Holiday Activities this February at The Higgins, Bedford

Holiday Activities this February at The Higgins Bedford

There is plenty happening at The Higgins Bedford this February half-term.

Holiday activities are taking inspiration from ‘A Walk in the Woods’ exhibition at the art gallery and museum with a woodland themed creature feature, sponsored by Polam School.  These will include a visit from real woodland creatures to the museum, some Valentines arts and crafts, and a workshop to create a stunning mosaic tile.

There will also be free identification walks and craft activities with Jo Roberts from the Forest of Marston Vale, sponsored by Oxford Brookes University.

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said “Get involved with all the woodland activities at The Higgins Bedford during half term and take the opportunity to visit the ‘A Walk in the Woods’ exhibition before it finishes on 25th February.”

There is plenty to keep children entertained during the half-term, and they can also eat free at The Higgins Pantry. Children eat free from the kids menu, with one paying adult ordering a main course or light lunch per child.

Half Term Events:

Tuesday 13th February- Teaching Talons will be at the museum with some real woodland creatures for families to meet and discover more about. Sessions start at 11am, noon and 2pm. Cost- £2.70 per child

Wednesday 14th February- Local artist Damon Poulton will be helping children create a woodland themed valentines card. Sessions start at 11am, noon and 2pm. Cost- £2.70 per child

Thursday 15th February- Tree identification walks and craft activities with walks starting at 11am, 12noon, 2 and 3pm. Cost- free.

Friday 16th February it will be time to create a stunning mosaic tile with Qemamu Mosaics. Sessions start at 11am, noon and 2pm. Cost- £2.70 per child

There is no need to book and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Lights

On Saturday 25th November over 250 villagers gathered at the Village Hall for the switching on of the Christmas Lights.  It was great to see a mixture of old and new residents coming together.  The Parish Council hope that this will be the start of many community events during 2018.  We hope that you agree that the tree and Village Hall looks amazing.

Covanta – EA grant permit

The Environment Agency have published their decision to grant Covanta its permit to operate.  This is very sad news for the local community who have campaigned hard to object to the permit being granted.  Full details of the permit can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mk43-9ly-covanta-energy-limited-environmental-permit-issued