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
Dawn Chorus Walk with Breakfast
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

4.30 7.30am. Our yearly walk at the break of dawn to catch some of the most beautiful wildlife before anyone else is out and about in the Park. £10.50 per person includes breakfast please let us know if you are a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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30
APR
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Suzy Bennett:A naturally funny person ‐ very funny indeed Jimmy Carr.A former winner of the prestigious Funny Women Award Suzy is a dynamo of a comic with a uniquely warm and chatty stage presence which means she is a brilliant MC as…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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01
MAY
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Milton Keynes Theatre

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: 16.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 717652
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01
MAY
Mad Hatters May Day Festival
The Swiss Gardens

Watch Morris and Maypole dancing displays at this Mad Hatter themed event with an opportunity to join in during timed afternoon sessions. Enjoy crafts and storytelling take a picnic in the magical grounds of the Swiss Garden and be entertained by Alice…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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01
MAY
Sunday Stroll
The 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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06
MAY
Spring Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Gardens

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our craftsman gardener who will share the story of the garden those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful regency landscape back to…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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07
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk
The Swiss Gardens

Led by a member of Central Bedfordshire Councils Countryside Access team and members of the Swiss Garden Team enjoy an early morning wander outside of the gardens usual opening hours. The views in the garden are often spectacular during early morning and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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07
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

For those less inclined to get up before dawn our Late Risers walk still catches some of the most beautiful sights of the Park does not include breakfast whilst starting at a slightly more forgiving hour £4 per person pay the…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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08
MAY
Shuttleworth Season Premiere
The Shuttleworth Collection

The event season at Shuttleworth gets underway for 2016 with the heavies. Join us for live music vehicle parades and a wonderful flying display of visiting and Collection aircraft.Visiting aircraft includes: Bristol Blenheim Global Stars aerobatic team Calidus Peter Davis B17 Sally…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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13
MAY
An Evening Talk on the Brickworks
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

David Syzmanski returns after his highly successful Learning Lunchtime last year. We are looking for anyone with relevant artifacts photos of memorabilia from the Brickworks to bring it along on the evening ‐ if you have anything you think would be suitable…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 767037
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14
MAY
Mayfly: Aeromodellers Weekend
The Shuttleworth Collection

In addition to the annual Mayfly events there will be various Vintage type competitions organised by SAM 35 as well as general sports flying in all 3 disciplines:RCCLFF. All vintage type models are welcome but there are size power and control restrictions…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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15
MAY
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: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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16
MAY
Avenue Q
Milton Keynes Theatre

Avenue Q tells the funny story of Princeton a US college graduate who has moved to the New York neighbourhood of Avenue Q in order to discover his purpose in life. Full of hilarious…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
MAY
At Home with Shuttleworth (May)
Shuttleworth Old Warden Aerodrome

New for 2016.One of the most exciting aspects of Shuttleworth is being able to get up close to the aircraft and vehicles so this year At Home is replacing our traditional evening airshows.Find our doors open in a Uncovered style event with…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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21
MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

. A weekend motorcycle event filled to the brim with anything and everything from the world of motorcycles at Santa Pod Raceway. Featuring drag racing Show and Shine Live Music Traders and more Whether you ride a Harley Cafe Racer Sports Bike…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
MAY
Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair #5
The Weatherley Centre

Over 60 Stalls ‐ Free Entry ‐ Raffle Refreshments. Plus a special appearance from Footballer Minion. All profits made by the organisers shall be in aid of St. Trizah School in Nakuru Kenya. A trip to support children living in a…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07709 446480
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25
MAY
Invertebrate Walk
The Swiss Gardens

For those who enjoy the natural world join members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group in a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland.The walk will seek out interesting specimens from the invertebrate world. Featuring a nature table and display in…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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27
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

Celebrating 50 years the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised event is the first round of the…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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28
MAY
Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Free optional tour of The House included.Available dates in 2016:Saturday 28 MaySunday 26 JuneSunday 31 JulySunday 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.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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02
JUN
Marston Mud - Kids' Outdoor Activity
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

This popular event is back again. Time to get messy with mud A walk to the willow huts to ake mud creatures in the trees. Marston Clay is perfect for creating mud faces monsters animaswell anything you like. Come and enjoy a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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05
JUN
Fly Navy Day
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Skyraider Kennet Aviation Seafire 17 Kennet Aviation Wasp Terry Martin.Collection aircraft includes: Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b.Vehicle parade from Hillman Minx and Railton.Additional entertainment includes live music and Make & paint with Airfix & IPMS Brampton free.The restaurant visitor centre…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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11
JUN
Manor House String Quartet Evening
The Swiss Gardens

The Manor House String Quartet returns to present a classical concert on the theme of Music for a Summers Evening in the beautiful and romantic setting of the Swiss Garden. This delightful late regency garden is the perfect venue in which to…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
JUN
The Railway Children
Wrest Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children the unforgettable and heart‐warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03703 331183
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17
JUN
Gary Barlow Tribute
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Dan Hadfield returns as the worlds best Gary Barlow tribute and lookalike artiste. Performing all of the classic Gary and Take That hits. Tickets £15 booking essential. Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm 10pm approx. Licensed bar and free parking. To book…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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18
JUN
At Home with Shuttleworth (June)
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

One of the most exciting aspects of Shuttleworth is being able to get up close to the aircraft and vehicles so this year At Home is replacing our traditional evening airshows and this At Home will have a 1940s feel with a…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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19
JUN
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway is back for its 11th year and all BMWs are welcome‐ race cars show cars modern retros classics new minis and BMW bikes.BMWs have all the right elements to make great drag cars. Powerful engines…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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19
JUN
Midsummer Fair
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

10.30am 3pm. A special Farmers Market to mark the summer solstice with more stalls selling local hand made fresh produce and tasty treats as well as crafts and more For more information visit our website call 01234 767037 or email infomarstonvale.org.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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19
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival
Willen Lake

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 16 people paddle each 40 boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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25
JUN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Swiss Garden

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627924
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25
JUN
A Midsummers Night’s Dream
The Swiss Gardens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best loved romantic comedy Midsummer Nights Dream. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627924
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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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