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

23
FEB
Wedding Fair
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A chance to view the Forest Centre as your potential wedding venue and meet hand‐picked local suppliers Free entry ‐ book in advance via email or phone to receive goodie bag on arrival.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 762615
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25
FEB
Kettering Dance Auditions
The Lighthouse Theatre

Kettering Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new dance contest in Kettering for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. The…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 529966
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25
FEB
Kettering Singing and Dance Auditions
The Lighthouse Theatre

. Kettering Singing and Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new singing and dance contest in Kettering for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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26
FEB
National Gardens Scheme opening at Boughton House
Boughton House

Visitors to Northamptonshires Boughton Estate home to the Duke of Buccleuch ‐ can enjoy early bird access to its celebrated Gardens in association with the National Gardens Scheme later this month. Catch a glimpse of the first flowerings of the aconites…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 515731
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28
FEB
Spamalot
Stantonbury Theatre

Funnier than the black death  The ALL NEW West End production of SPAMALOT tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy or possibly a brace…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
MAR
Taste The Punch With Pete Tong, B.Traits & Icarus
Empire

With only a hand‐full of UK appearances during 2017 this is rare chance to see Pete on home turfThis will be the second time that Tong has headlined Taste The Punch whilst B.Traits makes her third appearance which is set to be…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07904 452832
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05
MAR
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A light guided stroll around the Park. Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. £1 payable to the leader on the day no booking required. For more info or if you have any special requirements please call 01234 767037.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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11
MAR
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Marshwood House

A unique opportunity to practice the art and craft of DSW.These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building using stone without mortar. In addition you also receive an extensive discussion overview packed with tips and information…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07749 032680
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17
MAR
Lionel Richie Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Malcolm Pitt returns performing all of Lionels greatest hits as well as some soul and motown classics.£15 per person booking essentialDoors 7.30pm Show 8pm 10pm approx.Licensed bar free parking. …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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25
MAR
The Comedy Club Northampton
Aspers Casino

The Comedy Club Present 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Venue: Aspers Casino 6 Commercial Street Northampton NN1 1PJPriceComedy Show Only: GBP 163 Course Meal & Comedy Show: GBP 33VIP 3 Course Meal Comedy Show Glass of Bubbly £5 Bet: GBP…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 623580
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01
APR
Geno Washington & Goldsoul DJs
The Roadmender

A great night of classic Soul in 3 rooms plus Geno Washington live at the Roadmender Northampton. Venue: The Roadmender 1 Ladys Lane Northampton NN1 3AHPrice£7.50: GBP 7.50Links: Inquiries: https:go.evvnt.com82745‐0…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01909 515150
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02
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Featuring huge club stand displays Run What Ya Brung FWD & JDS Drag Racing Drifting Stunt Displays Jet Car Trade Village Caterers Fun Fair Rides and much more.Everyone is welcome at the Fast show including clubs individuals supercars modified cars hot‐hatches and…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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08
APR
Early Spring Migrants Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

8‐11am. A guided walk led by our knowledgeable volunteers to see the visiting migrant birds in the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers. …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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11
APR
A Spring Surprise - Kids Outdoor Activity
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Follow the woodland trail to discover a spring surprise hiding in the Country Park. There will be riddles to solve and amazing animal facts to discover on this spring walk. Wear warm clothes and boots. Sessions last 1hr 15mins approx and start…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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14
APR
Festival of Power
Santa Pod Raceway

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Plus all things powerful off ‐track including monster trucks stunts air…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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16
APR
Easter Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

11am 4pm. Get out and about this Easter and take part in our Easter Trail around the Park. £2 per child everyone gets a chocolate treat for taking part. Parental supervision necessary. No booking required. Runs throughout the day no…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
APR
Big Bang
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. Despite high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
APR
Hitchin Brass Band Spring Concert
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7.30pm onwards. In aid of Bedford Hospital Day Treatment Unit. Hitchin Brass Band return for an evening of classics. £9 per ticket includes entry into raffle for £100 John Lewis voucher. Book at the Forest Centre or from Haematology Reception at Bedford…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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02
MAY
the lady boys of bangkok
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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06
MAY
Dawn Chorus Bird Walk (+breakfast)
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

4.30 7.30am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn led by our knowledgeable volunteers. Includes cooked breakfast in the Forest Centre afterwards. £10.50 adults£7.50 children booking in advance essential call 01234 767037. £1…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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13
MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7‐10am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn at a slightly more sociable hour Led by our knowledgeable volunteers ‐ £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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20
MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

All things on 2 wheels with motorbike only RWYB ACU National Championships stunt bikes wheelie machine wall of death free live music show bikes and loads more. Testing for the Main Event welcome limited availability. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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26
MAY
Evening Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7.30 10.30pm. A guided walk around the Park at dusk to see the bats and birds of the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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26
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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03
JUN
Northampton Pretty Muddy 5K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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04
JUN
Northampton Race for Life 10K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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04
JUN
Northampton Race for Life 5K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 14:00 Last entryAdult entry Women aged…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Sports

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18
JUN
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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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24
JUN
Summer Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

This National Drag Racing Championship round features over 25 car and bike classes with some real crowd favourites. Things are hotting up too in the MSA British Drag Racing Championship with the UKs Andy Robinson currently sitting in 2nd place. Dont miss…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
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 our…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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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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