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

29
MAY
Tim Vine
The Lighthouse Theatre

Tim Vine is an English actor writer and comedian. Famed for his quick‐fire wit and stand‐up routine his puns and his one‐liners Vine also held the 2004 world record for the most jokes told in…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
MAY
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderword Xscape

The Comedy Club Milton Keynes at Wonderworld Xscape on Saturday 30th May. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Mike McClean:The Big Breakfast C4 Mad For It ITV Shameless C4 The Office BBC.Mike McLean has hosted numerous television shows for the BBC ITV…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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06
JUN
The Nature of Spring - Guided Walk
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Butterflies birds orchids dragonflies to kingfishers lapwings and cuckoos just some of the wildlife we hope to see on our Nature of Spring walk led by our expert Forest Volunteers. Bring some binoculars if you have them but our leaders will…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
JUN
Airshow featuring the Light Aircraft Association
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden

Shuttleworth brings together aircraft from the Collection that are sponsored by the Light Aircraft Association. The LAA represent the aviation interests of over 8000 pilot amateur builder vintage aircraft owner and enthusiast members and includes all types of aircraft from the home‐built…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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07
JUN
Sunday Stroll
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

A light stroll around the Park with an informed guide from our Forest Volunteers to lead the way and answer any questions. Approx 1.5 ‐ 2 hours. No need to book. £1 on the day. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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10
JUN
SWISS GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden

This day workshop will include expert tuition from a professional photographer who will teach you not only how to capture images around the gardens but also how best to use your camera settings. This is idea for garden photography enthusiasts who have…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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13
JUN
Bedford Soul Night Out
Park Inn By Radisson

A super Soul night out at the Park Inn by Radisson in Bedford.Two rooms.DJs include Kev RobertsBlackpool TowerWigan Casino Sean ChapmanKings Hall Stoke Nige BrownKings Hall Stoke Derek Mead BisleyTom Page and Guests.Fantastic original Northern Soul and Motown and much more.Superior venue…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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13
JUN
NATIONAL GARDEN’S SCHEME OPEN DAY
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden

Since its foundation the National Gardens Scheme has donated over £42.5 million to its beneficiary charities of which nearly £23 million has been donated within the last ten years. The Swiss Garden is pleased to support this worthwhile cause and donates a…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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18
JUN
Forest Folk & Roots - Gerry Colvin & Rhys Kirkman
The College Arms

Forest Folk and Roots presents Gerry Colvin. He is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07931 859737
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20
JUN
Edwardian Picnic & Evening Airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

Soak up the atmosphere at an elegant Edwardian Picnic and Evening airshow with special features throughout the evening including a parade of the Collection's Edwardian vehicles. The event celebrates 50 years of the film Those Magnificent Men and their Flying machines which…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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21
JUN
Biggleswade Antiques Fair
The Weatherley Centre

Over 45 stalls offering a range of antiques from silver quality jewellery glass china pictures postcards and kitchenalia. Our popular cafe serves lunches hot and cold drinks as well as a range of cakes jams and chutneys. Plenty of free…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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21
JUN
Farmers' Market
The Forest Centre

A selection of locally made quality produce from meat to free range eggs; gluten free cakes to homemade Indian sauces. Free entry outdoors weather permitting and free parking. Every third Sunday of the month…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
JUN
FATHER’S DAY AT THE COLLECTION
The Shuttleworth Collection

Treat your dad this Father's Day with a three course lunch in the Sun Room and entry to the Collection to enjoy the historic aircraft vintage cars and classic motorcycles.Make it extra special by booking a private family guided tour available at…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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21
JUN
MIDSUMMER EVE IN THE SWISS GARDEN
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden

The Manor House String Quartet presents a classical concert on the theme of Music for a Summer's Evening' in the beautiful and romantic setting of the Shuttleworth Trust's Swiss Garden. This delightful late Regency garden is the perfect venue in…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01767 627924
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21
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival 2015
Willen Lake

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 16 people paddle each 40 boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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22
JUN
Russell Watson
Milton Keynes Theatre

Russell Watson is a much loved English tenor termed by many the peoples tenor. He began his career singing in working mens clubs then had a breakthrough in 1999 when he was asked to sing…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
JUN
The Magic of Motown
Milton Keynes Theatre

The Magic of Motown at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes on Thursday 25 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUN
Milton Jones
Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Jones ‐ you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of the Michael Mcintyre Roadshow and the voice of 8 series for Radio 4 including The…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

27
JUN
Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model
The Stables

Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model at The Stables in Milton Keynes on Saturday 27 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. …

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
JUL
Kevin Bridges
Milton Keynes Theatre

At 24 years of age Kevin Bridges is one of the most popular up and coming comedians in the country. His big break came at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the So you…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
JUL
Military Pageant with WWI Commemoration Airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

The Military Pageant with WWI Commemoration airshow is dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces past and present. The Shuttleworth Collection is home to the largest and most impressive collection of genuine airworthy WWI aircraft in Europe. A Living…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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10
JUL
Robbie Williams Tribute
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Marc Hockley performs as Robbing Williams ‐ with all the hits and trademark swagger a complimented by Robbie himself and Jonathon Wilkes…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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13
JUL
SUMMER WALK AND LUNCH WITH THE CRAFTSMAN GARDENER
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the newly restored Swiss Garden in the company of the Head 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…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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18
JUL
Best of British Evening Airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

The Shuttleworth Collection's Best of British Evening airshow showcases the aircraft built by historic British aircraft manufacturers from the beginning of the century to the present day. Expect to see aircraft from the renowned Miles manufacturer and enjoy some excellent traditional British'…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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19
JUL
REGENCY GARDEN PARTY IN THE SWISS GARDEN
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Swiss Garden re‐opening join us for our first ever Regency Garden PartyPromenade along serpentine paths and admire the shrubberies play period outdoor games dress up dance enjoy Regency food drink and music imagine that…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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19
JUL
The Secret Garden
Grafham Water Park

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01480 812154
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30
JUL
Dragons, Bugs and Butterflies - Outdoor Kids'
The Forest Centre

Discover what amazing creatures live in the pond and make a pond pendant or minibeast medal. Sessions cost £4 per child and run for approx. 1hr15 minutes at 10am 11.30am and 1.30pm. Parental supervision required and booking is essential. Suitable for ages…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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02
AUG
Wings & Wheels Airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

Shuttleworth's Wings and Wheels event brings together its vintage aircraft and historical vehicles and motorcycles. A range of visiting car and motorcycle groups will also bring along their classics. There will be a full flying display from Shuttleworth Collection and visiting aircraft…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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09
AUG
Monster Truck Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALSThe UK's Top Monster Truck Showdown' ‐ Sunday 9th August 2015 ‐ Santa Pod Raceway Northampton. NN29 7XAwww.monstertrucknationals.co.ukTicketAdult £13 in advance or £20 on the dayChild 5‐15 £5 in advance or £8 on the dayFamily 2 adult 2 child £35…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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11
AUG
Pond Dipping - Kids' Outdoor Activity
The Forest Centre

Discover what amazing creatures live in the pond and make a pond pendant or minibeast medal. Sessions cost £4 per child and run for approx. 1hr15 minutes at 10am 11.30am and 1.30pm. Parental supervision required and booking is essential. Suitable for ages…

Location: 10.8 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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