What's on inOlney


Welcome to Olney

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

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Forthcoming events in Olney

28
APR
Jersey Boys Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Join us for one of the most entertaining shows currently selling out theatres nationwide let us take you on a musical journey through the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the Jersey Boys celebrating the greatest hits from the…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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29
APR
Only Fools and 3 Courses The Sequel
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Comedy Dining are pleased to bring you the sequel to Only Fools and 3 Courses a completely different dining experience.DCI Roy Slater will be putting in an appearance and we all know what Del thinks of himCassandra and Rodney take a trip…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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02
MAY
the lady boys of bangkok
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
MAY
Dawn Chorus Bird Walk (+breakfast)
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

4.30 7.30am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn led by our knowledgeable volunteers. Includes cooked breakfast in the Forest Centre afterwards. £10.50 adults£7.50 children booking in advance essential call 01234 767037. £1…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
MAY
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A light guided stroll around the Park. Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. £1 payable to the leader on the day no booking required. For more info or if you have any special requirements please call 01234 767037.…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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12
MAY
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Best Western Buckingham Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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12
MAY
Soul Night
Holiday Inn CMK

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01908 698555
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13
MAY
Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival
Bedford Blues

New for 2017: Bedford Sausage and Cider FestivalWHENSaturday May 13 ‐ Noon to 10pmSunday May 14 ‐ Noon to 7pmWHATLive music real cider and great sausages ‐ Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival is new for 2017.30 real ciders sourced from artisan producers…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07540 059985
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13
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7‐10am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn at a slightly more sociable hour Led by our knowledgeable volunteers ‐ £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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14
MAY
FakePunch: Unarmed Combat Masterclass
Stantonbury Theatre

This masterclass is open to anyone interested in learning the basic but constantly used hand‐to‐hand combat techniques both on stage and screen. Participants will learn how to slap punch kick grapple and strangle one another whilst gaining an understanding of fight rhythm…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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20
MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

All things on 2 wheels with motorbike only RWYB ACU National Championships stunt bikes wheelie machine wall of death free live music show bikes and loads more. Testing for the Main Event welcome limited availability. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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21
MAY
Cut&Thrust: Single Sword Masterclass
Stantonbury Theatre

This one‐day masterclass will introduce participants to the 16th Century Renaissance European Rapier a style of swordplay known for for its fast paced exciting combination of cut and thrust techniques. Made popular in such films as The Princess Bride Pirates of the…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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26
MAY
Evening Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7.30 10.30pm. A guided walk around the Park at dusk to see the bats and birds of the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers.…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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26
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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27
MAY
Dogs Don't Do ballet
Leighton Buzzard Theatre

Biff is not like ordinary dogs. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see Biff doesnt think hes a dog Biff thinks hes a ballerina which is all very well...but dogs dont do ballet ‐ do they The…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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03
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Railway Ale Trail
Leighton Buzzard Railway (Buzzrail)

Explore the Leighton Buzzard Railway Ale Trail.More than 30 ales and ciders from Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire will be available over the weekend.Saturday daytime bars at both ends of the line with steam trains running between the two to our enhanced…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01525 373888
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03
JUN
Northampton Pretty Muddy 5K
Abington 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: 8.9 miles away
Category: Sports

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04
JUN
Northampton Race for Life 10K
Abington 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: 8.9 miles away
Category: Sports

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04
JUN
Northampton Race for Life 5K
Abington 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: 14:00 Last entryAdult entry Women aged…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Sports

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07
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Business Briefing & Networking
Horwood House

Our briefing and networking events are on the first Wednesday of every other month. We would be delighted if you could join us.In collaboration with OM&M Solicitors.Booking fee is £5 payable on the door and tea coffee and biscuits are provided.10.00‐10.30 ‐…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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09
JUN
Romeo and Juliet
Bedford

The hugely popular theatre company Oddsocks Productions are back in Bedford with a new production. They will be performing their adaptation of Shakespeares classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet but with a difference....their version is fast‐paced hilarious and musical and like all their…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01234 351104
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10
JUN
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: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 10K
Campbell 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 Women…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 5K
Campbell 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: 7.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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16
JUN
Absolute Bowie
MK11

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01908 262924
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16
JUN
Fawlty Towers
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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17
JUN
The Comedy Club Northampton
Aspers Casino

The Comedy Club Present 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Venue: Aspers Casino 6 Commercial Street Northampton NN1 1PJPriceComedy Show Only: GBP 16Comedy Show & 3 Course Meal: GBP 35VIP 3 Course Meal Comedy Show Glass of Bubbly £5 Bet: GBP…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 623580
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18
JUN
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: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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24
JUN
Summer Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

This National Drag Racing Championship round features over 25 car and bike classes with some real crowd favourites. Things are hotting up too in the MSA British Drag Racing Championship with the UKs Andy Robinson currently sitting in 2nd place. Dont miss…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
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 our…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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Tourist Attractions


Abbey Hill Golf Centre

Abbey Hill Golf Centre ‐ golf course in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01908 562566 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Abbey Hill Golf Centre golf courseclub.…

Abbey Hill Golf Club

Abbey Hill Golf Club ‐ golf course in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01908 562408 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Abbey Hill Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Abington Park

Abington Park bandstand us the venue for performance by brass and wind bands from across the region. Make the most of your Sunday, bring a picnic, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Abington Park and listen to great music.Open: 30 May ‐ 15 August.…

Abington Park Museum

An exhibition of work by local children is displayed in the Park's Museum.Open: 17 July ‐ 22 AugustTuesday ‐ Sunday, 1pm ‐ 5pm.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Contact venue on 01933 441020 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Aqua Safe Swim School

Swimming pool at Aqua Safe Swim School in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Contact venue on 01908 318899 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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