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

Flying Proms

We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground.

Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music. Don’t miss your chance to witness this spectacular treat for all the senses!

With the air display and orchestral performance commencing in the evening, there will be plenty to do across the Shuttleworth estate in anticipation; from the Shuttleworth Collection with its historic aircraft and vehicles, to the elegantly landscaped Shuttleworth Gardens and nature trails. The prestigious Shuttleworth House with its unique Victorian decorations can also be reached by vintage bus, and there will be family friendly activities to keep all ages entertained.

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.

Food & Drink

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

Runway Café
14:00-20:00
Our Runway Café has a range of options to keep your thirst quenched and your appetite satisfied.

Refuelling Station
14:00-22:00
If you fancy an alcoholic beverage or refreshments, the Refuelling Station has you covered!

Coffee Pod
14:00-22:00
Come and visit our wonderful coffee pod and grab a warm refreshment, alcoholic beverage or a snack.

Burger Pod
14:00-20:30
Feeling hungry? Grab a bite to eat at our burger pod.

Marquee Bar
14:00-22:00
Local beers, ciders, wines and more are available at our marquee bar.

Shuttleworth House

House open: 14:00 – 18:30 (Last entry at 18:00)

Explore the glorious Victorian residence of the Shuttleworth family. Take a tour around a selection of the rooms which are full of original period detail, including a Victorian Grand Piano, enormous chandeliers, gold-leafed ceilings and panelled walls.

To get to the House, you can choose to walk from the Swiss Garden via the Shrubbery Walk, or alternatively hop on board the Vintage Bus which stops in front of the hangars.

On non air show days, the House is used for a variety of Shuttleworth events, and can be hired exclusively for weddings and other events.

Visit the Shuttleworth House page for further details.

Pods

We are delighted to see the return of our exclusive PODS for this years flying proms. A Pod is the perfect solution for entertaining your guests in a private small marquee whilst enjoying the Proms entertainment. Available in 3mx3m or 6mx3m sizes and suitable for between 10 and 20 guests respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

Be the first to hear when our Pods our available to purchase. Email airshows@shuttleworth.org to join the waiting list.

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

 

Event Programmes

Coming to one of our 2023 Air Shows? Why not pick up a programme?

Available to purchase online in advance now or on the day, these limited-edition air show programmes will be a superb souvenir from your day at Shuttleworth.

Order yours now along with your air show ticket and it will be ready waiting for you to collect from the Shuttleworth Shop.

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.

Dogs

Flying Proms features a concert format in a closer arena style with a firework display. For this reason we unfortunately cannot allow dogs on site for this event.

Assistance dogs are still permitted in all areas of the site.

 

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.