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

19
OCT
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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19
OCT
new Edinburgh Woollen Mill store in Formby
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

The new Edinburgh Woollen Mill store located on Chapel Lane will open on Thursday 19 October at 9am and will also feature a Ponden Home Interiors concession.Staff will greet the first 40 customers to make a purchase in store with an Edinburgh…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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19
OCT
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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19
OCT
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show
Epstein Theatre Liverpool

Introducing Wannabe the Spice Girls Show.Spice Girls remain the biggest girl band of all time with 9 number 1 singles 80 million record sales World tours movies & a musical to their name.Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits the Wannabe show recreates…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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20
OCT
David Holt - An Evening of Clairvoyance
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

David HoltJoin David Holt the author of best seller Are you ready to believe for a very different kind of evening.One of the UKs leading spirit mediums delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death. If you have ever wondered what life…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01253 794221
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20
OCT
DRUM CLASH
The Capstone Theatre

DRUM CLASH is a meeting of Rhythms and Cultures that weave together clashing and then joining together in an exciting melting pot of the senses. An explosion of visuals and movement presents a colourful journey of discovery that takes us from rhythms…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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20
OCT
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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20
OCT
The Pies + Mark Roberts
Epstein Theatre

An evening with The Pies and friends. Liverpools legendary graffiti band play a rare live set at The Epstein. Following up on the release of their Best of Pies album. Supported by The Worlds greatest streaker Mark Roberts doing a stand up…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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21
OCT
British Music Experience
Cunard Building

Throughout October half term The British Music Experience will be welcoming families of all ages to come along and experience the story of British music through costumes instruments performance memorabilia and some special activities.During the October half term The British Music Experience…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

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21
OCT
The Enid
The Citadel

After 40 years The Enid continue to create bedazzling genre‐busting music. Fusing rock symphonic electronic and choral elements there is simply no other band like them on planet earth. Following the recent critical acclaim of their Journeys End trilogy The Enid enter…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
OCT
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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22
OCT
Catapluf's Musical Journey
The Citadel

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
OCT
Comedy, Country & Convo with Ricky Tomlinson
The Epstein Theatre

Liverpools own Ricky Tomlinson star of The Royle Family and countless other beloved shows and films presents Liverpools No.1 variety night this October.Ricky will be joined on‐stage by a host of local and showbiz talent including Lee Roy James singer songwriter of…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01517 094044
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22
OCT
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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22
OCT
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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23
OCT
Dancing Queen: The Concert
Viva Blackpool

The Biggest 70s Party EverWith over 15 years experience worldwide Dancing Queen: The Concert is a sensational live tribute to one of the worlds best ever bands with authentic costume changes. Venue: Viva Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceAdult Standard: GBP…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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23
OCT
Flashdance
Opera House Blackpool

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac Manhunt Gloria I Love Rock & Roll and the award winning title track Flashdance ‐ What a Feeling. Produced by…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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25
OCT
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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25
OCT
Showtime Afternoons
Viva Blackpool

Take your reserved seats as we serve a delicious 2‐course lunch before our resident cast perform an amazing show for you with different themes and shows available to choose from including The Jerseys Ratpackers and our very own Viva Vegas show.The dancefloor…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
OCT
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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26
OCT
Brainiac Live
The Epstein Theatre

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls due to popular demand Sciences greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance. Based on the multi‐award winning TV show Brainiac Live is back. More mischievous than ever before Brainiac Live…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 094044
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27
OCT
Cream Presents Timmy Trumpet
O2 Academy

Following his sell out UK tour in April Australias No.1 DJ Timmy Trumpet returns this October for a series of shows with dates announced in Birmingham and Liverpool.The multi‐platinum selling artist whose been voted 1 DJ in his homeland Australia is no…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01517 071309
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27
OCT
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel Arts Centre

FLEETWOOD BACMAC ARE ... BAC Presented by GS PromotionsFLEETWOOD BAC are the worlds first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic Rumours line‐up.Over the last few years they…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
OCT
Friday Night Live Starring The Stylistics (Sing Ba
Viva Blackpool

Your compre for the evening expertly guiding you through this fantastic show is the one and only Sabine.A vocal comedienne for over 30 years Sabine is a force of nature and her wit and talent is certainly undeniable. It is no wonder…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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27
OCT
The Circus of Horrors. Voodoo
Globe Pleasure Beach

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08712 229090
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27
OCT
The Wizard of Oz
The Epstein Theatre

Go on a magical adventure over the rainbow at The Epstein Theatre with Regal Entertainmentsenchanting production of The Wizard of Oz.Starring Cheryl Fergison EastEnders Heather Trott as the Wicked Witch of the West this magical show is sure to put a smile…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 094044
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28
OCT
Cerámica
RIBA North

An exhibition exploring how traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes can be used together to produce meaningful and sustainable architectural elements.It is widely recognised that our species is defined by the decoration of objects and spaces and the development of complex…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01517 030107
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28
OCT
Merry Hell
The Citadel

MERRY HELL is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though our hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Grannylocks and the Monstrous Duckling
The Citadel

Part of the Big Imaginations Childrens Theatre Festival 19 October 5th November 2017Join performance poet Joseph Coelho winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary.Poetry Award as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
OCT
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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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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