Our Air Shows run from May to October, each with a captivating theme you won't want to miss!

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit: shuttleworth.org/airshows

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Airshows

Fly Navy Air Show

Fly Navy returns to Shuttleworth!

After a few years off the calendar, the Fly Navy air show returns to the skies above Old Warden Aerodrome with a blend of the best piston and rotary wing examples of naval aircraft.

Expect a few surprises as we celebrate and commemorate naval aviation.

 

Group Bookings

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

 

Aircraft Line Up

Details of the aircraft on display will be announced closer to the event. Watch this space!

 

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

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 House

House open: 1100 – 1500 (last admission 1430)

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.

Swiss Garden

Open: Times TBC

Shuttleworth’s Swiss Garden is hidden romantic treasure of 10 acres of landscaped gardens, and 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!

All areas of the garden are accessible for wheelchair users and there are toilets available in the garden.

Please note dogs are not permitted in the garden.

View the Swiss Garden page for further details.

Children's Playground

Opening times: TBC

Looking for an activity to entertain the young ones? Our large play area with climbing frames, slides and swings is suitable for children up to 12 years old.

Please note that dogs are not permitted inside the playground.

Discovery Zones

Check out our ‘Discovery Zones’ located in and around the hangars. You’ll find a wealth of activities to keep the kids entertained – and maybe even the adults!

Check back for further details closer to the event.

Flightline Tours

Get up close and personal with the aircraft on a Flightline Tour for just £10 per person, with a knowledgeable guide on hand to talk about the aircraft and answer your questions.

Tours are in small groups of four people and last for approx. 45 minutes.

You can book your Flightline Tour here

Vintage Bus Rides

Bus times: TBC

Enjoy a ride aboard one of our 1920’s Vintage Buses – our Double Decker, the only surviving Charabus or the glamorous White Rose!

Pilot Chat

Further details on the pilot chat will be published here closer to the event.

More attractions to follow!

Pleasure Flights

Experience an exhilarating introductory flight experience in the beautiful 1940s T6 Harvard, The “Wacky Wabbit”. When you climb into the cockpit, you will be transported back to the 1940s as your senses experience the sight, sound and smell of this vintage Warbird.

T6 Harvard Aviation offer a limited number of flights at this air show prior to the flying display. Each flight lasts approximately 20 minutes. Flight cost per person: £399. Video also available: £50

To book your once in a lifetime flight experience, please visit the T6 Harvard Aviation website HERE.

Please note that these experiences are part of the Air Show attractions, and you will still need to book an air show ticket in addition.

Harvard Introductory flights are operated by an external company, T6 Harvard Ltd. Please be sure to read their Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT

 

Traders

Air Show TradersSpend 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 Thursday – 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.

For more details on camping click here

 

STAY

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Accommodation is available at Shuttleworth House the night of the Air Show.

For more information and to book, click here.

 

 

 

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. If you have any other queries, please email the Air Show Manager.

Public Transport

A free shuttlebus will run from Biggleswade train station to Shuttleworth and back on a loop.

The bus times are as follows:

Pickup from Biggleswade Station
10:30am
11am
12pm
1pm
2pm

Return from Shuttleworth to Biggleswade Station
5pm
5:30pm
6pm
6.30pm

Drop off and pick up for the bus is at the old entrance on Hill Lane, postcode: SG18 9DX

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 9DX

Taxis

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

Shuttleworth Gift Box

The Shuttleworth Gift Box is a wonderful gift for either a friend or a loved one. Presented in a gift box with a gift card and Shuttleworth keepsakes. Just add to your basket in the ‘Book your tickets’ section at the top of the page. Air Show tickets must be purchased separately.

 

 

Please note: the Gift Box can only be posted to addresses within the UK. We aim to post all gift boxes within 7 days of purchase by Royal Mail, all gift boxes will be posted 2nd class.

We also offer Gift Boxes valid for ANY Daytime Air Show these also include 2 adult tickets. If you would like to purchase one please call 01767 627933.

Contents subject to availability.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

For all other queries regarding  our 2022 Air Show season please email airshows@shuttleworth.org.