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

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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19
AUG
Flying Proms at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

Its the 20th year of this popular event which is one of the highlights of the season at The Shuttleworth Collection. Youll be watching vintage aircraft perform aerial displays to much loved classical themes performed by a live orchestra. With all of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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19
AUG
St Neots Dragon Boat Festival
Regatta Meadow

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 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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24
AUG
Junior Drag Racing Fun Day
Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceways fifth annual Junior Drag Racing Fun Day takes place on Thursday 24th August. The Fun Day will raise funds for The Helping Harry Trust Admission to the Fun Day is totally free of charge‐ making it the ideal family…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
The Swiss Garden

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
AUG
Wind in the Willows (open air theatre)
The Swiss Garden

What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toads heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake will his faithful friends come to…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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27
AUG
Afternoon Tea (August)
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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01
SEP
Jane Eyre
Wrest Park

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochesters…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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03
SEP
Forest Family Fun Day
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

With rides for all ages from toddlers corner to the climbing wall; games stalls selling a variety of tasty treats gifts and toys; animal encounters; a Nature Trail; Dog Show; grand raffle and moreThis is our major fundraising event of the year…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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03
SEP
Rotary Clubs of Nene Valley Dragon Boat Event
Wicksteed Park

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 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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03
SEP
Shuttleworth Heritage Day
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Enjoy a flying display of The Collections vintage and rare aircraft vehicle parade and celebrate 175 years since the founding of the Clayton & Shuttleworth Company with visiting exhibits and those from The Collection.Event Timings:‐Gates Open: 9.00‐Pilot Chat: 11.00‐Vehicle Parade: 12.00‐Flying begins:…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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03
SEP
Shuttleworth Heritage Day Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

Celebrating the heart of everything that is Shuttleworth including Richards passion for aviation agriculture and racing the Swiss Garden the life of The House and The Collection today. Enjoy a flying display of The Collections vintage and rare aircraft vehicle parade and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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07
SEP
Backlash Ballroom
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

A ballroom and latin dance explosion Backlash Ballroom is a dance spectacular featuring five professional ballroom & latin couples. These couples are World European & National champions in dance and will be joined by two professional singers.Featuring costumes from the 2016 series…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 414141
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09
SEP
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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09
SEP
Milton Keynes Pretty Muddy 5K
Willen Lake

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: 15.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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09
SEP
Woburn Abbey Triathlon
Woburn Abbey

tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UKs most loved triathlons it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience. Highlights of the event include…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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09
SEP
Workshop: Autumn & Winter Planting
The Swiss Garden

Led by RHS and Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden designer Philippa Pearson who will offer expert tips on the use of a range of plants to create stunning late season displays in your garden. Using the Swiss Garden as a base…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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17
SEP
Antique & Vintage Fair
The Weatherley Centre

If you love antiques and vintage then visit Biggleswade Antiques & Vintage Fair. We have over 45 stalls offering a wide range of antique and vintage items from costume and quality jewellery china glass curios handbags scarves and accessories lighting postcards…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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24
SEP
Afternoon Tea (September)
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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627965
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24
SEP
Talk: The Life of Richard Shuttleworth
The House at Shuttleworth

Richard purchased his first vintage car the 1898 Panhard Levassor which he ran in the Brighton Run around the same time as he bought his first aircraft the DH60X Moth G‐EBWD in which he learned to fly. Both of which are still…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627933
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29
SEP
Cambs Photography Event 2017
Hinchingbrooke Country Park

This event aims to bring the local photography industry together in one place‐ photographers models make up artists photoshop wizards equipment retailers studio hire and much moreWHAT IS ON‐A photography contest enter via our facebook page or website‐A group of professional models…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07743 334596
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01
OCT
Shuttleworth Race Day
Shuttleworth

As the end of season finale activities on the day will include vintage aircraft flying displays and mock air races ground show entertainment and static exhibits visiting car and motorcycle clubs and the Shuttleworth Sprint. A classic sprint course along a grass…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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01
OCT
Shuttleworth Race Day Airshow at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth

Fantastic Season Finale with visiting Edwardian and vintage racing cars participating in the Sprint andor static mock air races and vintage aircraft displays.VISITING AIRCRAFT PROVISIONALBallerina Taylor Titch Spartan Mustang Comper Swift a Comper Swift b Hawk Speed Six Turbulent Chilton Black Chilton…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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06
OCT
Autumn 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 Autumn leaf colour including Acer…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 627933
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06
OCT
Stevie Wonder Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Renowned artist Nat Augustin performs as Stevie One £15 per person booking essentialDoors 7.30pm Show 8pm 9.30pm approx.Licensed bar free parking. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
OCT
James Bond Black Tie Ball
Holiday Inn Garden Court

James Bond Black Tie Ball on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 7pm ‐12am at the Holiday Inn Garden Court in Sandy.There will be a drink on arrival three course meal tea coffee & mints raffle & silent auction and entertainment in the…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07709 446480
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07
OCT
Workshop: Poetry Writing
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Poetry plays an important part in the Swiss Gardens past and there are examples of verse inscribed around the landscape full of meaning and memory for those who placed it there almost 200 years ago. Write your own piece of poetry inspired…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01767 627933
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08
OCT
Fungal Foray
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire. Led by the Herts & Beds Fungi Group this free event normal garden admission rates apply offers a different view of the Swiss Garden and its natural environment.…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627933
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14
OCT
Workshop: Wildlife Art, Writing & Poetry
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

Timings:10:00 ArrivalTea & Coffee served from the Restaurant10:20 Introduction10:30 Bird walk around Garden11:30 Talk about wildlife in Bedfordshire and what has inspired Steve12.30 View of artwork and a couple of poetry readings by Steve.12.30 Talk about how Steve works.13:00 Finish…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01767 627933
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15
OCT
The House Wedding Show
The House at Shuttleworth

You will meet a range of quality suppliers ready to help plan your special day. Couples getting married will also receive a free goody bag.Pre‐register via: http:www.mainweddingsandevents.co.ukBedfordshire‐Wedding‐ShowsThe‐House‐Shuttleworth …

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01245 895470
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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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