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

25
MAY
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

27
MAY
Big Girls Don't Cry
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . During the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry December 1963 Oh What a Night Walk Like a Man Rag Doll and Big Girls Dont Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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27
MAY
Bill Bailey
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAY
Event Name Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA!
Viva Blackpool

Leave your troubles at the door take your reserved seats and get yourselves ready for a wonderful evening packed with comedy music and dance performed by our supremely talented cast in our amazing award winning venueLaughter a plenty with Leye D Johns...Join…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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28
MAY
Hot Water Comedy Club 'Triple Headline Show'
Hot Water Comedy Club, 2nd Floor, Holiday Inn

Our Flagship show featuring 3 of the very best headline standard comedians from both the UK and International Comedy Circuit along with one of the finest comperes in the country. The very best in live stand up comedy every Friday & Saturday…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07478 699007
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28
MAY
Islands In The Stream
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Islands In The Stream celebrates the queen and king of country Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Stacked with country musics greatest hits: Jolene Ruby 9 to 5 Lucille Here You Come Again The Gambler I Will Always Love You Coward of the…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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28
MAY
Nick Harper
The Citadel

2016 promises to be an exciting celebratory year for Nick Harper with a lengthy UK tour planned to support the third and final vinyl retrospective album and one box to unite them all. Nick will also be collaborating with Port Erin…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
MAY
Cannon & Ball - One Night Stand
Viva Blackpool

Legends of comedy Cannon & Ball are back at Viva Blackpool with the brilliant Harper Brothers for packed night of laughter.Memories will come flooding back as one of the best known double acts in the business step onto the Viva stage and…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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29
MAY
Cannon & Ball – One Night Stand featuring the Ha
Viva Blackpool

Rock On TommyMemories 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…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01253 297297
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29
MAY
Dancing In the Streets
Blackpool Grand Theatre

The talented cast and band will bring to life the infectious melodic foot‐tapping songs with a touch of soul and style guaranteed to have you signing along and dancing in the aisles.Expect your favourite songs made famous by The Four Tops The…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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29
MAY
Beverley Knight
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Born in Wolverhampton West Midlands Beverley Knight continues to pack in the crowds on her latest tour. Dubbed the UK Queen of Soul and drawing comparisons to the likes of Aretha Franklin and Sam…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
MAY
Tony Bellew vs Ilunga Makabu
Goodison Park

Tony Bellew vs Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Sunday 29 May 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Sports

31
MAY
The Jerseys present... Oh What A Nite!
Viva Blackpool

The Jerseys are back for their third season as we go back into the archives of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Stylistics Beach Boys Drifters and more... Its an evening of great music fun and more with amazing vocalists and…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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31
MAY
Brian Wilson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Brian Wilson at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Tuesday 31 May 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Brian Wilson tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
JUN
Grease The Musical
Blackpool Grand Theatre

GREASE is the word... Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company are proud to present Grease the original high‐school musical. Packed with explosive energy non‐stop dance routines and spectacular 1950s fashion this show is guaranteed to have you singing along from start to…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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01
JUN
Swan Lake
Liverpool Empire Theatre

An immortal love story filled with emotion and beauty Tchaikovskys magical score creates a truly unforgettable experience. Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russias leading…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
JUN
Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA! on 04 June 2016
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound ‐ no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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04
JUN
Theatr Lolo Presents: Boxy & Sticky
The Citadel

Ive found a box.Ive found a stick.This box can be whatever I want it to be.I can be ‐Inside it. Outside it.Under it.On top of it.This stick was the first toy in the world.I canTap with itThrow it and catch it.I can…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
JUN
Adam Ant
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

In a career spanning more than 35 years Adam Ant has had ten top 10 singles with his band Adam and the Ants and also as a solo artist with 3 reaching the number 1…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Mad About The Musicals
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of Londons theatre land to the glitz of Broadway Mad About The Musicals is back once again. Celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love 10th Anniversary…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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05
JUN
Sarah Millican
Preston Guildhall

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: 10.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
JUN
AVENUE Q
Winter Gardens

Avenue Q tells the funny story of Princeton a US college graduate who has moved to the New York neighbourhood of Avenue Q in order to discover his purpose in life. Full of hilarious…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
JUN
Save The Last Dance For Me
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Save The Last Dance For Me at Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Monday 06 June 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Save The Last Dance For Me live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
JUN
Wheatus
O2 Academy Liverpool

New York based Wheatus were formed by band member Brendan B. Brown in 1995 with the help of brother Peter Brown on drums Philip Jiminez on keyboards and Rich Liegey on bass starting out playing…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUN
Space
The Citadel

Space have sold over 2 million albums world wide with titles including Spiders Tin Planet Suburban Rock and Roll and Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab and also released 10 top 40 singles and a host of other single releases to‐date with…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
JUN
Tom Jones
Aintree Racecourse

Tom Jones may be approaching 70 but he shows little sign of slowing down. Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen. He has had an extremely…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
The Lancashire Hotpots - Now't Like the 80's Tour
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Do you remember the 80s A decade of Rubiks Cubes shoulder pads and Walkmans. The Lancashire Hotpots do and theyre back to bring you a show full of music and comedy thats as daft as a Sinclair C5.Expect all your usual favourites…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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12
JUN
Lecture: Help and 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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12
JUN
Wuthering Heights
Lytham Hall

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Brontes classic love story set on the beautiful mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 736652
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13
JUN
Lotty's War
Blackpool Grand Theatre

A mesmerising story of passion courage and sacrifice Lottys War is a thriller set in the WWII enemy occupied Channel Islands. Based on a true story this critically acclaimed play is a must see showWith the last boat to England gone Lotty…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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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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