Activities and clubs

Getting out and about

Getting out, taking part in leisure activities and socialising with friends can make all the difference to your health and well-being.

We have 12 libraries, with a lot more to offer than just books. They also host a variety of clubs and activities for adults such as knitting and craft groups, board game clubs, colouring clubs and coffee mornings most of which are free to join. You can also research your family tree using Ancestry for free at your local library.

Visit your local library or check our Virtual Library to find out what’s planned in your area.

Music is also a great way to relax, you can download your favourite tracks or browse for something new on our free digital music resource App, Freegal.

We work with lots of different partners to provide opportunities for workshops, courses, walks and activities some of which you can browse below to find walks, places and activities near you.

Want to explore the Bedfordshire countryside? What better way to enjoy Central Bedfordshire than by walking in it?

Well-being Walks

Well-being walks let you take part in a free short walk nearby at a pace that works for you. The walks are free and open to all though aimed mainly at people presently doing little or no exercise.

They usually last from 60 to 90 minutes, though there are also some shorter ‘beginners’ walks.

People are encouraged to walk at their own pace, safe in the knowledge that they are walking with trained leaders, one of whom will remain at the back of the group, with the slowest walkers.

You can access these well-being walks via the Ramblers organisation and the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity.

Active Outdoors – A great way to be active and get outdoors!

‘Active Outdoors’, put simply, is about getting people physically and mentally active while being outside in green spaces and doing workshops, courses and activities.

Get active outdoors | Central Bedfordshire Council

‘Lets Go’

For those who are able to walk, cycle or get out into Bedfordshire’s countryside, the ‘Lets Go’ website can provide information about walks, country parks, cycle rides, horse trails and nature reserves.

Green wellbeing directory

The Green wellbeing directory features lots of activities and places throughout Bedfordshire where you can enjoy spending time in nature.

Get some exercise, meet new people, make a difference or learn new skills all while being in the beautiful outdoors!


How to volunteer in Central Bedfordshire - lots of people find volunteering a highly rewarding way to spend their time.

Your local town or parish council will know about local clubs and activities in your area.

Other sources of information

For more information on how to lead a more active life visit our Active Lifestyles webpage where you can download our Active Lifestyles booklet.

You can find your local Town or Parish Council’s contact details on our website.

Often local churches hold lunch clubs and other community activities, just pop in and ask.