Family activities at Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth is a family friendly site, with plenty to keep everyone entertained. Permanent trails run throughout the year. During the school holidays, we run children’s activity workshops in The Shuttleworth Collection and the Shuttleworth Swiss Garden, and additional seasonal fun trails.

Some of our events are planned with young people in mind. We have a Play Area with a range of fun equipment, our restaurant has a children’s menu, and we have placed some picnic benches in a great place to sit and watch aircraft flying in and out of our aerodrome.

Children’s ‘Seasonal Fun Trails’

Pick up copies of the trails from the Visitor Centre, and hand in when completed to collect the sticker for each trail. Sticker books available free while stocks last.


Fun activities for kids run throughout the school holidays. Pre-book workshops to guarantee a place (places may be available on the day). Normal entry admission rate applies.

Pay for workshops (age 3+) in our visitor centre on arrival.

Family Focused Events

Mindfulness for Kids – Saturday 30 May 2020
This workshop invites children (ages 7-11) to engage in a fun way with mindfulness skills using short practical exercises, visualisations, and games. The workshop will cover themes such as:

  • Attention training
  • Making friends
  • Handling difficult moments
  • Kindness towards self and others

Mindfulness for Teens – Saturday 30 May 2020
An introduction to Mindfulness for Teens.  Mindfulness gives you the skills to manage exam stress and find answers to questions such as:

  • Who am I?
  • Where do I fit in?
  • How do I manage difficult emotions such as anxiety and anger?
  • How do I make good friends?
  • How can I improve relationships at home and at school?

Open Air Cinema – Wednesday 29 July 2020
The open air cinema showings are:

  • Showing 1 – The Lion King (original)
  • Showing 2 – Toy Story 4
  • Showing 3 – Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

Family Airshow – Sunday 2 August 2020
Join us for a day of family fun, inspired by aircraft and vehicles on TV and the silver screen. With vintage vehicle parade, and kids’ Discovery zones.

Summer Bug Hunt – Wednesday 12 August 2020
Walk around the Swiss Garden in search of interesting bugs, and maybe try your hand at pond-dipping!


Why not make a weekend of it by staying on our newly launched campsite? We have pitches available for tents and motorhomes, and with water and toilets on-site you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a night under the stars in comfort.

Enjoy our restaurant and play area, and dogs are welcomed on site (please note that as a working airfield, they will need to be kept on leads). You can read more about our campsite here.

Camping can be combined with our events, some of which are outlined below. Please take a look at our events page for more details on these and to book.

Please note, if you wish to camp and attend an event then you will need to purchase an event ticket when you book your camping pitch. If you do not have a valid ticket then you may not be granted access to the campsite.