Bletchley Park Army

Kite FestivalAs we first hinted at in What’s On this Week, this weekend there are two truly great events at either end of our line this Saturday that are both within easy reach of our little line.

At the Bedford end, we have the annual Bedford Kite Festival and Motor Show. As in previous Festivals, the Kite Festival will showcase Kites from the four corners of the globe; in the past we have had flyers form America, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and a member of the Bali Royal family!

A special arena for members of the public to fly their own or made in the workshop kites will also be available on site. There will also be loads of other attractions, and what’s more the event is completely free to attend.

All the fun takes place on Saturday between 10am and 6pm, as well as on Sunday when our trains aren’t running. You need to head to Russell Park, which is a beautiful walk along the river from Bedford St Johns station.

Bletchley Park ArmyMeanwhile, at the other end of the line, Bletchley Park is having its annual Forties Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Re-enactors will take us back to the 1940s with costumes, vehicles and other artefacts from the period. This year’s festival will see exciting re-enactments from the Northern Forties group, including Soviet Snipers, German Infantry, RAF and the Royal Navy, to name but a few.

There will also be loads of other stalls and attractions throughout Bletchley Park all day, and all for the normal entry price. The fun takes place during the normal opening hours, and Bletchley Park is just a short walk from Bletchley station.

You really are spoilt for choice this weekend, you lucky devils!

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