Throughout the year, and at selected events, trails are available to make visits even more interesting.

Pick up paper copies of trails in the Visitor Centre, selected trails are also available to follow via Bluetooth Beacons and contain additional content such as video and imagery.

Download the beacon trail for Android or iPhone. Beacons require enabled Bluetooth on your smart device – please see our Privacy policy regarding your data.

Trails available all year round

The Richard Shuttleworth trail

Explore aircraft and vehicles that belonged to Richard Shuttleworth. Please note that the exhibits are part of a living, working collection and can be located in different hangars/areas throughout the year.

This trail is available as a beacon trail (with additional content). This is suitable for Adults and older children.

Sculpture trail

Found within the Swiss Garden’s Woodland Walk, there are seven finely carved wooden sculptures to along this delightful walk.

Seasonal trails

Trails for children run throughout the year. Coming up are:


Trails previously run have included:

  • Myths and Monsters (August 2019) in The Collection
  • Hatchlings (August 2019) in The Swiss Garden
  • Marvellous Moth Match-up (July 2019) in The Collection
  • Shell seekers (July 2019) in The Swiss Garden
  • Engineering Elves trail (20 December – 6 January) in The Collection
  • Swiss Garden Winter Trail (20 December – 6 January) in The Swiss Garden
  • Fabulous Fairies (August 2018 – Swiss Garden)
  • Marvellous Moths (August 2018 – The Collection)
  • Chinese New Year (February half-term 2018 – Swiss Garden)
  • Flying Reindeer (Christmas holidays 2017 – The Collection)