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

27
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

Celebrating 50 years the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised event is the first round of the…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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28
MAY
Afternoon Tea
The House, Shuttleworth

Free optional tour of The House included.Available dates in 2016:Saturday 28 MaySunday 26 JuneSunday 28 AugustSunday 25 SeptemberSunday 30 OctoberSunday 27 NovemberSunday 18 DecemberPlease note dates may be subject to changePre‐book your afternoon tea online by email or by phone. Afternoon Tea…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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28
MAY
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

The Comedy Club Milton Keynes at Wonderworld on Saturday 28th May. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Tim Clark:An unsung hero of stand‐up comedy ‐ the current master of this underrated art The Guardian.Tim has been a Stand‐up comic…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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02
JUN
Marston Mud - Kids' Outdoor Activity
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

This popular event is back again. Time to get messy with mud A walk to the willow huts to ake mud creatures in the trees. Marston Clay is perfect for creating mud faces monsters animaswell anything you like. Come and enjoy a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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04
JUN
Annie
Milton Keynes Theatre

Annie at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes on Saturday 04 June 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Annie tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
JUN
Fly Navy Day
The Shuttleworth Collection

Visiting aircraft includes: Skyraider Kennet Aviation Seafire 17 Kennet Aviation Wasp Terry Martin.Collection aircraft includes: Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b.Vehicle parade from Hillman Minx and Railton.Additional entertainment includes live music and Make & paint with Airfix & IPMS Brampton free.The restaurant visitor centre…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 627924
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05
JUN
Sunday Stroll
The 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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10
JUN
Forest 5K
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

The yearly 5k race around the Millennium Country Park as organised by the Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers. £11£9 entry.Free Juniors 1k run beforehand from 7pmRace starts at 7.30pm to see all details click here to view the Race Pack.Visit the Flyers…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 767037
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11
JUN
Manor House String Quartet Evening
The Swiss Gardens

The Manor House String Quartet returns to present a classical concert on the theme of Music for a Summers Evening in the beautiful and romantic setting of the Swiss Garden. This delightful late regency garden is the perfect venue in which to…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01767 627924
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11
JUN
Summer Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A guided wildlife walk around the Millennium Country Park where well be looking for some of the fascinating orchids that come out at this time of year; well also be spotting lots of different butterflies dragonflies birds and wild flowers. £4 …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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16
JUN
The Railway Children
Wrest Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children the unforgettable and heart‐warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03703 331183
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17
JUN
Gary Barlow Tribute
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Dan Hadfield returns as the worlds best Gary Barlow tribute and lookalike artiste. Performing all of the classic Gary and Take That hits. Tickets £15 booking essential. Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm 10pm approx. Licensed bar and free parking. To book…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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18
JUN
At Home with Shuttleworth (June)
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 have a 1940s feel with a…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01767 627924
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19
JUN
Biggleswade Antiques Fair
The Weatherley Centre

If you have an eye for antiques or are after something unique and beautiful for your home or collection then visit Biggleswade Antiques Fair. We have over 45 stalls offering a wide range of antiques from silver quality jewellery vintage pictures…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01480 382432
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19
JUN
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway is back for its 11th year and all BMWs are welcome‐ race cars show cars modern retros classics new minis and BMW bikes.BMWs have all the right elements to make great drag cars. Powerful engines…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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19
JUN
Midsummer Fair
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

10.30am 3pm. A special Farmers Market to mark the summer solstice with more stalls selling local hand made fresh produce and tasty treats as well as crafts and more For more information visit our website call 01234 767037 or email infomarstonvale.org.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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19
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival
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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25
JUN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Swiss Garden

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627924
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25
JUN
A Midsummers Night’s Dream
The Swiss Gardens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best loved romantic comedy Midsummer Nights Dream. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01767 627924
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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
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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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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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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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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