7 Oct 2018
Race Day at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, SG18 9EP
07/10/18 to 07/10/18 - 09:00 to 18:00 - £24 per adult (advance) with up to 4 children FREEOur season finale is a fast paced day celebrating Richard’s Shuttleworth’s passion for racing, veteran cars, and vintage aviation! The smell of oil and the roar of engines will bring to Shuttleworth the excitement of mock air races and the Shuttleworth Sprint, along with vintage aircraft flying displays, live music, period paddock and exhibits, visiting car and motorcycle clubs, and fun activities to keep our younger visitors entertained. 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’.
12 Oct 2018
Autumn Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
12/10/18 to 12/10/18 - 10:30 to 14:00 - £25Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our Head 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. Enjoy lunch afterwards, with an opportunity to chat informally to senior members of the garden team, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about what you’ve seen on the tour and developments in the Garden. Highlights include Autumn leaf colour including Acer, Robinia and Tulip trees, Autumn Crocus on the East lawn and autumn flowering bulbs in the Rock Garden.
13 Oct 2018
Photography Night Shoot at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, SG18 9EP
13/10/18 to 13/10/18 - 17:00 - £60The Shuttleworth Collection is really pleased to be bringing back the photography night shoot in 2018. This hugely popular event will be on October 13th and is a great opportunity to get images of select aircraft and vehicles with atmospheric lighting. The entry price includes a hot drink and meal with a time set aside for you to enjoy this hospitality during the event. We aim to conclude the engine runs by 21.00 so that you can be on your way home at a practical time.
14 Oct 2018
Fungal Foray at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
14/10/18 to 14/10/18 - 10:00 to 13:00 - £8 per adult with up to four children FREEIf you’re mad about mushrooms or fascinated about fungi, 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 mycology experts from the Herts & Beds Fungi Group, this free event (normal garden admission rates apply) offers a different view of the Swiss Garden and its natural environment.
25 Oct 2018
The Swiss Garden at Night at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP
25/10/18 to 26/10/18 - 18:00 to 21:00 - £10 per adult and £3 per childAs part of the Museums at Night event, the Swiss Garden is pleased to open its gates for two evenings in October and show off its lovely collection of trees, shrubberies and architectural features in an entirely new light. See magnificent cedars, ancient oaks, ponds, bridges and rustic buildings beautifully highlighted, and re-visit Lord Ongley’s lamp-lit Regency garden, which so impressed contemporary visitors that it was described as a ‘fairyland’ in the 1830s.
27 Oct 2018
Halloween at The Swiss Garden at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
27/10/18 to 27/10/18 - 17:20 to 20:20 - £8 per child (3 -12 years) and £5 per adultJoin us for a family fun-filled evening. Walk our spooky trail stopping for scary stories as you go, then enjoy ghoulish games plus a biscuit and drink. Entry times are staggered from 17:20, please arrive at your allotted time. If you dare, come along from 19:00 for scarier stories! Don’t forget to bring your torches for this Halloween event!
28 Oct 2018
Parkland Tour at The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EA
28/10/18 to 28/10/18 - 11:45 to 14:00 - £10Join us for a walk through time around the parkland of the Shuttleworth Estate. Learn about its historical features and uses as well as its modern day management and preservation.