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
MAR
Civic Saturdays at Metal
Metal @ Edge Hill Station

Transport past present and future at Edge Hill the first passenger railway station in the World. Well look at connections and the highs and lows of our Merseyside transport system from walkability to high‐speed rail and airports.Family fun in interesting places around…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

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25
MAR
Comedy Station Comedy Club
Viva Blackpool

4 mighty fine comics take to the stage ‐ their mission is to make you laugh until you can laugh no moreYour MC for the evening is Local Celebrity Ryan Gleeson Reserve your seats to be guaranteed a night of laughter order…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
MAR
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.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
MAR
Preston Jam: 25-Hour Day
Media Factory

There will be a variety of musicians and a range of music styles dropping in throughout the event to jam with each other and create a unique musical narrative. Drop in at any time during the 24‐hour performance to open your mind…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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25
MAR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
MAR
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
MAR
An Audience with Martin Kemp - Mothers Day Special
Viva Blackpool

Spend Mothers Day Evening with a music and acting icon ‐ the frontman of a band which defined a generation of New Romantics and the star of stage and screen across a glittering career.From the incredible global success of SPANDAU BALLET to…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01253 297297
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26
MAR
Make with Mum
Botany Bay

Make with Mum this Mothers DaySpend the perfect day at Botany Bay and make meaningful bead creations.Mrs Bead will be hosting a workshop for all to enjoy; choose from 100s of colourful beads to create beautiful mother and child bracelet sets. This…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01257 261220
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26
MAR
Mothers Day Afternoon with ‘The Jerseys’ & ‘
Viva Blackpool

Perfect for mum enjoy a carvery or afternoon tea with us in our wonderful Cabaret Theatre with music everyone will love.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceStandard Seating & 2 Course Meal: GBP 19.95Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com81443‐0…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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27
MAR
The Dublin Legends
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The Dublin LegendsMonday 27th March 2017 7:30pmAll tickets £20.50The Dublin LegendsFormerly of The DublinersAll The Hits & More TourFrom Seven Drunken Nights to Whiskey In The JarIrish Folk Music at its Very BestIn 2012 The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAR
Billy Ocean
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAR
Rick Astley
Preston Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAR
At Last - The Etta James Story
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Following its world premiere in Melbourne in 2013 At Last ‐ The Etta James Story has since packed theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 the show returned to Melbourne for a sell‐out season at The Arts Centre and July saw…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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28
MAR
Pasha - Let's Dance The Night Away
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Pasha ‐Lets Dance The Night AwayTuesday 28th March 2017 7:30pmGeneral Admission £24.50Concessions £23.50EARLY BIRD OFFERBook before 31 December and you will also get a Pre Show In Conversation with PashaThis will take place in the auditorium where Pasha will be interviewed on…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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28
MAR
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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28
MAR
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Viva Blackpool

Starring ‐ The Jerseys Leye D Johns 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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30
MAR
Preston Jam: Avant Garden
The Ferret

Come and join us to hear this live music collaboration which will be something a little different to what you may be used to.An excellent evening of varied music‐making featuring the jazz‐fusion guitar legend and ex‐Isotope band leader Gary Boyle. A central…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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30
MAR
Road by Jim Cartwright
The Citadel

Dates and times marked with a are provisional and may be subject to change.The Citadel Adult Theatre Company return to the stage to perform Jim Cartwrights gritty play about life in a working class Northern town.Road explores the lives of the…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
MAR
Tiger Who Came To Tea
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big stripy tiger The…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
MAR
Iain Stirling - 'Onwards'
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

You may recognise his voice as the narrator of ITV2s Love Island or recognise his face as the host of Scottish BAFTA best childrens show award winning panel show The Dog Ate my Homework CBBC. Other credits include The Now Show Radio…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
MAR
Peter Kay’s Car Share
Opera House Blackpool

After the enormous success of a live screening of the first series of Car Share in 2015 Peter Kay is returning to the Blackpool Opera House once again this time to premiere selected episodes from the second series of the BAFTA award…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Danny Saul/Kinder Meccano/Third City
The Continental

Danny Saul is an experimental musician performer and composer from Manchester UK. Recently awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition Danny works within areas of electroacoustic composition and laptop performance. He has toured throughout the UK Europe USA and Japan. He runs the…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Music and Freedom Symposium
UCLan Media Innovation Studio (MISt)

Leading Civil Rights scholar and author of the landmark text Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues Black Consciousness and Race Relations Professor Brian Ward from Northumbria University will give the keynote address on Freedom Sounds: Music and the Civil Rights Movement.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
The Illuminations Banquet & Ball
Viva Blackpool

The Illuminations Banquet & BallThe Friends of the Illuminations present their annual Banquet and Ball in aid of the Blackpool Illuminations Fund supported by the Blackpool Combined Association.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceGeneral Admission: GBP 30.00Links: Booking: https:go.evvnt.com108323‐0…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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APR
Absolute Bowie
53 Degrees

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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APR
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall Field

Times:Sellers arrive from 6amBuyers arrive from 6amFinish approx. 12pmCharges:£7 per car£10 per large van or trailerBuyers: 40p per person over 18 yrs. Children freeFree car parking on our field please do not park on the roadDisabled parkingDogs allowedNo booking necessaryBring your own…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(textspref erred)
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Manfords Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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Preston Jam Music Festival: Rhythm Alley Jammin
Preston Flag Market

First up are the Worldwise Samba Drummers and Preston Samba Dancers community groups based at UCLan as part of the Something for Everyone project. Their infectious high‐energy performances combine traditional rhythms and dance moves with original material.Come and take part in some…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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Preston Jam: Django Performance Seminar
Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Professor Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ presenting Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ guitar Paul Murphy ‐ rhythm guitar John Wilton ‐ double bass James Goodwin‐Hudson ‐ lead guitarThis will be an illustrated performance of Djangos music by a quartet specialising in Hot Club‐style gypsy jazz. Django…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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APR
Preston Jam: Preston Jam at 53
Venue 53

A pre‐Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Fringe Event partnered by the University of Central Lancashire & Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues in a stunning 3 band production from 6.30pm to midnight with Soweto the multi award winning UK king of jazz and hip‐hop.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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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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