What's on inThatcham


Welcome to Thatcham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Thatcham - 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 Thatcham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Thatcham

27
MAY
Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to ReadingFeaturing Paul McCaffrey Nick Page Pierre Hollins and Lloyd GriffithWe bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02037 403700
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27
MAY
May Bank Holiday Steamings
Didcot Railway Centre

On Steam Days visitors can view our collections of engines coaches wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.In addition you will be able to: Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01235 817200
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27
MAY
The Labyrinth Challenge (The Worlds Longest Inflat
Outpost Activity Centre

A series of interactive and wacky obstacles spread across five unique themed zones. The Labyrinth Challenge features the Lava Zone Jungle Zone Toxic Zone Combat Zone and Ocean Zone.Participants must make their way through The Labyrinth Challenge in the quickest time possible…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01189 885122
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31
MAY
#SkoolzOut Fun Day
Outpost Activity Centre

SkoolzOut Fun DayThe ultimate half‐term action packed fun day for children and teens aged 12‐16 years oldThis is your day Unlimited rides on all attractions including the incredible Labyrinth Challenge as many times as you can handle.There will be over 20 fun…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +441189 885122
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31
MAY
Speed Dating in Newbury
Slug & Lettuce

Speed Dating in NewburyHow Speed Dating in Newbury worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Newbury you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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31
MAY
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Reading to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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01
JUN
Little Explorers
Earth Trust Centre

Sensory buggysling walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world around us stopping to smell touch taste listen and look £4 suggested donation per child; accompanying adults free.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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02
JUN
Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show
Beale Park

Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show is Britains most relaxed boat showJump aboard a wide range of beautiful boats on the lake.Experience the excitement of a live classic boat auction.Enjoy lots of non‐boating activities & live music including Archery as arranged by…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07506 769918
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02
JUN
Discover and Play
Earth Trust Centre

Forest School fun for the under‐5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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03
JUN
The Drag with No Name and Wilma Fingadoo
Grosvenor G Casino Reading

The Drag with No Name and Wilma FingadooSaturday 3rd June 9:45pmThe Drag with No Name show consists of many original parodies on modern day life and the world of celebrity mixed with slapstick sketches in crazy costumes. From Adele to Jessie J…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Gay & Lesbian

TEL: 01184 027800
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04
JUN
Sunday Drop-in: Forest School Fun
Earth Trust Centre

Come and explore the woods and get creative in the great outdoors. £4 suggested donation per child accompanying adults free.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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10
JUN
Phil Haley & His Comments
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Phil Haley and His Comments are a band that started over 20 years ago and since then they have played all over the UK and Europe Scandinavia Russia America and Australia A highly visual and professional stage act which not only centers…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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11
JUN
Natural Dyeing
Earth Trust Centre

Discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and learn how to extract and fix the colour. £40; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a booking fee.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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16
JUN
Bats of the Clumps
Earth Trust Centre

Take a peek into the mysterious world of these amazing animals... Meet some bats and enjoy an informative talk by Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group. £8 per adult £4 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson incurs a…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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16
JUN
Counterfeit Sixties Show
The Lights

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01264 368368
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17
JUN
Beginners Wildlife Photography
Earth Trust Centre

Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. There are a series of workshops running throughout the next few months book one or more as a course: first…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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17
JUN
Ska Britannia
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Ska Britannia is the ultimate all live six‐piece Ska band with a fantastic sound quirky suits and a stage presence that is truly unforgettable. So if you adore the sounds of Madness The Specials Bad Manners The Kings Men and UB40 then…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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18
JUN
Father's Day
Didcot Railway Centre

Unlimited train rides all day.A chance to ride on our Wickham Trolley on the Mixed GaugeGuided tours of the Locomotive WorksAll rides included in admission price.Please note there is an unavoidable flight of steps to our entrance.last admission 3.30 pm.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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18
JUN
Intermediate Wildlife Photography
Earth Trust Centre

In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in‐depth knowledge. This workshop will cover cataloguing and pressing. Book one or more as a course for a discount:…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01865 407792
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20
JUN
Charlie Baker Headlines Comedy at Milk
Milk Bar

Channel 4s Comedy Gala star Charlie Baker previews an exclusive show in this intimate venue. You will also have seen Charlie on Harry Hills Tea Time. Support is also another act you will have seen on your television. Danny Mcloughlins first TV…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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20
JUN
The Black Cat Opera Company presents Puccini's La
The Lights, Andover

The Black Cat Opera Company brings their touring production of Puccinis tragicomic masterpiece La Bohme to The Lights on 20th and 21st June. Combining irresistible joie de vivre with heart‐wrenching pathos this classic opera is performed by a first‐rate professional cast and…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07921 000593
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22
JUN
Speed Dating in Reading
Matchbox

How Speed Dating in Reading worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Reading you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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24
JUN
Timeless Music
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Female vocal harmony trio Timeless Music celebrate the biggest musical icons over the past six decades. They perform hits from the likes of the Andrews Sisters Doris Day Cilla Black The Supremes Seal and Beyonc. So take a trip down memory lane…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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02
JUL
Newbury Race for Life 5K and 10K
Newbury Showground

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: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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02
JUL
Readings MEGA Baby & Childrens Market
Meadway Sports Centre

Join us for a great afternoon of bargains galore at the ORIGINAL and BEST Reading MEGA Baby & Childrens Market.Lots of stalls selling toys books clothes walkers high chairs buggies push chairs car seats bumbos stair gates nursery furniture maternity wear and…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07809 628701
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09
JUL
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Didcot Railway Centre

Steam and Diesel Trains in OperationFree admission for Children with Teddy BearsTeddy Bear displaysChipper the SquirrelTeddy CrumpSpitfire & Hurricane Flypast weather permittingRailway themed Teddy TrailTeddy Tombolaand moreLast admission 3.30pm.Please note there is an unavoidable flight of steps to our entrance.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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15
JUL
Basingstoke Casefile: The Mystery
Basingstoke Town Centre

Fancy spending a day out solving an incredible mystery visiting interesting unseen locations and having a barrel of fun doing itPiece together the trail question real witnesses and solve ingenious puzzles.Casefile: The Mystery of the Star‐Eaters is a one‐day event where you…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02032 398549
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15
JUL
Reading Pretty Muddy 5K
Prospect Park

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: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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16
JUL
Reading Race for Life 5K and 10K
Prospect Park

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: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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05
AUG
Highclere Castle Battle Proms
Highclere Castle

Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have been treating their audiences to a heady mix of sublime classical music carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays dramatic cannon fire and stunning firework finales. As the series enters its 20th anniversary…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01432 355416
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Tourist Attractions


The Living Rainforest

Explore the rainforest, and discover its wonders for yourself. On your visit, look out for free roaming lizards, birds and butterflies ‐ you never know where they will appear next See some of the world's most popular foods, from bananas to coffee, cocoa and ginger. .…

Basildon Park

18th‐century country house set in extensive parklandThis beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 177683 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who had made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as for the unusual Octagon Room.…

Beale Park

No simulated high‐tech adventures...No gravity‐defying rides, just genuine natural attractions in the glorious setting of the Thames Valley, where people love to visit again and again.That's the successful formula of Beale ParkBeale park is conveniently located at Lower Basildon, 6 miles from Reading on the A329 between Pangbourne…

Bishopswood Golf Course

Bishopswood Golf Course ‐ golf course in Tadley, Hampshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 0118‐981 2200 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bishopswood Golf Course golf courseclub.…

Calleva Roman Museum

Calleva Roman Museum provides background information for the site visit to the Roman town walls and amphitheatre. In the centre lay the Forum and Basilica. The Forum court was surrounded on the north, east and south sides by a continuous row of shops and offices, flanked…

Deanwood Park Golf Club

Deanwood Park Golf Club ‐ golf course in Newbury, Berkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01635 48772 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Deanwood Park Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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