5 Aug 2018
The Shuttleworth Family Airshow at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, SG18 9EP
05/08/18 to 05/08/18 - 09:00 to 18:00 - £24 per adult (until 25 June then £27)As part of Shuttleworth’s August programme of family fun, this event is packed fun of activities to keep everyone entertained, from grandparents to grandtots! The air display includes many visiting aircraft who will deliver thrilling aerobatics. The pilot chat is about the Chipmunk, the first taste of flying for many former members of the ATC. 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 Aug 2018
Robin Hood and His Merry Men (open air theatre) at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
16/08/18 to 16/08/18 - 17:30 to 20:30 - £16 per adult, £10 per child and £46 for a familyRobin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land who travel through Sherwood Forest as they steal from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws, the merry men must join with the beautiful Maid Marian to rescue Robin from the Sheriff’s evil clutches and restore peace to the forest lands. Inspired by folklore, myth and legend, this brand-new version of Robin’s notorious story is brought alive with traditional sword play, song, music, dance and stunning medieval costumes. Adapted by award winning writer Laura Turner. Join family and friends and step into the forest with Chapterhouse Theatre Company in what promises to be one of the most fun adventures of the summer. Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of the Swiss Garden and enjoy this romp through Sherwood Forest! Bring a low-backed chair, and wrap up warm – even summer evenings get chilly! Coming with friends? Groups of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount. Please call 01767 627933 or email [email protected] to book your group’s place.
18 Aug 2018
Flying Proms at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, SG18 9EP
18/08/18 to 18/08/18 - 12:00 to 22:00 - Adult – £34 (until 9.00 Monday 13 August then £38)The Flying Proms at The Shuttleworth Collection celebrates 21 years, and will bring all the atmosphere and fun of a truly British Proms and the excitement of vintage aircraft displaying to live music from the National Symphony orchestra. The 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. The House is open to visitors and with tea & cake on offer to purchase, travel up on a free vintage bus, fun for everyone. Bring your own picnic, or our on-site catering facilities will selling bottle drinks, hot drinks, Pimm’s, and strawberries & cream, and mobile bar, and Shuttleworth merchandise, glowsticks and flags also available. Closing with a thrilling firework finale, Flying Proms is truly a highlight of the Shuttleworth Collection season!
19 Aug 2018
Afternoon Tea (August) at The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EA
19/08/18 to 19/08/18 - 13:00 to 13:30 - £20.95 per adult and £10.95 per childTreat yourself to a wonderful home-baked 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. Upgrades to include Prosecco and Champagne are available. For groups of 9 or more, please call 01767 627965 or email [email protected] When booking please state if your party has any dietary requirements.
22 Aug 2018
The Swiss Garden’s Summer Bug Hunt at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
22/08/18 to 22/08/18 - 10:00 to 13:00 - £8 per adult and children under 16yrs go FREEJoin members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group on a walk around the Swiss Garden in search of interesting bugs, and maybe try your hand at pond-dipping! Featuring a nature table and display from the Bedfordshire Natural History Society, this free event (normal garden admission rates apply) offers an insight into the Swiss Garden as a habitat for these fascinating creatures.