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Pavilion at the Park Bedford

Bedford Park

locally produced, seasonal food. We cook simple and imaginative dishes and high quality British cuisine.

Art at the Pavilion

Creative Days

Creative Days are Seasonal, Drop-In Workshops for children that take place at the Pavilion and Kiosk to mark special occasions and festivals.

The Verandah Gallery

We are currently working closely with one of our local schools, Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School. Please see their website for further details

As part of their enrichment provision the school offers a small group of Year 2 children, aged 6 – 7 Years, the opportunity to participate in an art club. The children are selected based on their artistic ability and enthusiasm for art. The aim of the session is to enrich and extend the pupil’s skills across a range of media, as well as working towards an Arts Award. To achieve the Arts Award Discover, the children discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others, gaining a certificate at the end. Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.

The club is run by Jacqueline Morales, a teacher at the school who is the Art Co-ordinator and qualified Arts Award Advisor, with the support of Teaching Assistant Donna Deane.

The children’s artwork is a regular feature in The Verandah Gallery. They thoroughly enjoy seeing their work exhibited and sharing their work with the wider community is a valuable and important part of the Arts Award process.

2018 Art Exhibits

  • Chris Church 6th January - 24th February
  • About Looking Ronald McKay - 28th February - 31st March
  • Nancy Batty 1st April - 14th May
  • 4 Colourways Gerry Ewens Jill Taylor15th May - 26th June
  • Butterflies and Flutterbys Creative Days - 27th June - 6th August
  • Talia Giles 7th August - 18th September
  • Shereen Rahwangi 19th September - 31st October
  • SoupFest Exhibition in support of Bedford's homeless by Faith Dwight - 1st November - 13th December


  • Colours of Bedford DonRW4 7th January - 18th February

  • Simon Wrigley 22nd January - 28th February

Your artwork at the pavilion

Complete the form below if you'd like to book a six week slot to display and sell your art at the pavilion. Why not kick off the exhibit with a supper club of your own or host a private viewing? Find out more on our book a party page.

Name *
e.g. photography, landscape etc.
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Check the above schedule for times already taken. Taking bookings up to the end of 2019.

Previous years


  • Bedfordshire Landscapes - 1st January - 6th February
  • Food Glorious Food - Circus of Illustration Collective - 7th February - 23rd March
  • Jemma Beedie Perspective - Jemma Beedie - 24th March - 5th May
  • Mary Cave - 5th May - 16th June
  • Talia Giles - 24th June - 28th July
  • Tabitha Mary - 28th July - 8th September
  • Charlotte Tenneson - 8th September to 20th October
  • Creative Days - 20th October to 30th November
  • Christian Webb Photography - 1st December to 5th January 2018

*4Colourways - 13th May - 25th June


Summer opening times

pavilion open 9-5pm
the window stays open until 6pm

last food orders 3:30pm

Autumn opening times
as of October 1st

pavilion open 9-4pm
the window stays open until 5pm

last food orders 3:15pm

Mondays: Café opens at 10am

we are open 7 days a week and dogs are welcome on our heated veranda during the winter months

We occasionally close early for private bookings. Please always call us to book a table & avoid being disappointed!

01234 351104

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