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

03
DEC
The Jerseys – Christmas Party Night!
Viva Blackpool

Get Ready To Hit The Dancefloor This Christmas with The JerseysIf you love the songs and music of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons The Stylistics The Drifters Four Tops Overtones Beach Boys and many more well‐loved bands and groups youll love…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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03
DEC
Nutcracker
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Nutcracker at Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Saturday 03 December 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
DEC
Levellers
O2 Academy Liverpool

Formed in Brighton in 1988 the Levellers have become successful worldwide with the widely appealing rockfolkpunk sound. The band is Mark Chadwick Jeremy Cunningham Charlie Heather Simon Friend Jonathon Sevink and Matt Savage. Their music…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
Seth Lakeman
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

English Folk musician Seth Lakeman was born and raised in Devon and along with his brothers Sam and Sean has played a variety of instruments and recorded folk music in their own band first of…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
DEC
FRIENDS Funny Girls Christmas Show
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Its more spectacular than ever before Featuring BRAND‐NEW ROUTINES NEW SETS & COSTUMES and AN UNFORGETTABLE NEW FINALE As our talented performers showcase their signature eye‐high kicks and incredible precision dance style in some of the most challenging numbers ever conceived. Cherished…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 743212
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08
DEC
FSB Merseyside, West cheshire & Wigan Business Awa
Crowne Plaza

WELCOME TO THE FSB MERSEYSIDE WEST CHESHIRE & WIGAN BUSINESS AWARDSThe FSB Merseyside West Cheshire & Wigan Business Awards will celebrate and reward exceptional small businesses from across the region. The 2016 awards will take place on Thursday 8th December at the…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01706 828855
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09
DEC
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Four top pro comedians will make you LOLWe bring you comedians off the telly from all the major panel shows and roadshows plus the best of the rest.Previously weve booked Jason Manford John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 743212
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09
DEC
The Shires
O2 Academy Liverpool

The Shires at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Friday 09 December 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
BLACKPOOL TOWER Motown party
Blackpool Tower

Join us in the world famous fabulous ballroom for a night of SoulMotown and Disco classics. Featuring DJs Richard SearlingWigan CasinoBlackpool Tower Kev RobertsKings Hall StokeSignal 2 Keith FletcherBBC Lancs Rod Allsworth and Ozz.LIVE ON STAGE SOULTRAIN Fabulous Band…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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10
DEC
Great Expectations
Opera House Blackpool

Hit musical and classic story Great Expectations is to be added to the 2016 season at Blackpool Winter Gardens.The Charles Dickens classic will mark the Opera Houses Christmas season for 2016 running from Saturday December 10 to Saturday January 7.Produced by Peter…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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10
DEC
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for best in entertainment Party hard or groove along to the classics in Cameo.Cameo is an exciting new venue offering unrivaled levels of customer service. Indulge in a wonderful world of freshly made cocktails extraordinary spirits &…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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10
DEC
Playreading
Blackpool Grand Theatre

This is the ideal way for anyone to exercise their love of literature and great drama. No experience of playreading is necessary and you dont even have to join in if you dont wish. This is an informal and friendly group of…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 743212
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11
DEC
Need A Little Christmas
Viva Blackpool

Nicky Figgins Centre Stage Academy presents their annual Christmas show.Featuring the very talented Vocals of rising star Bethany Markham alongside the talented students of Centre Stage.Artists Speakers: centre stage.…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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12
DEC
Theatre Heritage Tour - December
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Renowned as architect Frank Matchams masterpiece The Grand has a long and lively history.Our Theatre Heritage Tours will give you the opportunity to stand on the raked stage and observe the cantilevered tiers of circles boxes and pit.There is no theatre quite…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 743212
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12
DEC
Katherine Jenkins
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Katherine Jenkins first rose to stardom in 1998. She is a hugely popular Welsh Mezzo soprano and classical musician. Jenkins graduated with honours from the Royal Academy of Music then worked as a freelance singing…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
DEC
Kula Shaker
O2 Academy Liverpool

Kula Shaker at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Wednesday 14 December 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
The Human League
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Puff up those shoulder pads and feather that mullet The classic 1980s New Wave electronic band The Human League are back and are set to embark on a major tour of the UK this summer.The…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
DEC
James Yorkston: Live in Liverpool
The Magnet

James Yorkston ‐ dubbed by John Peel as the finest songwriter of his generation ‐ will be performing in Liverpool this December.2016 has been a busy year thus far for Fife songwriter Yorkston with two significant releases to his name: in January…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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15
DEC
Brian May and Kerry Ellis
Preston Guildhall

ANTHEMS: The Concert is the live version of Anthems Kerry Elliss stunning hit debut album produced by and co‐starring Queen legend Brian May.Brian May says: Kerry Ellis is now acknowledged as a phenomenon equally at…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
DEC
Classic Rock Society presents: Touchstone
The Citadel

TOUCHSTONE are a five piece UK Progressive Rock band originally formed in 2003. The band has developed in many ways since the early days and morphed into the present line up with Adam Hodgson on guitars Moo on Bass Guitar Henry Rogers…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
DEC
Heart of Glass Presents: Kids Rave
The Citadel

Big Kids Little Kids Cardboard BoxScottee presents a morning rave for kids Balloon modeling face painting drag queens and bowls of cerealIts a morning knees up for children under 8Wear something colourfulFor more information or to book tickets over the phone please…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
DEC
Heart of Glass Presents: Scottee's Party Piece
The Citadel

Following Scottees sell out success at Citadel with Camp last Christmas he is backNow its your turn take to centre stage and share with us your party pieceWhether youre a champion gurner know how to cry milk can recite the periodic table…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
DEC
Lecture: Health & 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: 07599 209293
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19
DEC
The Grand Christmas Concert
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Poulton‐le‐Fylde Brass Band alongside host Father Geoff Bottoms will celebrate the festive season in rousing style with the yearly Grand Christmas Concert.Packed with all your favourite sing‐along carols and festive melodies this family friendly concert is the perfect start to your Christmas.Venue:…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 743212
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21
DEC
The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza
Preston Guildhall

Due to overwhelming public demand and to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the return of the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza for the second year running starring THE OSMONDS. This dazzling must‐see holiday…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 804444
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21
DEC
The Overtones
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The Overtones have stormed onto the scene of popular music in both the United States and the UK and they have done so with relatively simple and incredibly catchy music. The mood of their…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
DEC
Viva Vegas Live – Christmas Eve!
Viva Blackpool

Join Leye D Johns as he presents our Vegas style cabaret night with sensational guest vocalists and the beautiful VIVA Showgirls for an evening of Vegas style festive funVenue: Viva Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceStandard: GBP 14.50Meal and Show: GBP…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
DEC
Christmas Day Family Gala Dinner
Viva Blackpool

Spend Christmas Day With Us Here At VivaA leisurely day for all the family to enjoy as we celebrate Christmas Day with a traditional Festive Gala Dinner.Arrive to a welcome drink and await Santas arrival whilst our guest vocalist performs some festive…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
DEC
Christmas Day Festive Lunch
Viva Blackpool

Our Christmas Lunch Served In The Festival SuiteJoin us in our indoor marquee the Festival Suite at Viva Blackpool as we serve our sumptuous seasonal traditional 3 course lunch on Christmas Day.Arrive at noon and take your reserved seats for lunch…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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28
DEC
Roy Chubby Brown
Viva Blackpool

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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