Join us on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September for free tastings, entertainment and competitions at the Grand Opening of Bedford’s stunning new Riverside leisure.
Set on the banks of the River Great Ouse and opposite St Mary’s Gardens, Riverside Bedford, features restaurants, a cinema and a hotel. It is already buzzing with activity following the soft openings of wagamama, Zizzi, MEXIco, Miller & Carter, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Vue Cinema and Premier Inn.
Bedford’s newest restaurants, wagamama, Zizzi, MEXIco, Miller & Carter and Gourmet Burger Kitchen will be offering free tasters of their most popular dishes. There will also be voucher giveaways and chances to win free meals, Vue cinema tickets and an overnight stay at the Premier Inn.
Riverside Bedford is also home to Bedford’s newest public square and visitors will be able to enjoy free entertainment from noon to 5 PM on Saturday. A fantastic team of puppeteers, musicians, mime artists, jugglers, dancers, stilt walkers, hula hoopers and more will perform throughout the development and interact with visitors making it a fun event for young and old alike.
Sunday 3rd September is dedicated to families with giant games and activities spread around the venue from noon to 5 PM. There will also be demonstrations, talks and displays from local arts, culture, sports and leisure groups providing an ideal opportunity to discover new interests and activities in Bedford.
Riverside Bedford is a great choice for a relaxing Sunday with the family before the kids go back to school. Eat Italian at Zizzi, Japanese at wagamama, Mexican at, well, MEXIco, steaks at Miller & Carter or gourmet burgers at GBK. Then enjoy a walk along the river or catch the latest blockbuster in one of Vue’s seven screens.
Riverside Bedford is in the centre of Bedford with pedestrian entrances on Horne Lane, St Paul’s Square and via the footbridge from St Mary’s Gardens.
Riverside Bedford is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
For directions, travel options and parking, see Plan Your Visit.