Saturday 4 September: Vintage Steam Working Day

Information will be available soon.

Opening Times

10:00 – 17:00

Sunday 5 September: Vintage Steam and Air Display

Join us to celebrate Richard Shuttleworth’s love for the working machinery he collected and maintained in the 1920s and 1930s.

2021 sees the return of the award-winning Drive-In Displays from the Shuttleworth Trust. The perfect family day out, expect thrilling air displays from historic aircraft and explore the beautiful Shuttleworth Swiss Garden.  There is something to keep the whole family entertained!

How do the Drive-in Air Displays work?
You will be parked in your own box where you will have enough room for your car and to set up your picnic alongside. Refreshments will be available to purchase in your drive-in zone. Each zone will also have toilets facilities, including disabled toilets and baby changing facilities. You will be free (and encouraged) to explore the Shuttleworth site including the Swiss Garden which offers a beautiful peaceful escape (up to Tier 4) and Shuttleworth House and hangars (up to Tier 3). We then ask visitors to return to their car spaces to enjoy the incredible air display from a plethora of historic aircraft, commentary is available to listen from your FM radio.

If you would like to park next to a particular vehicle please arrive in convoy. If you are unable to arrive in convoy, please advise the staff on arrival that you are waiting for another vehicle and they will direct you to a waiting area. Once all your vehicles are together, you can then proceed in convoy to re-join the traffic stream for the parking areas.



Our new pricing structure for our air shows will help visitors in smaller groups and without a car to attend. Each party must book EITHER a 5×5 metre box for a car with up to 5 people inside OR a 2.5×5 meter box for up to two pedestrians/two cyclists/one motorcyclist and guest OR a 4.5×8 metre oversized car space for all vehicles over 2 meters high, 2.5 meters wide or 5 meters in length.

Each person then must have a valid air show ticket.

If the law changes to allow the formats of later shows to accept greater audiences, then we will refund the box price and parking will resume in our standard parking format of adjacent close-spaced cars.


If you are shielding and want to guarantee a covid-secure box, then please stick to the May, June, July and Flying Circus shows.  Covid-secure boxes cannot be guaranteed for the later shows.

Sunday 5 September Event Timings

10:00 – Gates Open
14:00 – Flying starts
17:00 – Flying Ends (approx.)


For those visitors wishing to fly into the show on Sunday, we have a limited number of PPR slots available. In order to book your slot, you will first need to purchase a standard car space for £10, and in addition, an air show ticket for each person in your aircraft. The standard car space is a 5m x 5m marked box on the ground that is allocated to you in order that social distancing is implemented when watching the display; each box can accommodate up to 5 persons. If inclement weather or other circumstances prohibit you from flying in on the day, then this also permits you to bring your vehicle onsite as a backup. If you prefer to opt for a pedestrian space, then we cannot guarantee there will be enough car spaces on the day to accommodate your vehicle should you be unable to fly in as we often sell out.

Once you have bought your car space and ticket, please email the Control Tower to book your landing slot: or call John de Main on: 07875 028876 and quote your ticket number. Please note that a landing fee is an additional £10 payable on the day. If you have any other queries, please email:

Step one – Choose your Space (Sunday only)

Each party must book EITHER a 5×5 metre box for a car with up to 5 people inside OR a 2.5×5 meter box for up to two pedestrians/two cyclists/one motorcyclist and guest OR a 4.5×8 metre oversized car space for all vehicles over 2 meters high, 2.5 meters wide or 5 meters in length.

Alternatively, you may book a camping pitch – car space not required with camping booking (see below).

Step two – Choose your ticket

The below advance rates will be available until 5 August. Then the Sunday adult ticket will go up to £39 and the SVAS ticket will go up to £33.

*Please show your membership card at the gate.

After you have completed the online booking process, you will receive an automatic email with your tickets enclosed. If you do not receive your tickets, please check your spam/junk folders.

Terms and conditions apply.


Please purchase an air show ticket in addition to your camping space (tickets above). Car space not required with camping booking. After you have purchased your camping and air show tickets please complete our camping booking form and return it to

Should you wish to visit the Visitor Attraction (not on the Air Show day) which includes the Swiss Garden, Collection, Runway Café and Play Area you are required to have a daily admissions ticket, these can be purchase here and are valid for 30 days.

Please note we offer wild camping only, no toilet or shower facilities are available, to camp you must provide your own.

Air Show Catering on Sunday 4 September

FREE Shuttle Bus on Sunday 5 September

For pedestrians wishing to attend the show, a free shuttle bus service will run from Biggleswade train station to Shuttleworth. This will run on a loop starting at Bigglewade train station at 10:30, and run continuously until approx 13:30. Journey time is approx 15 minutes each way.

The bus will not run during the air display, but will recommence after the display ends at approx 17:00 and continue for an hour and a half.

IMPORTANT NOTE: to attend as a pedestrian, you will need to book a pedestrian box in addition to an air show ticket.



Experience an exhilerating flight experience in the beautiful 1940s T6 Harvard – “The Wacky Wabbit”. When you climb into the cockpit, you will be transported back to the 1940s as your senses experience the sight, sound and smell of this vintage Warbird.

T6 Harvard Aviation offer a limited number of flights at this air show prior to the flying display. Each flight lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Flight cost for one person: £399

Please note that these expereinces are part of the Air Show attractions, and you will still need to book an air show ticket and vehicle (or pedestrian) box in addition (see above).

To book, please visit the T6 Harvard Aviation by clicking on the link below – scroll down the page to select the date you wish to book for.


T6 Harvard in action from the cockpit



Why not treat your loved ones to a gift experience here at Shuttleworth.
Presented in a gift box with a gift card and Shuttleworth keepsakes.

Find out more and purchase here