What's on inPotton

Welcome to Potton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Potton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Potton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Potton

26
JUN
Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Available dates in 2016:Sunday 26 June ‐ SOLD OUTSunday 28 AugustSunday 25 SeptemberSunday 30 OctoberSunday 27 NovemberSunday 18 DecemberPlease note dates may be subject to changePre‐book your afternoon tea online by email or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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03
JUL
Military Pageant
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Hawker Hurricanes x 4 plus R4118 and Collection Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b Buchon Yak 3 Mark Davy.Collection aircraft includes Hawker Hind Hawker Demon Gloster Gladiator.All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.Vehicle parade from Fordson Wot.Additional entertainment…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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09
JUL
A Dry Stone Walling Weekend Workshop
Marshwood House

Hands‐on practical experience building a 2m high boundary wall without mortar. Certificates of Achievement all material facilities tools parking provided. Bedfordshire countryside.These workshops are located on private land in a tranquil rural corner of Bedfordshire.They are a practical introduction to the heritage…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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10
JUL
Regency Garden Party
The Swiss Gardens

Visit the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth on Sunday 10th July 2016 and enjoy a magnificent Regency Garden Party which will recreate the fairy‐tale and celebrate Lord Ongleys Swiss Garden which was created in the 1820s in the Swiss Picturesque style.Visitors can enjoy…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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12
JUL
Photography Training Day, Early Years of Aviation
Shuttleworth

The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR and are…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
JUL
At Home with Shuttleworth (July)
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

One of the most exciting aspects of Shuttleworth is being able to get up close to the aircraft and vehicles so this year At Home is replacing our traditional evening airshows and this At Home will bring a host of agricultural vehicles…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
JUL
Bedford River Festival
Bedford Rowing Club

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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22
JUL
Summer Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Gardens

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our craftsman gardener who will share the story of the garden those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful regency landscape back to…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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23
JUL
Scale Model Flying: Aeromodellers Weekend
The Shuttleworth Collection

All vintage type models are welcome. There are size power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area. Radio Assisted Vintage models must be flown in the designated RC area 10kg weight limit if unsure please clarify with…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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07
AUG
Edwardian Pageant
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Fokker Triplane Breighton BE2E WAHT Albatros WAHT Sopwith Snipe WAHT Mew Gull David Beale Calidus Peter Davies Muscle biplane Rich Goodwin.Collection aircraft includes: WWI.All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.Vehicle parade from Fordson Wot.Additional entertainment includes…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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20
AUG
Flying Proms
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Youll be watching vintage aircraft perform aerial displays to much loved classical themes with all of the atmosphere and fun of a truly British Proms and the excitement of watching Shuttleworth Collection aircraft display the concert will be performed by the…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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20
AUG
St Neots Dragon Boat Festival
Regatta Meadow

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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25
AUG
Peter Pan
The Swiss Gardens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldnt grow up. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627924
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04
SEP
Wings & Wheels
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Little and Large The Blades aerobatic display team Hang Glider aerobatic display Mew Gull replica David Beale DH60G Mel Saggers Turbulent Stearman Percival Parade CAP 232 Emily Todd Jackaroo Trish Neville Pitts Lauren Richardson Collection aircraft includes: DH88 Comet…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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14
SEP
Photography Training Day, WWII
Shuttleworth

The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR and are…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
SEP
Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair 2016
The Shuttleworth Collection

Includes Steam Engines Tractors & Heavy Horses Working Crafts Steam Ploughing Trade & Market Stalls Sheepdog working & Falconry Vintage Vehicles Old Time Fairground Craft & Food Halls Miniature Steam Licensed Bar & Refreshments.Discounted admission is available to the Collection and Swiss…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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18
SEP
Biggleswade Antiques Fair
The Weatherley Centre

If you have an eye for antiques or are after something unique and beautiful for your home or collection then visit Biggleswade Antiques Fair. We have over 45 stalls offering a wide range of antiques from silver quality jewellery vintage pictures…

Location: 3.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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24
SEP
Aeromodellers Festival of Flight
The Shuttleworth Collection

All types of models are welcome with general sports flying in all 3 disciplines RCCLF.There are size power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area. Radio Assisted models must be flown in the designated RC area 10kg…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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02
OCT
Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale
Shuttleworth

Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale at Shuttleworth closes the main event season.We will have live Music from the Polka Dot Dolls and the Make & paint station with Airfix & IPMS Brampton freeEvent Timings:9.00 gates open 14.00 Flying Display…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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02
OCT
The Glass Fair @ Knebworth
Knebworth House

Leading specialist fair with around 70 exhibitors selling fine antique and collectable glass including contemporary artists showing their own work.Exhibition demonstration refreshments and free parking.…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07887 762872
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07
OCT
Autumn Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Gardens

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our craftsman gardener who will share the story of the garden those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful regency landscape back to…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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15
OCT
Photography Night Shoot (The Collection)
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This nightshoot will give you the opportunity to photograph a selection of The Collections aircraft and vehicles in atmospheric night conditions and aircraft crews in period dress.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
OCT
Fungal Foray
The Swiss Gardens

If you are mad about mushrooms or find fungi fascinating enjoy a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining woodland in search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire.Led by the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Fungi Group this free…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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13
NOV
Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair #7 - CHRISTMAS
The Weatherley Centre

Over 60 Stalls ‐ Free Entry ‐ Raffle Refreshments. Plus a special appearance from Captain America Minion. All profits made by the organisers shall be in aid of St. Trizah School in Nakuru Kenya. A trip to support children living in…

Location: 3.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07709 446480
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16
DEC
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Bedford Corn Exchange

The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees and they faithfully recreate the music without recourse to backing…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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29
DEC
Engineering Open Workshop
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Its where the Collection opens its doors to areas not usually available to the public to allow access to all the latest projects. Everyone will get the chance to chat to our skilled engineers and volunteers who love discussing what goes into…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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Tourist Attractions


Wimpole Hall

The 2500 acre 1012ha Wimpole Estate, situated eight miles south west of Cambridge, offers visitors the chance to visit: a house built mainly in the 18th Century; landscaped park; gardens and Home Farm. First built in 1643 and much altered by subsequent owners, Wimpole has developed into…

Bassingbourn Snow Sports Club

Ski Slopes at Bassingbourn Snow Sports Club in Royston, Hertfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01462 618091 for Ski Slope opening times, entrance costs and ski hire.…

Beadlow Manor Golf Shop

Beadlow Manor Golf Shop ‐ golf course in Shefford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01525 860666 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Beadlow Manor Golf Shop golf courseclub.…

Bourn Golf Club Ltd

Bourn Golf Club Ltd ‐ golf course in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01954 718057 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bourn Golf Club Ltd golf courseclub.…

Cambridge National Golf

Cambridge National Golf ‐ golf course in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01223 264702 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Cambridge National Golf golf courseclub.…

Colmworth & North Beds Golf Club

Colmworth & North Beds Golf Club ‐ golf course in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01234 378181 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Colmworth & North Beds Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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