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Santa’s Fly-In and Snowball Hunt

This Christmas, watch Santa arrive in true Shuttleworth style by air!

Santa doesn’t always ride a sleigh; he also has a super cool vintage aircraft too. Come to Shuttleworth this December to see for yourself. Look to the sky around 11.00 as Santa makes an appearance, don’t forget to get up close to the runway!

Follow Santa into the Swiss Garden and see how many Snowballs you can collect. Once you have collected all the snowballs you can carry, take them to the Discovery Hub to collect your present from Santa and his elves.

While you are here, Santa has loaned us one of his exceptional vintages buses. With his permission, we will be running Christmas bus rides around the Shuttleworth site from 11.00 – 13.00.


£2.00 per child from 2 years old.
Adults must have a valid admissions ticket to enter the site. See details here


All our catering outlets will be open: The Runway Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, and more. The famous Shuttleworth coffee pods will have everything from hot chocolate to yummy festive treats. See them all dotted around the site for easy access.


There will be a chance for a quick selfie with Santa as you collect the present, but no formal meet and greet or sit with Santa will be possible.  Should there be adverse weather, no flying will be permitted; however, the snowball hunt will continue.  Presents will depend on the child age. Babies in arms are free of charge. Shuttleworth reserves the right to cancel this day at any time without reason. This is a fly-in only; no air display will take place.

Additional Information


Suitable for ages 2+


Please wear comfortable clothing and warm clothing. This activity may take place outdoors.

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