarzan swings, all suspended above the forest floor.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo is Britain’s biggest zoo, in addition to being one of Europe’s largest conservation parks. Home to over 3,800 different creatures and 600 acres of picturesque scenery, Whipsnade makes a great day out for both young and old – especially the Jumbo Express Steam Train!

Ampthill Market

Located 10 miles south of Bedford town, Ampthill Market is a weekly market and monthly farmer’s market that sells a range of delectable local produce from area farms. Ampthill Market is also conveniently situated near Pine View Park, a picturesque mobile home park that offers views of Fitton Valley River, giving you easy access to many of Bedfordshire’s other attractions. If you are interested in park homes for sale, visit

TeamSport Indoor Karting Dunstable

If the weather isn’t looking so favourable, fear not. Bedfordshire has plenty of indoor activities on offer. Experience the thrill of racing at TeamSport Indoor Karting in Dunstable, where a 500m multi-level track accommodates more than 16 karts at a time, with children as young as eight being allowed to participate. In fact, there are also purpose-designed Cadet Karts for the younger drivers!

Orbital Trampoline Park Luton

Sure to be a firm favourite with children of all ages, Orbital Trampoline Park takes up a massive surface area that is bigger than 10 tennis courts, providing plenty of space to burn energy! Interconnected trampolines and a dodgeball area allow families to play as teams or head-to-head, whilst the ninja warrior course is another popular feature.

Leighton Buzzard Railway

Treat your family to a history-inspired day out with the Leighton Buzzard Railway. This heritage railway boast an old steam engine that winds its way into the countryside as part of a 70-minute return train ride and is usually hauled by an historic steam locomotive.

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