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

29
SEP
Real Deal Comedy Jam Autumn Tour 2017 - Reading
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

The Real Deal Comedy Jam is coming to your city with the hottest urban comedy stars taking the show on tour to five different venues in five different UK cities.The production will open on 29 September in Reading Berkshire before touring to…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07950 216833
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29
SEP
★ 90's Retro Night with Peter Hunnigale ★
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

This event promises to be a thriller remembering the 90s in style. There will be a variety of Soul RMB and Reggae from the 90s. The guets artist will be one of the UKs top RMB vocalist Peter Huningale. He will be…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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30
SEP
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 Sean Percival Mike Newall Stefano Paolini and Andrew RyanWe 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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30
SEP
The Krazy Keys
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

The Krazy KeysSaturday 30th September 9.45pmHaving performed all over the world alongside artists such as Mariah Carey Bruno Mars and John Newman The Krazy Keys boast decades of stage experience This dynamic band have also taken part in Xfactor Eurovision and…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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30
SEP
The Krazy Keys Function Band @ Grosvenor Casino Re
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

The Krazy KeysSaturday 30th September 9.45pmHaving performed all over the world alongside artists such as Mariah Carey Bruno Mars and John Newman The Krazy Keys boast decades of stage experience This dynamic band have also taken part in Xfactor Eurovision and…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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01
OCT
Autumn Water Festival
Earth Trust Centre

Join our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands. See our website for full details. £6 adult £3 child £15 family. Book online at www.earthtrust.org.ukwhatson.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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07
OCT
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Join the Didcot Railway Centre as they welcome Thomas for a day of family fun.A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment.Guests will also have the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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07
OCT
Madonna - Debbie Nunn @ Grosvenor Casino Reading S
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Madonna ‐ Debbie Nunn Saturday 7th October at 9.45 pmDebbie Nunn is truly a Ray of Light the very best Tribute to Madonna. Dazzling and dynamic with excellent 100 live vocals strong dance routines and authentic costumes you will go home…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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08
OCT
Tom Stade - I Swear
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

After a hiatus from the touring scene get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade Direct from the Edinburgh Festival the Canadian tour‐de‐force is back with a brand‐new show for 2017. Vouchers are not valid for this…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02037 403700
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14
OCT
★ Diana Ross by Tameka Jackson ★
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Diana Ross by Tameka Jackson Saturday 14th October 9.45pmTameka Jackson Effortlessly reproduces the stunning vocals and classic hits of Diana Ross.Our Show and Luxury Buffet package is available for only £19.95 pp including ticket meal from our set buffet menu…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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14
OCT
Diana Ross by Tameka Jackson Tribute Act @ Grosven
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Diana Ross by Tameka Jackson Saturday 14th October 9.45pmTameka Jackson Effortlessly reproduces the stunning vocals and classic hits of Diana Ross.Our Show and Luxury Buffet package is available for only £19.95 pp including ticket meal from our set buffet menu…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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14
OCT
Leatherwork
Earth Trust Centre

Make a made to measure belt whilst learning all about bevelling stitching riveting and dyeing leather. With Maud van den Broecke. £80; 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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14
OCT
Natural Dyeing
Earth Trust Centre

Discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and find out how to extract and fix 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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19
OCT
Speed Dating in Reading
Matchbox

Speed Dating in ReadingHow 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…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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21
OCT
Basket Weaving
Earth Trust Centre

In this practical workshop youll learn how to weave a frame basket in a session lead by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £50; 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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23
OCT
Build a Bat Box
Earth Trust Centre

Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. All tools and materials provided. Two 1.5hr sessions available with 6 places for individuals or familiesgroups in each session cost is per box not per person; ideally there…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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24
OCT
Fairport Convention in Newbury
Corn Exchange Newbury

Credited with originating British folk‐rock Fairport first took to the stage in 1967s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades and numerous changes of line‐up the bands passion for live performance has never wavered.Fairport Convention still attract critical acclaim and won…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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24
OCT
Mud Pie Mania
Earth Trust Centre

Drop in for Mud Pie Monday ‐ buckets of mud and buckets of fun Join us either in the Earth Trust Centre where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative and messy in our mud kitchen. Please bring your own…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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24
OCT
Speed Dating in Basingstoke
Las Iguanas

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

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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25
OCT
Wildlife Wednesday at Neptune Wood
Neptune Wood

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday normally visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday but this half term were heading to Neptune Wood Come out and play and explore this fascinating and under‐explored area of our nature reserve. £2 suggested…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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26
OCT
Family Bushcraft
Earth Trust Centre

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors Explore the woods make shelters learn how to make a fire and use a knife safely. Well cook on the fire but bring a packed lunch too. £22 adult £17 child;…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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27
OCT
Discover and Play
Earth Trust Centre

Forest School 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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27
OCT
Tree Climbing
Earth Trust Centre

Use ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Woods treetops in 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. The minimum age is 6yrs but there is no maximum so parents grandparents aunts uncles and friends can all have a go…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 407792
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28
OCT
Zombie Inflatable Obstacle Survival Run
Newbury Showground

Survive our crazy 5km inflatable courseYou will be given a tag belt with 3 lives before you set off to complete our insane 5k run packed with humongous inflatable obstacles.Evade the Zombies along the routeIf that was not enough zombies have occupied…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07709 471891
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29
OCT
Halloween Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course
Newbury Showground

Our 10 gigantic inflatable obstacles will be placed around the 5km course.These fun inflatables allow participants to boing bounce crawl climb and slide their way around the incredibly fun course.Despite their massive size this event is suitable for participants of all athletic…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07709 471891
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03
NOV
Genesis Visible Touch
Sub89

After a hugely successful first year of shows in 2016 GVT are returning to venues across the UK throughout 2017 and 2018. Performing all the hits and fan‐favourites the band are following up on the incredible response first time round and making…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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10
NOV
Mapledurham Festive Gift Fair
Mapledurham House

Dating from Doomsday England Mapledurham sits on the banks of the River Thames and offers a beautiful location for the magical annual Festive Gift Fair. The Fair is located within heated marquees on the lawns of Mapledurham a historic and atmospheric medieval…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01487 814800
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25
NOV
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is a relative newcomer to the UKs toy train and collecting scene but has quickly established a reputation for attracting leading dealers with a great variety of stock. Staged four times a year…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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02
DEC
Day Out With Thomas and meet Father Christmas
Didcot Railway Centre

Join the Didcot Railway Centre as they welcome Thomas for a day of family fun.A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment.Guests will also have the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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11
FEB
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
The Anvil, Basingstoke

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATA.Starring the international…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01256 844244
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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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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Thatcham? See our list of attractions in Thatcham, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.