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

11
DEC
VIVA PRESENTS - THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS SPECTACULA
Viva Blackpool

Enter our award winning accessible venue right in the heart of Blackpool take your reserved seats in a Christmas‐themed wonderland and enjoy The Spirit of Christmas Spectacular.Featuring a plethora of incredibly talented musicians singers dancers specialty acts and our very own choir…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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12
DEC
A Christmas Carol
Capstone Theatre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

15
DEC
Viva Vegas Live! Christmas Party Night
Viva Blackpool

Allow us to transport you to the lights sparkle music and extravagance of Vegas with just a hint of Festive Cheer and Christmas merriment without even leaving the seaside Its CHRISTMAS IN VEGAS Laughter a plenty with Leye D JohnsTake your reserved…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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16
DEC
Beautiful World - A Tribute To The Music Of ‘Tak
Viva Blackpool

TAKE THAT have dominated the music industry for nearly three decades ‐ Gary Barlow Mark Owen Jason Orange Howard Donald and Robbie Williams were responsible for 17 hit singles; including 8 consecutive Number 1s all through the 1990s creating anthems that are…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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16
DEC
Beautiful World - Jimmy Love’s Tribute Christmas
Viva Blackpool

The UKs premier tribute group to Take ThatHosted by compere Jimmy Love as Sir Elton John fresh from his UK Rocket Man Tour join us for our Top Tribute Christmas Party Nights.These sensational vocalists all professional performers in their own right come…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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16
DEC
Nicktoons Christmas Grotto
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Ho Ho Ho The festive season is on its way and Blackpool Pleasure Beach is giving families the opportunity to get into the seasonal spirit at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena with the launch of the Nicktoons Christmas Grotto and Ice…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08712 221234
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16
DEC
Peter Pan A Musical Adventure
Opera House Blackpool

Second star to the right and straight on to Blackpool. The skys the limit this Christmas as with a sprinkling of fairy dust Blackpool Opera House takes you on a magical journey to Neverland in a sensational swashbuckling adventure from Saturday 16…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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16
DEC
Santa's 'Land of Sweets' Grotto
Botany Bay

Meet Santa in his magical Land of Sweets Grotto at Botany BayGrotto Dates;Saturdays ‐ 2nd 9th 16th & 23rd December 2017Sundays ‐ 26th November 3rd 10th & 17th December 2017Friday ‐ 22nd December 2017Open 10am ‐ 5pm each dayLocated in our outdoor…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 443515
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17
DEC
Christmas Lunch with boxing legend FRANK BRUNO MBE
The Ramada Plaza Hotel

Spend the afternoon in the company of one of the nations favourite boxers and hear Franks fascinating tales of his life and amazingboxing career fighting some of the meanest toughest men on the planet inc MIKE TYSON twice and LENNOX LEWISSTANDARD…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07713 628054
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22
DEC
Steve Steinman’s Viva Christmas Rocktacular Conc
Viva Blackpool

Rock out this Christmas as we go hell for leather and crank the Festive Spirit up to 11 and beyond.From the producers of Vampires Rock Bat out of Hell and Iconic. Steve Steinman brings a brand new production as his CHRISTMAS ROCKTACULAR…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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22
DEC
The Jerseys - Jimmy Love’s Tribute Christmas Par
Viva Blackpool

Its time to get down with those boys from JerseyHosted by compere Jimmy Love as Sir Elton John fresh from his UK Rocket Man Tour join us for our Top Tribute Christmas Party Nights.Celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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

Take the stress and hassle out of Christmas Day.Let us look after you with our full day Family Festive DinnerTheres food drink and entertainment on this very special day so you can celebrate in style with your family and friends right here…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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

Join us in our indoor marquee ‐ the Festival Suite at Viva Blackpool as we serve our sumptuous seasonal traditional 3 course lunch on Christmas Day.Take your reserved seats enjoy superb service to your table and a wide selection of drinks and…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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26
DEC
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite! - Boxing Day Perform
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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27
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

29
DEC
Chris Connor: The World Famous Elvis Presley Tribu
Viva Blackpool

If you love The King then this is a show not to be missedWith the highest production values and the highest performance standard it is truly as if Elvis Presley is performing in front of your very eyesVenue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
DEC
Chris Connor: World Famous Elvis Presley Tribute S
Viva Blackpool

If you love The King then this is a show not to be missedWith the highest production values and the highest performance standard it is truly as if Elvis Presley is performing in front of your very eyesVenue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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31
DEC
Viva Vegas Diner Rock ‘n’ Roll New Years Eve P
Viva Vegas Diner, Bar & Grill

A brand new way to bring in the New Year. Join us in the Viva Vegas Diner Bar & Grill for a brilliant way to end the year.Join your DJ host Paul OBrien playing the best party music from across the years…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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20
JAN
Liverpool Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'Vine to W
Radisson Blu

Why Book on a Liverpool Wine Tasting Course with Wine UnearthedWine Tasting should be all about enjoying wine and having Fun ‐ our Liverpool Days are ‐ learn about wine with like‐minded people in an un‐stuffy way.We are Established & Proven and…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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20
JAN
Sari Schorr & The Engine Room
The Citadel Arts Centre

A Force of Nature the debut album from one of todays most exciting blues‐rock singers was produced by the legendary Mike Vernon whose credits include Fleetwood Mac The Blues Breakers Savoy Brown Chicken Shack Eric Clapton and Peter Green. In 2015 while…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
JAN
Ruby Turner
The Epstein Theatre

Ruby Turner was born in Jamaica and grew up in Montego Bay. Her Grandfather sang the lead in one of the Islands Gospel Groups. Moving to England when she was 9 Ruby has lived here ever since.Her career to date has always…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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27
JAN
Aladdinsane (UK's No.1 Bowie Tribute)
The Citadel Arts Centre

David Bowie the legend through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke into the 80s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdinsane widely acclaimed as…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
FEB
Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?
The Epstein Theatre

Join the star of Not the Nine oclock News Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat as he airs stories anecdotes reminiscences and outright lies from forty years of travelling down rivers and up mountains into Africa out…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01517 094044
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03
FEB
Roxy Magic
The Citadel

ROXY MAGIC: A Night of Roxy Music and Bryan FerryRoxy Magic are the UKs best and longest‐running tribute to Roxy Music & Bryan FerryWowBryan FerryAwesomeOtis FerryIt took a long time for there to be a Roxy tribute band; there is one now…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
FEB
That’ll Be The Day
Viva Blackpool

The UKs premier Rock & Roll production Thatll Be The Day returns with another brand new showHighly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value Thatll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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09
FEB
Fleetwood Bac
Epstein Theatre

The only Mac tribute band in the world to authentically replicate the classic StevieLindseyChristineJohnMick Rumours line‐up. The band features their best ever line‐up and in the last few years the response has been amazing.Rave reviews in The Stage newspaper endorsements from the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
FEB
Crafty's Creepy Castle
The Epstein Theatre

Why has Crafty the Crow gone to live in a haunted castleCan Sally the Scarecrow help with its ghostly goings‐onAnd what haunted happenings are making things go bump in the nightCome in your scariest costume and join the adventure to find the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 015 170940
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10
FEB
DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
Hot Water Comedy Club

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.D. Gold. Oil. Drugs. on an extended World Tour in 2018His UK leg features 21 dates including…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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10
FEB
U2 2 - The U2 Tribute
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 return to The Citadel theatre. Now in their 26th year on the road the band are the ultimate in look‐a‐like sound‐a‐likes. With an impressive history from Achtung Baby to now U2 2 are known for their sounds and resemblance…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
FEB
Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf
The Citadel Arts Centre

Presented by Unity Theatre and Action Transport Theatre A small figure sets off with red cloak and hoodto grandmas they go the other side of the woods.Do not stop to smell the flowers or sing to the birdsor climb a tall…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

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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