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

25
FEB
BEDFORD DANCE AND SINGING AUDITIONS FOR TEENAGERS
Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford dance and singing auditions for teenagers: The exciting dance and singing competition for teenagers and pre‐teens TeenStar is coming to Bedford TeenStar are on the lookout to find the best singers and dancers from Bedford and around the UK and auditions…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529996
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02
MAR
The Floyd Effect
Bedford Corn Exchange

Pink Floyds recording career spanned almost three decades and for its 10th Anniversary The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the bands most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018. Spotlighting the music of The Division Bell 1994…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 718044
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02
MAR
Tropicana Nights
Park Inn Hotel

If you are looking for a fun filled evening of pure 80s music and dancing for the over 25s then look no further. Come and join us at one of our amazing parties and indulge yourselves in pure 80s heaven.Tropicana Nights specialises…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 556878
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04
MAR
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Meet at 10.15am at the Forest Centre. Finishes at approx. 12pm. A light guided stroll with our Forest Volunteers. Paths are all surfaced but please dress for the weather. If you are a buggy or wheelchair user please let us know. No…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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11
MAR
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Treat mum to a well‐deserved freshly baked Afternoon Tea in the delightful setting of The House at Shuttleworth with a chance to explore its grand rooms and find out more about the history of the family and Old Warden park.Pre‐book only. Upgrades…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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17
MAR
Circus of Horrors - voodoo
The Lighthouse Theatre

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 414141
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17
MAR
Movie Magic Charity Concert for MacIntyre
Flitwick Village Hall

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of songs from the Movies featuring performances from Isla Macleod‐Irvine Parkside singers Ampthill Toddington Town Band. It promises to be a fabulous evening for all and helping us raise money for the valuable…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01525 406707
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24
MAR
Workshop: Easter Floristry
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Led by Advanced Floristry students at Shuttleworth College this lovely workshop will allow you to create a floral arrangement for your Easter table or festivities or as a thoughtful and hand‐crafted gift for someone special. Spring flowers offer a colourful and fresh…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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30
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. 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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30
MAR
George Michael Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Andrew Browning performs all of your favourite Wham And George classics. Doors 7.30 Show 8pm. Tickets £15 book online now.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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01
APR
Easter Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Treat yourself to a wonderful Easter themed afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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07
APR
Workshop: Planting Design
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Pick up expert tips from RHS and Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden designer Philippa Pearson on the use of plants to create stunning displays in your garden. Tips on how to choose the right plant for the right place and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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13
APR
Spring Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Our Head Gardener 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 life. Enjoy lunch afterwards with an opportunity to chat informally to senior members…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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15
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Featuring huge club stand displays Run What Ya Brung 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 retros. Whether…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
APR
Afternoon Tea (April)
The House at Shuttleworth

Treat yourself to a wonderful home‐baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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25
APR
Parkland Tour
The House at Shuttleworth,

Join us for a walk through time around the parkland of the Shuttleworth Estate. Learn about its historical features and uses as well as its modern day management and preservation.Please note this is a two hour walk for competent walkers.Event Timings: 09:45…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 1767 627965
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27
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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27
APR
Big Bang Camper & Bus Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. With 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: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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29
APR
Mad Hatters Tea Party
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Watch Morris and Maypole dancing displays at our Mad Hatters Tea Party event with opportunities to join in during timed afternoon sessions. Enjoy crafts storytelling and new for 2018 a magic show Be entertained by Alice in Wonderland characters and features in…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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06
MAY
Season Premiere and RAF Centenary
Shuttleworth

Expect to enjoy a thrilling air display and ground activities with a STEM focus that will be engaging for the next generation of innovators as well as entertainment for the whole family.The Collections own aircraft span 1909 through to 1950 and is…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627933
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20
MAY
NGS Open Day
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Since its foundation the National Gardens Scheme has donated £50 million to charities across the UK. Around 3700 gardens open each year for the National Garden Scheme. The Swiss Garden is pleased to support this worthwhile cause and donates a proportion of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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25
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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26
MAY
Workshop: Successful Seed Sowing
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Whether you want a display of summer flowers or to grow your own herbs and vegetables this workshop will show you how. Includes tips on mixing your own compost and selecting seeds.Suitable for beginners. All materials and refreshments provided. This event is…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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27
MAY
Afternoon Tea (May)
The House at Shuttleworth

Treat yourself to a wonderful home‐baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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03
JUN
Fly Navy
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This event is supported by the outstanding work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust who have secured a memorable line‐up of extraordinary and historic aircraft for a thrilling show.The pilot chat is about the BAE systems owned Avro Anson with its new colour…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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10
JUN
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

It doesnt matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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17
JUN
Father’s Day Afternoon Tea
The House at Shuttleworth

Say thank you to your dad and treat him to our home‐baked savoury afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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17
JUN
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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28
JUN
‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’
The Swiss Garden

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the worlds greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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08
JUL
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway will be back for 2018 with a new summer date 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…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

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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