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

28
JAN
Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre Swishing Saturday
St Marys Church Hall

On Saturday 28th January 2017Drop off: 10.00amSwish: 11.00am‐3.00pmAt St Marys Church Hallopposite Huntingdon Bus StationBring your clothes shoes and accessories you no longer wear and use them as currency to take home something you will love Mens childrens and womens items are…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07938 197463
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03
FEB
Michael Buble Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Kai McKenzie returns performing all of the hits and more. £12 per person booking essentialDoors 7.30pm Show 8pm 10pm approx.Licensed bar free parking. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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04
FEB
Winter Wonders Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A winter wander to see some real winter wondersWe should be spotting thrushes field fayres redwings ducks and geese on our stroll around the Park guided by our trusty volunteers to answer questions and hopefully spot some rare sightsIts £4 per person…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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10
FEB
Talents of Britain Big Variety Show
Milton Keynes Theatre

A truly special night of variety comedy singing and magic to raise much needed funds for WillowThe Willow Foundation is a national charity established in 1999 by Arsenal footballer and BBC sports commentator Bob Wilson and his wife Megs as a…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07547 977462
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11
FEB
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Marshwood House

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 regarding the construction of other dry stone walling features:‐retaining walls…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07749 032680
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12
FEB
Valentines at Shuttleworth
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 Old Warden Park. Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30. Pre‐book only.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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14
FEB
A Winter Tale - Kids' Outdoor Activity
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Join us on an adventure through the Country Park to find the Secret Snow Cabin There will be a hot drink waiting for you when you arrive in the cabin for some snow themed stories. Youll go home with a winter…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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16
FEB
Badgers in a Box - Kids' Indoor Activity
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Indoor craft session. Have fun creating a badgers home in a shoe box. Are badgers fast asleep all winter long Come along to find out what happens underground in a badgers sett.£3 per child. Sessions last 45mins approx and start at 10am…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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17
FEB
Absolute Bowie
Bedford Corn Exchange

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01234 344813
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18
FEB
Kettering Singing and Dance Auditions
The Lighthouse Theatre

Kettering Singing and Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new singing and dance contest in Kettering for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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18
FEB
Stunt Fest
Santa Pod Raceway

An afternoon of awesome stunts and displays for all the family featuring some of the top UK stunt drivers and riders. The perfect high octane half term entertainment for kids in Northamptonshire Bedfordshire and the Midlands.Day Entry: 10.30am ‐ 5pm. Family tickets…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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19
FEB
Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Competitions include:Best 172nd and smallerBest 148th and smallerBest over 148thBest model of a Shuttleworth aircraft or vehicleBest Model made by a person aged under 16Best Model in the showAs decided by the organising committee and awarded The John Morris Memorial Trophy presented…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627933
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23
FEB
Wedding Fair
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A chance to view the Forest Centre as your potential wedding venue and meet hand‐picked local suppliers Free entry ‐ book in advance via email or phone to receive goodie bag on arrival.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 762615
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25
FEB
Kettering Dance Auditions
The Lighthouse Theatre

Kettering Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new dance contest in Kettering for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. The…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 529966
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25
FEB
Talk: Flying the Collection’s Aircraft
Shuttleworth

In a joint initiative with Youth & Education Support YES Shuttleworths Chief Pilot Dodge Bailey will give his perspective on the challenges and pleasures of flying aircraft from The Collection as diverse as the 1912 Blackburn Monoplane the oldest British aircraft still…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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05
MAR
The House Wedding Show
The House at Shuttleworth

You will meet a range of quality suppliers ready to help plan your special day. Couples getting married will also receive a free goody bag.For more information call 01245 895470 or email infomainweddingsandevents.co.uk.Event Information:Doors open 11.00‐15.00 with free admission and parking.Pre‐register via…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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11
MAR
Disabled Access Day
Shuttleworth

Maps of The Collection and Swiss Garden will be available in the Visitor Centre on the day. Free tours of the Swiss Garden are available at 11.00 and 14.00. Tour begins from the garden entrance.Accessibility: We aim to have as much of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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11
MAR
Murder Mystery Evening
The House, Shuttleworth

Come back to the 1930s learn more about the Shuttleworth family and estate and use your little grey cells to solve a most dastardly crime The nights entertainment includes a three course dinner and teacoffee to finish. Optional overnight stay with breakfast…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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17
MAR
Lionel Richie Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Malcolm Pitt returns performing all of Lionels greatest hits as well as some soul and motown classics.£15 per person booking essentialDoors 7.30pm Show 8pm 10pm approx.Licensed bar free parking. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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26
MAR
Mother’s Day
The House at Shuttleworth

Enjoy a freshly baked Afternoon Tea in the delightful setting of Shuttleworths old mansion House with a chance to explore its grand rooms and a free gift for mum Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30. Pre‐book only. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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26
MAR
Mother’s Day at Shuttleworth
The House

Enjoy our freshly baked Afternoon Tea in the delightful setting of Shuttleworths old mansion House with a chance to explore its grand rooms and a free gift for mum Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30. Pre‐book only. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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26
MAR
Talk: Restoration of a Regency Gem
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Find out Lord Onglelys Swiss vision the Shuttleworth familys interventions and future plans for the garden in this fascinating talk by the Swiss Garden Manager Corinne Price. It will delight anyone who wants to know more about this unusual garden and those…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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02
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Featuring huge club stand displays Run What Ya Brung FWD & JDS Drag Racing Drifting Stunt Displays Jet Car Trade Village Caterers Fun Fair Rides and much more.Everyone is welcome at the Fast show including clubs individuals supercars modified cars hot‐hatches and…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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05
APR
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
The Venue

Whatever your age come along and join Mrs T and the girls from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.A feel‐good night that…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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08
APR
Workshop: Garden Design
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Using the Swiss Garden as a base for looking at garden layout and landscape design this workshop will include practical sessions with refreshments and lunch included. Part of the programme will include a tour of the garden please wear appropriate clothing…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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11
APR
Caro Emerald
Milton Keynes Theatre

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
APR
Festival of Power
Santa Pod Raceway

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Plus all things powerful off ‐track including monster trucks stunts air…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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21
APR
Big Bang
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. Despite 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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
APR
NGS Open Day at the Swiss Garden
The Swiss Garden

Dont forget to share your images with us on social media using NGSopenday…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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23
APR
Afternoon Tea & Talk: Celebrating National Tea Day
The House at Shuttleworth

With nearly 50 years of tea experience Malcolm can provide a great insight in the history of tea and how to grow it. There will be tasting pots and demonstrations on how to blend teas.After the talk enjoy a delightful freshly baked…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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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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