What's on inThurleigh


Welcome to Thurleigh

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Thurleigh - 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 Thurleigh to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Thurleigh

30
APR
Mad Hatters Tea Party
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Enjoy crafts and storytelling take a picnic in the magical grounds of the Swiss Garden and be entertained by Alice in Wonderland themed characters and features in this charming Regency landscape the perfect setting for fun and fantasyBring your own Mad…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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02
MAY
the lady boys of bangkok
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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04
MAY
Bangkok Lounge Shefford Charity Event
Bangkok Lounge

The event is part of the groups campaign to raise £5000 for the Amir Khan Foundation throughout 2017.Together with Penny Appeal the Amir Khan Foundation is working tirelessly to ensure water‐scarce communities gain reliable access to safe clean water that can help…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01462 338287
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05
MAY
Spring Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

This walk will cover seasonal plants the gardens architectural delights the history of the garden and its recent restoration project and future development plans along with an opportunity to chat to the Head Gardener over lunch.Highlights include swathes of daffodils throughout the…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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06
MAY
Dawn Chorus Bird Walk (+breakfast)
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

4.30 7.30am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn led by our knowledgeable volunteers. Includes cooked breakfast in the Forest Centre afterwards. £10.50 adults£7.50 children booking in advance essential call 01234 767037. £1…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
MAY
Season Premiere
Shuttleworth

Event Timings:Gates Open 9.00 Pilot Chat 11.00 Vehicle Parade 12.00 Flying begins 14.00 Event ends 18.00 approx.Book Online:£24 Adult until Monday 1 May then £27 Free Child up to four per paying customer £17 SVAS with proof of a…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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07
MAY
Season Premiere Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

The opening event of the 2017 flying season at Shuttleworth.VISITING AIRCRAFT PROVISIONALCatalina Mew Gull replica Miles Gemini Leopard Moth Arrow Active Miles Messenger Dragon Rapide Calidus Spitfire ICOLLECTION AIRCRAFTFauvel Glider Gloster Gladiator Hawker Demon DH88 Comet Mew Gull Miles Magister DH60X Moth…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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07
MAY
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A light guided stroll around the Park. Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. £1 payable to the leader on the day no booking required. For more info or if you have any special requirements please call 01234 767037.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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13
MAY
Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival
Bedford Blues

New for 2017: Bedford Sausage and Cider FestivalWHENSaturday May 13 ‐ Noon to 10pmSunday May 14 ‐ Noon to 7pmWHATLive music real cider and great sausages ‐ Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival is new for 2017.30 real ciders sourced from artisan producers…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07540 059985
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13
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7‐10am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn at a slightly more sociable hour Led by our knowledgeable volunteers ‐ £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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13
MAY
Model Air Nostalgia Weekend
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

10kg weight limit. Ron Moulton Memorial CL events both days FF Ebenezer Trophy and mass launch on Sunday plus a host of Vintage FF class comps. Note NO camping before Fri 12th. For details of FF and CL events see the SAM…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627933
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20
MAY
Classic Evening Airshow
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Event Timings:Gates Open: 12.00 Flying begins: 18.00 Event ends: 20.30 approx.Book Online:£18 Adult Free Child up to four per paying customer£11 SVAS with proof of a valid SVAS cardPrices increase on the event date.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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20
MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

All things on 2 wheels with motorbike only RWYB ACU National Championships stunt bikes wheelie machine wall of death free live music show bikes and loads more. Testing for the Main Event welcome limited availability. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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21
MAY
Afternoon Tea (May)
The House at Shuttleworth

Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Richard Shuttleworth and Old Warden Park.Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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21
MAY
Talk: Working For Dorothy Shuttleworth
The House at Shuttleworth

Cyril Thomas arrived at The House when he was 18 years old from his home in St Helena to The House in Bedfordshire to work for Mrs Dorothy Shuttleworth. This talk recalls his warm memories of his life in service as Dorothys…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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26
MAY
Evening Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7.30 10.30pm. A guided walk around the Park at dusk to see the bats and birds of the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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26
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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27
MAY
Sex Pistols Tribute Concert
Haynes Village Hall

A spectacular and energetic by one of the best tribute acts iin the UK. Doors open 7.30pm Tickets cost £10 via 01234 381254…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 381254
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02
JUN
Military Pageant Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

Shuttleworths Military Pageant is dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces ‐ past and present. Many of the aircraft at The Collection are of types that played important roles in both world wars. This largest and most impressive Collection of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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02
JUN
Workshop: Ceramic Tile Painting
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Participants will be encouraged to sketch out a design at the start of the session taking account of their own particular interests; this might include drawing flowers or birds found in the garden or even looking at designs that are incorporated within…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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04
JUN
Fly Navy
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Event Timings:‐Gates Open: 9.00 ‐Pilot Chat: 11.00 ‐Vehicle Parade: 12.00 ‐Flying begins: 14.00 ‐Event ends: 18.00 approx. Book Online:£24 Adult until Monday 29 May then £27 Free Child up to four per paying customer Gate Price:£30 Adult Free …

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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04
JUN
Fly Navy Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

The second event of the 2017 flying season at Shuttleworth celebrating naval aircraft.VISITING AIRCRAFT PROVISIONALSea Vixen Seafire 3 Seafire 17 Westland Wasp Terry Martin Westland Wasp Gazelle Hawker Nimrod Historic Aircraft Collection Hawker Nimrod The Fighter Collection Chipmunk Morane MS317 T6 Texan…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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09
JUN
Romeo and Juliet
Bedford

The hugely popular theatre company Oddsocks Productions are back in Bedford with a new production. They will be performing their adaptation of Shakespeares classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet but with a difference....their version is fast‐paced hilarious and musical and like all their…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01234 351104
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10
JUN
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Marshwood House

A unique opportunity to practice the art and craft of DSW.These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building using stone without mortar. In addition you also receive an extensive discussion overview packed with tips and information…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 10K
Campbell Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 5K
Campbell Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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17
JUN
Pink Floyd Tribute Concert
Haynes Village Hall

A return visit by this fantastic act. Laser and light show not to be missed Doors open at 7.30pm Concert starts at 8.30pm Tickets just £10 via 012234 381254…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 381254
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18
JUN
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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23
JUN
Pride and Prejudice (open air theatre)
The Swiss Garden

When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye Brought to life by award winning writer Laura Tuner this brand‐new adaptation celebrates the 200th Anniversary of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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24
JUN
Summer Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

This National Drag Racing Championship round features over 25 car and bike classes with some real crowd favourites. Things are hotting up too in the MSA British Drag Racing Championship with the UKs Andy Robinson currently sitting in 2nd place. Dont miss…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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Tourist Attractions


Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

Alan Davie b.1920 is a Scottish painter and was one of the first British artists to win international acclaim after the Second World War. A highly individual painter, Alan Davie is considered to be one of the most important British artists of the post war era.Much of Davie's…

Bedford & County Golf Club

Bedford & County Golf Club ‐ golf course in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01234 352617 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bedford & County Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Bedford Museum

With its emphasis clearly focused on the local community the Social History collections reflect both the home and working environments of the people of north Bedfordshire. The collections of some 20,000 items cover the wide range of domestic, corporate, military and agricultural life as well as local…

Bedfordshire Golf Club

Bedfordshire Golf Club ‐ golf course in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01234 826100 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bedfordshire Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Bodyflight

The World's largest and best indoor skydiving wind tunnel.Come and learn the fun and exciting sport of Bodyflying in the safety of a vertical wind tunnel. No heights or jumping involvedSkydivers use Bodyflight as a valuable training tool and we often have some of the world's top skydiving…

Bridgemans Bowling Club

Bowling at Bridgemans Bowling Club in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact venue on 01234 720984 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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