What's on inRufford


Welcome to Rufford

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

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Forthcoming events in Rufford

18
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High Jinx Magic & Illusion Family Show
Viva Blackpool

Michael Jordans High Jinx Magic Illusion and Circus show is a fast‐paced mix of Magic Illusions Juggling Escapology and Music delivered in a way to leave you Amazed Puzzled and even Scared but above all Entertained.A fun filled show for all the…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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18
AUG
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Night and Dinner i
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

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: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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19
AUG
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting House, George Fox Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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19
AUG
Scene Motion Picture Exhibition
Winter Gardens Blackpool

Scene Motion picture exhibition is a unique fan appreciation of the movies and television throughout the years. After the massive success of last years event at the Winter Gardens Blackpool we are now back and better than ever. This time for one…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01253 629600
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19
AUG
Viva Vegas Live!
Viva Blackpool

Amazing production sensational vocalists beautiful showgirl dancers and hilarious comedy from our flamboyant and outrageous host Leye D Johns ‐ this is a night not to be missed as one of Blackpools highest rated shows.Sequins feathers dance routines and music youll love…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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20
AUG
Open Garden for Cats Protection Charity
Maureen's Open Garden

Garden open for viewing Sunday afternoon to raise money for the charity Cats Protection a National Garden Scheme 2018 venue.19 Cumberland Avenue Leyland PR25 1BE.Admission £2 donated to Cats Protection Preston children free. Pay at the gate.Maureen DugganAll details on website: http:maureenduggan.wordpress.com…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 423068
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20
AUG
PEAKY BLINDERS TOUR
Peaky Blinders Location Tour

4 hour mini coach tour of Peaky Blinders filming locations.You will get to visit 10 actual locations featuring numerous scenes in the show and you may be surprised to find how many seemingly different scenes were filmed in the same locations. …

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08442 471007
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20
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Hoghton Tower

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
AUG
Viva Variety
Viva Blackpool

Variety is BACKJoe Longthorne headlines an evening of Variety Its a night of comedy dance music and more... with some fantastic guests joining Joe every Sunday night.Hosted by Leye D Johns and the VIVA Showgirls with guest vocalist Jennifer Ball.Also joining the…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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22
AUG
Mark James - Sideshow Tricks
Viva Blackpool

Mark has featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performed magic on the Orient Express and frequently warms up studio audiences on hit TV shows ‐ the Xtra Factor The Voice and Question Of Sport. Hes also a regular performer at the World…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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22
AUG
Sister Act
Opera House Blackpool

Whoopi is back in the habit for 3 weeks only from 10 August as Mother Superior at the London Palladium in the fantastic show Sister Act. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier is witness…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
AUG
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Viva Blackpool

Featuring The Jerseys Leye D Johns and The Viva ShowgirlsJoin The Jerseys as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons the Drifters The Stylistics Beach Boys and more ‐ from Doo Wop…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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24
AUG
The Ratpackers
Viva Blackpool

Sit back relax and enjoy the show folks. Its time to be truly entertained with all the class atmosphere and hype of the golden age of Swing music. Dominic Creighton Samuel Cummins Max Fox & Shaun Wareing perform their own Jerseys show…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
AUG
How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found
The Black E

Charlie a young executive reaches breaking point and decides he needs to disappear as quickly as possiblePERFORMANCE TIMESFRI ‐ 7:30pmSAT ‐ 2:30pm & 7:30pmFollowing the critically acclaimed productions of Arabian Nights and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. MAD Theatre Company are…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
AUG
Rose-Marie
Viva Blackpool

Rose Marie performing throughout the season right here at Viva Blackpool with musician and vocalist Andy Mudd in support.With 17 million albums sold Las Vegas residencies and a string of singles and accolades join this Irish Singing Superstar right here in Blackpool.Venue:…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
AUG
The Great North West Motorbike Festival
Winter Gardens Blackpool

The Great North West Motorbike Festival a brand new family friendly event roars into Blackpools famous Winter Gardens for the inaugural event in August 2017. Featuring a wide range of major exhibitors traders both large and small plus demonstrations and Q&As with…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01253 629600
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26
AUG
Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk
RIBA North

Be guided around the exhibition by curator Joseph Sharples. Learn the vision behind it and the decision process around choosing the items to deliver a full and meaningful display.You can explore how architects of different periods have been challenged and inspired by…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01517 030107
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26
AUG
The AC/DC Experience
Winter Gardens Blackpool

Hailing from the North West of England The ACDC Experience perform classics from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras such as Highway To Hell Shoot To Thrill Back In Black Whole Lotta Rosie and many many more ‐ The ACDC…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 629600
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27
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACKAfter the success of last years celebration we are happy to confirm Canal Fest 2017 is set for Bank Holiday Weekend ‐ Sunday 27th and Monday 29th August.Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
AUG
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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29
AUG
Dirty Dancing
Opera House Blackpool

Adapted from the 1987 romantic film Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage came to the West End in October 2006 and portrays the story of a teenage daughters rebellion against her father and infatuation…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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SEP
Cannon & Ball
Viva Blackpool

Memories will come flooding back as one of the best known double acts in the business step onto the Viva stage and perform a masterclass in comedy writing timing and talentYoull be clapping along to the music stamping your feet to the…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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The Wonderful World of Dissocia
The Black E

Exploring a world of psychological disconnection. Lisa has lost an hour of her life shes gone to the surreal and wonky world of Dissocia to get it back. However this colourful adult adventure also has serious repercussionsPERFORMANCE TIMES FRI ‐ 7:30pm SAT…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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08
SEP
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Opera House Blackpool

Funnier than the black deathLovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights killer rabbits dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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The 39 Steps - 8:00pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family.Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
SEP
Tiger Country
The Black E

With the NHS facing its biggest revolution in 60 years Nina Raines play perfectly captures both hospital horror and hilarity in a painfully under resourced yet vital setting.PERFORMANCE TIMES FRI ‐ 7:30pm SAT ‐ 2:30pm & 7:30pmFollowing the critically acclaimed productions of…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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09
SEP
alt - J
Empress Ballroom

alt‐J today announce a five date UK tour this September. The tour will follow the release of the bands third album RELAXER their headline show at Londons O2 Arena for the venues 10th birthday celebrations and a huge summer of UK and…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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09
SEP
Northern Soul Reunion
Blackpool Tower

The Northern Soul Reunion at the Tower Ballroom BlackpoolThe Blackpool Tower Ballroom SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9thThe Blackpool Tower The Promenade Blackpool FY1 4BJRUNNING TIMES OF THE EVENT 20:30 ‐ 02:00Original DJs COLIN CURTIS GINGER TAYLOR plus RICHARD SEARLING & KEV ROBERTSTICKET PRICING…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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09
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Only Fools and 3 Courses Interactive Dinner Show P
Best Western Carlton 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: 16.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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SEP
The 39 Steps - 2:30pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Tourist Attractions


British Lawnmower Museum

The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and is now the largest import & export specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.Included in this Unique National collection are…

Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award‐winning, family‐friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. Were open 7 days a week 10am‐4pm and there's always loads to see and do Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyoneWe have a wide range of animals here at the…

Atkinson Art Gallery

British art of the 17th‐20th centuries, including works by Lely, Cotman, Ford Madox Brown, Sickert and Ginner, as well as The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. Large collection of British watercolours, etchings and engravings.Themed exhibitions from the permanent collection are regularly shown. Every month the Gallery…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

Hesketh Park

The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large Aviary.Park Caf. Parking is free…

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