Outdoor Activities

Box End Aqua Park

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Amazing giant size Aqua Park open Easter to September. Enjoy running, swinging, bouncing and leaping your way around the various obstacles! The perfect summer activity, ideal for families, group bookings, birthday parties, stag and hen groups and corporate parties.

The lakes are spring fed meaning the water is clear and fresh. Because the lakes are shallow in the summer months the water temperature reaches a tropical 24 degrees!

Aqua park session last 1 hour and include a full safety briefing. Buoyancy aids are provided for free and optional wetsuits can be hired. 

Box End, Kempston MK43 8RW  Tel: 01234 846222  


Box End Park


Set in 100 acres of landscaped grounds and centred around two purpose-built water-sports lakes, Box End Park offers safe and exciting activities to all ages and abilities. Water-ski, wakeboard or swim during our dedicated open water swim sessions.

You can also enjoy the new and exciting fun swim and Stand-Up-Paddle board Zones, our giant Aqua Park, or get the kids involved in our school holiday activity camps. 

If you fancy a more relaxing time enjoy a drink or meal in our award winning ‘Corner5’ lakeside bar and restaurant. 

Box End, Kempston MK43 8RW  Tel: 01234 846222 |


Canoe Trail


Canoe Trail is a family run water sports and adventurous activities business offering canoe, kayak and SUP rental on the beautiful River Great Ouse.

There is riverside woodland camping and they provide low ropes, archery and bush craft for corporate team building events. From overnight to 3 day canoe / kayak and camping adventures Canoe Trail have everything you need from a choice of boats, tents, equipment and the beautiful Matchstick Wood.

They also run a wide range of training courses for canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.


Kempston Outdoor Centre

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Situated by the River Great Ouse in Kempston and housing a high ropes course, indoor and outdoor climbing wall and a function room.

There are adventurous activity sessions for all ages and groups including schools, youth groups, families, adults and companies.

There are also a number of watersports activities on offer on the river.

Hillgrounds Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire MK42 8QP Tel: 01234 843204


Priory Sailing Club


A small, friendly club run by the members with something for everyone, no matter what ability or age. They pride themselves on being a family Club with parents, carers, children and siblings sailing together or racing against each other. The lake is open for Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing throughout the year with safety boat cover during the busier months. There is a busy calendar of events from off the water social activities to on the water activities for all members. 

The youth section has Pirates and Buccaneers training sessions for the younger sailors and teenagers and an annual week long course in the summer. The training programme also has weekend dinghy sailing courses for adults and windsurfing courses for everyone. In addition they offer day ticket sailing for visitors with their own dinghy to come and enjoy the lake.

Priory Country Park, Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9DJ info@priorysc.org.uk

Skirmish Central Outdoor Activities Centre


Skirmish Central is only 20 mins from Northampton, Bedford and Milton Keynes and is your gateway to an action-packed Paintball -Airsoft -Lasertag- Splatball- Axe Throwing - Forest Pursuits - Attacke Sense Target Range - activity day!

Skirmish Paintball Bedford also provide the No1 paintball venue in Bedfordshire. Paintball Northampton provides Junior paintball, Corporate paintball & Stag & Hen Parties. 

They are rated 5* on Trip Advisor and have been awarded the TA Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and 2016. 

Granary Farm Woods, Dungee Rd, Odell, Bedfordshire MK43 7AE
Tel: 01234 510012 /01933 314805

enquiries@skirmishcentral.com www.skirmishcentral.com

Sporting Targets

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Sporting Targets is a family run business situated in North Bedfordshire, midway between Bedford and Rushden, just off the A6.

They are family friendly and offer experiences in Clay Target Shooting, Archery and Air Rifles for individuals and groups alike. For the kids we have Junior Taster Sessions throughout the year. For larger groups we also offer Quad Biking, Off Road Driving and Axe Throwing.

They are open seven days a week and have café, bar and shop on site.

Please check online for opening times.

Book your chosen experience in advance to tailor your perfect day. 

Knotting Lane, Riseley, Bedfordshire MK44 1BX Tel: 01234 708893


Twinwoods Adventure

An indoor activity centre located just north of Bedford, where adrenalin seekers of all ages can experience a wide range of extreme sports without having to brave the elements! Thrill seekers can try indoor skydiving, indoor surfing. Rock climbing or a simulated BASE jump.

The Bodyflight wind tunnel is the largest in Europe and two people can fly together at the same time. Wind speeds of up to 120 miles per hour lift you off the ground and support you in mid air. But don’t worry an instructor will be looking after you the whole time keeping you safe and making sure you have a great time.

The indoor surfing is on a Flowrider. This surfing machine is great fun for anyone wanting to try their hand at Bodyboarding or stand up riding. Water only a few inches deep rushes over the trampoline like surface creating an artificial wave you can ride on.

Petrol heads can race against each other on one of three state of the art driving simulators in the Race House with a range of cars and tracks are available.

Budding secret agents can try the shooting and archery ranges (Min age 10) or the exciting Escape rooms .

Twinwoods Adventure, 36 Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest
Tel: 0845 200 2960