3 Jun 2018
Fly Navy at The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
03/06/18 to 03/06/18 - 09:00 to 18:00 - £24 per adult (until Monday 28 May then £27) and cFly Navy is a celebration of naval heritage aircraft from the early 1900s to 1960s. This event is supported by the outstanding work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust, who have secured a memorable line-up of extraordinary and historic aircraft for a thrilling show. The pilot chat is about the BAE systems owned Avro Anson, with its new colour scheme. Follow the Richard Shuttleworth trail (download the app), enjoy live music, explore the activities in our children’s discovery zone, take a free ride on vintage buses, explore the Swiss Garden and The House, and enjoy craft activities for children in the Swiss Garden, and make a free aircraft model with Airfix & IPMS Brampton ‘Make & Paint’.
16 Jun 2018
June Evening Airshow at The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, SG18 9EP
16/06/18 to 16/06/18 - 12:00 to 21:00 - £18 per adult (£20 on the gate), children are freeClose to mid-Summer with the light typically at its best long into the evening this classic flying evening at Shuttleworth will have a relaxed atmosphere, and one of the best chances to see the Edwardian aircraft if the weather is calm and favourable enough for these incredible aircraft to take to the skies. This unique collection of aircraft from the early and pioneering years of aviation are quite unlike any found anywhere else in the UK and really have to be seen flying! On site refreshments will be available including a bar. There’s a free Swiss Garden tour available and our vintage buses will be running for free passenger rides.
17 Jun 2018
Father’s Day Afternoon Tea at The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EA
17/06/18 to 17/06/18 - 13:00 to 15:30 - £25.95 per adult and £10.95 per childSay thank you to your dad and treat him to our home-baked savoury afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing, with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Old Warden Park. Pre-book only. Ticket includes a glass of ale, wine or sparkling wine.
20 Jun 2018
Hurricane Heritage R4118 Photography Day at The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
20/06/18 to 20/06/18 - 09:30 to 16.30 - £150This special Hurricane Heritage event is a close-up and personal photography day led by well known aviation photographer Darren Harbar, with the special opportunity to take a seat in this historic Battle of Britain fighter!* With training and practical advice, enjoy the chance to take great period images of Hawker Hurricane R4118 in its natural grass airfield environment. Teaching technique and camera skills advice will be available for those who need it, and the day includes a static photography session with a ‘Battle of Britain pilot’ re-enactor. Special extras include: The chance to meet the aircraft owner, James Brown to find out more about this aircraft and why it’s so special; A Hurricane Heritage pilot’s chat about what it’s like to fly the Hawker Hurricane, the chance to experience the thrill of sitting inside the cockpit itself * and entry to the Collection. Places limited, pre-book only. Suitable for over 16 years old. Tickets include lunch. *Cockpit experience subject to height, weight and mobility.
23 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (open air theatre) at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP
28/06/18 to 28/06/18 - 18:00 - £16 per adult, £10 per child and £46 per familyDeep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face with his greatest fear at the hands of his mortal enemy in this stunning new tale of romance and suspense. Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company in what promises to be one of the must-see productions of the summer, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of the Swiss Garden and lose yourself in this gripping tale. Bring a low-backed chair, and wrap up warm – even summer evenings get chilly!
30 Jun 2018
Workshop: Pottery Painting at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
30/06/18 to 30/06/18 - First Session: 10:00 – 12:30 to Second Session: 13:30 - £25 per adult and £15 per child (aged 10-16 years)Led by local ceramic artist Eve Carroll and drawing inspiration from the wonderful surroundings of the Swiss Garden, this creative art session will focus on nature, wildlife and some of the 18th century architectural elements found in the garden. Participants will be encouraged to sketch out a design based on their own particular interests, and will learn how to transfer those drawings onto tiles using ceramic paint. Once the paint is applied, the tiles will be left to dry and coated with a layer of transparent glaze back at Eve’s studio – they can then be collected from the visitor centre at Shuttleworth after a 2-week period, or posted to participants.* *Extra costs apply for postage – £5 per item. Refreshments and all materials are included in the cost of the workshop.