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

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Olympic Mania
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips The Olympics 2016 are in full swing and so is Camp KP from 1‐5 August with a medal‐winning variety of activities to bring out the true team player in you Take…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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Summer Holiday Activities
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Monday 1 August: Write like an Egyptian‐Drop in and learn about the ancient art of Hieroglyphics create your vey own Cartouche.Tuesday 2 August: Mummy Madness‐Join us for a messy and fun clay day build a sarcophagus and wrap up a mini Mummy.Monday…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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Summer Holiday Beach Volleyball Camp: Course 1
National Volleyball Centre

Summer Holiday Beach Volleyball Camp run by Kettering Volleyball Club in coordination with Volleyball England and Kettering Borough Council. Ages 9‐14 years old learn the basics of beach volleyball.Course 1: Mon 1 August Wed 3 August Fri 5th August 10:30am‐12:30pm To book…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07850 938307
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Pond Dipping and Design
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Pond Dipping & Design Find out whos living in pond and make a pond on a plate. All equipment will be provided to have a go at pond dipping followed by an indoor craft session. £4 per child. Sessions are at…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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Hurricane Heritage R4118 Photography Day
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This is a photography training day filled with the chance to take great images of Hawker Hurricane R4118 and it also offers fantastic extras. Enjoy practical advice on technique and camera skills experience a static photography session with a Battle of Britain…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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Magic and Mystery Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Do you believe in magic Join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around magic and mysteries.Sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child booking in advance essential.For…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

The fastest hottest largest & loudest modified car festival in Europe.If youve never been before let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe. 10000 modifying disciples. The UKs most superbly executed show cars. The…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 782828
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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: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

£1 payable on the day. 10.30am 12.30pm approx. Join us in the Millennium Country Park for a gentle guided walk. Well mainly be sticking to level surfaced tracks but some small sections have a slight gradient up to 1.9. Dress for…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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Roald Dahl Centenary
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips From 8‐12 August join Camp KP on an adventure into the mind of this much‐loved British author with Wonka sweet making re‐creating James Giant Peach and even a giant Matilda chocolate…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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Dragon Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Dragon Trail Join us on a search for dragon flies in the Country Park. Hear a dragon story and make your own dragon fly. £4 per child. Sessions are at 10am 11.30am and 2pm and last approx. 1 hr and 15…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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NSRA Hot Rod Supernationals
Old Warden Park

A weekend full of activities from Friday 11th August Sunday 14th August 2016 with entertainment trade stalls Saturday cruise and a huge show n shine car show for pre‐1972 Hot Rods Street Rods and Customs on the Sunday.On Sunday gates will…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627924
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Wet 'N' Wild
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips The sun has got his hat on so lets go out and play Camp KP have got endless Sizzling Summer fun planned from 15‐19 August; making shell mobiles riding the Zoom…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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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: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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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: 8.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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Farmers' Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Freshly made local produce from Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. From pies and cakes to vegetables and chutneys. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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Jungle Jamboree
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips Im a Camp KP adventurerget me out of here Have you got what it takes to rumble in the jungle From 22‐26 August come and take our Bushtucker trial build a…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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Pirates and Princesses Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Ahoy your majesty Join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around pirates and princesses.Sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child booking in advance essential.For more info…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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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: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627924
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The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Mandy KnightA stream of priceless gems The GuardianA true dame of British stand‐up Mandy Knight was the first female to compere The Comedy Store and many other previously men only bastions. A fully trained classical actress she initially chose stand up to…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Available dates in 2016:Sunday 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. For more information email Helen…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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Rockin' Reptiles
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips Explore the magnificent world of scaly slithery snappy reptiles like never before and have fun while you do with Camp KP from 30 August ‐ 2 September Enjoy making paper snakes…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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Wellies in the Wetlands
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Another chance to join us on a guided tour of the Wetlands Nature Reserve. Discover what animals and birds live in the secret parts of the Reserve and find out what changes through the seasons. On this two hour event well be…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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Trapeze Music Presents... ADAM NORSWORTHY full ban
The Stables

In April 2016 Trapeze Music released the new solo album Rainbird by Adam Norsworthy. Well known to lovers of live music especially blues as the leader of the successful hardworking band The Mustangs who have been a popular act on the bills…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01380 728000
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Forest Family Fun Day
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

£5 Parking free entry.Join us to help raise money for the Forest of Marston Vale in our biggest fundraising event of the yearChildrens favourite Peppa Pig will be here The cheeky little piggy will be making personal appearances at 10.30am…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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Rotary Clubs of Nene Valley Dragon Boat Event
Wicksteed Park

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: 15.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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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: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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FIA European Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The final round of the acclaimed European Drag Racing Championship The European Finals is the climax to the 2016 FIAFIM race season. This televised final is where racers put it all on the line to decide who claims the crown This event…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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Heritage Open Day
Shuttleworth House

This national event is Englands biggest heritage festival involving 40000 volunteers celebrating our fantastic history architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences all of which are free to explore.Enjoy free access…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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WoBurner at the Woburn Abbey Triathlon
Woburn Abbey

First up for those attempting the WoBurner is a 1900m lake swim held in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey with crowds able to gather round and cheer on friends and family. For those making the step up from an Olympic distance…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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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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