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Airshows

Proms Weekend 2024

Enjoy a weekend of proms activities for the whole family as we include a second day of entertainment this year.

Join us on the 31st August and 1st September for two spectacular proms performances, including our new family format on Sunday 1st featuring the Carnival of the Animals along side a host of ground entertainment for children.

There will also be plenty to do on both days ahead of the performances; 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.

Flying Proms - Saturday 31st August

Flying Proms

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!

Aircraft Line Up

Details to follow…

National Symphony Orchestra Programme

Details to follow…

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.

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Download the Runway Cafe Airshow Menu

Family Proms - Sunday 1st September 2024

Family Proms

Family Proms

We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Proms event will evolve on Sunday 1st September in the form of a Family Proms event,

We are thrilled to welcome the National Symphony Orchestra for a second day performing the Carnival of the Animals, along side a special guest entertainer on the stage and a wide range of ground activities.

Watch this space for further details and exciting launches. 

National Symphony Orchestra Programme

The Carnival of the Animals

Details to follow…

Discovery Zones

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 Zones

Shuttleworth Collection and Garden

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 and Drink

Runway Café

Open 12:00 until 18:00. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal, pick up a coffee and cake or choose from a a large selection of fresh sandwiches and cold drinks.

Hot food served 12:00 until 16:00

Runway Café

Refuelling Bar

Open 12:00 until 19:00. Pick up a coffee, cold drink or bottled beer and cider, as well as locally sourced ales.

Refuelling Station

Catering Pods

Open 12:00 until 19:00. Pick up a coffee, cold drink as well as a tasty locally sourced burger or hot dog.

Catering Pods

 

External Caterers

TBC

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.

Shuttleworth House

Private Pods

Pods

Private Pods are a great way of enjoying the action, please click the link to purchase your private pod.

 

Proms Weekend 2024: Pods – Shuttleworth Events & Attractions

 

Group Bookings

Group Bookings

Group Bookings

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

Stay With Us

Camping

Now with showering and toilet facilities meaning everyone 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)

Proms Weekend Air Show Camping 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

Pleasure Flights

Pleasure Flights

Further Information to come…

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.