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

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
Sunday Stroll
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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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
A Dry Stone Walling Weekend Workshop
Marshwood House

Hands‐on practical experience building a 2m high boundary wall without mortar. Certificates of Achievement all material facilities tools parking provided. Bedfordshire countryside.These workshops are located on private land in a tranquil rural corner of Bedfordshire.They are a practical introduction to the heritage…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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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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22
JUL
Bug Jam 30
Santa Pod Raceway

Now firmly established as Europes biggest best and most popular VW show hits its third decade as the summer VW event of choice Bug Jam 30 is back once again with a line‐up of both on and off‐track action that reflects the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 782828
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23
JUL
Absolute Bowie
The Roadmender

. Celebrating the life and music of David Bowie.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…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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23
JUL
Bricks by Road and Rail Vehicle Rally
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A gathering of vehicles from times past used in the Bedfordshire Brick Industry and surrounds together with displays of road and rail photos and memorabilia. No booking required donations welcomed on the day.If youre interested in taking part please contact merv.askewbtinternet.com…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 767037
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25
JUL
Chicken Shed Presents
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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25
JUL
Take To The Stage
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this action‐packed week of theatre‐themed fun Try your hand at…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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27
JUL
Pond Dipping and Design
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Pond Dipping & Design Find out whos living in pond and make a pond on a plate. All equipment will be provided to have a go at pond dipping followed by an indoor craft session. £4 per child. Sessions are at…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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28
JUL
Nature and Animals Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Take a walk on the wild side and join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around nature and animals sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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30
JUL
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

The Comedy Club Milton Keynes at Wonderworld on Saturday 30th July. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Ryan McDonnell:Apollo quality live comedy Three Weeks.Belfast boy Ryan McDonnell is no stranger to laughs in his home town and is currently…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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01
AUG
Olympic Mania
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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04
AUG
Magic and Mystery Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Do you believe in magic Join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around magic and mysteries.Sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child booking in advance essential.For…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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05
AUG
Brazilian Theme Nights
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Brazilians really know how to throw a party and are full of energy So a Brazilian atmosphere makes for a great party night out here at Whittlebury Hall.The Rio Olympics this summer are sure to encourage all of us to don…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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05
AUG
Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

The fastest hottest largest & loudest modified car festival in Europe.If youve never been before let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe. 10000 modifying disciples. The UKs most superbly executed show cars. The…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 782828
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08
AUG
Roald Dahl Centenary
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week From 8‐12 August join Camp MK on an adventure into the mind of this much‐loved British author with a trip to his…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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09
AUG
Dragon Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Dragon Trail Join us on a search for dragon flies in the Country Park. Hear a dragon story and make your own dragon fly. £4 per child. Sessions are at 10am 11.30am and 2pm and last approx. 1 hr and 15…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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12
AUG
Rock Legends Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Featuring the Queen of Rock Lorraine Crosby the female voice on Meat Loafs duet I would do anything for love but i wont do that brings you her classic soft rock show featuring songs by Queen Meat loaf Bon Jovi ACDC Heart…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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15
AUG
Wet 'N' Wild
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week The sun has got his hat on so lets go out and play Camp MK have got endless Sizzling Summer fun planned…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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19
AUG
Take That Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a tribute night with a difference and join our fabulous The Take That Experience as you dance the night away to your favourite hits from the boys.Could It Be Magic... Your evening really will be magic as The Take That Experience…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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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.