Vintage Air Show
Don your finest vintage clothes, dig out your classic albums, and join us for a celebration of all things vintage.
From our stunning Shuttleworth Swiss Garden through to various ground activities, culminating in a thrilling spectacle in the skies, you’ll be sure to enjoy all our Vintage Air Show has to offer.
We are pleased to announce that we will once again be welcoming a variety of exhibits to display at the show, to include the following categories:
- Working Full Size Steam Engines
- Working Miniature Steam Engines
- Vintage Tractors & Agricultural Vehicles
- Military Vehicles, Classic Cars & Bikes
- Other Vintage & Heritage Groups
If you wish to exhibit your vehicle, please email email@example.com to request an exhibitor pack.
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.
Come and explore our vintage rides, all included in your admission ticket.
Vintage Bus Rides
Bus times: From 10:45
Enjoy a ride aboard one of our 1920’s Vintage Buses – our Double Decker, the only surviving Charabus or the glamorous White Rose!
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
Further details on the pilot chat will be published here closer to the event.
Check out our ‘Discovery Zones’ located in and around the hangars. You’ll find a wealth of activities to keep the kids entertained – and maybe even the adults!
Check back for further details closer to the event.
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 admission 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.
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’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.
Opening times: 10:00-16:30
Looking for an activity to entertain the young ones? Our large play area with climbing frames, slides and swings is suitable for children up to 12 years old.
Please note that dogs are not permitted inside the playground.
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: £429.00. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 9DX
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 9DX 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 service starts at 9am and will continue until the air display starts at 2pm. The service will resume for a couple of runs after the display ends.
Drop off and pick up for the bus is at the old entrance on Hill Lane, postcode: SG18 9EP
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
Drop off and pick up for taxis entrance on Hill Lane, postcode: SG18 9EP.
Shuttleworth Gift Box
The Shuttleworth Gift Box is a wonderful gift for either a friend or a loved one. Presented in a gift box with a gift card and Shuttleworth keepsakes. Just add to your basket in the ‘Book your tickets’ section at the top of the page. Air Show tickets must be purchased separately.
Please note: the Gift Box can only be posted to addresses within the UK. We aim to post all gift boxes within 7 days of purchase by Royal Mail, all gift boxes will be posted 2nd class.
We also offer Gift Boxes valid for ANY Daytime Air Show these also include 2 adult tickets. If you would like to purchase one please call 01767 627933.
Contents subject to availability.
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.
Accommodation is available at Shuttleworth House the night of the Air Show.
For more information and to book, click here.
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 email@example.com.