Winter Opening Hours

Please note that we are now on our Winter Opening Hours (10:00 – 16:00). Tickets can be purchased at: www.shuttleworth.org/book-your-ticket

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Airshows

Best of British Evening Air Show

Dig out your Union flags, dust off your bowler hat and join us for our Best of British Evening Air Show on Saturday 17th June.

Displaying the very best of British engineering, this evening event showcases the influence the British Isles have had on the aviation, motor vehicle, and steam industries over the years.

As the vast Shuttleworth Collection houses iconic British aircraft and vehicles from the early Victorian trendsetters to more modern, purpose-built racers, we look forward to welcoming you to this patriotic display of some of the nation’s best loved machines.

With Wing Walkers and Barnstormers taking to the skies, get ready for an evening of traditional, early-aviation entertainment above our classic grass runway and airfield.

Ground Attractions

Before the main flying display, there are plenty of other attractions to fill your day! Select from the drop down menu below to find out further details and opening times.

Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens

Open all day.

View our amazing collection of aircraft, vintage vehicles and several heritage exhibits in our hangars. Most of the Collection is in flying / working condition, so some of the exhibits may be flying or exhibited outside during the event.

For further information on the exhibits, please view details on our Collection page.

Shuttleworth’s Gardens include the Swiss Garden, a hidden romantic treasure and 10 acres of landscaped gardens. This garden lies adjacent to the hangars and Shuttleworth House.  Wander among splendid shrubs and rare trees, around tiny islands and ponds and over intricate ironwork bridges. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our two resident peacocks!

View the Swiss Garden page for further details.

Aircraft Uncovered

Airfield open: From 14:00

Take the opportunity to get up close to the display aircraft on the airfield prior to the flying display. Our SVAS volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

Pilot Chat

Join one of our Shuttleworth pilots as they give a talk at 5pm.

This rare opportunity gives you the chance to meet someone who takes our vintage and modern aircraft to the skies, as well as finding out what it takes to control these historic machines in flight.

Pilot chat location and aircraft TBC.

Food & Drink

This year, we have a range of catering outlets on-site to fulfil your every need!

Runway Café
14:00-19:00
Our Runway Café has a range of options to keep your thirst quenched and your appetite satisfied.

Refuelling Station 
14:00-18:00
If you fancy an alcoholic beverage or refreshments, our Refuelling Station has got you covered!

Burger Pod and Coffee Pod
13:30-20:00
Come and visit our wonderful coffee pod or grab a bite to eat from our burger station.

Traders

Spend some time browsing and shopping for a variety of aviation memorabilia, gifts, souvenirs and crafts along our trade area, located opposite the Collection hangars.

If you have products you wish to sell, trading opportunities are available at all our six Sunday and three Saturday evening air shows. For further information and to apply to trade, CLICK HERE.

Wild Camping

Camping is available for self-sufficient camping – tents, caravans, folding campers and motorhomes with their own washing and toilet facilities.

Available from Friday – Monday only with a minimum two-night stay.

All campers receive complimentary access to the daily Visitor Attraction but are required to purchase an air show ticket in addition to the pitch fee.

Group Bookings

For group, coach, and car club rates please email groups@shuttleworth.org

 

Airshow Souvenir Box

Buying a friend or family member an airshow ticket as a gift and want to add a little something on top? Or maybe you just want a memento to remember your time with us? Our airshow souvenir box is exactly what you need.

Each box is £13.99 including post and packing, and includes the following:

  • 3D Model Plane Kit
  • Shuttleworth Torch-Keyring
  • Airshows 2023 Pen
  • Bag of Sweets
  • Postcard

Please note contents may vary and are subject to change.

Order now to be a part of the first batch posted by 12th December. The perfect gift in time for Christmas!

 

Getting Here

Travel by car, air, free bus, cycle, or on foot

Please expand on the sections below for details on how to access the air show site.

Address: Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9DT

Driving

Access to the Air Show site by car or motorbike is via Alder Drive. This is located on the B658 Shefford Road. To find us please use the postcode SG18 9DT and follow the AA signage.

We are two miles due west of the A1 at Biggleswade, approx 20 miles from J13 on M1.

Please note that depending on traffic and your time of arrival, you may have to queue for anything up to an hour.

The old Collection entrance on Hill Lane is for pedestrians, cyclists and air show participants only.

By Air

Visiting Pilots

For those visitors wishing to fly into the show, we have a limited number of PPR slots available. In order to book your slot, you will first need to purchase an air show ticket for each person in your aircraft.

Once you have bought your ticket, please email the Airfield Manager 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.

Pedestrians & Cyclists

Pedestrians and cyclists can enter via the gate on Hill Lane, where a member of staff will check your ticket on arrival. Please note that tickets must be pre-booked as we do not sell tickets on the day at this entrance.

Hill Lane entrance postcode: SG18 9EP

Taxis

Drop off and pick up for taxis entrance on Hill Lane, postcode: SG18 9EP.

Ticket Protection – Terms and Conditions

Our Ticket Protection offers piece of mind when purchasing your ticket. However, as is the case with any Ticket Protection policy, there will be some specific circumstances when this may not be valid.

To find out more about our Ticket Protection, please head to: Ticket Protection – Shuttleworth Events & Attractions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find our FAQ section here: Air Shows Frequently Asked Questions – Shuttleworth Events & Attractions

For all other queries regarding our 2023 Air Show season please email airshows@shuttleworth.org.