The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins BedfordWhile our teachers get a break, there is no let up in events on the Marston Vale Line during half term week. Here is but a selection of all of what is on across our little line.

Running all this week is London Midland’s Great Escape promotion. It is a great way to get out with the kids for a bargain price, so check it out.

At The Place in Bedford, they are running a half term movie madness event. This is a selection of childrens films from classics to the modern day, costing £5 for adults and £3 for children. The movies aren’t up on their website yet, but keep checking to find out what is on.  The nearest station is Bedford, which is a 30 minute walk away.

Also running throughout the week at Bletchley Park is Living the Secret World. Actors playing Codebreaking characters will bring Bletchley Park alive for families and adults alike this half-term. Bring all the family along this half-term to really experience how it would have felt to be at wartime Bletchley Park.  Performing for, and engaging with, visitors will be an Oxbridge educated male Codebreaker, outgoing WAAFs (Women’s Auxhiliary Air Force) who are keen members of the drama group and a female civilian administrator with a taste for gossip. Normal ticket prices apply. Bletchley Park is just a short walk from Bletchley Station.

On Monday, the Forest Centre has the first of its special half term events – Rainbow Fish.  Indoor craft and storytelling sessions. Jane and the Forest Volunteers will brighten up the last bits of winter during the half term holidays, with rainbow storytelling and a chance to make a colourful window decoration. For children aged 4-10 years. Sessions at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The cost is £2.50 per child per session, and booking and payment in advance is essential. The nearest station to the Forest Centre is Millbrook, which is a 25 minute walk away through the country park.

Tuesday sees the first of the events taking place at The Higgins in Bedford. Today it is Storyscape where children use paint and words to depict somewhere special. The sessions start at 11am and 2pm, registration closes 45 minutes before each session and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session costs £2.20 per child, and an adult must be present. The nearest station is Bedford St Johns, which is a 15 minute walk away.

Wednesday sees the second of the events taking place at The Higgins in Bedford. Today it is Never-ending Landscape where you can add your individual landscape composition to our imaginary panorama. The sessions start at 11am and 2pm, registration closes 45 minutes before each session and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session costs £2.20 per child, and an adult must be present. The nearest station is Bedford St Johns, which is a 15 minute walk away.

Friday sees the last of the events taking place at The Higgins in Bedford. Today it is Wonderground – the amazing earth, the animals and forces that work on our landscape where you can make a plastic bottle wormery. The sessions start at 11am and 2pm, registration closes 45 minutes before each session and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session costs £2.20 per child, and an adult must be present. The nearest station is Bedford St Johns, which is a 15 minute walk away.

Meanwhile, the Forest Centre has the second of its special half term events – Mole’s Underground World. Fun, facts and craft. Find out about these secretive creatures and turn a shoebox into Mole’s secret, 3D, underground world. For children aged 4-10 years. Sessions at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The cost is £2.50 per child per session, and booking and payment in advance is essential. The nearest station to the Forest Centre is Millbrook, which is a 25 minute walk away through the country park.

On Saturday, The Parks Trust in Milton Keynes are holding their Drawing the Landscape event. Spend the day with experienced creative artists as they teach you the variety of natural drawing materials. The price is £16, places need to be booked in advance, and it lasts from 10am to 4pm. The event is taking place in Campbell Park, and the nearest station is Milton Keynes Central, which is a bus ride away.

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