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

10
DEC
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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11
DEC
Festivi-Tea and a visit from Father Christmas
The House

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches including the all‐important roast turkey stuffing and cranberry followed with scones and a selection of festive‐themed fancies ‐ all accompanied with hot chocolate coffee and tea.After tea explore the house and learn about the history of…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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11
DEC
Festivi-Tea and Christmas Carols
The House, Shuttleworth

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches including the all‐important roast turkey stuffing and cranberry followed with scones and a selection of festive‐themed fancies all accompanied with hot chocolate coffee and tea.After tea explore the house and learn about the history of…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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11
DEC
Nish Kumar
The Cannon

Nish Kumar is set to tour the UK with his fifth solo show Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud. This follows a month long run at the Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar in August where…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 211495
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15
DEC
Christmas Black Tie Nights
The House, Shuttleworth

The House at Shuttleworth Old Warden near Biggleswade has festive celebrations wrapped up with chic Christmas Black Tie packages on offer on selected dates in December. Choose from Thursday 8 or 15 Friday 9 or 16 December.Package includes:Glass of Champagne on arrival…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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15
DEC
Christmas Party Nights
The House, Shuttleworth

The House at Shuttleworth Old Warden near Biggleswade has festive celebrations wrapped up with classy Christmas Party packages on offer on selected dates in December. Choose from Thursday 8 or 15 Friday 9 or 16 December.Package includes:Glass of prosecco on arrival at…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
DEC
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Bedford Corn Exchange

The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees and they faithfully recreate the music without recourse to backing…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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17
DEC
Fishing For Robots
Arlesey Town FC

Fishing For Robots are a 3 piece band specialising in Dark Gothic & Electronic Anthems mainly from the 80s but featuring more recent excursions into the genre... Be prepared for a feast of heavy electro‐rockFishing For Robots Setlist includesMarylin MansonGary NumanKraftwerkJoy DivisionNew…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01462 734504
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17
DEC
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Mandy MudenFaking It Heroes of Magic ‐ The Big Stage Come Dine With Me All Ch4Hi Im Mandy ‐ and I do tricks is how the one and only Mandy Muden introduces herself. Described as like Alison Steadman playing a beauty consultant…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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18
DEC
Antique & Vintage Fair
The Weatherley Centre

Get into the spirit of Christmas and join us for a bumper festive fair on Sunday 18 December Enjoy complimentary mince pies and mulled wine. Escape the high street and give yourself the opportunity of finding a truly unique gift…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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19
DEC
Carols in the Cafe
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Come and feel festive at the Forest Centre St Marys Church choir return to the lakeside Cafe to perform a set of Christmas Carols.Free entry donations to the Forest of Marston Vale welcome…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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27
DEC
Christmas Birds - Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

The depths of winter Christmas is over and you need to get out of the house and away from all that food and merriment. Decembers a good time to be joining a bird walk in the Country Park. There are often plenty…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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29
DEC
Engineering Open Workshop
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Its where the Collection opens its doors to areas not usually available to the public to allow access to all the latest projects. Everyone will get the chance to chat to our skilled engineers and volunteers who love discussing what goes into…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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01
JAN
New Years' Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A Sunday Stroll with a slight difference though the Forest Centre wont be open well be meeting at the usual time of between 10.15 10.30am to have a gentle 2‐hour stroll through the park led by our volunteers. The perfect…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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