Winter Opening Hours

Please note that we are now on our Winter Opening Hours (10:00 – 16:00). Tickets can be purchased at:

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Santa’s Fly-In and Snowball Hunt 2022

Join us for a season highlight at Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens this Christmas. Look up in awe, as Santa gives his reindeer a rest and flies into the Old Warden Aerodrome in his vintage aircraft!*

Santa comes bearing gifts for each child who completes our festive Snowball Hunt. Collect 3 snowballs and have the opportunity to meet Santa fresh from his fly-in and receive a Christmas gift!

Limited tickets – book early to avoid disappointment!

If you would like a non-dairy alternative, please leave a note in the ‘additional information’ box on the order page

*Flying subject to aircraft serviceability and weather on the day

Please note that Santa is flying in at 11am! Be sure to give yourself plenty of time, or you may miss him!


For this event children will need to have a £3 Child Ticket in order to take part in the snowball hunt and to meet Santa.

Adults accompanying children on site will need to have a valid form of admission  as normal. This includes:

  • A 1-day Daily Admission ticket purchased on this page. Please note this is exclusive to the Santa Fly-In event, and is only valid on the 4th, 11th or 18th December
  • A 30-day Daily Admission ticket purchased on this page*
  • A valid Shuttleworth Membership. This includes, SVAS, Friends of the Garden and Old Warden Model Aircraft Club.
  • An accepted 2-4-1 voucher, such as Gardener’s World 2-4-1. (Only valid alongside another form of admission).

*30 Day Daily Admission tickets are valid for 30 days from Fly-In

Getting Here:

Access to the Air Show site by car or motorbike is via our new entrance which opened in July 2021. 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 to enter the site.

The old Collection entrance on Hill Lane is for pedestrians and cyclists with a valid admission only.

Additional Information


Suitable for ages 2+


Dogs are sadly not permitted inside the Swiss Garden or the Collection Hangars. Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads in the Discovery Hub and outside for a walk around the parkland and house grounds.


Please wear comfortable clothing and warm clothing. This activity takes place outdoors

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