Bedford Park

Bedford Park: Hours, Address, Bedford Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bedford Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Gardens
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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rqt413
Bedford, UK15 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Love BP! I come walking there every week and even though I am the only person with no dog I feel welcomed by everyone. Locals are friendly, the park itself lends itself for walks, photography, hide and seek with the kids, coffee and gossip with friends and anything you can imagine. Great place to make new friends if you are new in town!
Written March 5, 2020
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tushar_pai
Milton Keynes, UK2,750 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Bedford Park gives you an indication of its size as you go along the length of it along Park Avenue. The walk around the massive park is slight over a mile with a beautiful water fountain on the east side which also has a children’s play area.

The Pavilion cafe in the centre serves some good food and can be a stop for a coffee. Tennis courts, basketball courts are spread around the park.

Seems like a fantastic place for dog walking, a run or a leisurely stroll.
Written February 29, 2020
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bertsflies
Bedford, UK4 contributions
Jan 2022
I moved to the area a week before the first lockdown, and this park became an essential part of my life in the neighbourhood. I started to get to know the park walking round the two open areas, then tried walking, running and cycling the paved paths that loop in a figure of eight around the extent of the park, finally I discovered the woodland walks amongst the conifers that remind me of being in the north eastern US. It's great to be a Victorian, exercise or explore all in the same space.
Written January 18, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,731 contributions
Apr 2021
Bedford Park is North of Bedford town centre. If you head up De Parys Avenue from the centre of town this will bring you to the park which you can enter through a beautiful set of wrought iron gates.

The park is quite large and at the entrance there is an information board showing you a map and a number of different walks you can take to explore and there are many different distances depending on how far you want to walk.

There are some well tended paths as well as green spaces to sit and relax or play sports. Robinson Pools is just on the edge of the park as well.

Well worth visiting for an area to rest and relax.
Written April 16, 2021
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK3,956 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
One of my close friends moved here so my other friends and I decided to surprise her. We spent hours in this park reminiscing about the good old days.
Written August 10, 2017
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GRAHAMMMCFARLANE
Bedford, UK632 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is an excellent park and beautiful space for everyone - built in the late Victorian era it has magnificent trees and a great lake, with swans, ducks and a variety of birds - the grandchildren love it and so should we all!
Written September 15, 2015
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glenys_hawkins
Bedford, UK21 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
We live in Bedford and have always found Bedford Park the ideal place for taking the grandchildren when they visit. Its play area is extremely child friendly with something for all ages. The grandchildren also love to feed the ducks on the little lake in the park and run around its perimeter. The park also hosts Proms in the Park every year with great success. This year Tom Jones performed in the park to a massive audience, a very impressive evening. The park now has the Pavilion cafe which receives great reviews. All in all, Bedford Park has everything going for it.
Written August 23, 2016
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Leytongirl99
London, UK41 contributions
Feb 2020
Pleasant way to start a Saturday with a parkrun. Lots of open space and a lake. Tennis courts and cafe.
Written February 9, 2020
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Jess H
Bedford, UK93 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We only live about 5 minutes from the park & we are so grateful to have such a beautiful little space on our doorstep.
The park itself is a little slice of tranquility in the middle of a busy town, great place to walk & escape to for some peace & quiet. Lovely big fields for kids to play in & lovely ponds to see local wildlife.
The cafe is also great, lovely food & drink (although slightly pricey) and the staff are great - I visited with my son when he was only a few weeks old & as a new mum I was very anxious but the staff made me feel so welcome, helped me get the buggy in & out of the cafe and reassured me I was doing a good job! Really made my day.
Written June 25, 2019
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plaws0n1
Bedford, UK17 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
great parkrun course good breakfasts after run very polite and prompt service also very good for the grandchildren to burn of energy with plenty of amenities An underused jewel in Bedford
Written December 14, 2018
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Bedford Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM