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

05
MAY
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Stevenage to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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06
MAY
Spring 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: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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07
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk
The Swiss Gardens

Led by a member of Central Bedfordshire Councils Countryside Access team and members of the Swiss Garden Team enjoy an early morning wander outside of the gardens usual opening hours. The views in the garden are often spectacular during early morning and…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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08
MAY
Shuttleworth Season Premiere
The Shuttleworth Collection

The event season at Shuttleworth gets underway for 2016 with the heavies. Join us for live music vehicle parades and a wonderful flying display of visiting and Collection aircraft.Visiting aircraft includes: Bristol Blenheim Global Stars aerobatic team Calidus Peter Davis B17 Sally…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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14
MAY
Mayfly: Aeromodellers Weekend
The Shuttleworth Collection

In addition to the annual Mayfly events there will be various Vintage type competitions organised by SAM 35 as well as general sports flying in all 3 disciplines:RCCLFF. All vintage type models are welcome but there are size power and control restrictions…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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15
MAY
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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20
MAY
Hitchin Art Exhibition
Oriental Splendour

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07563 687572
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21
MAY
At Home with Shuttleworth (May)
Shuttleworth Old Warden Aerodrome

New for 2016.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.Find our doors open in a Uncovered style event with…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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21
MAY
Barn Dance
The Nobel School

The Friends of Nobel School are holding a Barn Dance on Saturday 21st May from 7.30pm ‐ 11pm to raise funds for the school. The evening will include a band and professional caller licensed bar and BBQ supper. Vegetarian options are available…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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22
MAY
Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair #5
The Weatherley Centre

Over 60 Stalls ‐ Free Entry ‐ Raffle Refreshments. Plus a special appearance from Footballer 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 a…

Location: 3.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07709 446480
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25
MAY
Invertebrate Walk
The Swiss Gardens

For those who enjoy the natural world join members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group in a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland.The walk will seek out interesting specimens from the invertebrate world. Featuring a nature table and display in…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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28
MAY
Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Free optional tour of The House included.Available dates in 2016:Saturday 28 MaySunday 26 JuneSunday 31 JulySunday 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.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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28
MAY
Flower Festival "Grand days Out"
St Ippolyts Church

FLOWER FESTIVAL 28th 29th and 30th MayOver the bank holiday weekend our beautiful medieval church will be looking and smelling even more stunning than usual as it will be filled with flower arrangements along the theme of GRAND DAYS OUT. The…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01462 421647
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29
MAY
St. Ives Antiques Fair
Burgess Hall (One Leisure)

This is a fun and friendly Antiques Fair with around 55 dealers affordable quality antiques including ceramics glass maps small items of furniture silver china jewellery paperweights and other interesting pieces at prices to suit all pockets. All shown in the comfortable…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01480 896866
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05
JUN
Fly Navy Day
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Skyraider Kennet Aviation Seafire 17 Kennet Aviation Wasp Terry Martin.Collection aircraft includes: Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b.Vehicle parade from Hillman Minx and Railton.Additional entertainment includes live music and Make & paint with Airfix & IPMS Brampton free.The restaurant visitor centre…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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11
JUN
Manor House String Quartet Evening
The Swiss Gardens

The Manor House String Quartet returns to present a classical concert on the theme of Music for a Summers Evening in the beautiful and romantic setting of the Swiss Garden. This delightful late regency garden is the perfect venue in which to…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
JUN
The Railway Children
Wrest Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children the unforgettable and heart‐warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03703 331183
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18
JUN
At Home with Shuttleworth (June)
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 have a 1940s feel with a…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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23
JUN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Knebworth House

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01438 812661
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25
JUN
A Midsummers Night’s Dream
The Swiss Gardens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best loved romantic comedy Midsummer Nights Dream. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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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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07
AUG
Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair #6 - SUMMERTIME
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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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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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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