Bedfordshire Things to Do

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Bedfordshire Things to Do

  • Whipsnade Zoo

    Back in 1950 when we visited (right after WWII) I think the zoo was very different than it is today. The zoo was started in the early 30s and took inspiration from the Bronx Zoo. In January 1932 the Glasgow based ‘Bostock & Wombwells Travelling Menagerie’ closed after 160 years on the road, and the animals came to Whipsnade. For the journey from...

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  • Whipsnade Zoo: a terrific day out

    Many people are suspicious and sceptical about the value of Zoos in todays world with much emphasis upon conserving species within their natural habitat. Seeing animals contained within enclosures does not sit comfortably with some folk but I came away from my day at Whipsnade feeling reassured that the animals in their care are indeed well...

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  • The Swiss Garden at Old Warden Park

    The Swiss Garden is a highly ornate, exquisitely lovely country garden. This is one of the finest in Bedfordshire. While visiting the Shuttleworth Collection, or the nearby Shuttleworth College, take a few minutes to explore it.Lord Ongley designed this garden in the1820s. It's a late Regency garden and an outstanding example of the Swiss...

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  • Explore the Harrold-Odell Country Park

    If you choose the right day, with good weather, you will almost certainly enjoy a fine walk around this country park owned by Bedford Council. There are two stretches of water - one much larger than the other but both with a good variety of wildlife. There's a conveniently positioned hide that overlooks the island on which the geese, cormorants and...

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  • Woburn Safari Park

    On the negative side, clearly Woburn isn’t the African bush (actually, given that there are tigers, it couldn’t be). But, on the positive side, this is no Zoo. As a gentle introduction to the delights of animals around the globe, it’s a commendable experience. There are two parts to it-the ‘safari’ and the ‘theme park’. The safari is a drive...

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  • Airkix

    Airkix is a wind tunnel turned upside down - once you step into the airflow you are skydiving - experiencing human flight... and it's a totally safe environment!The tunnel is 12ft in diameter, 22ft in flying height and has wind speeds of up to 170mph (274kph).Before your flight you will receive full instruction and clothing/equipment. And whilst...

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  • Woburn Safari Park

    You drive your own vehicel through the safari (for obvious reason no soft tops are allowed into the park!). There is a wonerful collection of happy looking animals which may or may not come right up as close as your car window.It's not just a safrai park though. Park up and enjoy the rest of the park, of which there are acres upon acres. My...

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  • The Shuttleworth Collection

    This is the largest collection of flying World War I aircraft that I've ever seen. This includes such famous planes as the Sopwith Camel, SE-5, Bristol F2b, Avro 504, and Sopwith Triplane. It also has a World War II-era Spitfire and Hurricane.Like the better-known Imperial War Museum at Duxford, the Shuttleworth Collection is a real flying museum,...

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  • Stockwood Museum and Mossman collection,...

    In this award winning Stockwood Craft Museum, you can discover what life was like in rural Bedfordshire in the 19th Century. The Museum has a wide range of displays showing how the 19th century residents of this area went about their work and daily lives.The Mossman collection is Britain's largest collection of horse drawn vehicles. There is a...

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  • Woburn Safari Park

    At Woburn Safari Park visitors drive their cars through animal enclosures such as giraffes, tigers, lions , rhino, bears which gives the opportunity to see the animals at close range eg I was parked at one time very close to a family of lions, which was great to see them playing freely. The animals can be a windscreen width away from you!After the...

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  • Spectacular Autumn Leaves

    This spectacular autumn leave scene was taken in early October in a quaint market village in Bedfordshire.

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  • The Bedford Museum.I also...

    The Bedford Museum.I also visited some old graveyard, where a giant of 3 mtrs. should supposed to be berried there..

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