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

25
JUN
mum2mum market nearly new sale Corby
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. Our…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07846 513267
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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
Sunday Stroll
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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03
JUL
Walk for Parkinson's
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A 2.5 or 5 mile walk around the Millennium Country Park. All money raised will go towards improving life for everyone affected by Parkinsons and funding crucial life‐changing research which will help find a cure.There is no minumum sponsorship required to take…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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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

09
JUL
A Dry Stone Walling Weekend Workshop
Marshwood House

Hands‐on practical experience building a 2m high boundary wall without mortar. Certificates of Achievement all material facilities tools parking provided. Bedfordshire countryside.These workshops are located on private land in a tranquil rural corner of Bedfordshire.They are a practical introduction to the heritage…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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09
JUL
Kingsthorpe College Summer Fete
Kingsthorpe College

The annual Kingsthorpe College Summer Fete is taking place on Saturday 9th July 2016 12‐3pm. This has been highly successful in the past and always attracts lots of families and members of the community. This is a traditional summer fete…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01604 716106
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09
JUL
TS Eliot Festival
Little Gidding

Saturday 9th July1.00pm Doors Open2.00pm Welcome2.15pm AFTER THE ACCLAIMED CRITICAL EDITIONEditor Jim McCue lectures on Little Gidding: Such things as seem of least and most importance 3.15pm Afternoon Tea3.45pm A WORKSHOP ON VISUALISATION OF THE WASTE LANDParticipate…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

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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
Farmers' Market
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Freshly made local produce from Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. From pies and cakes to vegetables and chutneys. …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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23
JUL
Absolute Bowie
The Roadmender

. Celebrating the life and music of David Bowie.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…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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23
JUL
Bricks by Road and Rail Vehicle Rally
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A gathering of vehicles from times past used in the Bedfordshire Brick Industry and surrounds together with displays of road and rail photos and memorabilia. No booking required donations welcomed on the day.If youre interested in taking part please contact merv.askewbtinternet.com…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01234 767037
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25
JUL
Take To The Stage
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this action‐packed week of theatre‐themed fun Try your hand at…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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27
JUL
Pond Dipping and Design
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Pond Dipping & Design Find out whos living in pond and make a pond on a plate. All equipment will be provided to have a go at pond dipping followed by an indoor craft session. £4 per child. Sessions are at…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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28
JUL
Nature and Animals Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Take a walk on the wild side and join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around nature and animals sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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04
AUG
Magic and Mystery Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Do you believe in magic Join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around magic and mysteries.Sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child booking in advance essential.For…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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09
AUG
Dragon Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Dragon Trail Join us on a search for dragon flies in the Country Park. Hear a dragon story and make your own dragon fly. £4 per child. Sessions are at 10am 11.30am and 2pm and last approx. 1 hr and 15…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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24
AUG
Pirates and Princesses Storytelling
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Ahoy your majesty Join Dawn from Usborne Books for some storytelling and colouring in all based around pirates and princesses.Sessions at 10am and 11am and last approx. 45 mins. Parental supervision required ‐ £2 per child booking in advance essential.For more info…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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30
AUG
Wellies in the Wetlands
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Another chance to join us on a guided tour of the Wetlands Nature Reserve. Discover what animals and birds live in the secret parts of the Reserve and find out what changes through the seasons. On this two hour event well be…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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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
The Inspire in Business Event! - Northampton
Glen Suite at The Deco

Discover How To Stand Out from The Crowd Inspire Your Audience and Create More Revenue Right NowHave you ever wondered why some business people inspire their employees customers and the public in general while others watch from the side lines Are you…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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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