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

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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30
MAR
Intergenerational Wealth Planning Seminar with CMP
Wrest Park, English Heritage Estate

CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS:Tax ‐ how can I provide support but minimise taxErosion ‐ can my family manage wealthConflict ‐ how can we avoid arguing over moneyVirtues ‐ how can I instil the right…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01462 713078
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01
APR
Marston Mavericks 8km/4km Run
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

8km run starts at 3pm entry fee £104km run starts at 3.20pm entry fee £5Sign in between 1 ‐ 2.45pm on the dayAll finishers will get a medal for taking part ‐ BBQ and licensed barFor more info or to sign up…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 767037
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02
APR
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A light guided stroll around the Park. Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. £1 payable to the leader on the day no booking required. For more info or if you have any special requirements please call 01234 767037.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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07
APR
Comedy Night
Beadlow Manor Hotel and Golf Club

Laugh your socks off with your family friends or work colleagues at Beadlow Manors Comedy Night Ian Dee comedy hypnotist will start the night off followed by Jay Lee with The Ultimate Peter Kay Experience. Tier one tickets are just £15 and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01525 860800
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08
APR
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Marshwood House

A unique opportunity to practice the art and craft of DSW.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…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07749 032680
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08
APR
Early Spring Migrants Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

8‐11am. A guided walk led by our knowledgeable volunteers to see the visiting migrant birds in the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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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
A Spring Surprise - Kids Outdoor Activity
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Follow the woodland trail to discover a spring surprise hiding in the Country Park. There will be riddles to solve and amazing animal facts to discover on this spring walk. Wear warm clothes and boots. Sessions last 1hr 15mins approx and start…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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15
APR
St John's Easter Eggstravaganza
Sue Ryder, St John's Hospice.

SimplySuzie by Beverley story telling at: 1pm ‐ 1:30pm and 3pm ‐ 3:30pmSUPA Puppets puppet show at: 2pm ‐ 2:40pmParking is located through our bottom gate on St Johns Road coming from Bedford Road drive down St.Johns Road past the hospice you…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 642412
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16
APR
Easter Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

11am 4pm. Get out and about this Easter and take part in our Easter Trail around the Park. £2 per child everyone gets a chocolate treat for taking part. Parental supervision necessary. No booking required. Runs throughout the day no…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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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
David Bowie Tribute Act
Haynes Village Hall

A return visit to the Hall by Diamond Dogz a great Bowie tribute act. Doors open 7.30pm Tickets £10 in advance vi 01234 381254…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 381254
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22
APR
Hitchin Brass Band Spring Concert
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7.30pm onwards. In aid of Bedford Hospital Day Treatment Unit. Hitchin Brass Band return for an evening of classics. £9 per ticket includes entry into raffle for £100 John Lewis voucher. Book at the Forest Centre or from Haematology Reception at Bedford…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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30
APR
Mad Hatters Tea Party
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Enjoy crafts and storytelling take a picnic in the magical grounds of the Swiss Garden and be entertained by Alice in Wonderland themed characters and features in this charming Regency landscape the perfect setting for fun and fantasyBring your own Mad…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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02
MAY
the lady boys of bangkok
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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04
MAY
Bangkok Lounge Shefford Charity Event
Bangkok Lounge

The event is part of the groups campaign to raise £5000 for the Amir Khan Foundation throughout 2017.Together with Penny Appeal the Amir Khan Foundation is working tirelessly to ensure water‐scarce communities gain reliable access to safe clean water that can help…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01462 338287
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05
MAY
Spring Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

This walk will cover seasonal plants the gardens architectural delights the history of the garden and its recent restoration project and future development plans along with an opportunity to chat to the Head Gardener over lunch.Highlights include swathes of daffodils throughout the…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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06
MAY
Dawn Chorus Bird Walk (+breakfast)
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

4.30 7.30am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn led by our knowledgeable volunteers. Includes cooked breakfast in the Forest Centre afterwards. £10.50 adults£7.50 children booking in advance essential call 01234 767037. £1…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
MAY
Season Premiere
Shuttleworth

Event Timings:Gates Open 9.00 Pilot Chat 11.00 Vehicle Parade 12.00 Flying begins 14.00 Event ends 18.00 approx.Book Online:£24 Adult until Monday 1 May then £27 Free Child up to four per paying customer £17 SVAS with proof of a…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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07
MAY
Season Premiere Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

The opening event of the 2017 flying season at Shuttleworth.VISITING AIRCRAFT PROVISIONALCatalina Mew Gull replica Miles Gemini Leopard Moth Arrow Active Miles Messenger Dragon Rapide Calidus Spitfire ICOLLECTION AIRCRAFTFauvel Glider Gloster Gladiator Hawker Demon DH88 Comet Mew Gull Miles Magister DH60X Moth…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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13
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7‐10am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn at a slightly more sociable hour Led by our knowledgeable volunteers ‐ £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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