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

07
FEB
Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair #4
The Weatherley Centre

Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair 4 at the Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade on Sunday 7 February 2016. 11am‐3pm.Over 60 Stalls ‐ Free Entry ‐ Raffle Refreshments. Plus a special appearance from Captain America Minion. Event page is http:bit.lyCFAOCFN4All profits made…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07709 446480
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07
FEB
Public Tree Planting
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Free. 11am 3pm. A great opportunity to be involved in the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale. With shuttle buses running from the Forest Centre and other local pick ups see website for details call 01234 767037 or email…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
FEB
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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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08
FEB
Learning Lunchtime Talk - Warden Abbey: Lost Plot
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Margaret Roberts looks at Cistercian monastic life in Warden Abbey in the middle ages ahead of the release of her book. Learning Lunchtime talks are approximately 1 hour with time for questions and answers. They are free and there is no need…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 762615
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11
FEB
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Castle Theatre Wellingborough

A Shy young Ronnie Wycherley from the Dingle district of Liverpool is re‐christened Billy Fury .. & becomes one of the 60s biggest stars. Named by Fury himself his longest ever serving band ‐ the all original Furys Tornados re‐play live his…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01933 270007
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13
FEB
David O Doherty
The Stables

David O Doherty at The Stables in Milton Keynes on Saturday 13 February 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch David O Doherty live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
FEB
Feathered Friends Fun
The Swiss Gardens

Come along to the Swiss Garden this half term to help celebrate National Bird Feeding month.On Monday 15 February we are all of a twitter with a series of bird themed arts and craft activities.On Tuesday 16 February roll up your sleeves…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
FEB
Jack Frost Trail
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Half Term. Jack Frost has been out and about leaving a trail through the Country Park. Join us on an outdoor adventure to see where the trail ends. Event includes a hot drink and storytelling around the fire please wear warm…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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16
FEB
Derren Brown
Milton Keynes Theatre

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England. While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

17
FEB
Wedding Fair
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Free. 6.30 9pm. A chance to view the Forest Centre setup as your potential wedding venue and meet local suppliers of everything from dresses to cars to music. To receive a free goodie bag on arrival please book by emailing sam.haydenmarstonvale.org.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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18
FEB
Fantastic Fossils
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Half Term. Find out about the fossils of sea creatures found in the Marston vale. From modelling clay create your own fossil counters for a game of Marston Millions of Years Ago. Bingo £3 per child. Sessions are at 10am 11am 1pm…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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20
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 ‐ 6pm. Tickets from…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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21
FEB
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: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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22
FEB
Learning Lunchtime Talk - Wildlife Crime
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Bob Hook talks about the worrying growth in wildlife crime and how we can help prevent it. Learning Lunchtime talks are approximately 1 hour with time for questions and answers. They are free and there is no need to book but…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 762615
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26
FEB
Tommy Tiernan Out of the Whirlwind
The Stables

Tommy Tiernan Out of the Whirlwind at The Stables in Milton Keynes on Friday 26 February 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

27
FEB
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Tony Simpson:Tony Simpson was Brilliant BBC Radio York. Tony is full of energy and improvisation a strong compere who can interact with any kind of audience. Finding fun energy and positivity in life provide a platform for his comedy and loves…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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28
FEB
Scale Model Exhibition
The Shuttleworth Collection

Come along to this years scale model exhibition at Shuttleworth and enjoy the range of exhibits from aircraft to vehicles and rail.The Modelling competition has 6 categories:‐ Best 172nd and smaller Best 148th and smaller Best over 148th Best model of a…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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29
FEB
Learning Lunchtime Talk - Coming of the Romans
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

History buff Paul Heley returns to describe the conquest over the Celtic tribes; the Boudiccan uprising in AD61 is there a link between Dunstable and Queen Boudicca or Boadicea; the building of the Watling Street; the reason for Burocobrivis the first town…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 762615
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01
MAR
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Milton Keynes Theatre

Acclaimed director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots Legally Blonde Hairspray brings the new multi‐million pound production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical to the Savoy Theatre. Starring three time Olivier and Tony Award winner…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAR
Learning Lunchtime Talk - A Waterway Park For All
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust give a brief history of the canal as well as details of the planned new route and their trip boat the John Bunyan. Learning Lunchtime talks are approximately 1 hour with time for questions and…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 762615
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12
MAR
Tina Turner Party Night
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

£16. Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm 10pm approx. DJ until midnight. Party the night away with our Tina Turner tribute act Typically Tina who will perform all of the classics and then a set of party tunes to get you in the…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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14
MAR
Learning Lunchtime - The Enigma Line
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Stephen Sleight from the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership returns to look at the history and the future of the Marston Vale Line EastWest rail and the Ridgmont Heritage Centre. Learning Lunchtime talks are approximately 1 hour with time for questions and…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 762615
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19
MAR
Dawn Shoot (Photography) – The Collection
The Shuttleworth Collection

As the sun rises over a misty airfield silhouettes of aircraft will emerge from the haze at The Collections first dawn photo shoot. This special event will provide some unique and atmospheric photographic opportunities with a selection of The Collections unique aircraft…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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20
MAR
Farmers Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

10.30am 3pm. Third Sunday of the month local hand made fresh produce and tasty treats. For more information visit our website call 01234 767037 or email infomarstonvale.org.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
MAR
Learning Lunchtime - 21 Years of the Forest
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

James Russell from the Forest of Marston Vale Trust talks about the journey of the past 21 years from landfills and brickworks to 1 million trees in the ground.Learning Lunchtime talks are approximately 1 hour with time for questions and answers. They…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 762615
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25
MAR
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. Also the 2nd round of the Jap Drag Series. Plus all…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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27
MAR
Easter Trail
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Join our Easter Trail around the park for only £2 per child ‐ all get a chocolate treat for taking part. No booking required ‐ runs between 11am ‐ 4pm on a drop in basis. Suitable for all ages.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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06
APR
Wellies in the Wetlands
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

A chance to explore the Wetland Trail and discover what animals and birds live in the secret parts of the Reserve. On this two hour event well be visiting the bird hides and meeting the ranger. Walk of several km. Dress…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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10
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The season‐opening show for all performance and modified car event on the calendar. 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…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
APR
Big Bang Camper & Bus Show
Santa Pod Raceway

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

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

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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