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

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

Photograph a selection of aircraft and vehicles from The Collection at night. These unique exhibits will be on display to a backdrop of atmospheric conditions offering the opportunity to capture stunning images.Meal options: Pasty and Chip dinner & veggie option. The Restaurant…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
OCT
Antique & Vintage Fair
The Weatherley Centre

If you love antiques and vintage and are looking for something unique and beautiful for your home or collection then visit Biggleswade Antiques & Vintage Fair. We have over 45 stalls offering a wide range of antiques and vintage items from…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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16
OCT
Farmers' Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Local produce fresh and handmade from a variety of stallholders. Free entry. Please note Station Road will be closed Marston Moretaine side during this time so you will need to access the Forest Centre from the Millbrook side. See our website…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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22
OCT
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

TJ McDonaldA masterpiece of comedy 24 Days of GigglesA fresh face on the London scene TJ first started performing comedy in New Zealand in 2004. Before leaving the country he was a regular MC and headliner at both The Classic…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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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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26
OCT
Kids' Halloween Disco
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Get your costumes ready ‐ its time for our annual disco with party games prizes and plenty of dancing.Booking is essential and this event always sells out so book early to avoid disappointmentTickets £8 per child parental supervision essential. Includes food box…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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29
OCT
Flame & Thunder
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles including a Jet Dragster Jet Funny Cars Jet Truck and Jet Beetle. Experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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29
OCT
Something Scary at the Swiss Garden
The House

Join us for a family fun filled evening of scary stories in the garden with ghoulish games plus a spooky biscuit and drink. Entry times are staggered from 5.20pm please arrive at your allotted time.If you dare come along from 7pm for…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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30
OCT
Afternoon Tea
The House, 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.Group bookings for Afternoon Tea can be…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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30
OCT
Halloween Eve Coffee Morning!
Alconbury Memorial Hall

Halloweens Eve Coffee MorningAlconbury Memorial HallSunday 30th October 201610am ‐ 12.30pmIn aid of Dreamdrops Huntingdons Childrens Charity and Huntingdonshire Society For The BlindWitches and wizards welcome Come dressed to impress and add to the funTombola and raffle with some great raffle prizes…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 1480 896602
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30
OCT
Adam Hills
Milton Keynes Theatre

Adam Hills at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes on Sunday 30 October 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Adam Hills live in…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

31
OCT
Free Learning Lunchtime Talk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Knuston Hall Through the Ages. From the Doomsday Book to Spella Ho. Eamonn Flanagan looks at the history and current uses of this splendid 17th century Manor House located half an hour north of Bedford. For the past 5 years Learning lunchtime…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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12
NOV
A Dry Stone Walling Weekend 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: Lifestyle

TEL: 07749 032680
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12
NOV
Early Winter Birds - Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A guided walk to spot our winter visitors from thrushes to redwings and fieldfares. Join our expert and welcoming bird walk leaders who will guide you into the Country Park to meet these and the other birds to be seen in…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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13
NOV
Gifts For All Occasions Craft Fair #7 - CHRISTMAS
The Weatherley Centre

Over 60 Stalls ‐ Free Entry ‐ Raffle Refreshments. Plus a special appearance from Captain America Minion. All profits made by the organisers shall be in aid of St. Trizah School in Nakuru Kenya. A trip to support children living in…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07709 446480
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19
NOV
A Christmas Carol
The Lighthouse Theatre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
NOV
A Christmas Carol Evening Performance
The Lighthouse Theatre

Lighthouse TheatreKettering Northamptonshire NN15 6PBSaturday 19th NovemberEvening 7.30pmTickets and Information fromLighthouse Theatre Box Office 01536 414 141Adult £15 Child £11 Family 2 Adults & 2 Children £4410 discount for parties of 10 or moreDoors open 20 minutes before the start…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01536) 414141
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19
NOV
Aviation Lecture, Rebuilding Grandad’s Aircraft
Shuttleworth

Fascinating talk on how a WWI fighter was rebuilt from a few fragments and flown to commemorate the WWI Centenary.Includes a guided tour of The Collection and a buffet lunch all timings to be confirmed.Online Booking:Adult £37SVAS £32Event Page:…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627924
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19
NOV
Enchanted Forest Ball
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

The enchantment will last for one night only transforming the Lakeside Caf into a magical woodland.Youll be spellbound from 7pm when you arrive for the drinks reception and then bewitched by the exquisite 3‐course meal that follows.Therell be cocktails to tempt…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 762605
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20
NOV
Guinness World Record
The Shuttleworth Collection

Shuttleworth Collection have teamed up with IPMS Brampton Scale Model Club to set a new scale modelling related Official Guinness World Record on Sunday 20th November 2016. The official record attempt is Most people constructing aircraft models and we aim to get…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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20
NOV
Guinness World Record “Most People Constructing
Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth Collection have teamed up with IPMS Brampton Scale Model Club to set a new scale modelling related Official Guinness World Record on Sunday 20th November 2016. The official record attempt is Most people constructing aircraft models and we aim to get…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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25
NOV
The Shires
Corn Exchange Bedford

The Shires at Corn Exchange Bedford in Bedford on Friday 25 November 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
DEC
Christmas Tree Festival
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Our annual Christmas extravaganza with stalls selling a variety of local home‐made gifts and crafts as well as fresh produce. With Santas Grotto crafts for kids face painting and live music there is something for everyone.Our Lakeside Cafe will be decked out…

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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