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

24
SEP
Althorp Food and Drink Festival
Althorp Estate

Taking place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September the Althorp Food and Drink Festival will be showcasing and celebrating the best producers and suppliers of the finest food and drink in Northamptonshire and the neighbouring counties.Taking place in the stunning surroundings…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01604 772108
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24
SEP
Dare Devil Rides To Jarama
The Place Theatre

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War Dare Devil Rides To Jarama is a world premiere based on the experiences of The International Brigades during The Spanish Civil War. Looking at the powerful political and economic forces that engulfed 1930s…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01234 354321
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24
SEP
National Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The National Drag Racing Championship Finals for MSA Pro Mod and national sportsman classes plus Top Methanol Wild Bunch Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association and the ACU National Drag Bike Championship including SuperTwins.Free parking free paddock accessVenue: Santa Pod Raceway Airfield Road Podington…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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24
SEP
Tarana-UK Classical Classics
Stantonbury Theatre

It is a unique presentation to unleash the melodious blend of Indian Classical music within the popular Bollywood Classics of the old & new era.The Tarana‐UK team will enthrall you with this entertaining musical journey while introducing an informative guide to…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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24
SEP
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Joey PageAs Seen on BBC 3s comedy marathon Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Noel Fieldings Luxury comedyJoey Page has spent the last few years bouncing around the comedy circuit supporting the likes of Josie Long Noel Fielding John Richardson and Simon Munnery. He…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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27
SEP
Scruffs Roadshow raising money for local charity
Toolmonkey

As part of the Scruffs Masters at Work. Masters of Workwear UK tour visitors to Toolmonkey on Tuesday 27th September will be invited to try their hand at the Top of Your Game football challenge where tradespeople will be given the chance…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01618 815941
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28
SEP
Detox
Stantonbury Theatre

Pagrav Dance CompanyThis piece was conceived through a research and development project funded by Arts Council England in 2013.Venue: Stantonbury Theatre Stantonbury Milton Keynes MK14 6BNPriceFull: GBP 12.50Concessions: GBP 10.50Links: Website: https:go.evvnt.com67719‐0…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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02
OCT
JapShow Finale
Santa Pod Raceway

As the season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with the countrys quickest cars competing in the Jap & FWD Drag Series Show Paddock public…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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02
OCT
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A light guided stroll around the Park led by our volunteers. A chance to ask questions learn a bit about the Park and get some fresh air. No need to book just turn up and meet at the Forest Centre Reception.…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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05
OCT
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 speakerJenny Fenton Quadrant LettingsLocal property…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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07
OCT
80's Party Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Remember going to see Dirty Dancing or Back To The Future The 80s Party Band are a live and very lively band all dressed in completely over‐the‐top 1980s costumes who will take you right back to those times.They play all the great…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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08
OCT
Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom
Stantonbury Theatre

Theatre of WiddershinsTangles Split ends Frizzy FlyawayIts bad enough having a bad hair day but pity poor Rapunzel spending her life in a tower with some strange woman using her captives locks as a step ladder What sort of damage is that…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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09
OCT
Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire
Woburn Abbey

. Macmillan Cycletta is the UKs leading series of women‐only bike rides designed for women of all ages and abilities. The series aims to celebrate womens cycling and provide a fun friendly environment to encourage more women to enjoy being on two…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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13
OCT
UB40
Royal & Derngate

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
OCT
Orion and the Dark
Stantonbury Theatre

Peaceful LionHes terrified of wasps and monsters afraid of sheds and storms panicked by spiders and fearful of heights but there is one thing that scares him more than anything else. Most of all hes scared of....THE DARKJoin Orion in an adventure…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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16
OCT
Farmers' Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Local produce fresh and handmade from a variety of stallholders. Free entry. Please note Station Road will be closed Marston Moretaine side during this time so you will need to access the Forest Centre from the Millbrook side. See our website…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
OCT
Comedy Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Looking for comedy and a great night out Join us for a comedy night out with a difference where having a great time is the order of the day for audiences and comedians alike.Treat yourself and a friend to a hilarious evening…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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21
OCT
Ultimate Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

This ultimate tribute offers the best nights entertainment from two people to seven acts in one evening...Enjoy the mellow sounds of Karen Carpenter followed by The Big O Roy Orbison then on to country legend Shania Twain and Simply Reds Mick Hucknall.The…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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25
OCT
Marston Monsters - Outdoor Kids' Activity
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Join us collecting autumn leaves from the Country Park then make a leaf mask to turn yourself into a Marston MonsterSessions are at 10am 11.30am and 2pm and last approx 1hr 15 mins. £4 per child parental supervision and booking essential.…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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26
OCT
Kids' Halloween Disco
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Get your costumes ready ‐ its time for our annual disco with party games prizes and plenty of dancing.Booking is essential and this event always sells out so book early to avoid disappointmentTickets £8 per child parental supervision essential. Includes food box…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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27
OCT
Journey's End
Stantonbury Theatre

Immersion Theatre Company As final orders are received Stanhope must stir his men to overcome the uncertainty of the unknown make the ultimate sacrifice and prepare to go over the top in a truly heart wrenching climax.Journeys End is a harrowing insight…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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28
OCT
Addams Family Dining Invitation
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Morticia Gomez Uncle Fester and LURCH meat and eat meet and greet the guests to their home were nothing is as it seems be ready to start clicking your fingersTheyre Creepy and Theyre CookyMysterious and SpookyTheyre Altogether OokyThe Addams Family.You will be…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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28
OCT
Bad Guys
Stantonbury Theatre

The Three Half PintsStars of CBeebies Spot BotsDerek Ernie and Dick are really bored of being good. Its just GOT to be more fun being a baddie. But being an evil scientist pirate or cowboy is trickier than they thought. Can the…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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29
OCT
Flame & Thunder
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles including a Jet Dragster Jet Funny Cars Jet Truck and Jet Beetle. Experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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30
OCT
Dotty The Dragon
Stantonbury Theatre

Blunderbus Theatre CompanyShe loves to watch the children playing in the village below and wishes she could play with them too One day Dotty has a brilliant idea ‐ she will fly down to the village and say hello After all everybody…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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30
OCT
Adam Hills
Milton Keynes Theatre

Adam Hills at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes on Sunday 30 October 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Adam Hills live in…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

31
OCT
Free Learning Lunchtime Talk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Knuston Hall Through the Ages. From the Doomsday Book to Spella Ho. Eamonn Flanagan looks at the history and current uses of this splendid 17th century Manor House located half an hour north of Bedford. For the past 5 years Learning lunchtime…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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08
NOV
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Stantonbury Theatre

All are welcome to this inspiring evening of theatre. Whether you are a parent friend or another local school SSF is a wonderful way to experience the language magic and possibilities of Shakespeare. Come and celebrate the future of Shakespeare with…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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12
NOV
A Dry Stone Walling Weekend Workshop
Marshwood House

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 regarding the construction of other dry stone walling features:‐retaining…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07749 032680
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12
NOV
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosuars: The Magic
Stantonbury Theatre

Les PetitsCaptain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. Join Flinn in an action‐packed adventure as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped friends who have been forced to hunt for the Magic Cutlass by his nemesis the tyrannical Mr T‐Rex Another fantastic adventure in…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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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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