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
OCT
Extreme stunt show
Racecourse

check out the monster action where our very own trucks Extreme and Lil Devil compete to prove theyre the best car crushing monsters in Europe. 2013 was a very busy year for these monsters. Performing at over 150 shows during…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08444 771000
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25
OCT
John Otway & Wild Willie Barrett
The Citadel

John Otway is an English singer‐songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring a surreal sense of humour and a self‐deprecating underdog persona. John is joined by his long‐term sidekick Wild Willy Barrett. Please note Under 18's must…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
OCT
Ken Webster Outrageous Comedy Hypnotist
Horseshoe Showbar

Ken Webster's at Blackpool Pleasure BeachMentalist hypnotist every Saturday from April 19th until November 8th 2014. A truly explosive experience. The world's only interactive hypnotic experience. Outrageous funny over the top with Webster's unique brand of humour. 3 hours of pure comedy…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08712 229090
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25
OCT
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market
Lytham Assembly Rooms

Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market. 30 great traders selling Vintage Antiques Retro Pre‐loved Treasures and Collectables. Town centre venue. Lytham Assembly Rooms formerly Lytham Baths Dicconson Terrace Lytham Lancashire FY8 5JY. Lovely venue and tea rooms. Open 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Last Saturday…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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25
OCT
Sean Hughes "Penguins"
The Bold Hotel

Sean Hughes is back on tour following a critically acclaimed and audience packed run of his new show Penguins at The Edinburgh Fringe .Sean was awarded the Herald Angels Award for Best Comedy show. This is a show so…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08707 871866
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25
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular
VIVA Blackpool

Tickets £13.90 and £15.90. 3 Course Dinner & Show Package £32.90Its Blackpool's BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and it's all live right here at VIVA BlackpoolJoin Leye D Johns for an evening of pure escapism ‐ with the very best guest vocalists and…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
OCT
Wizard Of Oz
St. Helens Theatre Royal

The West End welcomes Andrew Lloyd Webbers most recent musical The Wizard of Oz with open arms. Based on the 1939 film and 1900 novel of the same name The Wizard of Oz tells the…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
OCT
Goldilocks
North Pier Blackpool

Goldilocks at North Pier Blackpool a live event taking place on Saturday 25 October 2014 in Blackpool Lancashire for what will be a great family event.…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Family Events

25
OCT
Illuminasia
Blackpool Winter Gardens

This fantastic family event will see Illuminasia live in Blackpool Lancashire at the Blackpool Winter Gardens on Saturday 25 October 2014. Compare ticket prices for the Illuminasia event below.…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

25
OCT
Riverdance
Opera House at The Winter Gardens

If you didn't already know Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish stepdancing and has become a huge phenomena since appearing at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Husband and wife team John McColgan and…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
OCT
The Subways
53 Degrees

The Subways at 53 Degrees in Preston on Saturday 25 October 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
OCT
WakeyWakey
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

WakeyWakey at Liverpool East Village Arts Club in Liverpool on Saturday 25 October 2014. 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…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Hey Presto!
The Citadel

Peaceful Lion Productions present Hey Presto a brand new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen.Presto the cat is a very talented magician so when he and his best friend Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
OCT
Truly Bassey
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

An audience with Truly Bassey & friends is a fantastic production paying homage to the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey. This 100 live show is brought together with a superbly choreographed cast of dancers stupendous costume changes and ShowTimes live band…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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26
OCT
Wedding Fair Spectacular
Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Town HallsMajestic Lancastrian Ballroom is Our Venue for this spectacular event .Bridal stage Show by Bridal Bliss of Blackburn Performing Wedding singers Sahara Rutherford and John GarrettFREE GLASS OF PERSECO£1 Entry FREE COUNTY BRIDES magFREE BRIDAL BOOKFREE TICKET TO WIN…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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27
OCT
The Betty Legs Diamond Show Illuminations Special
VIVA Blackpool

After a recent sell‐out show date the one and only Miss Betty Legs Diamond is making a triumphant return to VIVA Blackpool this October for an Illuminations SpecialJoin Betty and her fabulous entourage of dancers and hostess Miss Rory as they present…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01253 297297
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27
OCT
Little Comets
53 Degrees

You know those cool guys from Little Comets right From their first single released in 2009 the british indie rock band Little Comets have come a long way. If you dont remember One Night in…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Peter Andre
Blackpool Opera House

English born Australian singersongwriter Peter Andre is also a successful TV presenter and businessman. Famed for his marriage and subsequent split from glamour model Katie Price Andre has starred in his own ITV2 shows both…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
OCT
The Five and the Prophecy of Prana (Blackpool)
The Grand Theatre

Dance Touring Partnership presents Boy Blue Entertainment in The Five and the Prophecy of Prana.In modern Tokyo five young troublemakers find themselves at the centre of a power struggle which has split a secret group of warriors tasked with the protection of…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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29
OCT
St Georges Dock & Queensway Tunnel Ghost Walk
St Georges Dock

PART OF LIVERPOOL SHOCKTOBER EVENTSSt Georges Dock & Queensway Tunnel Ghost WalkVenue: St Georges Dock Georges Dock Way Liverpool L3 1DD L3Date: 30th October 2014Time 6pmPrice: £10Tour lasts 1hr 30minsAre you ready to experience The Ghosts of St Georges Dock and the…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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29
OCT
Travelled Companions: Where Caterpillars Go
The Capstone Theatre

Capacity for these shows is limited to 60 per show so please book early to avoid disappointment.Where Caterpillars Go is a playful adventure set in a wild and magical paper garden aimed at children under five and their families. From a tree…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 000140
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30
OCT
Hansel & Gretel
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

A HALLOWEEN FAMILY FEAST LP CREATIVES PRESENT HANSEL AND GRETEL Dont be left out in the cold Book your tickets today LP Creatives highly anticipated theatre show Hansel and Gretel continues its second tour this Autumn. The show is an extremely light…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
OCT
Hansel and Gretel - A fun family Halloween treat!
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

This exciting show is extremely light family fun filled feel‐good feast ‐ Hansel and Gretel arent greedy; they just want a better life for themselves and their father. Their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of an unwelcome visitor ‐…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
OCT
Oh What A Nite!
VIVA Blackpool

Take a local vocal quartet the very best music of the Doo Wop Motown Rock'n'Roll and Soul music from the likes of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons The Stylistics The Drifters Four Tops Overtones and more performed by a brilliant young…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
OCT
Oh What A VIVA Showgirls at Night
VIVA Blackpool

Songs from Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons The Stylistics The Drifters Four Tops Overtones and more performed by a brilliant 4 part harmony vocal line‐up. Hosted by Leye D Johns.Take a local vocal quartet the very best music of the…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
OCT
Nerina Pallot
The Epstein Theatre

Nerina Pallot at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool on Thursday 30 October 2014. 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…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Songs of Sister Act
Blackpool Opera House

Songs of Sister Act will be performing live Musicals at Blackpool Opera House on the Thursday 30 October 2014 in Blackpool Lancashire. Buy tickets for Songs of Sister Act online.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
OCT
Wild Beasts
O2 Academy Liverpool

Wild Beasts at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Thursday 30 October 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Wild Beasts live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
OCT
Claire House Annual Halloween Charity Ghost Hunt
Liverpool Town Hall

Part of Liverpool Shocktober EventsWe ask all our guests to try and be sponsored for this event to raise more money for this great Liverpool Charity. We will provide areas to do sponsored lone vigils on the night and raffle prizes so…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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31
OCT
ST GEORGES HALL HALLWEEN SLEEPOVER
St Georges Hall

PART OF LIVERPOOL SHOCKTOBER EVENTS.St Georges Hall Halloween Haunted Sleepover and Ghost HuntFriday 31st October 2014 8pm‐6amSt Georges Place Liverpool Merseyside. L1 1j jTickets: £59 which includes Hot Drinks & Breakfast St Georges Hall History.Liverpool has always been and continues…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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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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