What's on inRushden

Welcome to Rushden

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Rushden - 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 Rushden to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Rushden

01
MAY
Sunday Stroll
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

£1 payable on the day. 10.30am 12.30pm approx. Join us in the Millennium Country Park for a gentle guided walk. Well mainly be sticking to level surfaced tracks but some small sections have a slight gradient up to 1.9. Dress for…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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07
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

For those less inclined to get up before dawn our Late Risers walk still catches some of the most beautiful sights of the Park does not include breakfast whilst starting at a slightly more forgiving hour £4 per person pay the…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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13
MAY
An Evening Talk on the Brickworks
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

David Syzmanski returns after his highly successful Learning Lunchtime last year. We are looking for anyone with relevant artifacts photos of memorabilia from the Brickworks to bring it along on the evening ‐ if you have anything you think would be suitable…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 767037
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14
MAY
Mum2mum Market CORBY Nearly new sale
Grampian Club

Mum2mum Market has arrived in Northamptonshire Award winning events where mums sell to mums and dads of course Taking away the hassle of online auctions and multimedia selling pages At our events you can BUY and SELL face to face.First sale…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07846 513267
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15
MAY
Farmers' Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

10.30am 3pm. Third Sunday of the month local hand made fresh produce and tasty treats. For more information visit our website call 01234 767037 or email infomarstonvale.org.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

. A weekend motorcycle event filled to the brim with anything and everything from the world of motorcycles at Santa Pod Raceway. Featuring drag racing Show and Shine Live Music Traders and more Whether you ride a Harley Cafe Racer Sports Bike…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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21
MAY
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Royal & Derngate

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on Saturday 21 May 2016. 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…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

Celebrating 50 years the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised event is the first round of the…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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02
JUN
Marston Mud - Kids' Outdoor Activity
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

This popular event is back again. Time to get messy with mud A walk to the willow huts to ake mud creatures in the trees. Marston Clay is perfect for creating mud faces monsters animaswell anything you like. Come and enjoy a…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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04
JUN
The Proclaimers
Royal & Derngate

Charlie and Craig Reid better known as The Proclaimers have put together an impressive body of work since their foundation in 1983. Their rise began with supporting the Housemartins in 1986 later they rose to…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUN
Gary Barlow Tribute
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Dan Hadfield returns as the worlds best Gary Barlow tribute and lookalike artiste. Performing all of the classic Gary and Take That hits. Tickets £15 booking essential. Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm 10pm approx. Licensed bar and free parking. To book…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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17
JUN
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Boughton House

On the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors something evil is afoot. When death stalks the Baskerville family legend and superstition collide with the most heinous of crimes. On the moor nobody is safe not even the bravest of men. Join…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 515731
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18
JUN
Sense and Sensibility
Kirby Hall

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 203230
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19
JUN
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway is back for its 11th year and all BMWs are welcome‐ race cars show cars modern retros classics new minis and BMW bikes.BMWs have all the right elements to make great drag cars. Powerful engines…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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19
JUN
Midsummer Fair
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

10.30am 3pm. A special Farmers Market to mark the summer solstice with more stalls selling local hand made fresh produce and tasty treats as well as crafts and more For more information visit our website call 01234 767037 or email infomarstonvale.org.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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19
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival
Willen Lake

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today ‐ as well as the most fun Up to 16 people paddle each 40 boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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25
JUN
Northampton Sausage and Cider Festival
Northampton Old Scouts Rugby Football Club

2016 Northampton Sausage and Cider Festival WHEN Saturday June 25 ‐ Noon to 10pm Sunday June 26 ‐ Noon to 6pm WHAT Live music real cider and great sausages ‐ Northamptons annual sausage and festival is back in 2016. 30…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01327 830355
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03
JUL
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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03
JUL
Sarah Millican
Royal & Derngate

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: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
JUL
Corby Highland Gathering
Corby Highland Gathering

For the people of Corby and beyond to celebrate a tradition of the town and have a fun day out. With Highland Dancing Pipe Bands and much more We want to provide the local community and visitors with a traditional cultural experience…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

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10
JUL
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

The first major event for Japanese car fans with RWYB competition HKS Drag Series club displays drifting drag demos Show n Shine and more. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from £12 Kids under 13 go free max 3 per adult. Contact…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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15
JUL
Dragstalgia
Santa Pod Raceway

A weekend event dedicated to race cars bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. In association with the NSRA. With Jet Car RWYB live evening entertainment swap meet Show n Shine and cars for sale. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm.…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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16
JUL
Bedford River Festival
Bedford Rowing Club

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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16
JUL
Bikesafe2016 Rockingham
Rockingham Motor Speedway

We are delighted to announce we are bringing Bikesafe2016 to Northamptonshire. After successful years at Castle Combe we are excited to be bringing it to Northamptonshire and are expecting crowds from across the UK. http:www.bikesafe.co.uklocate‐a‐forcenational‐show‐track‐experienNational BikeSafe Show & Track Experience…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Family Events

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17
JUL
Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Event
Billing Aquadrome

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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22
JUL
Bug Jam 30
Santa Pod Raceway

Now firmly established as Europes biggest best and most popular VW show hits its third decade as the summer VW event of choice Bug Jam 30 is back once again with a line‐up of both on and off‐track action that reflects the…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 782828
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05
AUG
Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

The fastest hottest largest & loudest modified car festival in Europe.If youve never been before let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe. 10000 modifying disciples. The UKs most superbly executed show cars. The…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 782828
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04
SEP
Rotary Clubs of Nene Valley Dragon Boat Event
Wicksteed Park

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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08
SEP
FIA European Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The final round of the acclaimed European Drag Racing Championship The European Finals is the climax to the 2016 FIAFIM race season. This televised final is where racers put it all on the line to decide who claims the crown This event…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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09
SEP
Joan Collins
Royal & Derngate

Joan Collins at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on Friday 09 September 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Joan Collins tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

Tourist Attractions


Activity World Play Centres

Activity World Play Centres ‐ Amusement Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01536484838 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Alfred East Gallery

The Alfred East Gallery is one of the County's two major public art galleries, housing important collections by Sir Alfred East and Thomas Cooper Gotch, some of which have recently gone on display in the new Permanent Collection Room. Alfred East was an english painter and etcher,…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Contact venue on 01933 441020 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Bedford & County Golf Club

Bedford & County Golf Club ‐ golf course in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01234 352617 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bedford & County Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Billing Aquadrome

Billing Aquadrome Ltd ‐ Amusement Park in Northampton, . Contact venue on telephone number 01604408181 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Bodyflight

The World's largest and best indoor skydiving wind tunnel.Come and learn the fun and exciting sport of Bodyflying in the safety of a vertical wind tunnel. No heights or jumping involvedSkydivers use Bodyflight as a valuable training tool and we often have some of the world's top skydiving…

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