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Airshows

Military Weekend 2024

Interactive ground activities on Saturday 1st, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 2nd

Our highly anticipated Military Air Show returns this year as a two-day event for the first time!

Join us Saturday 1st for a day full of interactive ground activities followed by the Military Air Show on Sunday 2nd  showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history.

Our Military Air Show is proud to champion all those who have given their service and lives on land, in the air, and at sea.

There will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy over the weekend including military vehicles, re-enactments, flight simulators, children’s activities, our much-loved military flying display, and more.

Shuttleworth air shows are perfect for all ages, with ground attractions, our Discovery Zones, as well as delicious food and drink that can be located across the whole site.

During your visit you can also take a ride on one of our vintage buses to the Shuttleworth House or visit our beautiful Swiss Garden which holds many horticultural and architectural surprises.

Your entry also includes access to the world-famous Shuttleworth Collection, children’s playground, café, and gift shop.

Children enter for free and early bird tickets for adults are on sale now at a reduced price while stocks last!

What's On

Saturday

Shuttleworth Playground

Take the little ones on an adventure through the Shuttleworth Playground with a range of equipment perfect for ages up to 12.

Shuttleworth Playground

Interactive Discovery Zones

The Discovery Zones at Shuttleworth air displays are buzzing with engaging interactives aimed at all ages.

The very young are really excited to be given the chance to pilot the Joystick Club’s awesome pedal planes. The disappointment felt by those too tall to fit in them is soon tempered by the opportunity to construct and launch their own stomp rocket with YES or to design and build their own chuck-glider with Time & Space Learning.

Simulators are always popular, be it the British Gliding Association’s K13 cockpit simulator, WAHT’s superbly visceral Rocking Nacelle WW1 cockpit sim or the Joystick Club’s incredible Tomahawk and Seneca cockpit sims.

It is not all about flying, though – Shuttleworth’s Discovery Team will always have a really fun activity for you to build and take away, such as their ever-popular pop-pop steam boats or rapid racers.  Budding artists of all ages can try their hand at creating a work of art with the Art for All Roadshow. And those who like their creations to be on a smaller scale can sit down with IPMS Brampton for the free Airfix Make n’ Paint workshops.

New for 2024

Build a 1/3 scale Hawker Hurricane with Sci-Hi Education, immerse yourself in the Mark Rutherford School’s Incredible Planetarium, have creative fun with the Charlie Moore Art Club and Time & Space Learning’s Aer0naut School.

Discovery Zone

Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Enjoy a walk through ornate ironwork gates into a delightful Regency and Victorian layered garden. Discover a green and pleasant idyll, with a fascinating history dating back to its creation at the start of the nineteenth century.  There is plenty to enjoy in every corner of the garden, whether it be the brightly decorated Indian Kiosk, the quirky Swiss Cottage, or the magical Grotto & Fernery with its own micro climate and unique variety of exotic plants.

Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Ground Attractions

Military vehicles

Re-enactments

Typhoon Flight Simulator running daily from 10:00 until 17:00

FREE to access, included in the admission price

Much more to follow…

Military vehicles

Traders

Spend time browsing and enjoying a wide variety of traders on site, accompanied by the Shuttleworth Shop where you can pick up your pre booked event programme.

Air Show traders
Traders Line

 

Sunday

Air Show

The Military Air Show kicks off in style with a number of amazing aircraft appearances from the Shuttleworth Collection and visiting acts.

Running approx. 14:00 until 18:00

Supermarine Spitfire AR501

Shuttleworth Playground

Take the little ones on an adventure through the Shuttleworth Playground with a range of equipment perfect for ages up to 12.

Shuttleworth Playground

Interactive Discovery Zones

The Discovery Zones at Shuttleworth air displays are buzzing with engaging interactives aimed at all ages.

The very young are really excited to be given the chance to pilot the Joystick Club’s awesome pedal planes. The disappointment felt by those too tall to fit in them is soon tempered by the opportunity to construct and launch their own stomp rocket with YES or to design and build their own chuck-glider with Time & Space Learning.

Simulators are always popular, be it the British Gliding Association’s K13 cockpit simulator, WAHT’s superbly visceral Rocking Nacelle WW1 cockpit sim or the Joystick Club’s incredible Tomahawk and Seneca cockpit sims.

It is not all about flying, though – Shuttleworth’s Discovery Team will always have a really fun activity for you to build and take away, such as their ever-popular pop-pop steam boats or rapid racers.  Budding artists of all ages can try their hand at creating a work of art with the Art for All Roadshow. And those who like their creations to be on a smaller scale can sit down with IPMS Brampton for the free Airfix Make n’ Paint workshops.

New for 2024

Build a 1/3 scale Hawker Hurricane with Sci-Hi Education, immerse yourself in the Mark Rutherford School’s Incredible Planetarium, have creative fun with the Charlie Moore Art Club and Time & Space Learning’s Aer0naut School.

Discovery Zone

Shuttleworth House

Open 10:30 until 14:30

Why not take the unique opportunity to explore Shuttleworth House and learn more about the vivid history of the Shuttleworth family. The grade II* listed property was built in 1875 by Henry Clutton. From original period detailing to a Victorian Grand Piano, enormous chandeliers and gold-leafed ceilings, Shuttleworth House has is all.

Shuttleworth House
Shuttleworth House

Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Enjoy a walk through ornate ironwork gates into a delightful Regency and Victorian layered garden. Discover a green and pleasant idyll, with a fascinating history dating back to its creation at the start of the nineteenth century.  There is plenty to enjoy in every corner of the garden, whether it be the brightly decorated Indian Kiosk, the quirky Swiss Cottage, or the magical Grotto & Fernery with its own micro climate and unique variety of exotic plants.

Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Vintage Bus Rides

Step aboard one of Shuttleworth’s vintage buses and enjoy a trip to Shuttleworth House and back, as well as rides along the front of the Collection Hangars.

Wellingborough – Vintage Bus Ride

Ground Attractions

Military vehicles

Re-enactments

Typhoon Flight Simulator running daily from 10:00 until 17:00

FREE to access, included in the admission price

Much more to follow…

Military vehicles

Traders

Spend time browsing and enjoying a wide variety of traders on site, accompanied by the Shuttleworth Shop where you can pick up your pre booked event programme.

Air Show traders
Traders Line

Food and Drink

Runway Café

Open 09:00am until 17:00pm. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal, pick up a coffee and cake or choose from a a large selection of fresh sandwiches and cold drinks.

Breakfast served 09:00 until 11:00

Lunch served 12:00 until 15:00

Click HERE for our current menu

Runway Café

Refuelling Bar

Open 09:00am until 17:00pm. Pick up a coffee, sandwich, cold drink or bottled beer and cider, as well as locally sourced ales.

Refuelling Station

Catering Pods

Open 10:00am until 16:00pm. Pick up a coffee, cold drink as well as a tasty locally sourced burger.

Catering Pods

External Caterers

TBC

Aircraft Line Up

Visiting Aircraft

Albatros D.Va – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust

 

P-51D Mustang ‘Jersey Jerk’ – Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd

 

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt ‘Nellie B’ – Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd 

 

Aerospatiale Gazelle x4 – Gazelle Squadron

 

Auster AOP 6 TW536 –  Kevin Hale

 

Auster AOP 1 LB375 – Simon Tilling

 

Miles Magister – David Bramwell

 

Fokker Dr.I – Classic Warbird Displays

 

Schweizer TG-3A – Gliding Heritage Centre

 

Collection Aircraft

Avro C19 Anson

Avro Triplane

Avro 504K

Blackburn Type D Monoplane

Blériot XI

Bristol Boxkite

Bristol M.1C

de Havilland Chipmunk

de Havilland Comet

de Havilland Tiger Moth

Deperdussin

Gloster Gladiator

Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B

Hawker Tomtit

Hawker Cygnet

Miles Magister

Percival Provost

Polikarpov Po-2

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a

Sopwith Pup

Sopwith Triplane

Supermarine Spitfire Vc

Westland Lysander

Stay With Us

Camping

From 1-person tents to large motorhomes can enjoy the beauty of camping at Old Warden Park.

£20 per pitch, per night

(Available from 1 to 4 nights: Thursday – Sunday)

BOOK HERE – MILITARY WEEKEND 2024

The House

The Garden Suite Accommodation

Offering beautiful views across the parkland and situated just a short walk away from the Collection & Gardens.

Prices starting from £65*

*per single room, per night

BOOK HERE

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The Flat

Our truly unique self-contained apartment within Shuttleworth House boasting beautiful views across Old Warden Park.

Exclusively available on airbnb for 2024

From £110 per night

BOOK HERE (AIRBNB)

Pleasure Flights and Flightline Tours

Pleasure Flights

Further Information to come…

Flightline Tours

Flightline Tours

SUNDAY ONLY

Take the opportunity to experience a unique up close look into the collection and visiting displaying aircraft by joining a flightline Tour.

To book, click on the picture or link below.

https://www.shuttleworth.org/product/flightline-tours-2024

Group Bookings

Group Bookings

Group Bookings

For group and coach rates please email groups@shuttleworth.org or call 07375 639 683

Getting Here

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.

Important Information

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 2024 Air Show season please email airshows@shuttleworth.org.