A history in the skies

Cranfield village is home to Cranfield RAF training airport, built in 1935 and used as a night fighter training centre during the second world war. Although the airport is now reduced in size you can still find ground run demonstrations of the English Electric T5 cold war aircraft being held here. The airport makes up part of the Cranfield University campus which was originally founded as a college of aeronautics.

Reach for new heights

Take the small five mile trip to Kingston and visit the Big Rock Climbing Centre. This indoor climbing facility is suitable for experienced climbers and beginners alike with expert instructors on hand for all levels and age groups. It is best to contact the centre in advance and book your visit to ensure your time on the amazing climbing walls.

Award winning theatre at The Stables

Take in a show at The Stables Theatre in Wavendon just three miles from Cranfield. Opened in October 2000 with over 400 seats and two stages the theatre has been awarded a blue plaque for outstanding contribution to the UK’s musical landscape. The theatre hosts stand-up comedians and many well known musicians alongside family shows and fringe acts. Stay close to Cranford in our Travelodge Bedford Marston Moretaine hotel found just two miles away.