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A family favourite celebrating the perennial need for speed, from Richard Shuttleworth’s favourite racer, Aerosuperbatics wingwalkers, and a number of other visiting aircraft and ground attractions.Find out more
Wed 28 Jul 2021 - Fri 30 Jul 2021
Time & Space Learning partnering with the Shuttleworth Collection to provide a unique blend of kinaesthetic and interactive learning for budding engineers and lovers of things with wings and wh
Fri 30 Jul 2021
Summer highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden with our Head Gardener
Sun 1 Aug 2021
A family favourite celebrating the perennial need for speed, from Richard Shuttleworth’s favourite racer, Aerosuperbatics wingwalkers, and a number of other visiting aircraft and ground attractio
Fri 6 Aug 2021
Available on Friday 6 August 2021
Sun 8 Aug 2021
Wed 11 Aug 2021
Join members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group on a walk around the Swiss Garden.
Fri 13 Aug 2021
Relax and enjoy the Swiss Garden on a summers evening with live music.
Sat 14 Aug 2021
Circus performers on the ground and in the air will produce a spectacle all from the comfort of a covid-secure box with barnstormers, wing walkers, pyrotechnic aerobatics and a huge firework displa
Fri 20 Aug 2021
An evening at The Shuttleworth Collection with Soul Acoustic musician Lawrence Hill
Fri 20 Aug 2021
Presented by The Chapter House Theatre Company
Sat 21 Aug 2021
Take a trip down the rabbit hole this summer as Chapterhouse Theatre Company present this brand new production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
We’re open every day (apart from air shows and engineering open days). 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.