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

21
APR
Hitchin Brass Band Annual Spring Concert
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

The award winning Hitchin Brass Band return for their Annual Spring extravaganza in aid of the Tibbs Dementia Foundation with Musical Director Graham Chambers.PRICE£8 per ticket ‐ purchase at the Forest Centre.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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25
APR
Parkland Tour
The House at Shuttleworth,

Join us for a walk through time around the parkland of the Shuttleworth Estate. Learn about its historical features and uses as well as its modern day management and preservation.Please note this is a two hour walk for competent walkers.Event Timings: 09:45…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 1767 627965
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27
APR
Pamper Evening
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival and treat yourself to an evening of pampering and relaxation. With stalls offering a variety of treatments from massages to manicures; tarot readings to eyebrow threading. You can pre‐book sessions with most therapists but if…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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27
APR
Big Bang Camper & Bus Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. With high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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29
APR
Mad Hatters Tea Party
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Watch Morris and Maypole dancing displays at our Mad Hatters Tea Party event with opportunities to join in during timed afternoon sessions. Enjoy crafts storytelling and new for 2018 a magic show Be entertained by Alice in Wonderland characters and features in…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

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04
MAY
Ed Sheeran Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Dan East is the closest thing youre going to get to Ed Sheeran himself ‐ from the loop pedals to the perfect vocals Dan will knock your socks off at a fraction of the price of seeing the real Ed SheeranDoors 7pmShow…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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05
MAY
Dawn Chorus Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Well be looking and listening out for black caps nightingales song thrushes terns warblers and hopefully turtle doves on this guided walk around the Millennium Country Park. Afterwards well stop in the Lakeside Cafe for a cooked breakfast included in the price.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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06
MAY
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A guided walk led by our Volunteers around the Millennium Country Park. Well be using surfaced paths so the walk is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs but make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear sensible footwear just in casePRICE£1…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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06
MAY
Season Premiere and RAF Centenary
Shuttleworth

Expect to enjoy a thrilling air display and ground activities with a STEM focus that will be engaging for the next generation of innovators as well as entertainment for the whole family.The Collections own aircraft span 1909 through to 1950 and is…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627933
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12
MAY
Dawn Chorus for Late Risers
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A slightly later alternative to our Dawn Chorus Walk. Well be looking and listening out for black caps nightingales song thrushes terns warblers and hopefully turtle doves on this guided walk around the Millennium Country Park. Make sure you dress appropriately for…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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18
MAY
Big Bang
Santa Pod Raceway

. Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendarDespite high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as everAll Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing and…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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18
MAY
Woburn Wine Weekend
The Woburn Hotel

Arrive on Friday 18th May and stay for two nights in one of our well appointed executive bedrooms.On the Friday evening enjoy a wine tasting with a canaps reception followed by a three course meal with wines selected to complement each course…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01525 290441
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19
MAY
May Evening Airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

This evening airshow will have a relaxed atmosphere and the chance to see the Edwardian aircraft if the weather is calm and favourable enough for these incredible aircraft to take to the skies. This unique collection of aircraft from the early and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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20
MAY
NGS Open Day
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Since its foundation the National Gardens Scheme has donated £50 million to charities across the UK. Around 3700 gardens open each year for the National Garden Scheme. The Swiss Garden is pleased to support this worthwhile cause and donates a proportion of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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25
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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25
MAY
Evening Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A guided walk led by our team of expert Volunteers ‐ looking out for the owls and bats with some small mammal trapping on the Wetlands looking for wood mice and bank voles. Well be keeping an ear out ‐ who knows…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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26
MAY
Workshop: Successful Seed Sowing
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Whether you want a display of summer flowers or to grow your own herbs and vegetables this workshop will show you how. Includes tips on mixing your own compost and selecting seeds.Suitable for beginners. All materials and refreshments provided. This event is…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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27
MAY
Afternoon Tea (May)
The House at Shuttleworth

Treat yourself to a wonderful home‐baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of 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…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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29
MAY
Symbol Spot Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Join in our exciting launch day for the Symbol Spot Trail Take part in a mini X Marks the spot workshop and then explore the Millennium Country Park with your very own compass guided by Captain Alice of Mini Map Makers. The…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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30
MAY
Pond Dipping and Underwater Bingo
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Find out whos living in the pond then create and play underwater bingo indoors. No need to wear waterproof clothing All equipment provided. Suitable for ages 5 ‐ 10.Sessions last approx. 1hr 15 mins and are at 9.45am 11.30am and 1.45pm and…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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03
JUN
Fly Navy
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This event is supported by the outstanding work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust who have secured a memorable line‐up of extraordinary and historic aircraft for a thrilling show.The pilot chat is about the BAE systems owned Avro Anson with its new colour…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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09
JUN
Summer Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Our expert volunteers take you on a guided walk around the Millennium Country Park to spot and identify some of the amazing wildlife that we see at this time of year. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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10
JUN
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

It doesnt matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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15
JUN
Michael Jackson Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Highly acclaimed tribute arist David Boakes performs all of the classics with his amazing live band. £15 per ticket ‐ Doors 7pm Food served until 8pm Show 8pmBook online now or call 01234 767037…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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16
JUN
Tropicana Nights
Park Inn Bedford

If you are looking for a fun filled evening of pure 80s music and dancing for the over 25s then look no further. Come and join us at one of our amazing parties and indulge yourselves in pure 80s heaven.Tropicana Nights specialises…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 556878
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16
JUN
June Evening Airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

Close to mid‐Summer with the light typically at its best long into the evening this classic flying evening at Shuttleworth will have a relaxed atmosphere and one of the best chances to see the Edwardian aircraft if the weather is calm and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627933
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17
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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17
JUN
Father’s Day Afternoon Tea
The House at Shuttleworth

Say thank you to your dad and treat him to our home‐baked savoury afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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20
JUN
Hurricane Heritage R4118 Photography Day
The Shuttleworth Collection

This special Hurricane Heritage event is a close‐up and personal photography day led by well known aviation photographer Darren Harbar with the special opportunity to take a seat in this historic Battle of Britain fighter With training and practical advice enjoy the…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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28
JUN
‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’
The Swiss Garden

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the worlds greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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Tourist Attractions


Oxygen

Oxygen Nightclub in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01234 268548 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

The Pad

The Pad Nightclub in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01234 212161 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Zapp Zone

Zapp Zone ‐ Amusement Park in Bedford, . Contact venue on telephone number 01234269037 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

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…

Eat N Bowl

Bowling at Eat N Bowl in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Contact venue on 01480471611 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Eatnbowl

Bowling at Eat'n'bowl in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. Contact venue on 01480 471611 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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