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

01
JUL
Bedford Pretty Muddy 10K
Priory Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Sports

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01
JUL
Bedford Pretty Muddy 5K
Priory Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Sports

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01
JUL
Langford Family Fete
Langford Playing Field

Langford Family Fete. Craft Stalls Entertainment Stalls Fairground Concessions Vans and lots more.Raising money for Langford Village Hall & Playing Field Facilities & helping children in Nakuru Kenya who are living in a deprived environment.All enquiries to be sent to luke.j.newmanhotmail.com…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07709 446480
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02
JUL
Bedford Race for Life 5K and 10K
Priory Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Sports

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02
JUL
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway will be back for 2017 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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02
JUL
Military Pageant
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Many of the aircraft at The Collection are of types that played important roles in both world wars. This largest and most impressive Collection of genuine airworthy First World War aircraft in Europe including the only SE5a with a WWI combat kill…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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02
JUL
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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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08
JUL
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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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08
JUL
MK Mela and Colour Fest 2017
Campbell Park

Join us for a fun packed day on the beautiful grounds of Campbell Park Milton Keynes on July 8th 2017.The MK Mela and Colour Fest will be the highlight of MKHAs celebration of Milton Keynes 50th Birthday and will bring together the…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03003 651008
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09
JUL
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

JapShowIt 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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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09
JUL
TS Eliot Festival 2017
Ferrar House

Held in the grounds of Little Gidding with access to the church which inspired the last of his Four Quartets this is an annual gathering of Eliot enthusiasts. This years speakers range from the actor Jeremy Irons and novelist Ali Smith to…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

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14
JUL
Dragstalgia
Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia a weekend dedicated to drag racing hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars altereds hot rods American muscle and more.There will be Championship Drag…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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15
JUL
Evening Airshow World War 1
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Flying begins at 18.00.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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16
JUL
Castle Ashby French Market and Friends
The Rural Shipping Yard, Castle Ashby

Touring the UK annually for over a decade Savoir Fayres French Market is a market crafted to stir the senses and beholding to the market places tradition of exploring and embracing culture.Each year Savoir Fayre selectively invite traders who exhibit the range…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 08456 490120
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16
JUL
Regency Garden Party
The Swiss Garden

Visit the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth on Sunday 16th July 2017 and enjoy a magnificent Regency Garden Party celebrating Lord Ongleys Swiss Garden which was created in the 1820s in the Swiss Picturesque style.Visitors can enjoy a display of Regency dances and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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20
JUL
Workshop: Collection Photography
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

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 627933
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20
JUL
Secret Garden Party 2017
Huntingdon Mill Hill Field

Secret Garden Party 2017 at Huntingdon Mill Hill Field in Huntingdon on Thursday 20 July 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Secret Garden…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
JUL
Rod Stewart tribute Concert
Haynes Village Hall

Gary returns to Haynes Village Hall for the 10th year . Every concert a sell out Doors open at 7.30pm Tickets £10 in advance via 01234 3812354 book early as this will sell out fast…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 381254
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21
JUL
Summer 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 herbaceous planting and colourful bedding…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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22
JUL
Bricks by Road and Rail Vehicle Rally
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Have a sit in the cab of a vintage brick lorry or check out some classic memorabilia at our Vintage Vehicle Rally. Featuring a collection of vintage vehicles from the brick industry and Bedfordshire area. Free entry donations welcome. Call 01234…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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28
JUL
Gary Barlow Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Definitely the worlds best Gary Barlow tribute act and lookalike Dan Hadfield returns to sing all of the classics from Take Thats early days including some of their signature dance moves to more current Gary solo hits. With a DJ afterwards…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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30
JUL
Afternoon Tea (July)
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 history of the family and Richard Shuttleworth and Old Warden Park.Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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30
JUL
Talk: Priceless Paintings at The House
The House at Shuttleworth

Ticket price includes entry to The House and teacoffee on arrival. This event is suitable for ages 16. Advance booking required.Attendees may also book for Afternoon Tea see ticket options below.Event Timings:Arrive: 10.30 for refreshmentsTalk: 11.00‐12.00Book Online:Talk £9.95Talk with Afternoon Tea…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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31
JUL
Summer School: Madagascar a Musical Adventure
Stageworks Studios

Join Stageworks this summer for an exciting adventure bringing to life the hilarious and loveable characters of Madagascar in just one weekThis week long performing arts course for 6 to 14 year olds is packed with singing dancing and acting workshops…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01480 223331
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01
AUG
Magical Fairy Trails in the Swiss Garden
The Swiss Garden

Come to the Swiss Garden this August and look for all the fairy and sprite clues hidden in this fantasy setting. On Tuesday 1 and Tuesday 15 August there will be craft activities in the Garden Room where you will be able…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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03
AUG
Hurricane Heritage Photography Day
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Ever wanted to sit in the cockpit of a 1940s Hawker Hurricane Based at The Shuttleworth Collection Hurricane R4118 is widely regarded as one of the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from the Second World War.Book for an…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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06
AUG
Edwardian Pageant
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

With a timeless flying display of vintage aircraft free rides on our 1913 Wellingborough and 1921 Charabus and the opportunity to look around a Regency Swiss Garden and period House this is a day out for all those who enjoy stylish surroundings…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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06
AUG
Edwardian Pageant Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

Step back in time at the Edwardian Pageant here at Shuttleworth. With a timeless flying display of vintage aircraft free rides on our 1913 Wellingborough and 1921 Charabus and the opportunity to look around a Regency Swiss Garden and period House this…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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16
AUG
Invertebrate Walk
The Swiss Garden

For those who enjoy the natural world a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland in search of interesting specimens from the invertebrate world. Try your hand at pond‐dippingFeaturing a nature table and display from the Bedfordshire Natural History Society…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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19
AUG
Flying Proms
Shuttleworth

Youll be watching vintage aircraft perform aerial displays to much loved classical themes performed by a live orchestra. With all of the atmosphere and fun of a truly British Proms and the excitement of watching Shuttleworth Collection aircraft display.Swiss Garden will be…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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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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