Visit the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire

Looking for the perfect family day out? The Shuttleworth Collection has everything from amazing gardens, a vintage aircraft collection and a stunning lake to keep everyone entertained. Explore the collection of art as you wander among a treasure trove of early 20th-century aircraft. Marvel at the bravery of the pilots who actually dared climb in to these structures of skinny struts and stretched canvas. Walk through ornate ironwork gates into a delightful Regency and Victorian layered garden and discover a green and pleasant idyll. There’s even a pair of peacocks waiting to strut their stuff just for you!

Where can I find Shuttleworth Park?

Come and enjoy the amazing gardens, follow the woodland sculpture trail and discover a unique collection of vintage aircraft, all set in 875 acres of parkland at Old Warden Park. Located two miles West of the A1 at Biggleswade by car or if you want to enjoy the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside get here by bike or on foot on the connected footpaths!

Want to make the most of your trip to Shuttleworth? Let the kids run ahead to discover the weird and wonderful sculptures on the Lakeside rail in the woodland whilst you can sit back and enjoy watching ducks glide across the lake while you have a picnic! As well as being home to resident peacocks, ducks and other wildlife, the garden contains many examples of beautifully carved animals and birds. See how many you can spot!

  • Summer opening hours (15 Feb – 31 Oct):
  • 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry is at 16.30).
  • Winter opening hours (1 Nov – 12 Feb):
  • 10.00 – 16.00 (last entry is at 15.30).
  • Adults: from £16
  • Children: FREE
  • Essential carers: FREE


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