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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Shuttleworth in Lights 2022

This year our illuminated trail theme is Big, Bold, Colour, and for the first time, we will be shining the spotlight on all six of the world-class Shuttleworth Collection of heritage aircraft and vehicles.

You may choose to begin your adventure with a festive drink from our Coffee Pod, before making your way through our hangars, from 6, through our unique Collection to Hangar 1. Along the way, discover the history of aviation and the story of Shuttleworth, in a world of light and sound like never before.

Make a pitstop at the Runway Café and Gift Shop for festive treats and more; before venturing into the Swiss Garden. This year enjoy a new route and direction around the beautiful garden and listed structures, making the most of the theme with big, bold colour statements throughout. Then head towards our Paddock 4, here you have a choice to either carry on the route or take a visit to Shuttleworth House Christmas Gift Fair (16th, 17th and 18th only). Re-join the route at Paddock 4 and continue through the remainder of the trail in the Swiss Garden, enjoying more of the stunning features and specimen trees, before winding your way back to the  Runway Café and Gift Shop for one last chance to grab some goodies before you leave. 

Don’t forget that Glow Sticks and kid’s activity sheets are available from the Box Office, or you can add Glow Sticks to your basket online and collect them upon arrival.

Depending on your speed, the mile-long trail should take between 1.5 – 3 hours.

We ask everyone to keep moving during their experience to avoid any backlog. Parents are asked to keep children with them at all times. Toilets can be found along the trail in several locations. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and footwear. Most of the trail is on hard standing; however, some grass crossings exist.

The Runway Cafe and Coffee Pod will serve hot and cold drinks, festive treats and snacks until 21:30 each night. The Gift Shop will be open until 21:30 each evening with a wonderful section of gifts, cards, toys and much more. In order to ensure our staff are well rested, we are unable to keep catering and shop areas open past 21.30; therefore recommend guests visit before entering the Swiss Garden. Click links to see menus.

Dogs – We welcome well-behaved dogs on Thursdays Only. All dogs must be on a lead, and all owners must have bags and dispose of pet waste appropriately.



We know how important it is to keep the little ones engaged, so we have designed some activities for you and your children to participate in together. All activities and crafts are free of charge with a valid event ticket.

While in the Shuttleworth Collection hangars

Anagram: Search the Hangars for hidden letters to solve the anagram – there are 8 letters to find.
Questions: There are 3 questions hidden throughout the Hangars – can you answer them all?
Riddle: One riddle has been hidden somewhere in the Hangars, find it and solve it.

While in the Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Anagram: Search the Shuttleworth Swiss Garden for hidden letters to solve the anagram – there are 8 letters to find.
Question: There are 3 questions hidden throughout the Shuttleworth Gardens – can you answer them?
Riddle: One riddle has been hidden somewhere in the Garden – find it to solve.

 Prizes Well done Shuttleworth sticker and small sweet or chocolate

Christmas Crafts

Lolly Pop Stick Christmas Tree Decoration
Santa’s Plate Face Decoration

We are delighted a group of local Mums (thank you, Mums) have offered to run some craft activities for children in the Discovery Hub each night from 17:00 – 19:00.

These fun activities and crafts have been designed for child and adult joint participation; working together is always better. Booking is not required; collect a map and answer sheet from the Box Office team. You will require a pen or pencil and a torch with hunting for the letters, riddles and questions.


Adult: £14.00

Adult Concession: £12.00 (over 60 years old only)

Members: £11.20 (SVAS or Friends of the Swiss Garden, OWMAC, ID required)

Child: £7.00 (2 -16 yrs)

Infant: £0.00 (0-2 yrs)

Carer: £0.00 (carer accompanying a visitor with a ticket may go free of charge)

Glowsticks: £1.50

For more details on the event, please contact the events team at

Terms and conditions apply, and bookings are subject to availability. All tickets are non-refundable at the time of purchase, you are advised to book wisely.

Shuttleworth House Christmas Market, 16 - 18 December - CLICK HERE