...a surprise around every corner
It’s time to make new memories, create special moments and enjoy a fun family day out.
"I only recently found this place existed and am very glad that I did. There is so much to see including the beautiful Swiss Garden, woodland walk and, of course, the stars of the show: the plethora of vintage aircraft and motor vehicles in very well laid out, easy to navigate 6 (yes 6!!) aircraft hangars. "
Wander among a treasure trove of early 20th-century aircraft. Wonder at the bravery of the pilots who actually dared climb in to these structures of skinny struts and stretched canvas. Watch out for the drip drip of oil onto floor trays – those are the aircraft that have recently been out flying.
Which corner of this quirky garden will be claimed as your favourite? Will it be the brightly decorated Indian Kiosk or the tiny thatched Swiss Cottage? Perhaps the Grotto with its tunnel of artificial volcanic-style rock?
Stroll along the lakeside watching ducks and geese glide by on the Serpentine Lake, take a walk deep into the woods to discover our hidden sculpture trail or picnic under the ancient trees. Our Parklands are here for you to enjoy.
**Please note that there is currently no access to our lakeside parkland whilst livestock are grazing.**
Available for exclusive hire, Shuttleworth House is the perfect wedding and events venue.
Plan your visit
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).
Closed 25th Dec 2023 - 1st Jan 2024