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tried & tested

When there are so many places to choose from it's hard to know where to visit! In good or bad weather, with very young children or older teens, activity venues or quiet walks, every venue will offer something different with a variety of facilites available. We will add our thoughts on places that we have Tried & Tested so that you are well-informed before you make your decision to leave the house!

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Shuttleworth Family Air Show


Myself and my family were kindly gifted a pass into the Family Air Show held at Shuttleworth which was held in August and is repeated annually. Shuttleworth hold a number of events between May and October all of which are suitable for the whole family, some of them are evening events and there is an option to camp or bring a motor home into the grounds.

The Family Air Show was a daytime event, if you got there early enough you could park just metres away from the fence of the runway alternatively you could park in the main car park and bring along a chair or picnic blanket and set up in the grassed areas in front of the fence. There was some fantastic vintage style rides (all free) including a helter skelter slide, small and large merry go round and swing boats. Inside one of the hangars there was some activities going on for older children and young at heart adults such as a drawing competition and paint and build a model aircraft. There were atleast a dozen stalls selling crafts, aircraft related items aswell as a book signing and food (including an extremely busy ice cream man as it was a super hot day) Just in front of the hangers were some fabulous vintage cars to view as well as some vintage buses taking passengers for a ride. 

There were plenty of places to get food including the cafe, shack, cream teas in the Hangar and a few food carts.You could also take a picnic along as many people did, there are a couple of water refill stations dotted around the grounds too.