Clubs & Groups
Abbeyfield Bedford Friendship Group
Meet New People, Make New Friends
Darell Jeffreys House, 65 Chaucer Road, Bedford MK40 2AL
Friendship
Second Thursday of the month
2pm - 3.30pm
Art Friends – Art for fun and friendship
Supportive club where beginners to those more experienced can develop their art work. Suggested donation £4
Bromham Baptist Church, Village Road, Bromham MK43 8JP
Arts
Thursdays
9.30am – 12.30pm
BOSOM PALS – Breast Cancer Charity
Friendly support group for ladies who have or have had breast cancer. Our aim is to provide information and support to help those going through breast cancer treatment and beyond. Social activities throughout the year
Transfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Rd, Kempston, MK42 8BQ
Health & Welbeing
2nd Wednesday of each month
7.30pm to 9.45pm
Bedford Bridge Club
Competitive duplicate Bridge. Table money, £2 for Members and £3 for non members.
Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF
Bridge
Tuesday and Friday evenings
7.30pm
Bedford Bridge Club
Competitive duplicate Bridge. Table money, £2 for Members and £3 for non members.
Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF
Bridge
Monday mornings
10am
Bedford Camera Club
Visitors just £3
Scott Lower School, Hawk Drive, Bedford, MK41 7JA
Camera
Tuesdays
7.30pm
Bedford FC Mini Soccer Club
Boys and girls aged 4-10yrs. £3.00 per child and £5 for two. Our aim is to provide children of all abilities with a unique footballing experience, developing physical, social and communication skills.
Goldington Academy, Haylands Way, Bedford MK41 9BX
Sports & Activities
Saturdays
10.30am till 12.15pm
Bedford Fine Companions Folk Dance Club
We are a friendly group always ready to welcome new members. No partner required.
Hazeldene School Bedford MK41 9AT (use Hartshill entrance).
Dancing
Fridays (Term Time)
8pm - 10pm
Bedford Folk Dance Club
Friendly Country and Folk Dance Club. £3 incl. Refreshments. No partner required
St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford, MK41 0HL
Dancing
Thursdays
8pm - 10pm
Bedford Gallery Quire
We welcome those interested in singing/playing ‘West Gallery’ music from the early 18th century to the mid 19th century.
Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Ave, Bedford 63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ
Singing
1st, 3rd, 5th Thursday of each month
7.30pm
Bedford Girls and Ladies FC
Voluntary sports club for girls age 8 and upwards.
Sports & Activities
Bedford Junior Parkrun (4-14 year olds)
Weekly free 2k timed run for juniors but please register before your first run! Meet at the skate park 8.45am for warm up
Jubilee Park, Moulton Ave, Bedford MK42 0HL
Sports & Activities
Sundays
Meet at the skate park 8.45am for warm up
Bedford Mascular Support Group
Offering practical and emotional support to people suffering central vision loss or Macular Disease. Speakers on a range of related topics
Volunteer Centre, 43 Bromham Rd, Bedford MK40 2AA
Health & Welbeing
Third Monday of each month
10.30am
Bedford Mighty Eagles Dodgeball Team
A club that plays at a high level but welcomes anyone from any sporting ability and background. 15yrs or over. Men’s and women’s squad. £3 per session – First session free. Training is at Wootton Upper School, Hall End Road, MK43 9HT
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays
7pm-9pm
Bedford Parkrun
Join us for a 5km run around the park (dogs, children and buggies all welcome). Register for free on the Parkrun UK website
Park Avenue, Bedford MK40 2JZ
Sports & Activities
Saturdays
Meet at The Bandstand at 9am.
Bedford Pipe Band
Friendly & relaxed group beginners to experienced. New members welcome
St John’s Church hall, 38 St John's Street, Bedford MK42 0DL
Music
Thursdays
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Bedford Rambling Club
Small, friendly and sociable group who meet for 2-3 hour circular walks generally in and around the Bedford area. We are always looking for new members and non members are welcome to join us.
Sports & Activities
Sunday and Monday mornings
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
Mini Basketball (Reception to Yr 5)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Sports & Activities
Sundays
9.30am – 11am
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
U14s Development (Yr 6 to Yr 9)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Sports & Activities
Sundays
11am – 12.30pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
U18’s Session (Yr 10 to Yr 13)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Sports & Activities
Sundays
2pm – 3.30pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball for Girls
Aimed at new players. £3 per session and runs on a pay-as-you-play basis. As per Basketball England regulations all new members will need to register as a player before their third session – registration cost £10 per year.
Bedford Academy, Mile Road Bedford MK42 9TR.
Sports & Activities
Saturdays
3pm to 4.30pm
Bedfordshire Family History Society
New members welcome
Drama Hall, Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX
Arts
Meet the 1st Friday of every month
Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Friendly group of lovers of textile related crafts.
Flitwick Village Hall, 11 Dunstable Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1HP
Arts
1st Tuesday evening each month
7.30 – 9.30pm
Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Friendly group of lovers of textile related crafts.
Flitwick Village Hall, 11 Dunstable Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1HP
Arts
3rd Saturday each month
10.30am. – 4.30pm
Bromham Short Mat Bowling Club
First two sessions are free and where training can be given. Just bring a pair of flat shoes.
Bromham Village Hall, Village Rd, Bromham, MK43 8JP
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays
7.00 pm – 9.30 pm (year round)
Bromham Short Mat Bowling Club
First two sessions are free and where training can be given. Just bring a pair of flat shoes.
Bromham Village Hall, Village Rd, Bromham, MK43 8JP
Sports & Activities
Mondays
2.00 pm – 4.30 pm (September to June only)
Community Bible Study in Bedford
We are a warm and friendly group, meeting to study the bible.
North Brickhill Community Centre , MK41 7AF
Bible study
Every Tuesday in term time
Cycling Uk Bedfordshire
We meet on a regular basis and have rides to various places, and cater for all abilities. We ride as a group for the pleasure of riding and socialising!
Sports & Activities
Dancing Stars Line Dance Club
Absolute beginners to beginners
Kempston Hammers Social And Sports Club 134 High Street High Street Kempston MK42 7BN
Dancing
Thursdays
7pm - 8pm
FLAG Bedford
FLAG Bedford (Friendship Link & Action Group) is a social group for adults with a sensory and/or physical or learning disability, and their carers, who live in the Bedford area. Our aim is to combat social isolation and loneliness.
Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue, Bedford
Special Needs
Thursdays
2-4pm
Falcon SA Gymnastics Club
Gymnastics for boys and girls from 4 years, In a safe and friendly environment. Offering floor work, apparatus and badges.
Scott Primary School, Hawk Drive, Bedford
Sports & Activities
Weekday evenings
4.45pm
Friday Daubers
Friendly group of amateur daubers. We use a variety of media. If you enjoy drawing and/or painting why not join us
St Peter’s Church, De Pary’s Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TX
Arts
Every Friday
1pm-4pm
Friendly Reading Group
Why not come and join us? It’s absolutely free, and you’ll have:- There is no commitment to attending.
Wootton Library, Lorraine Road, Wootton MK43 9LH
Reading
Wednesdays
2.30pm to 3.30pm
GKR Karate Classes
Anyone who turns up for a class who is not already a GKR student will get a free 1 hour training session.
Putnoe Heights Church, 32 Putnoe Heights, Bedford MK41 8EB
Sports & Activities
Wednesdays
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Golden Friendship Club – for the over 50’s
Bingo, cards, tea and talk, outings, lunches and more
Christ the King Parish Hall, Harrowden Rd, Bedford MK42 0SP
Friendship
Thursdays
2pm - 4pm
Hearts In Beds Cardiac Support Group
Gentle exercise sessions under a qualified trainer. All welcome, you don’t need to have a cardiac condition to join us
Priory Methodist Church Halls, Newnham Ave, Beds, MK41 9QJ
Health & Welbeing
First Tuesday each month
7pm
Irish Ceili and Set Dancing.
£2 per session – first evening free. No partner needed. Beginners welcome.
The Reading Room, 1, Barkers Lane, Bedford
Dancing
Wednesdays
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Kempston Musical Society
Four-part harmony mixed choir who perform light, secular and sacred music mainly for charitable purposes in and around Kempston.
Transfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston
Singing
Thursdays
7.30pm. – 9.30pm
Kempston and District Model Railway Society
New members welcome
Kempston East Methodist Church, 227, Bedford Road, Kempston MK42 8DA
Model Railway
Every Wednesday
7.30pm-10pm
Kempton Park Indoor Bowls Club
Largest Indoor Bowls Club in the area for all ages and abilities. Free taster session followed by 4 coaching sessions at a time to suit you. Bowls and bowls shoes provided for your lessons. Superb facilities.
290 Hillgrounds Road Kempston MK42 8UB
Sports & Activities
Local Friendship Group
We meet at a local public venue each week. New members Welcome
Friendship
Wednesdays
7pm - 10pm
MENCAP – Smiley Club
A fun social club for boys and girls from 9 to 18 who have learning disabilities. Art and crafts, board games, outside play in the warmer months and hanging out with friends!
Pine Cones Family Centre, (behind Livingstone Lower School) Clapham Road, Bedford MK41 7SA
Special Needs
Wednesdays
7pm – 8.30pm
Machine Knitting Group
Beginners and Improvers welcome
Wilden Village Hall, 2 High St, Wilden, Bedford MK44 2PB.
Arts
Alternate Fridays September to July0
9.30 – 12.30
Magpie Ladies Group
Friendly group.
St Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Brickhill. (No meetings in August)
Friendship
Second and fourth Thursday of the month
7.30pm
Man Cave
Opportunity to make new friends, chat and share experiences.Are you unemployed, retired, missing work colleagues or would just appreciate some company? Come and join us!
Sharnbrook Scout Hut. Church Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1HR
Friendship
Fridays
10am - 1pm
Marlins Special Needs Swimming Club
For learning and physical disabilities. All ages welcome. Admission £2 Carer free
Oasis Swimming Pool, Cardington Road, Bedford MK42 0BZ
Special Needs
Sundays
6.30 – 8pm
Men In Sheds
Keep active and healthy and meet new people. Have fun sharing skills, learning new ones, and help with community-based projects.
Annex at the Bedford Arts and Craft Centre, Ampthill Road (off Althorpe Street), Bedford MK42 9HE
Friendship
Mowsbury Park Bowls Club
Outdoor season starts at the beginning of May until mid-September. Try lawn bowls for FREE. Just bring flat shoes. Entrance is via Wentworth Drive
Sports & Activities
Taster Days Wednesday or Friday
2pm to 4.30pm
No Limits Multi- Activity club
The Multi-Activity Club is for people aged 16 years and over with a learning and / or a physical disability. Activities on offer include rounders, basketball, badminton, dodgeball and football. £3 per session, no need to book, just pay on the day.
Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Barkers Lane, MK41 9SB
Special Needs
Mondays (excluding public holidays)
1.45 - 2.45pm
Ouse Valley Archers
Run by Archery GB approved coaches. All equipment provided. For experienced archers or those who have completed a beginners course the club shoots indoors/outdoors
Putnoe Primary School & Field, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0DH
Sports & Activities
Thursdays
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Ouse Valley Archers
Run by Archery GB approved coaches. All equipment provided. For experienced archers or those who have completed a beginners course the club shoots indoors/outdoors
Putnoe Primary School & Field, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0DH
Sports & Activities
Sundays
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ouse Valley Singers
Four-part harmony mixed choir who perform mainly for charitable purposes in the North Beds area. Performing mainly light music e.g. show music, folk songs, etc.
Sharnbrook Methodist Church, Park Lane Sharbrook, Bedford MK44 1LS ·
Singing
Mondays
7.30pm
Over 70’s Gentle Exercise Classes
£4 per session
Bedford Central Library, 3rd Floor meeting room, Bedford International Athletics Stadium
Health & Welbeing
Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
Over 70’s Gentle Exercise Classes
£4 per session
Bedford Central Library, 3rd Floor meeting room, Bedford International Athletics Stadium
Health & Welbeing
Wednesdays
Ravensden Carpet Bowls Club
No experience or equipment required, Suitable for all ages. £2 per session including refreshments. Just turn up to give it a try
Wilden Village Hall, High Street, Wilden MK44 2PB
Carpet Bowls
Thursdays
2pm - 4.30pm
Renhold Bridge Club
Break for lunch midway (please bring your own sandwiches); coffee/tea free. Friendly duplicate bridge. Members £3; guests and visitors £4.
Renhold Village Hall, Wilden Rd, Renhold MK41 0LY
Bridge
First and third Thursdays of each month
11am - 2.45pm
Renhold Carpet Bowls Club
No experience or equipment required
Renhold Village Hall, 77A Ravendsden Road, Renhold MK41 0JY
Carpet Bowls
Mondays
2pm - 4.30pm
Scottish Country Dancing – General Class
£2.50 per session. First evening free. Individuals welcome, no experience/partner needed.
ARA Social Club, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7LR
Dancing
Tuesdays
7.30pm - 10pm
Scottish Country Dancing – Social Dancing
£2.50 per session. First evening free. Individuals welcome, no experience/partner needed.
ARA Social Club, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7LR
Dancing
Mondays
7.45pm - 9.45pm
Shinpi Izumi Martial Arts Club – Ju Jutsu style
Juniors
St Cuthbert’s Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR
Sports & Activities
Mondays -term time only
6pm - 7pm
Shinpi Izumi Martial Arts Club – Ju Jutsu style
Adults
St Cuthbert’s Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays – all year round
8am - 9pm
Silver lining Club for the Silver Haired
Various activities or just sit and chat with a cup of tea or coffee.
Park Road Methodist Church, Roff Avenue, opposite the high flats. Number 10 bus stops outside.
Friendship
First & third Tuesday of the month
2pm - 4pm
Sketch Fridays
Explore the works in our beautiful galleries and be inspired to create your own work of art. Materials are provided, or you can bring your own. Please do not bring paint or materials that might cause damage to the collection.
The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD
Arts
Every Friday, Free
12pm – 4pm
Social Table Tennis
All Ages Welcome. Just Turn Up. £4 per player per session, Bats Available, Free Hire. Coaching Available.
Sports Hall, Lincroft School, Oakley MK43 7RE
Sports & Activities
Mondays & Tuesdays
7.30pm-10.00pm
The Arts Society Great Ouse Valley
Nine lectures each year by highly acclaimed specialists . Annual Membership is £45 , guests £8 a visit.
Sharnbrook Hotel, Park Lane, Sharnbrook MK44 1LX
Arts
3rd Tuesday in the month
7.30pm
The Locomotive Club of Great Britain - Bedford Branch
Wide range of speakers. We also have occasional outside visits.
St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Street, Bedford, MK43 0DL
Model Railway
First Tuesday of the month except July
7.30pm
Tudor Reeds Folk Dance Club
Friendly social Folk Dancing Club
St Marks Church Hall, Calder Rise (off Avon Drive), Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY
Dancing
First, Third and Fifth Wednesday of each month
8pm - 10pm
Wheelstar Bowling
Every Tuesday a group of disabled people meet to play bowls from special ‘buggies’ in a friendly environment. A meal is available at the end of the session. You don’t need to have previously bowled.
Kempston Bowls Indoor Bowls Club, 290 Hillgrounds Road Kempston Bedford MK42 8UB
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays
12pm till 1.30pm
Wootton Badminton Club
Friendly club welcoming anyone who does or has played badminton.
Wootton Upper School, Hall End, Wootton, Beds, MK43 9HT
Sports & Activities
Thursdays
7.30pm to 10.00pm
Sketch Fridays
Explore the works in our beautiful galleries and be inspired to create your own work of art. Materials are provided, or you can bring your own. Please do not bring paint or materials that might cause damage to the collection.
The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD
Arts
Every Friday, Free
12pm – 4pm
Friday Daubers
Friendly group of amateur daubers. We use a variety of media. If you enjoy drawing and/or painting why not join us
St Peter’s Church, De Pary’s Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TX
Arts
Every Friday
1pm-4pm
Bedfordshire Family History Society
New members welcome
Drama Hall, Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX
Arts
Meet the 1st Friday of every month
Machine Knitting Group
Beginners and Improvers welcome
Wilden Village Hall, 2 High St, Wilden, Bedford MK44 2PB.
Arts
Alternate Fridays September to July0
9.30 – 12.30
Art Friends – Art for fun and friendship
Supportive club where beginners to those more experienced can develop their art work. Suggested donation £4
Bromham Baptist Church, Village Road, Bromham MK43 8JP
Arts
Thursdays
9.30am – 12.30pm
The Arts Society Great Ouse Valley
Nine lectures each year by highly acclaimed specialists . Annual Membership is £45 , guests £8 a visit.
Sharnbrook Hotel, Park Lane, Sharnbrook MK44 1LX
Arts
3rd Tuesday in the month
7.30pm
Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Friendly group of lovers of textile related crafts.
Flitwick Village Hall, 11 Dunstable Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1HP
Arts
3rd Saturday each month
10.30am. – 4.30pm
Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Friendly group of lovers of textile related crafts.
Flitwick Village Hall, 11 Dunstable Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1HP
Arts
1st Tuesday evening each month
7.30 – 9.30pm
Community Bible Study in Bedford
We are a warm and friendly group, meeting to study the bible.
North Brickhill Community Centre , MK41 7AF
Bible study
Every Tuesday in term time
Bedford Camera Club
Visitors just £3
Scott Lower School, Hawk Drive, Bedford, MK41 7JA
Camera
Tuesdays
7.30pm
Renhold Carpet Bowls Club
No experience or equipment required
Renhold Village Hall, 77A Ravendsden Road, Renhold MK41 0JY
Carpet Bowls
Mondays
2pm - 4.30pm
Ravensden Carpet Bowls Club
No experience or equipment required, Suitable for all ages. £2 per session including refreshments. Just turn up to give it a try
Wilden Village Hall, High Street, Wilden MK44 2PB
Carpet Bowls
Thursdays
2pm - 4.30pm
Bedford Fine Companions Folk Dance Club
We are a friendly group always ready to welcome new members. No partner required.
Hazeldene School Bedford MK41 9AT (use Hartshill entrance).
Dancing
Fridays (Term Time)
8pm - 10pm
Bedford Folk Dance Club
Friendly Country and Folk Dance Club. £3 incl. Refreshments. No partner required
St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford, MK41 0HL
Dancing
Thursdays
8pm - 10pm
Dancing Stars Line Dance Club
Absolute beginners to beginners
Kempston Hammers Social And Sports Club 134 High Street High Street Kempston MK42 7BN
Dancing
Thursdays
7pm - 8pm
Tudor Reeds Folk Dance Club
Friendly social Folk Dancing Club
St Marks Church Hall, Calder Rise (off Avon Drive), Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY
Dancing
First, Third and Fifth Wednesday of each month
8pm - 10pm
Irish Ceili and Set Dancing.
£2 per session – first evening free. No partner needed. Beginners welcome.
The Reading Room, 1, Barkers Lane, Bedford
Dancing
Wednesdays
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Scottish Country Dancing – General Class
£2.50 per session. First evening free. Individuals welcome, no experience/partner needed.
ARA Social Club, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7LR
Dancing
Tuesdays
7.30pm - 10pm
Scottish Country Dancing – Social Dancing
£2.50 per session. First evening free. Individuals welcome, no experience/partner needed.
ARA Social Club, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7LR
Dancing
Mondays
7.45pm - 9.45pm
Bedford Rambling Club
Small, friendly and sociable group who meet for 2-3 hour circular walks generally in and around the Bedford area. We are always looking for new members and non members are welcome to join us.
Sports & Activities
Sunday and Monday mornings
Social Table Tennis
All Ages Welcome. Just Turn Up. £4 per player per session, Bats Available, Free Hire. Coaching Available.
Sports Hall, Lincroft School, Oakley MK43 7RE
Sports & Activities
Mondays & Tuesdays
7.30pm-10.00pm
Bedford Junior Parkrun (4-14 year olds)
Weekly free 2k timed run for juniors but please register before your first run! Meet at the skate park 8.45am for warm up
Jubilee Park, Moulton Ave, Bedford MK42 0HL
Sports & Activities
Sundays
Meet at the skate park 8.45am for warm up
Bedford Parkrun
Join us for a 5km run around the park (dogs, children and buggies all welcome). Register for free on the Parkrun UK website
Park Avenue, Bedford MK40 2JZ
Sports & Activities
Saturdays
Meet at The Bandstand at 9am.
Shinpi Izumi Martial Arts Club – Ju Jutsu style
Adults
St Cuthbert’s Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays – all year round
8am - 9pm
Shinpi Izumi Martial Arts Club – Ju Jutsu style
Juniors
St Cuthbert’s Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR
Sports & Activities
Mondays -term time only
6pm - 7pm
GKR Karate Classes
Anyone who turns up for a class who is not already a GKR student will get a free 1 hour training session.
Putnoe Heights Church, 32 Putnoe Heights, Bedford MK41 8EB
Sports & Activities
Wednesdays
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Falcon SA Gymnastics Club
Gymnastics for boys and girls from 4 years, In a safe and friendly environment. Offering floor work, apparatus and badges.
Scott Primary School, Hawk Drive, Bedford
Sports & Activities
Weekday evenings
4.45pm
Bedford FC Mini Soccer Club
Boys and girls aged 4-10yrs. £3.00 per child and £5 for two. Our aim is to provide children of all abilities with a unique footballing experience, developing physical, social and communication skills.
Goldington Academy, Haylands Way, Bedford MK41 9BX
Sports & Activities
Saturdays
10.30am till 12.15pm
Bedford Girls and Ladies FC
Voluntary sports club for girls age 8 and upwards.
Sports & Activities
Cycling Uk Bedfordshire
We meet on a regular basis and have rides to various places, and cater for all abilities. We ride as a group for the pleasure of riding and socialising!
Sports & Activities
Mowsbury Park Bowls Club
Outdoor season starts at the beginning of May until mid-September. Try lawn bowls for FREE. Just bring flat shoes. Entrance is via Wentworth Drive
Sports & Activities
Taster Days Wednesday or Friday
2pm to 4.30pm
Bromham Short Mat Bowling Club
First two sessions are free and where training can be given. Just bring a pair of flat shoes.
Bromham Village Hall, Village Rd, Bromham, MK43 8JP
Sports & Activities
Mondays
2.00 pm – 4.30 pm (September to June only)
Bromham Short Mat Bowling Club
First two sessions are free and where training can be given. Just bring a pair of flat shoes.
Bromham Village Hall, Village Rd, Bromham, MK43 8JP
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays
7.00 pm – 9.30 pm (year round)
Kempton Park Indoor Bowls Club
Largest Indoor Bowls Club in the area for all ages and abilities. Free taster session followed by 4 coaching sessions at a time to suit you. Bowls and bowls shoes provided for your lessons. Superb facilities.
290 Hillgrounds Road Kempston MK42 8UB
Sports & Activities
Wheelstar Bowling
Every Tuesday a group of disabled people meet to play bowls from special ‘buggies’ in a friendly environment. A meal is available at the end of the session. You don’t need to have previously bowled.
Kempston Bowls Indoor Bowls Club, 290 Hillgrounds Road Kempston Bedford MK42 8UB
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays
12pm till 1.30pm
Bedford Mighty Eagles Dodgeball Team
A club that plays at a high level but welcomes anyone from any sporting ability and background. 15yrs or over. Men’s and women’s squad. £3 per session – First session free. Training is at Wootton Upper School, Hall End Road, MK43 9HT
Sports & Activities
Tuesdays
7pm-9pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball for Girls
Aimed at new players. £3 per session and runs on a pay-as-you-play basis. As per Basketball England regulations all new members will need to register as a player before their third session – registration cost £10 per year.
Bedford Academy, Mile Road Bedford MK42 9TR.
Sports & Activities
Saturdays
3pm to 4.30pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
U18’s Session (Yr 10 to Yr 13)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Sports & Activities
Sundays
2pm – 3.30pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
U14s Development (Yr 6 to Yr 9)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Sports & Activities
Sundays
11am – 12.30pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
Mini Basketball (Reception to Yr 5)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Sports & Activities
Sundays
9.30am – 11am
Wootton Badminton Club
Friendly club welcoming anyone who does or has played badminton.
Wootton Upper School, Hall End, Wootton, Beds, MK43 9HT
Sports & Activities
Thursdays
7.30pm to 10.00pm
Ouse Valley Archers
Run by Archery GB approved coaches. All equipment provided. For experienced archers or those who have completed a beginners course the club shoots indoors/outdoors
Putnoe Primary School & Field, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0DH
Sports & Activities
Sundays
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ouse Valley Archers
Run by Archery GB approved coaches. All equipment provided. For experienced archers or those who have completed a beginners course the club shoots indoors/outdoors
Putnoe Primary School & Field, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0DH
Sports & Activities
Thursdays
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Marlins Special Needs Swimming Club
For learning and physical disabilities. All ages welcome. Admission £2 Carer free
Oasis Swimming Pool, Cardington Road, Bedford MK42 0BZ
Special Needs
Sundays
6.30 – 8pm
FLAG Bedford
FLAG Bedford (Friendship Link & Action Group) is a social group for adults with a sensory and/or physical or learning disability, and their carers, who live in the Bedford area. Our aim is to combat social isolation and loneliness.
Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue, Bedford
Special Needs
Thursdays
2-4pm
MENCAP – Smiley Club
A fun social club for boys and girls from 9 to 18 who have learning disabilities. Art and crafts, board games, outside play in the warmer months and hanging out with friends!
Pine Cones Family Centre, (behind Livingstone Lower School) Clapham Road, Bedford MK41 7SA
Special Needs
Wednesdays
7pm – 8.30pm
No Limits Multi- Activity club
The Multi-Activity Club is for people aged 16 years and over with a learning and / or a physical disability. Activities on offer include rounders, basketball, badminton, dodgeball and football. £3 per session, no need to book, just pay on the day.
Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Barkers Lane, MK41 9SB
Special Needs
Mondays (excluding public holidays)
1.45 - 2.45pm
Kempston Musical Society
Four-part harmony mixed choir who perform light, secular and sacred music mainly for charitable purposes in and around Kempston.
Transfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston
Singing
Thursdays
7.30pm. – 9.30pm
Bedford Gallery Quire
We welcome those interested in singing/playing ‘West Gallery’ music from the early 18th century to the mid 19th century.
Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Ave, Bedford 63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ
Singing
1st, 3rd, 5th Thursday of each month
7.30pm
Ouse Valley Singers
Four-part harmony mixed choir who perform mainly for charitable purposes in the North Beds area. Performing mainly light music e.g. show music, folk songs, etc.
Sharnbrook Methodist Church, Park Lane Sharbrook, Bedford MK44 1LS ·
Singing
Mondays
7.30pm
Friendly Reading Group
Why not come and join us? It’s absolutely free, and you’ll have:- There is no commitment to attending.
Wootton Library, Lorraine Road, Wootton MK43 9LH
Reading
Wednesdays
2.30pm to 3.30pm
The Locomotive Club of Great Britain - Bedford Branch
Wide range of speakers. We also have occasional outside visits.
St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Street, Bedford, MK43 0DL
Model Railway
First Tuesday of the month except July
7.30pm
Bedford Pipe Band
Friendly & relaxed group beginners to experienced. New members welcome
St John’s Church hall, 38 St John's Street, Bedford MK42 0DL
Music
Thursdays
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Kempston and District Model Railway Society
New members welcome
Kempston East Methodist Church, 227, Bedford Road, Kempston MK42 8DA
Model Railway
Every Wednesday
7.30pm-10pm
BOSOM PALS – Breast Cancer Charity
Friendly support group for ladies who have or have had breast cancer. Our aim is to provide information and support to help those going through breast cancer treatment and beyond. Social activities throughout the year
Transfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Rd, Kempston, MK42 8BQ
Health & Welbeing
2nd Wednesday of each month
7.30pm to 9.45pm
Hearts In Beds Cardiac Support Group
Gentle exercise sessions under a qualified trainer. All welcome, you don’t need to have a cardiac condition to join us
Priory Methodist Church Halls, Newnham Ave, Beds, MK41 9QJ
Health & Welbeing
First Tuesday each month
7pm
Bedford Mascular Support Group
Offering practical and emotional support to people suffering central vision loss or Macular Disease. Speakers on a range of related topics
Volunteer Centre, 43 Bromham Rd, Bedford MK40 2AA
Health & Welbeing
Third Monday of each month
10.30am
Over 70’s Gentle Exercise Classes
£4 per session
Bedford Central Library, 3rd Floor meeting room, Bedford International Athletics Stadium
Health & Welbeing
Wednesdays
Over 70’s Gentle Exercise Classes
£4 per session
Bedford Central Library, 3rd Floor meeting room, Bedford International Athletics Stadium
Health & Welbeing
Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
Men In Sheds
Keep active and healthy and meet new people. Have fun sharing skills, learning new ones, and help with community-based projects.
Annex at the Bedford Arts and Craft Centre, Ampthill Road (off Althorpe Street), Bedford MK42 9HE
Friendship
Man Cave
Opportunity to make new friends, chat and share experiences.Are you unemployed, retired, missing work colleagues or would just appreciate some company? Come and join us!
Sharnbrook Scout Hut. Church Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1HR
Friendship
Fridays
10am - 1pm
Magpie Ladies Group
Friendly group.
St Mark’s Church, Calder Rise, Brickhill. (No meetings in August)
Friendship
Second and fourth Thursday of the month
7.30pm
Abbeyfield Bedford Friendship Group
Meet New People, Make New Friends
Darell Jeffreys House, 65 Chaucer Road, Bedford MK40 2AL
Friendship
Second Thursday of the month
2pm - 3.30pm
Golden Friendship Club – for the over 50’s
Bingo, cards, tea and talk, outings, lunches and more
Christ the King Parish Hall, Harrowden Rd, Bedford MK42 0SP
Friendship
Thursdays
2pm - 4pm
Local Friendship Group
We meet at a local public venue each week. New members Welcome
Friendship
Wednesdays
7pm - 10pm
Silver lining Club for the Silver Haired
Various activities or just sit and chat with a cup of tea or coffee.
Park Road Methodist Church, Roff Avenue, opposite the high flats. Number 10 bus stops outside.
Friendship
First & third Tuesday of the month
2pm - 4pm
Bedford Fine Companions Folk Dance Club
We are a friendly group always ready to welcome new members. No partner required.
Hazeldene School Bedford MK41 9AT (use Hartshill entrance).
Dancing
Fridays (Term Time)
8pm - 10pm
Bedford Folk Dance Club
Friendly Country and Folk Dance Club. £3 incl. Refreshments. No partner required
St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford, MK41 0HL
Dancing
Thursdays
8pm - 10pm
Dancing Stars Line Dance Club
Absolute beginners to beginners
Kempston Hammers Social And Sports Club 134 High Street High Street Kempston MK42 7BN
Dancing
Thursdays
7pm - 8pm
Tudor Reeds Folk Dance Club
Friendly social Folk Dancing Club
St Marks Church Hall, Calder Rise (off Avon Drive), Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY
Dancing
First, Third and Fifth Wednesday of each month
8pm - 10pm
Irish Ceili and Set Dancing.
£2 per session – first evening free. No partner needed. Beginners welcome.
The Reading Room, 1, Barkers Lane, Bedford
Dancing
Wednesdays
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Scottish Country Dancing – General Class
£2.50 per session. First evening free. Individuals welcome, no experience/partner needed.
ARA Social Club, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7LR
Dancing
Tuesdays
7.30pm - 10pm
Scottish Country Dancing – Social Dancing
£2.50 per session. First evening free. Individuals welcome, no experience/partner needed.
ARA Social Club, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7LR
Dancing
Mondays
7.45pm - 9.45pm
Renhold Carpet Bowls Club
No experience or equipment required
Renhold Village Hall, 77A Ravendsden Road, Renhold MK41 0JY
Carpet Bowls
Mondays
2pm - 4.30pm
Ravensden Carpet Bowls Club
No experience or equipment required, Suitable for all ages. £2 per session including refreshments. Just turn up to give it a try
Wilden Village Hall, High Street, Wilden MK44 2PB
Carpet Bowls
Thursdays
2pm - 4.30pm
Bedford Camera Club
Visitors just £3
Scott Lower School, Hawk Drive, Bedford, MK41 7JA
Camera
Tuesdays
7.30pm
Bedford Bridge Club
Competitive duplicate Bridge. Table money, £2 for Members and £3 for non members.
Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF
Bridge
Monday mornings
10am
Bedford Bridge Club
Competitive duplicate Bridge. Table money, £2 for Members and £3 for non members.
Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF
Bridge
Tuesday and Friday evenings
7.30pm
Renhold Bridge Club
Break for lunch midway (please bring your own sandwiches); coffee/tea free. Friendly duplicate bridge. Members £3; guests and visitors £4.
Renhold Village Hall, Wilden Rd, Renhold MK41 0LY
Bridge
First and third Thursdays of each month
11am - 2.45pm
Community Bible Study in Bedford
We are a warm and friendly group, meeting to study the bible.
North Brickhill Community Centre , MK41 7AF
Bible study
Every Tuesday in term time
Sketch Fridays
Explore the works in our beautiful galleries and be inspired to create your own work of art. Materials are provided, or you can bring your own. Please do not bring paint or materials that might cause damage to the collection.
The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD
Arts
Every Friday, Free
12pm – 4pm
Friday Daubers
Friendly group of amateur daubers. We use a variety of media. If you enjoy drawing and/or painting why not join us
St Peter’s Church, De Pary’s Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TX
Arts
Every Friday
1pm-4pm
Bedfordshire Family History Society
New members welcome
Drama Hall, Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX
Arts
Meet the 1st Friday of every month
Machine Knitting Group
Beginners and Improvers welcome
Wilden Village Hall, 2 High St, Wilden, Bedford MK44 2PB.
Arts
Alternate Fridays September to July0
9.30 – 12.30
Art Friends – Art for fun and friendship
Supportive club where beginners to those more experienced can develop their art work. Suggested donation £4
Bromham Baptist Church, Village Road, Bromham MK43 8JP
Arts
Thursdays
9.30am – 12.30pm
The Arts Society Great Ouse Valley
Nine lectures each year by highly acclaimed specialists . Annual Membership is £45 , guests £8 a visit.
Sharnbrook Hotel, Park Lane, Sharnbrook MK44 1LX
Arts
3rd Tuesday in the month
7.30pm
Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Friendly group of lovers of textile related crafts.
Flitwick Village Hall, 11 Dunstable Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1HP
Arts
3rd Saturday each month
10.30am. – 4.30pm
Bedfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Friendly group of lovers of textile related crafts.
Flitwick Village Hall, 11 Dunstable Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1HP
Arts
1st Tuesday evening each month
7.30 – 9.30pm
BOSOM PALS – Breast Cancer Charity
Friendly support group for ladies who have or have had breast cancer. Our aim is to provide information and support to help those going through breast cancer treatment and beyond. Social activities throughout the year
Transfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Rd, Kempston, MK42 8BQ
Health & Welbeing
2nd Wednesday of each month
7.30pm to 9.45pm
Hearts In Beds Cardiac Support Group
Gentle exercise sessions under a qualified trainer. All welcome, you don’t need to have a cardiac condition to join us
Priory Methodist Church Halls, Newnham Ave, Beds, MK41 9QJ
Health & Welbeing
First Tuesday each month
7pm
Bedford Mascular Support Group
Offering practical and emotional support to people suffering central vision loss or Macular Disease. Speakers on a range of related topics
Volunteer Centre, 43 Bromham Rd, Bedford MK40 2AA
Health & Welbeing
Third Monday of each month
10.30am
Over 70’s Gentle Exercise Classes
£4 per session
Bedford Central Library, 3rd Floor meeting room, Bedford International Athletics Stadium
Health & Welbeing
Wednesdays
Over 70’s Gentle Exercise Classes
£4 per session
Bedford Central Library, 3rd Floor meeting room, Bedford International Athletics Stadium
Health & Welbeing
Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
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The Locomotive Club of Great Britain - Bedford Branch
Wide range of speakers. We also have occasional outside visits.
St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Street, Bedford, MK43 0DL
Model Railway
First Tuesday of the month except July
7.30pm
Kempston and District Model Railway Society
New members welcome
Kempston East Methodist Church, 227, Bedford Road, Kempston MK42 8DA
Model Railway
Every Wednesday
7.30pm-10pm
Bedford Pipe Band
Friendly & relaxed group beginners to experienced. New members welcome
St John’s Church hall, 38 St John's Street, Bedford MK42 0DL
Music
Thursdays
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Friendly Reading Group
Why not come and join us? It’s absolutely free, and you’ll have:- There is no commitment to attending.
Wootton Library, Lorraine Road, Wootton MK43 9LH
Reading
Wednesdays
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Kempston Musical Society
Four-part harmony mixed choir who perform light, secular and sacred music mainly for charitable purposes in and around Kempston.
Transfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston
Singing
Thursdays
7.30pm. – 9.30pm
Bedford Gallery Quire
We welcome those interested in singing/playing ‘West Gallery’ music from the early 18th century to the mid 19th century.
Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Ave, Bedford 63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ
Singing
1st, 3rd, 5th Thursday of each month
7.30pm
Ouse Valley Singers
Four-part harmony mixed choir who perform mainly for charitable purposes in the North Beds area. Performing mainly light music e.g. show music, folk songs, etc.
Sharnbrook Methodist Church, Park Lane Sharbrook, Bedford MK44 1LS ·
Singing
Mondays
7.30pm
Marlins Special Needs Swimming Club
For learning and physical disabilities. All ages welcome. Admission £2 Carer free
Oasis Swimming Pool, Cardington Road, Bedford MK42 0BZ
Special Needs
Sundays
6.30 – 8pm
FLAG Bedford
FLAG Bedford (Friendship Link & Action Group) is a social group for adults with a sensory and/or physical or learning disability, and their carers, who live in the Bedford area. Our aim is to combat social isolation and loneliness.
Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue, Bedford
Special Needs
Thursdays
2-4pm
MENCAP – Smiley Club
A fun social club for boys and girls from 9 to 18 who have learning disabilities. Art and crafts, board games, outside play in the warmer months and hanging out with friends!
Pine Cones Family Centre, (behind Livingstone Lower School) Clapham Road, Bedford MK41 7SA
Special Needs
Wednesdays
7pm – 8.30pm
No Limits Multi- Activity club
The Multi-Activity Club is for people aged 16 years and over with a learning and / or a physical disability. Activities on offer include rounders, basketball, badminton, dodgeball and football. £3 per session, no need to book, just pay on the day.
Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Barkers Lane, MK41 9SB
Special Needs
Mondays (excluding public holidays)
1.45 - 2.45pm
Ouse Valley Archers
Run by Archery GB approved coaches. All equipment provided. For experienced archers or those who have completed a beginners course the club shoots indoors/outdoors
Putnoe Primary School & Field, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0DH
Sundays
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ouse Valley Archers
Run by Archery GB approved coaches. All equipment provided. For experienced archers or those who have completed a beginners course the club shoots indoors/outdoors
Putnoe Primary School & Field, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0DH
Archery
Thursdays
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Wootton Badminton Club
Friendly club welcoming anyone who does or has played badminton.
Wootton Upper School, Hall End, Wootton, Beds, MK43 9HT
Badminton
Thursdays
7.30pm to 10.00pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
Mini Basketball (Reception to Yr 5)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Basketball/Dodgeball
Sundays
9.30am – 11am
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
U14s Development (Yr 6 to Yr 9)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Basketball/Dodgeball
Sundays
11am – 12.30pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball Club
U18’s Session (Yr 10 to Yr 13)
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TR
Basketball/Dodgeball
Sundays
2pm – 3.30pm
Bedford Thunder Basketball for Girls
Aimed at new players. £3 per session and runs on a pay-as-you-play basis. As per Basketball England regulations all new members will need to register as a player before their third session – registration cost £10 per year.
Bedford Academy, Mile Road Bedford MK42 9TR.
Basketball/Dodgeball
Saturdays
3pm to 4.30pm
Bedford Mighty Eagles Dodgeball Team
A club that plays at a high level but welcomes anyone from any sporting ability and background. 15yrs or over. Men’s and women’s squad. £3 per session – First session free. Training is at Wootton Upper School, Hall End Road, MK43 9HT
Basketball/Dodgeball
Tuesdays
7pm-9pm
Wheelstar Bowling
Every Tuesday a group of disabled people meet to play bowls from special ‘buggies’ in a friendly environment. A meal is available at the end of the session. You don’t need to have previously bowled.
Kempston Bowls Indoor Bowls Club, 290 Hillgrounds Road Kempston Bedford MK42 8UB
Bowls
Tuesdays
12pm till 1.30pm
Kempton Park Indoor Bowls Club
Largest Indoor Bowls Club in the area for all ages and abilities. Free taster session followed by 4 coaching sessions at a time to suit you. Bowls and bowls shoes provided for your lessons. Superb facilities.
290 Hillgrounds Road Kempston MK42 8UB
Bowls
Bromham Short Mat Bowling Club
First two sessions are free and where training can be given. Just bring a pair of flat shoes.
Bromham Village Hall, Village Rd, Bromham, MK43 8JP
Bowls
Tuesdays
7.00 pm – 9.30 pm (year round)
Bromham Short Mat Bowling Club
First two sessions are free and where training can be given. Just bring a pair of flat shoes.
Bromham Village Hall, Village Rd, Bromham, MK43 8JP
Bowls
Mondays
2.00 pm – 4.30 pm (September to June only)
Mowsbury Park Bowls Club
Outdoor season starts at the beginning of May until mid-September. Try lawn bowls for FREE. Just bring flat shoes. Entrance is via Wentworth Drive
Bowls
Taster Days Wednesday or Friday
2pm to 4.30pm
Cycling Uk Bedfordshire
We meet on a regular basis and have rides to various places, and cater for all abilities. We ride as a group for the pleasure of riding and socialising!
Cycling
Bedford Girls and Ladies FC
Voluntary sports club for girls age 8 and upwards.
Football
Bedford FC Mini Soccer Club
Boys and girls aged 4-10yrs. £3.00 per child and £5 for two. Our aim is to provide children of all abilities with a unique footballing experience, developing physical, social and communication skills.
Goldington Academy, Haylands Way, Bedford MK41 9BX
Football
Saturdays
10.30am till 12.15pm
Falcon SA Gymnastics Club
Gymnastics for boys and girls from 4 years, In a safe and friendly environment. Offering floor work, apparatus and badges.
Scott Primary School, Hawk Drive, Bedford
Gymnastics
Weekday evenings
4.45pm
GKR Karate Classes
Anyone who turns up for a class who is not already a GKR student will get a free 1 hour training session.
Putnoe Heights Church, 32 Putnoe Heights, Bedford MK41 8EB
Karate
Wednesdays
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Shinpi Izumi Martial Arts Club – Ju Jutsu style
Juniors
St Cuthbert’s Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR
Martial Arts
Mondays -term time only
6pm - 7pm
Shinpi Izumi Martial Arts Club – Ju Jutsu style
Adults
St Cuthbert’s Hall, Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR
Martial Arts
Tuesdays – all year round
8am - 9pm
Bedford Parkrun
Join us for a 5km run around the park (dogs, children and buggies all welcome). Register for free on the Parkrun UK website
Park Avenue, Bedford MK40 2JZ
Running
Saturdays
Meet at The Bandstand at 9am.
Bedford Junior Parkrun (4-14 year olds)
Weekly free 2k timed run for juniors but please register before your first run! Meet at the skate park 8.45am for warm up
Jubilee Park, Moulton Ave, Bedford MK42 0HL
Running
Sundays
Meet at the skate park 8.45am for warm up
Social Table Tennis
All Ages Welcome. Just Turn Up. £4 per player per session, Bats Available, Free Hire. Coaching Available.
Sports Hall, Lincroft School, Oakley MK43 7RE
Table Tennis
Mondays & Tuesdays
7.30pm-10.00pm
Bedford Rambling Club
Small, friendly and sociable group who meet for 2-3 hour circular walks generally in and around the Bedford area. We are always looking for new members and non members are welcome to join us.
Walking/Rambling
Sunday and Monday mornings