Christmas Comes To Bedfordshire

Storey Homes’ Top Festive Events

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun, so Storey Homes has selected some of the most magical events shimmering across Bedfordshire this December. From gorgeous bespoke gift stalls to sparkling light trails, these wintery occasions have you covered. We cannot guarantee snow, but we can promise that a Christmas in Bedfordshire will bring joy and cheer to your celebrations.

Mead Open Farm, Leighton Buzzard

First up on our list is a visit to Mead Open Farm in Leighton Buzzard, a short drive from Bidwell. The farm has an impressive range of festive fun, perfect for making your child’s Christmas imaginations come to life. There is a magical walk-through, gingerbread stall, reindeer food making and to top this exciting day off, Santa will be there to hear any last-minute wishes. This fun-filled event will run from 3rd December to 24th December.

Percy the Park Keeper’s Winter Wander Trail

In keeping with events for young families, Dunstable Downs is hosting Percy the Park Keeper’s Winter Wander Trail, where children will help Percy and his animal friends on their merry tasks. Just 10-minutes drive from Bidwell, the trail includes amazing winter activities, games and a special prize at the end.

Priory House Heritage Centre

The fantastic nearby site of Priory House Heritage Centre is welcoming guests to view the stunning grounds but with an exciting festive angle. Take the perfect winter selfie with Santa’s sleigh, post letters to the man himself and enjoy a special Christmas menu in the café. For those looking to gift loved ones with something handmade, there is the offer of unlimited prosecco whilst jewellery making on 16th December.

Grove House Gardens Winter Light Festival

Another event occurring in the Dunstable area is located at the beautiful Grove House Gardens. An incredible light trail will direct you through a sparkling tunnel, an illuminated band stand, a giant bauble, and finally past the glistening House itself. This event is completely free and as it is just over five minutes from Bidwell, it is the ideal Christmas evening.

Twilight Market, Middle Row and The Square, Dunstable

This Twilight Market covers all your jolly wishes with a free children’s carousel, over 30 stalls of custom gifts, food and mulled wine, and lastly, an incredible show from Victorian Carol singers. A Christmas detector and Santa’s elves will be on duty to decide if you have been naughty or nice whilst the giant snow globe provides the perfect snowy selfie.

Shuttleworth in Lights

Another light trail special is the after-dark adventure occurring at Shuttlesworth, a nearby town to Bedford. The trail is 1.2 miles and can be completed at your own pace, however, we suggest taking your time to fully experience the glorious light features along the way. A fantastic tree display, creative elves workshop display and delicious food and drink options will make this a beautiful Noel night, suitable for all ages.

The Christmas Makers Market

Bedford Town Centre is hosting an incredible Makers Market in collaboration with Made in Bedford. Guests can find wonderful gifts, face painting stalls and balloon makers whilst listening to the elegant voices of the Rock Choir. Most importantly, it supports the local community so Christmas cheer will be felt all around.

Festive Cheer in Harpur Square

Following the theme of community spirit, there will be an evening filled with cheer, food, wintery hot drinks and music to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with neighbours. On the 18th/19th December, come together with each other to truly feel the friendly festive atmosphere of Bedford.

These fantastic events, plus many more, showcase the local Christmassy fun ahead. All the above options are located close to Storey Homes’ two developments; Bidwell Mews in Houghton Regis and The Place in Kempston.

For press information, please contact Vicki O'Hare at Oracle Group.Tel: 020 8394 2821 or Email:
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