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

01
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Business Briefing and Networking
Leighton Buzzard Golf Club

Our briefing and networking events in Leighton Buzzard are on the first Wednesday of every other month. We would be delighted if you could join us.In collaboration with OM&M Solicitors.Event Format10:00‐10:30 ‐ Arrival & networking10:30‐11:15 ‐ Guest speakerVandana Dass ‐ Hiring and…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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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: 9.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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04
JUN
Open Gardens Weekend
Lillingstone Lovell Open Gardens

The centre of this small village is a beautiful conservation area with the focal point being the 13th Century church. This will be a great opportunity to talk to the villages most enthusiastic gardeners and purchase locally grown plants and cuttings and…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07775 757908
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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: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
JUN
The Proclaimers
Royal & Derngate

Charlie and Craig Reid better known as The Proclaimers have put together an impressive body of work since their foundation in 1983. Their rise began with supporting the Housemartins in 1986 later they rose to…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 9.4 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: 9.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 767037
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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: 9.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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11
JUN
Towcester Food Festival
Towcester Racecourse

. A fab day out for foodies and families alike. 100 artisan food and drink stalls street food market free chef demos live music lawns free wine and gin tasting sessions pony rides by the racecourse and kids cookery classes. Free family…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07540 059985
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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: 9.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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17
JUN
Great Gatsby 1920's Show
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

If you think the Great Gatsby knew how to throw a fabulous party wait until youve experienced ours The team at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa will sweep you back to the Roaring Twenties for a fun and enjoyable night out.Our themed…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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18
JUN
Stoke Bruerne Family Festival
The Canal Museum

A fun packed programme of boats water pageant canal crafts food drink live music theatre and childrens activities are expected to keep the whole family entertained at Stoke Bruernes Annual Festival. Centred on the Canal Museum and organised by the Friends…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01604 862229
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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: 7.5 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: 9.4 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: 7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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22
JUN
MKEX Technology Exhibition
StadiumMK

The event has a great range of technology on show as well as workshops presentations and speakers.What you can expect from MKEX1000 Technology Buyers & Consumers90 Technology Exhibitors & Service ProvidersKey Speakers & WorkshopsNew Technology DemosAccess to Finance & GrantsIP & Business…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01908 900908
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25
JUN
Northampton Sausage and Cider Festival
Northampton Old Scouts Rugby Football Club

2016 Northampton Sausage and Cider Festival WHEN Saturday June 25 ‐ Noon to 10pm Sunday June 26 ‐ Noon to 6pm WHAT Live music real cider and great sausages ‐ Northamptons annual sausage and festival is back in 2016. 30…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01327 830355
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25
JUN
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Host Comedian ‐ John Newton: A Truly Globetrotting Comedian: Abu Dhabi Alicante Amsterdam Bahrain Barcelona Burma The Caribbean The Channel Islands Dubai Estonia Hamburg Ireland Kenya Munich Russia Stockholm & More With material by the spoonful ready to lead people on a…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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30
JUN
Althorp Literary Festival
Althorp

Building on the success of Festivals past the 13th Althorp Literary Festival is the largest Althorp Literary Festival to date taking place on Thursday 30th June Friday 1st Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2016. This years line‐up includes: actor Brian Blessed…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01604 770107
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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: 7.5 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: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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03
JUL
Sarah Millican
Royal & Derngate

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
JUL
Kingsthorpe College Summer Fete
Kingsthorpe College

The annual Kingsthorpe College Summer Fete is taking place on Saturday 9th July 2016 12‐3pm. This has been highly successful in the past and always attracts lots of families and members of the community. This is a traditional summer fete…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01604 716106
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09
JUL
Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016
National Bowl

Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016 at National Bowl in Milton Keynes on Saturday 09 July 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016 tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 7.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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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: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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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: 10.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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16
JUL
Milton Keynes Sausage and Cider Festival
Milton Keynes RFC

. 2016 Milton Keynes Sausage and Cider Festival WHAT Live music real cider and great sausages ‐ Milton Keynes annual sausage and cider festival is back in 2016. 30 real ciders sourced from artisan producers around the country and from MK and…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07540 059985
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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: 9.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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17
JUL
Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Event
Billing Aquadrome

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