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

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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11
JUL
House of Burlesque
Wonderworld Xscape

WonderWorld presents House of Burlesque welcoming a brand new event of sophisticated tease music and comedy. Bronze ticket ‐ £15 seat onlySilver Ticket ‐ £25 table seated & 2 course Hot BuffetGold Ticket ‐ £30 table seated 2 course Hot Buffet &…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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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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16
JUL
Danni Nicholls with support from Lloyd a North
Collage Arms

Danni Nicholls brings her smokey soulful Americana sound to Forest Folk and Roots. Her latest Nashville recorded album Mockingbird Lane is a rawer and grittier sounding which she translates to her live performances with ease.Support is from Bedfords Lloyd North playing…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07931 859737
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16
JUL
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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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
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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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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25
JUL
The Comedy Club
Wonderworld Xscape

Wonderworld presents the Comedy Club with 3 top stand up comedians. Join us for good food laughter and drinks.Bronze ticket ‐ £10 seated only ticketSilver Ticket ‐ £20 Table seated & 2 course Hot BuffetGold Ticket ‐ £25 Table seated 2 course…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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25
JUL
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderword Xscape

The Comedy Club Milton Keynes presents 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Kevin McCarthy:The Ad Lib Expert The Stage Club Mirror Comedian of the Year Award Winner.Once seen never forgotten Kevin McCarthy remains one of the biggest and most…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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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
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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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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13
AUG
The Proclaimers
Milton Keynes Theatre

Charlie and Craig Reid better known as The Proclaimers have put together an impressive body of work since their foundation in 1983. Their rise began with supporting the Housemartins in 1986 later they rose to…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
AUG
Flying Proms
The Shuttleworth Collection

At our Flying Proms event experience the thrill of seeing our unique vintage aeroplanes give stunning aerial display sequences to a backdrop of classical music performed by the 50 piece National Symphony Orchestra. In its 18th year this popular event's second act…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
AUG
‘EUROVISION REVISITED’ MUSIC EVENT
The Shuttleworth Collection

Revisit the very best of British Eurovision of the past at Shuttleworth.Featuring original recording artists: Brotherhood of Man Bobby G's Bucks FizzAnd tributes to: Sandy Shaw Lulu Abba Cliff Richard The ShadowsPlease note: These acts are tributes performing classic hits not the…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
AUG
Mini In the Park
Santa Pod Raceway

MINI IN THE PARK The UK's top mini show' ‐ Sunday 16th August 2015 ‐ Santa Pod Raceway Northampton. NN29 7XAwww.minishow.co.ukEmail infoeventdevelopments.co.uk Tel 01775 723723This annual event features club stands track & arena action trade stands and mini auto‐jumble Saturday night…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01775 723723
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20
AUG
‘THE SECRET GARDEN’
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden

CHAPTERHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY IN THE SWISS GARDENJoin young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle's house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627924
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06
SEP
Shuttleworth Pageant airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

The annual Shuttleworth Pageant airshow is all about the aircraft and vehicles that are the Shuttleworth Collection. Many of these were collected personally by Richard Shuttleworth or preserved in his memory. The airshow will highlight the Collection's aircraft at their best and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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12
SEP
Going Wild
The Forest Centre

Going Wild is a showcase of the amazing different outdoor activities that are available in the Marston Vale that you might never have known about. From kayaking to bushfire making local experts from Canoe Trail and Woodland Ways let you have a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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29
SEP
Squeeze John Cooper Clarke
Milton Keynes Theatre

Squeeze John Cooper Clarke at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 29 September 2015. 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…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
OCT
The Shires
Corn Exchange Bedford

The Shires at Corn Exchange Bedford in Bedford on Thursday 01 October 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
OCT
Paddy McGuinness
Milton Keynes Theatre

Patrick Joseph Paddy McGuinness is a British standup comedian actor and TV personality who found fame after appearing with comedian Peter Kay in the hit show Phoenix Nights creating his own spin‐off series Max and…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
OCT
Season Finale: Shuttleworth Uncovered Airshow
The Shuttleworth Collection

Shuttleworth Collection vintage aircraft will be on static display before taking to the skies giving the chance to get close enough to smell the oil. Airshow goers can talk to the pilots to find out what it's like to fly these…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
OCT
AUTUMN 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 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…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
OCT
Kai McKenzie - Michael Buble Tribute
The Forest Centre

Kai McKenzie returns with all the hits ‐ sold out last year so book early to avoid disappointmentBooking essential.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
OCT
Ed Byrne Outside Looking In
Corn Exchange Bedford

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at Corn Exchange Bedford in Bedford on Wednesday 21 October 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Ed Byrne…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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