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A stunning, mile long, illuminated trail around the Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens.Find out more
Thu 6 Oct 2022
Thu 13 Oct 2022 & Thu November 10th 2022
Tai Chi is recognised as a wonderful soft exercise and calming meditative movement – in the delightful and classical tree populated environment of the Swiss Garden.
Fri 14 Oct 2022
Autumn highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden with our Head Gardener
Fri 14 Oct 2022 & Sat October 15th 2022
Night shoot is back for 2022
Sun 16 Oct 2022
Sat 22 Oct 2022 - Mon 31 Oct 2022
We are thrilled to announce a new and very different event for the October half term and Halloween – the Scarecrow Competition for Schools!
Sat 22 Oct 2022 & Sat November 19th 2022
Bathe in the atmosphere of our Woodland Walk.
Mon 24 Oct 2022, Tue October 25th 2022, Wed October 26th 2022, Thu October 27th 2022 & Fri October 28th 2022
Please only book these free activity tickets for any children under 16 in your group. Accompanying adults will need to pay a daily admission fee (£17.50 per adult).
Wed 26 Oct 2022
Join Guy Thomas as he takes you through the career and exploits of aviation innovator Bentfield Charles Hucks.
Thu 3 Nov 2022
Shuttleworth is delighted to be opening for the National Gardens Scheme again this year.
Thu 1 Dec 2022 - Sun 18 Dec 2022
A stunning, mile long, illuminated trail around the Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens.
We’re open every day (apart from air shows and select events). There are no time limits to your visit (and free parking) so feel free to explore for as long as you like. Buy tickets at the gate or book in advance to get our exclusive offer – our online tickets give you free entry for 30 days!
Old Warden Aerodrome
Bedfordshire SG18 9DX
Summer opening hours (15 Feb - 31 Oct):
10.00 - 17.00 (last entry is at 16.30).
Winter opening hours (1 Nov - 12 Feb):
10.00 - 16.00 (last entry is at 15.30).
A place for everyone to relax, explore, enjoy.
A lovely day out
A beautiful day and stunning gardens and an interesting collection. Staff are friendly and helpful, the site is vast and it’s easy to spend a day there.
There is always something new to see and experience
No matter how many times you go, there is always something new to see and experience. The collection spans so many eras of flight and technology it is a real pleasure to see and experience up close.
The Swiss Gardens are so well maintained and well laid out, they are accessible and can be enjoyed in all weather.
If you visit once you'll come again
In my opinion, the very best place in Britain and probably in the world to see a display of vintage aircraft. Check out the website and check for flying days. Get there in good time and visit the hangers, house and gardens. But the stars are the aircraft many of them unique survivors. If you visit once you'll come again. I visited with my parents 55 years ago and have since brought my children and look forward to bringing my grandchildren.