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

03
JUL
Military Pageant
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Hawker Hurricanes x 4 plus R4118 and Collection Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b Buchon Yak 3 Mark Davy.Collection aircraft includes Hawker Hind Hawker Demon Gloster Gladiator.All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.Vehicle parade from Fordson Wot.Additional entertainment…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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03
JUL
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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03
JUL
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

£1 payable on the day. 10.30am 12.30pm approx. Join us in the Millennium Country Park for a gentle guided walk. Well mainly be sticking to level surfaced tracks but some small sections have a slight gradient up to 1.9. Dress for…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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03
JUL
Walk for Parkinson's
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A 2.5 or 5 mile walk around the Millennium Country Park. All money raised will go towards improving life for everyone affected by Parkinsons and funding crucial life‐changing research which will help find a cure.There is no minumum sponsorship required to take…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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09
JUL
A Dry Stone Walling Weekend Workshop
Marshwood House

Hands‐on practical experience building a 2m high boundary wall without mortar. Certificates of Achievement all material facilities tools parking provided. Bedfordshire countryside.These workshops are located on private land in a tranquil rural corner of Bedfordshire.They are a practical introduction to the heritage…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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10
JUL
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

The first major event for Japanese car fans with RWYB competition HKS Drag Series club displays drifting drag demos Show n Shine and more. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from £12 Kids under 13 go free max 3 per adult. Contact…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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10
JUL
Regency Garden Party
The Swiss Gardens

Visit the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth on Sunday 10th July 2016 and enjoy a magnificent Regency Garden Party which will recreate the fairy‐tale and celebrate Lord Ongleys Swiss Garden which was created in the 1820s in the Swiss Picturesque style.Visitors can enjoy…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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10
JUL
TS Eliot Festival
Little Gidding

11.00 Doors Open11.25 Welcome11.30 Little Gidding: Such things as seem of least and most importance A lecture by Jim McCue one of the co‐editors of the acclaimed critical edition of Eliots Poems12.45 The Complete Prose of TS EliotA report by Jewel Spears…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

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12
JUL
Photography Training Day, Early Years of Aviation
Shuttleworth

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 627924
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15
JUL
Dragstalgia
Santa Pod Raceway

A weekend event dedicated to race cars bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. In association with the NSRA. With Jet Car RWYB live evening entertainment swap meet Show n Shine and cars for sale. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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16
JUL
At Home with Shuttleworth (July)
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

One of the most exciting aspects of Shuttleworth is being able to get up close to the aircraft and vehicles so this year At Home is replacing our traditional evening airshows and this At Home will bring a host of agricultural vehicles…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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16
JUL
Bedford River Festival
Bedford Rowing Club

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 a…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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17
JUL
Farmers' Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Freshly made local produce from Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. From pies and cakes to vegetables and chutneys. …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
JUL
Secret Garden Party 2016
Grange Farm

Perfroming Caribou Air Primal Scream Milky Chance Shura Lissie Submotion OrchestraMaribou State The Temper Trap Andreya Triana Field Music Band Of SkullsRae Morris Izzy Bizu Rationale La Femme Hot Since 82 Teleman Money Dua LipaBillie Marten C Duncan Beardyman Petite Meller Rosie…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07734 805817
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22
JUL
Bug Jam 30
Santa Pod Raceway

Now firmly established as Europes biggest best and most popular VW show hits its third decade as the summer VW event of choice Bug Jam 30 is back once again with a line‐up of both on and off‐track action that reflects the…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
JUL
Summer 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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23
JUL
Bricks by Road and Rail Vehicle Rally
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A gathering of vehicles from times past used in the Bedfordshire Brick Industry and surrounds together with displays of road and rail photos and memorabilia. No booking required donations welcomed on the day.If youre interested in taking part please contact merv.askewbtinternet.com…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 767037
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23
JUL
Scale Model Flying: Aeromodellers Weekend
The Shuttleworth Collection

All vintage type models are welcome. There are size power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area. Radio Assisted Vintage models must be flown in the designated RC area 10kg weight limit if unsure please clarify with…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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25
JUL
Take To The Stage
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this action‐packed week of theatre‐themed fun Try your hand at…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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27
JUL
House Wedding Fair
The House, Shuttleworth

Enjoy our fabulous fashion shows 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 www.wedding‐exhibitions‐uk.co.uk.Event Info.:Doors open 17.30‐21.30 with free…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01767 627924
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27
JUL
Pond Dipping and Design
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Pond Dipping & Design Find out whos living in pond and make a pond on a plate. All equipment will be provided to have a go at pond dipping followed by an indoor craft session. £4 per child. Sessions are at…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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28
JUL
Nature and Animals Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Take a walk on the wild side and join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around nature and animals sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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30
JUL
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

The Comedy Club Milton Keynes at Wonderworld on Saturday 30th July. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Ryan McDonnell:Apollo quality live comedy Three Weeks.Belfast boy Ryan McDonnell is no stranger to laughs in his home town and is currently…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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01
AUG
Olympic Mania
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips The Olympics 2016 are in full swing and so is Camp KP from 1‐5 August with a medal‐winning variety of activities to bring out the true team player in you Take…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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04
AUG
Hurricane Heritage R4118 Photography Day
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

This is a photography training day filled with the chance to take great images of Hawker Hurricane R4118 and it also offers fantastic extras. Enjoy practical advice on technique and camera skills experience a static photography session with a Battle of Britain…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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04
AUG
Magic and Mystery Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Do you believe in magic Join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around magic and mysteries.Sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child booking in advance essential.For…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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05
AUG
Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

The fastest hottest largest & loudest modified car festival in Europe.If youve never been before let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe. 10000 modifying disciples. The UKs most superbly executed show cars. The…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 782828
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07
AUG
Edwardian Pageant
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Fokker Triplane Breighton BE2E WAHT Albatros WAHT Sopwith Snipe WAHT Mew Gull David Beale Calidus Peter Davies Muscle biplane Rich Goodwin.Collection aircraft includes: WWI.All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.Vehicle parade from Fordson Wot.Additional entertainment includes…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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08
AUG
Roald Dahl Centenary
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips From 8‐12 August join Camp KP on an adventure into the mind of this much‐loved British author with Wonka sweet making re‐creating James Giant Peach and even a giant Matilda chocolate…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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09
AUG
Dragon Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Dragon Trail Join us on a search for dragon flies in the Country Park. Hear a dragon story and make your own dragon fly. £4 per child. Sessions are at 10am 11.30am and 2pm and last approx. 1 hr and 15…

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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