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The Shuttleworth Collection

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Shuttleworth Collection is in a quiet countryside setting, actually on an old fashioned all grass aerodrome with 8 real hangars!

These handsome hangars comprise an aeroplane engineering workshop, a garage and coachroom, and the remainder house the world famous collection of aircraft. It's a great day out for kids who like planes or transport in general, but even kids who've never thought of it before will enjoy the size and sleekness of them up close.

Loads of events going on all year including events aimed at families. The play area includes special ‘high activity' units for older children and much of the equipment has been designed for inclusive play to provide opportunities for children whatever their physical abilities. There are numerous pieces of equipment to clamber about on and it suits kids around 3 to 10, though that's not the rule. Wheelchair users can access all areas of the site. Accompanying carers receive free admission on non-event days.

You can get tours of the collection, or one of the Swiss Garden, or an audio one which you can then follow at your own pace, interspersed with talking with the kids!

There's also now 2 pre-1925 Leyland buses come to join the collection too!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Shuttleworth Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA, England


Click here to visit The Shuttleworth Collection's website
01767 627927

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00 (Last admission 15:00)


Adults: £20

Concessions: £12 (free entry for registered carer)

Children under 16 years: Free

Lesser access tickets available too.


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