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
AUG
Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Available dates in 2016:Sunday 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. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information email Helen…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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28
AUG
Peter Pan
Grafham Water Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldnt grow up. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01480) 812154
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30
AUG
Rockin' Reptiles
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips Explore the magnificent world of scaly slithery snappy reptiles like never before and have fun while you do with Camp KP from 30 August ‐ 2 September Enjoy making paper snakes…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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30
AUG
Wellies in the Wetlands
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Another chance to join us on a guided tour of the Wetlands Nature Reserve. Discover what animals and birds live in the secret parts of the Reserve and find out what changes through the seasons. On this two hour event well be…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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02
SEP
Trapeze Music Presents... ADAM NORSWORTHY full ban
The Stables

In April 2016 Trapeze Music released the new solo album Rainbird by Adam Norsworthy. Well known to lovers of live music especially blues as the leader of the successful hardworking band The Mustangs who have been a popular act on the bills…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01380 728000
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04
SEP
Forest Family Fun Day
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

£5 Parking free entry.Join us to help raise money for the Forest of Marston Vale in our biggest fundraising event of the yearChildrens favourite Peppa Pig will be here The cheeky little piggy will be making personal appearances at 10.30am…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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04
SEP
Rotary Clubs of Nene Valley Dragon Boat Event
Wicksteed Park

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 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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04
SEP
Wings & Wheels
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Little and Large The Blades aerobatic display team Hang Glider aerobatic display Mew Gull replica David Beale DH60G Mel Saggers Turbulent Stearman Percival Parade CAP 232 Emily Todd Jackaroo Trish Neville Pitts Lauren Richardson Collection aircraft includes: DH88 Comet…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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08
SEP
FIA European Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The final round of the acclaimed European Drag Racing Championship The European Finals is the climax to the 2016 FIAFIM race season. This televised final is where racers put it all on the line to decide who claims the crown This event…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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08
SEP
Heritage Open Day
Shuttleworth House

This national event is Englands biggest heritage festival involving 40000 volunteers celebrating our fantastic history architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences all of which are free to explore.Enjoy free access…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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10
SEP
Autumn Migrants Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

An informative bird walk officially part of Bedfordshire Walking Festival 2016 giving a chance to see and hear the early autumn migrants in the millennium Country Park while no one else is around on a crisp autumn morning run by the…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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10
SEP
Grab Your Sombrero, The Chilli Festival is back at
Frosts Garden Centre Brampton

Now in its third year Frosts has made this year bigger better and hotter Packed with live music from Andalus the Gipsy Kings Tribute on Saturday and salsa music from Los Musicos on the Sunday plus delicious food and drink exhibitors free…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08009 549484
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10
SEP
WoBurner at the Woburn Abbey Triathlon
Woburn Abbey

First up for those attempting the WoBurner is a 1900m lake swim held in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey with crowds able to gather round and cheer on friends and family. For those making the step up from an Olympic distance…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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13
SEP
Bedfordshire Walking Festival
Shuttleworth

In conjunction with the Bedfordshire Walking Festival Shuttleworth are delighted to offer a special information walk and tour of the Shuttleworth estate and Old Warden village. This will allow you access to normally inaccessible areas such as parts of the Southill Park…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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14
SEP
Photography Training Day, WWII
Shuttleworth

The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR and are…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
SEP
Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair 2016
The Shuttleworth Collection

Includes Steam Engines Tractors & Heavy Horses Working Crafts Steam Ploughing Trade & Market Stalls Sheepdog working & Falconry Vintage Vehicles Old Time Fairground Craft & Food Halls Miniature Steam Licensed Bar & Refreshments.Discounted admission is available to the Collection and Swiss…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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18
SEP
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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18
SEP
Farmers' Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Local produce fresh and handmade from a variety of stallholders. Free entry. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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24
SEP
Aeromodellers Festival of Flight
The Shuttleworth Collection

All types of models are welcome with general sports flying in all 3 disciplines RCCLF.There are size power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area. Radio Assisted models must be flown in the designated RC area 10kg…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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24
SEP
National Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The National Drag Racing Championship Finals for MSA Pro Mod and national sportsman classes plus Top Methanol Wild Bunch Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association and the ACU National Drag Bike Championship including SuperTwins.Free parking free paddock accessVenue: Santa Pod Raceway Airfield Road Podington…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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24
SEP
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Joey PageAs Seen on BBC 3s comedy marathon Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Noel Fieldings Luxury comedyJoey Page has spent the last few years bouncing around the comedy circuit supporting the likes of Josie Long Noel Fielding John Richardson and Simon Munnery. He…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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02
OCT
JapShow Finale
Santa Pod Raceway

As the season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with the countrys quickest cars competing in the Jap & FWD Drag Series Show Paddock public…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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02
OCT
Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale
Shuttleworth

Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale at Shuttleworth closes the main event season.We will have live Music from the Polka Dot Dolls and the Make & paint station with Airfix & IPMS Brampton freeEvent Timings:9.00 gates open 14.00 Flying Display…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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02
OCT
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A light guided stroll around the Park led by our volunteers. A chance to ask questions learn a bit about the Park and get some fresh air. No need to book just turn up and meet at the Forest Centre Reception.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
OCT
Autumn 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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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09
OCT
Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire
Woburn Abbey

. Macmillan Cycletta is the UKs leading series of women‐only bike rides designed for women of all ages and abilities. The series aims to celebrate womens cycling and provide a fun friendly environment to encourage more women to enjoy being on two…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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15
OCT
Photography Night Shoot (The Collection)
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This nightshoot will give you the opportunity to photograph a selection of The Collections aircraft and vehicles in atmospheric night conditions and aircraft crews in period dress.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
OCT
Fungal Foray
The Swiss Gardens

If you are mad about mushrooms or find fungi fascinating enjoy a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining woodland in search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire.Led by the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Fungi Group this free…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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23
OCT
House Wedding Fair
The House, Shuttleworth

Enjoy two fabulous fashion shows at 12.30 and 14.30 featuring the latest bridal gowns. Meet over 30 leading exhibitors from around the local area and be entered into the free prize draw.For further details please view Wedding Exhibitions UKs website.Event Information:Doors open…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627924
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25
OCT
Marston Monsters - Outdoor Kids' Activity
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Join us collecting autumn leaves from the Country Park then make a leaf mask to turn yourself into a Marston MonsterSessions are at 10am 11.30am and 2pm and last approx 1hr 15 mins. £4 per child parental supervision and booking essential.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

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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