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The Shuttleworth Collection - where everything flies or drives!
The Collection is home to an exciting array of vintage aircraft from the early days of aviation up until the 1950s. We also hold an interesting selection of mostly Edwardian cars and buggies, classic motorcycles and early bicycles.

Airshows run throughout May – October, where you can enjoy seeing aircraft from the Collection take to the skies in addition to visiting aircraft and ground entertainment.

Adjacent to the Collection is an extensive picturesque Regency Swiss Garden, with delightful surprises and vistas revealed at every turn. Recently having benefited from a £3.5m restoration, it shouldn’t be missed!

We also have The House, which was was built in 1875, designed by the prominent Victorian architect Henry Clutton. It’s situatated in 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Today it is a popular venue for weddings, conferences and as a filming location for period dramas.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Summer 0930 - 1700
Winter 1000 - 1600
Last admission 1 hour before closing

Closed: Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

(Not Event Days)
Adult - £15.00 Senior Citizen - £12.00
Children (up to age 16) - FREE (max 4 children)
Discount for Pre-booked Groups (10 or more).

See website for more information

Collection details

Aviation, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Spring Walk

Spring Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener

  • 6 May 2016 10:30am-2pm

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our craftsman gardener, who will share the story of the garden, those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful regency landscape back to life. Join the head gardener afterwards for a buffet lunch in the lovely setting of our restaurant, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about what you’ve seen on the tour and horticultural developments in the garden.

Tour will take approximately 1.5 hours followed by a buffet lunch; all finished by 2pm.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor event.

Not suitable for children under 16 years old.

Ticket includes arrival tea/coffee and buffet lunch. Please contact Helen Woods on 01767 627 924 or email helen.woods@shuttleworth.org with any dietary requirements.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Adult – £25.00

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/spring-walk-and-lunch-with-the-head-gardener/

Yellow

Dawn Chorus Walk

  • 7 May 2016 8-9:30am

Led by a member of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Countryside Access team and members of the Swiss Garden Team, enjoy an early morning wander outside of the garden’s usual opening hours. The views in the garden are often spectacular during early morning and so is one of the best times to enjoy the landscape and hear some birdsong when all around is quiet.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor event. Pre-book only (children under 3 years old are free).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 – Adult
£3 – Child (under 16)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/dawnchorus/

Red Arrows

Shuttleworth Season Premiere

  • 8 May 2016 9am-5:45pm

The event season at Shuttleworth gets underway for 2016 with the ‘heavies’. Join us for live music, vehicle parades and a wonderful flying display of visiting and Collection aircraft.

Visiting aircraft includes: Red Arrows, Bristol Blenheim, Global Stars aerobatic team, Calidus (Peter Davis), B17 “Sally B”, P51D Mustang (Pete Teichman).

Collection aircraft includes: Westland Lysander, Avro Anson (BAE), Polikarpov PO2, Gloster Gladiator, Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b, Hawker Hurricane R4118 (HH).

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Vehicle parade from Hillman Minx, Fordson Wot.

Additional entertainment includes live music and ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free)

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 3 May 2016. Please email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

On the gate prices: Adult – £28, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
Online booking prices: Adult – £22.50, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/seasonpremiere/

Mayfly: Aeromodellers Weekend

Mayfly: Aeromodellers Weekend

  • 15 May 2016 9am-6pm

Traditionally name ‘Mayfly’, the theme for 2016 is ‘NOSTALGIA WEEKEND’. In addition to the annual Mayfly events, there will be various Vintage type competitions organised by SAM 35 as well as general sports flying in all 3 disciplines:

RC/CL/FF. All vintage type models are welcome but there are size/ power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area.

Radio Assisted Vintage models must be flown in the designated RC area (10kg weight limit) – if unsure, please clarify with the organisers, BEFORE bringing your model(s).

The Jack Bearsley plate will be awarded on the Sunday for the ‘Best RC Vintage model’ flown on the RC line that day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

For full details, camping and entry fees, visit ModelAir (www.modelair.info) or contact Ken Sheppard on 07810817089.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/mayfly/

At Home (May)

At Home with Shuttleworth (May)

  • 21 May 2016 From 10am

New for 2016.

One of the most exciting aspects of Shuttleworth is being able to get up close to the aircraft and vehicles so this year ‘At Home’ is replacing our traditional evening airshows.

Find our doors open in a ‘Uncovered’ style event with a range of aircraft and vehicles on paddock 1 available to see up close and in detail, with staff and volunteers on hand to talk about what makes them interesting. This ‘At Home’ will be reminiscent of Engineering Open Weekend, with plenty to see inside the engineering hangar as well as outside.

There will be flying throughout the day, weather permitting, in a relaxed programme that has no dedicated ‘display time’, meaning aircraft can fly any time after the gates open until close to dusk. If the weather is kind it means almost certainly that the pilots skilled with the Edwardians will take the chance to get airborne!

Please call Helen Woods for more information, on 01767 627924 (Mon-Fri, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £14.50
Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/athome-may/

Invertebrate

Invertebrate Walk

  • 25 May 2016 10am-1pm

For those who enjoy the natural world, join members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group in a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland.

The walk will seek out interesting specimens from the invertebrate world. Featuring a nature table and display in the Swiss Garden from the Bedfordshire Natural History Society, this free walk (normal garden admission rates apply) offers an insight into the Swiss Garden as a habitat for fascinating creatures.

This is an outdoor event – please wear suitable footwear and clothing.

Maximum 20 places available per session. Not suitable for children under 16 years old.

For telephone bookings please call Helen Woods on 01767 627924.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Prices:
Adult – £8.00
Concession – £7.00

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/invertebrate-walk/

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

  • 28 May 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Free optional tour of The House included.

Available dates in 2016:
• Saturday 28 May
• Sunday 26 June
• Sunday 31 July
• Sunday 28 August
• Sunday 25 September
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Fly Navy Day

Fly Navy Day

  • 5 June 2016 9am-5:45pm

Fly Navy Day at Shuttleworth celebrating some exciting naval acts.

Visiting aircraft includes: Skyraider (Kennet Aviation), Seafire 17 (Kennet Aviation), Wasp (Terry Martin).

Collection aircraft includes: Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b.

Vehicle parade from Hillman Minx and Railton.

Additional entertainment includes live music and ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free).

Discount available for groups of 10+ people. Please email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

On the gate prices: Adult – £28, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
Online booking prices: Adult – £22.50, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/flynavy/

String Quartet

Manor House String Quartet Evening

  • 11 June 2016 From 6pm

The Manor House String Quartet returns to present a classical concert on the theme of ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’ in the beautiful and romantic setting of the Swiss Garden. This delightful late regency garden is the perfect venue in which to relax and savour such classical music and a rare opportunity to enjoy the garden out of hours and during the evening.

This is an open air event, please come suitably attired and prepared (event summers evenings get chilly). Guests are welcome to bring their own picnics and chairs to ‘picnic in style’ on the Swiss Cottage lawn while being entertained by the music.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available to purchase on the night in the garden room.

Concert begins – 19.30.

Suitable for all ages from 5+ years old.

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 7 June 2016. Please call Helen Woods on 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Gate Prices:
£25 – Adult
Free – Children under 16 years (up to 4 per adult)

Online Booking:
Adult – £20
Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/stringquartet/

At Home (June)

At Home with Shuttleworth (June)

  • 18 June 2016

New for 2016.

One of the most exciting aspects of Shuttleworth is being able to get up close to the aircraft and vehicles so this year ‘At Home’ is replacing our traditional evening airshows, and this ‘At Home’ will have a 1940s feel with a range of visiting Military vehicles and an evening hangar dance.

Additionally enjoy an ‘Uncovered’ style event with a range of aircraft and vehicles on paddock 1 available to see up close and in detail, with staff and volunteers on hand to talk about what makes them interesting. The period feel will also make for some excellent photographic opportunities with our re-enactor historians.

There will be flying throughout the day, weather permitting, in a relaxed programme that has no dedicated ‘display time’, meaning aircraft can fly any time after the gates open until close to dusk. If the weather is kind it means almost certainly that the pilots skilled with the Edwardians will take the chance to get airborne!

Please call Helen Woods for more information on 01767 627924 (Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £14.50
Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/athome-june/

Midsummer ND

A Midsummers Night’s Dream

  • 25 June 2016 From 5:30pm

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s’ best loved romantic comedy ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland creatures will make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic or pre-book a hamper.

For more details about Chapterhouse Theatre Company visit their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Performance starts – 19.00.

Suitable for all ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 3 May 2016. Please call Helen Woods on 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £14
Child under 16 – £10
Students – £10
Family (2 adults and 2 children) – £42

*Tickets will be available from our Visitor Centre on the day only if this event is not sold out. Please check the website in advance of attending.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/midsummerdream/

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Afternoon Tea

  • 26 June 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 26 June
• Sunday 31 July
• Sunday 28 August
• Sunday 25 September
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
Military Pageant

Military Pageant

  • 3 July 2016 From 9am

This year’s Military Pageant at Shuttleworth is going to feature more than a few Hawkers!

Visiting aircraft includes: Hawker Hurricanes x 4 plus R4118 and Collection Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b
Buchon, Yak 3 (Mark Davy).

Collection aircraft includes Hawker Hind, Hawker Demon, Gloster Gladiator.

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Vehicle parade from Fordson Wot.

Additional entertainment includes live music and ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free).

Discount available for groups of 10+ people. Please email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

On the gate prices: Adult – £28, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
Online booking prices: Adult – £22.50, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/militarypageant/

Regency

Regency Garden Party

  • 10 July 2016 12-5:30pm

Visit the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth on Sunday 10th July 2016 and enjoy a magnificent Regency Garden Party which will recreate the fairy-tale and celebrate Lord Ongley’s Swiss Garden, which was created in the 1820’s in the Swiss Picturesque style.

Visitors can enjoy a display of Regency dances and join in with several dance sessions taking place throughout the afternoon as well as experience displays of short scenes from Jane Austen novels which will be performed by local drama group ‘The Potton Players’. A quartet of musicians will be playing authentic instruments to perform a selection of Regency music to give the whole garden a party atmosphere. Families can enjoy a game of croquet on the Swiss Cottage lawn, listen to our regency storyteller and make Regency themed items in our craft area. Visitors are encouraged to come in Regency style dress!

Refreshments will be available to purchase in the Garden Room within the Swiss Garden throughout the event. Alternatively, visitors can pre book a fabulous afternoon tea to be served in the Restaurant or order a hamper to enjoy in the garden itself. Please contact Sally Clarke for more details.

A full list of activities will be released in June 2016.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £8 each
Concession – £7 each
Child under 16 years old – free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/regencygardenparty/

Early Years of Aviation

Photography Training Day, Early Years of Aviation

  • 12 July 2016 9:30am-4:30pm

The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training, combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.

Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera, this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR and are looking to get more creative and understand the use of shutter speeds and apertures. We do not discourage more competent enthusiasts from attending this course, but it will cover some basic elements of camera settings.

It is essential that you own a DSLR camera with a removable lens and a camera that allows manual control of shutter speeds and apertures. A standard lens is all that is required, however a zoom lens will be beneficial. A range of practical skills will be taught, from capturing static images, portrait photography (using a period dress re-enactor), and moving subjects in the air. It will leave attendees fully primed to take on an airshow with their camera!

This is an outdoor event, suitable clothing and footwear will be required.

Workshop tutor: Darren Harbar

Event Timings:
09.30 – Arrival with tea and coffee
10.00 – Classroom session
11.00 – Static aircraft photo session
12.30 – Classroom session, debrief and questions
13.00 – Buffet lunch served (please call Helen Woods, 01767 627 924, with any dietary requirements)
13.30 – Static aircraft and re-enactor photo session
15.00 – Flying aircraft photo session
15.30 – Classroom session, debrief and questions
16.30 – Close

Free car parking is available on site. Shuttleworth reserves the right to cancel this event if minimum numbers are not achieved. All aircraft appearance are subject to weather and aircraft serviceability.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £150
SVAS member – £145

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/photographyday-july/

At Home (July)

At Home with Shuttleworth (July)

  • 16 July 2016

New for 2016.

One of the most exciting aspects of Shuttleworth is being able to get up close to the aircraft and vehicles so this year ‘At Home’ is replacing our traditional evening airshows, and this ‘At Home’ will bring a host of agricultural vehicles to Shuttleworth to complement our own growing agricultural display, and the return of our Steam Engine Dorothy will bring to life the newly restored Chaff Cutter.

This ‘Uncovered’ style event will also see a range of aircraft and vehicles on paddock 1 available to see up close and in detail, with staff and volunteers on hand to talk about what makes them interesting and the work that goes into keeping them working as intended.

There will be flying throughout the day, weather permitting, in a relaxed programme that has no dedicated ‘display time’, meaning aircraft can fly any time after the gates open until close to dusk. If the weather is kind it means almost certainly that the pilots skilled with the Edwardians will take the chance to get airborne!

Please call Helen Woods to purchase your ticket; 01767 627924 (Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £14.50
Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/athome-july/

Summer Walk

Summer Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener

  • 22 July 2016

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our craftsman gardener, who will share the story of the garden, those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful regency landscape back to life. Join the head gardener afterwards for a buffet lunch in the lovely setting of our restaurant, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about what you’ve seen on the tour and horticultural developments in the garden.

Tour will take approximately 1.5 hours followed by a buffet lunch; all finished by 2pm.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor event.

Not suitable for children under 16 years old.

Ticket includes arrival tea/coffee and buffet lunch. Please contact Helen Woods on 01767 627 924 or email helen.woods@shuttleworth.org with any dietary requirements.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Adult – £25.00

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/summer-walk-and-lunch-with-the-head-gardener/

Scale Model Flying: Aeromodellers Weekend

Scale Model Flying: Aeromodellers Weekend

  • 23 — 24 July 2016 9am-6pm

Traditionally Scale Weekend, the theme is for flying scale models as well as general sports flying in all 3 disciplines – RC/CL/FF.

All vintage type models are welcome. There are size/ power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area. Radio Assisted Vintage models must be flown in the designated RC area (10kg weight limit) – if unsure, please clarify with the organisers, BEFORE bringing your model(s).

Informal awards will be presented on the Sunday for the ‘best of’ categories of scale models flown on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

For full details, camping and entry fees, visit ModelAir (www.modelair.info) or contact Ken Sheppard on 07810817089.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/scalemodelflying/

Edwardian Pageant

Edwardian Pageant

  • 7 August 2016 9am-5:45pm

Edwardian Pageant at Shuttleworth. Focused on WWI.

Visiting aircraft includes: Fokker Triplane (Breighton), BE2E (WAHT), Albatros (WAHT), Sopwith Snipe (WAHT), Mew Gull (David Beale), Calidus (Peter Davies), Muscle biplane (Rich Goodwin).

Collection aircraft includes: WWI.

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Vehicle parade from Fordson Wot.

Additional entertainment includes live music and ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free).

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 2 August 2016. Please email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

On the gate prices: Adult – £28, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
Online booking prices: Adult – £22.50, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/edwardianpageant/

Proms

Flying Proms

  • 20 August 2016 12-10pm

You’ll be watching vintage aircraft perform aerial displays to much loved classical themes, with all of the atmosphere and fun of a truly British Proms and the excitement of watching Shuttleworth Collection aircraft display – the concert will be performed by the 50-piece National Symphony Orchestra.

Swiss Garden will be open so take a stroll around this picturesque gem that is a relaxing retreat in which new vistas are revealed at every turn. With 13 listed structures, an adjacent woodland sculpture trail and three resident peacocks, the Swiss Garden is a delight to explore.

With a closing firework display with illuminated models this year’s Flying Proms at Shuttleworth won’t disappoint!

Visiting Acts:
AeroSparx, Extra 330SC pyros, Hot Air Balloon Glow, Illuminated Models and Pilatus glider (may be subject to change).

Event Timings:
12.00 – Gates open
19.00 – Concert and flying display begin
21.00 – Concert second half
22.00 – End of Flying Proms event

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Friday 12 August 2016. Please call Helen Woods on 01767 627924 (Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

On the day gate prices: Adult- £40, SVAS- £40, Child under 16 year- £16.00.

Online Booking: Adult – £32, Child under 16 – £16.00, SVAS member – £30 (until Monday 15 August 2016).

Website

http://Event Page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/flyingproms/

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

  • 25 August 2016 From 5:30pm

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of ‘Peter Pan’ the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all – Captain James Hook.

J.M Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner. With original songs, music and beautifully designed costumes join Peter and his friends for what promises to be the most magical evening of the summer.

Performance starts – 19.00.

Suitable for all ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 9 August 2016. Please call Helen Woods on 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

*Tickets will be available from our Visitor Centre on the day only if this event is not sold out. Please check the website in advance of attending.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £14
Child under 16 – £10
Students – £10
Family (2 adults and 2 children) – £42

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/peterpan/

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Afternoon Tea

  • 28 August 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 28 August
• Sunday 25 September
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
Wings & Wheels

Wings & Wheels

  • 4 September 2016 9am-5:45pm

Visiting aircraft includes: Little and Large, The Blades (aerobatic display team), Hang Glider aerobatic display, Mew Gull replica (David Beale), DH60G (Mel Saggers), Turbulent, Stearman, Percival Parade, CAP 232 (Emily Todd), Jackaroo (Trish Neville), Pitts (Lauren Richardson).

Collection aircraft includes: DH88 Comet, Mew Gull, Westland Lysander

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Additional entertainment includes live music and ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free)

Event commentator: Mark Whall.

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 2 August 2016. Please email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

On the gate prices: Adult – £28, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
Online booking prices: Adult – £22.50, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/wingsandwheels/

WWII Theme

Photography Training Day, WWII

  • 14 September 2016 9:30am-4:30pm

The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training, combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.

Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera, this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR and are looking to get more creative and understand the use of shutter speeds and apertures. We do not discourage more competent enthusiasts from attending this course, but it will cover some basic elements of camera settings.

It is essential that you own a DSLR camera with a removable lens and a camera that allows manual control of shutter speeds and apertures. A standard lens is all that is required, however a zoom lens will be beneficial. A range of practical skills will be taught, from capturing static images, portrait photography (using a period dress re-enactor), and moving subjects in the air. It will leave attendees fully primed to take on an airshow with their camera!

This is an outdoor event, suitable clothing and footwear will be required.

Workshop tutor: Darren Harbar

Event Timings:
09.30 – Arrival with tea and coffee
10.00 – Classroom session
11.00 – Static aircraft photo session
12.30 – Classroom session, debrief and questions
13.00 – Buffet lunch (call Helen Woods with dietary requirements on 01767 627924)
13.30 – Static aircraft and re-enactor photo session
15.00 – Flying aircraft photo session
15.30 – Classroom session, debrief and questions
16.30 – Close

Additional Info:
Free car parking is available on site. Shuttleworth reserves the right to cancel this event if minimum numbers are not achieved. All aircraft appearance are subject to weather and aircraft serviceability.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £150
SVAS member – £145

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/photographyday-september/

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair 2016

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair 2016

  • 16 — 18 September 2016

Includes Steam Engines, Tractors & Heavy Horses, Working Crafts, Steam Ploughing, Trade & Market Stalls, Sheepdog working & Falconry, Vintage Vehicles, Old Time Fairground, Craft & Food Halls, Miniature Steam, Licensed Bar & Refreshments.

Discounted admission is available to the Collection and Swiss Garden with a valid event ticket.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Visit The Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society website (www.bseps.org.uk) for admission prices and camping.

Aeromodellers Festival of Flight

Aeromodellers Festival of Flight

  • 24 September 2016 9am-6pm

Festival of Flight annual Aeromodelling Event with competitions and trade stands.

All types of models are welcome, with general sports flying in all 3 disciplines – RC/CL/F.

There are size/ power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area. Radio Assisted models must be flown in the designated RC area (10kg weight limit). If unsure, please clarify with the organisers, BEFORE bringing your model(s). A number of SAM 35 organised competitions will take place over the weekend.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

For full details, camping and entry fees, visit ModelAir (www.modelair.info) or contact Ken Sheppard on 07810817089.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/festivalofflight/

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Afternoon Tea

  • 25 September 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 25 September
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
Race Day

Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale

  • 2 October 2016 9am-5:45pm

Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale at Shuttleworth closes the main event season.

We will have live Music from the Polka Dot Dolls and the ‘Make & paint’ station with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free)

14.00 – Flying Display begins

The restaurant, visitor centre and gift shop are open for the duration of the event and close 30 minutes after the end of the flying display.

Parking is free, and disabled parking is available.

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 3 May 2016.

Please call Helen Woods for more information on 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult – £28
Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
SVAS – £16

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/racedayfinale/

Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener

  • 7 October 2016 10:30am-2pm

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our craftsman gardener, who will share the story of the garden, those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful regency landscape back to life. Join the head gardener afterwards for a buffet lunch in the lovely setting of our restaurant, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about what you’ve seen on the tour and horticultural developments in the garden.

Tour will take approximately 1.5 hours followed by a buffet lunch; all finished by 2pm.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor event.

Not suitable for children under 16 years old.

Ticket includes arrival tea/coffee and buffet lunch. Please contact Helen Woods on 01767 627 924 or email helen.woods@shuttleworth.org with any dietary requirements.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Adult – £25.00

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/autumn-walk-and-lunch-with-the-head-gardener/

Nightshoot

Photography Night Shoot

  • 15 October 2016 7-10pm

This nightshoot will give you the opportunity to photograph a selection of The Collection’s aircraft and vehicles in atmospheric night conditions and aircraft ‘crews’ in period dress.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Adult – £55
SVAS – £53

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/nightshoot/

Fungal

Fungal Foray

  • 16 October 2016

If you are mad about mushrooms or find fungi fascinating, enjoy a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining woodland in search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire.

Led by the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Fungi Group, this free event (with normal garden admission rates) offers a different view of the Swiss Garden and its natural environment.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor event.

Event Timings:
Morning Session: 10.00 – 13.00
Afternoon Session: 14.00 – 16.00

Maximum 20 places available per session.
For telephone bookings please email Helen Woods on 01767 627924.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult – £8.00
Concession – £7.00
Child – Free of charge (under 16 years, max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/fungalforay/

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Afternoon Tea

  • 30 October 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
AT

Afternoon Tea

  • 27 November 2016 1:30-2:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
AT

Afternoon Tea

  • 18 December 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
EOW

Engineering Open Workshop

  • 29 — 30 December 2016 10am-4pm

The Shuttleworth Collection will be hosting its annual Engineering Open workshop on Thursday 29 – Friday 30 December 2016. It’s where the Collection opens its doors to areas not usually available to the public to allow access to all the latest projects. Everyone will get the chance to chat to our skilled engineers and volunteers, who love discussing what goes into rebuilding vintage aircraft, maintenance and the skills needed to keep these aircraft flying.

Our vehicle workshop team will also be on hand to talk about restoration projects and these fine old and mostly Edwardian cars, and our classic motorcycles.

It’s a fun day out for the whole family, which will include trails for children throughout the workshops and talks and demonstrations throughout the day. The restaurant will be open for delicious festive treats.

IPMS Brampton will be holding free Airfix ‘Make and Paint’ workshops throughout both days. Build and paint your Sea Harrier Airfix kit there and then, with advice and support on hand from the Brampton Scale Model Club if you need it. A great activity for the kids, grandkids or the young-at-heart!

Our Agricultural display will feature the Living Van, chaff cutter, tractors, and other exhibits, with volunteers on hand to explain how it all works, and the time and energy that goes into restoring items such as the Chaff cutter.

This year the ticket price includes entry to the Swiss Garden in addition to the Collection, and that’s a lovely picturesque place to unwind in the fresh air.

Please note a ticket is valid for one day only.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult ticket: £10
SVAS: £5 per member
Students: £5 each
Concessions: £8 – seniors and people with disabilities
Family ticket: £15

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/openworkshop2016/

Shuttleworth
Old Warden Park
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
England

Website

www.shuttleworth.org/

E-mail

enquiries@shuttleworth.org

Telephone

admin

01767 627927

shop

01767 627927

Fax

01767 627949

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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