Events and Ideas

Downloads to copy and have some fun with!

"Map-tastic" after school club in Bedford

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Out of School Activities

'Symbol Spot' guides - 2018

a Mini Map-Makers Symbol

Walking guides from 3+ around a variety of locations including the Forest of Marston Vale and Bedford town. Each participant purchases/collects a bag (from the chosen location) containing all the items needed along the route. Can you find all the Symbols on the Map? 

Home Education Groups

X MArks the SPot

Looking for Home Ed Groups in the local Counties to help support your understanding and education of maps! 

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Girl Guiding helpers

Geology Map 1999, Nijar spain

I speak about my journey in Cartography, Geography and Geology at girlguiding meetings and then the teams help fill bags for X Marks the Spot Workshops.

if you would like me to give a talk to your group - please contact us!

Contact Captain Alice!!


Greensand Country Map

I can help run sessionsfor the Navigation badge or anything to do with Maps. I also host careers talks about being A Cartographer and Geologist.

STEM & Art Days

Trig Pillars

Understanding about STEM and Art - how the subjects are reliant on maps for showing off information!

Cartography for STEAM

Mindfulness Mapping


Map reading and making can be a therapeutic way of calming down. Looking at all the detail, colours, names and symbols. 

Creating your own master piece of Cartography is not only a great achievement but can also be a relaxing journey.

When people concentrate on colouring in or creating, it can bring the heart rate down..and people start to relax and unwind.

Contact Captain Alice for more information

'SYMBOL SPOT' BEDFORD! Can you spot over 70 businesses??

Booklet and Pencil Collection locations

Alice Gadney and Christina Rowe presenting Symbol Spot Bedford

Rogan's Books on Castle Lane

Delices Bakery by Lurke St. Car Park

Gallone's in The Arcade

Goldings of Bedford on the High Street

Don't to forget to find the symbol when you are in these places!

Spot those symbols, collect items and enter competitions!

Symbols for Symbol Spot Bedford

Spot the Symbols - they are places in Shops and in windows of a variety of places...see the Map in the middle of the Booklet !

Know YOUR town!

Map in the Symbol Spot Book

A fun, exciting way to explore Bedford Town. See the History, Old businesses, New businesses, Nature and environment! Spot the Symbols around the Town - which way will you go?

Making Maps look 540 years old!

I don't usually recommend scrunching up maps....BUT IT MAKES THEM LOOK OLD! Add dabs of Teabags..and then it looks even older..

Thanks to Yorkshire Tea, We can make them look spectacular! Every 'X' Marks the Spot attendee gets a Yorkshire Tea teabag!