Season Premiere Air Show
The air show season is almost here and our Season Premiere is always worth the wait!
Expect a thrilling air display from historic aircraft, fantastic children’s activities, and a chance to explore the beautiful Shuttleworth Swiss Garden. There is something to keep the whole family entertained!
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.
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.
House open: 11:00 – 15:00 (Last entry at 14:30)
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.
PLEASE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY THE LIFT IN THE HOUSE IS CURRENTLY NOT WORKING. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
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.
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.
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; sit in a real aeroplane with The Plane Guy; or design and make a laser cut 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 LAA Aviation Art 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.
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
Celebrate the return of the air show season with the sounds of Glenn Miller and other wartime classics with the Mainline Big Band!
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines!
Marvel at the comendy antics of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines!
Roger Blighty and his Betsy Blue Biplane cycle
Join one of our Shuttleworth pilots, Dodge Bailey who will chat about the RAF SE5A at 1.30pm.
Pilot chat location TBC.
This year, we have a range of catering outlets on-site to fulfil your every need! To view our site map detailing the location of each outlet, please click here.
09.00 – 17.00
Our Runway Café has a range of options to keep your thirst quenched and your appetite satisfied. Please click on the below links to view our menus:
Main Runway Café Menu
Hangar 3 Café
10.00 – 15.00
As well as hot and cold beverages, you will also be able to indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea or a Ploughman’s Lunch at our Hangar 3 Cafe. To view the full menu, please click here.
Refuelling Station and Burger Pod
10.00 – 18.00
If you fancy an alcoholic beverage and a burger, our Refuelling Station and Burger Pod have got you covered! Please click on the below links to view our menus:
10.00 – 18.00
To view our wonderful Coffee Pod menu, please click here.
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.
Wild Camping – Sold Out!
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.
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.
For group, coach, and car club rates please email email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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
Return from Shuttleworth to Biggleswade Station
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
Drop off and pick up for taxis entrance on Hill Lane, postcode: SG18 9DX.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.