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 Collection and the 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.

Download our activities for kids 2019 leaflet.

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.

Our 2019 fun trails are:



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. Please click the event link for workshop times.

Bumpy Broomsticks & Crafty Cats

Blast-off Broomsticks & Bonkers Bonfire Blasters

Family Focused Events

Halloween at the Swiss GardenSaturday 26 October 2019
Join us for a family fun-filled evening. Walk our spooky trail stopping for scary stories as you go, then enjoy ghoulish games plus a biscuit and drink. To book please contact us on 01767 627933.

Santa’s Grotto at the Swiss Garden – 7, 8, 14 and 15 December 2019
Follow a festive trail around the Garden leading to the Swiss Cottage where you will find Santa’s elves. Once you have met Santa there will be Christmas Crafts available in The Garden Room. To book please contact us on 01767 627933.


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.