Last chance to book!

We’ve all the ingredients for a day out full of highs!  Pre-booking is required.

 Book Sunday 19 June

Please note: Saturday tickets are now sold out Tickets are not available online or on the gate on the day of the event. 

Enjoy immersive activities that provide fun for families and children of all ages across the site. Download our Showground Map today.

  • traditional steamfair

    Traditional steam fair

    All the fun of the fair! Our traditional steam fair is fun for all ages, with rides such as a classic Helter Skelter and Carousel.

  • Animals from ZooLab with logo


    Crikey! Welcome to Zoolab, interactive, informative and unique workshops for all ages with the 'animal team'. Get up close to real live exotic animals and learn something new about their world.

  • FIT UP live with crowd
    FIT UP/James Bellorini

    Circus comedy performance and workshops

    Join Fitup Productions with their entertaining comedy performances each day at Duxford Summer Air Show. Enjoy comedy show performances, acrobatic displays and 'drop in' zone circus workshops for children.

  • Woodland crafts

    The Abington Woods Forest Association are on hand to help you get crafty weaving local, natural materials such as willow and hazel, into a take away memento with an aviation theme! 

  • Wood turning skills

    Watch true craftsmanship in action. Get involved with activities including stripping bark, hand splitting and make a door sign as a keepsake from your time spent with the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Wood Workers.

  • Mad Science

    Learn all about the science behind aviation in a fun and ‘mad’ way with our friends from Mad Science Worldwide. All interactive shows are styled to inspire children through science, sparking lifelong imagination and curiosity.

Meet our Duxford partners, from heritage teams that call IWM Duxford home to our fascinating volunteers. Enjoy talks, workshops, hand on activities and more.

Talks and action

FV432 armoured personnel carrier
DAS Military Vehicle Wing rides and demonstrations
We have more than aircraft! The Military Vehicle Wing, based at IWM Duxford, will be providing vehicle demonstrations, at the back of Land Warfare between 10am – 10:30am each day. Plus, the opportunity to take a ride in one of their military armoured personnel carriers, 10:30am – 12:30pm.
VC-10 of the Duxford Aircraft Society and a ticket booth
Commercial Airliners
The commercial airliners from Duxford Aviation Society/The British Airliner Collection will be open to the public from 09:00 – 17:00 on the Saturday and Sunday of the Air Show. Meet the volunteers from the Duxford Aviation Society and visit their shop to support their important work.
Concorde at IWM Duxford
Concorde Nose Drop
Witness a demonstration to showcase the iconic drooping nose of Concorde 101, thanks to the Duxford Aviation Society. 17:30, Come along to AirSpace each day and once our flying display has ended.
East Anglian Regiment museum entrance
Royal Anglian Regiment Museum
Meet the Royal Anglian Museum showcasing equipment used during war from uniforms to foods that were rationed and fun activities for all ages. Especially for children, pick up the free kids trail aimed at 5+ visitors and get your special sticker when you complete your mission.
Make your own Parachute laying on the flag of the the Airborne Forces
Airborne Assault Museum
Meet the team from the Airborne Assault Museum, including a serving Para Sniper who will explain optics/distance/ballistics and chat to about his service. See paratrooper equipment from over the years and soldier’s food rations during the war. Plus for children, build your own paratrooper to take home with you.
Hurricane IIB BE505 parked at Duxford
Aircraft Restoration Company & Aerial Collective Duxford
See up close a Spitfire alongside the worlds only airworthy Two-Seat Hurricane, BE505 ‘Pegs’. Meet those associated with the aircraft and learn more about operating warbirds at Duxford.
Bristol Blenheim in flight
The Blenheim
Get closer to the worlds only airworthy Bristol Blenheim. Members from the Blenheim society will be there to answer any questions about this marvellous aircraft and explain its history and how it is maintained today.
Model flying group
British Model Flying
Join the team from the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) and find out about their work promoting the sport of model flying.
Apache attack helicopter with crew
6 Regiment Army Air Corps
Meet serving members of 6 Regiment and find out about their experiences in the military whilst viewing their display of vehicles and equipment.
Army medical boxes
254 Medical Regiment
Learn about the medical roles within the British Army and learn some useful first aid tips for everyday life!

Enjoy live entertainment with performers that deliver toe-tapping and sing along tracks in a variety of music styles ranging from the 1920’s era to modern day.

Experience live entertainment

Douglas Bader Foundation Logo
Douglas Badar Foundation band
The first ever Big Band consisting almost entirely of musicians from the UK with a physical disability or diagnosed mental health condition. Initiated by the Douglas Bader Foundation.
Duxford Summer Air Show Twenties Again band
Twenties Again
Enjoy a traditional Dixieland jazz band full of vibrancy, covering jazz classics such as 'Sweet Georgia Brown', 'Fly Me To The Moon' and 'When You're Smiling'.
The Vintage Gramophone DJ at Duxford Air Show
The Gramophone DJ (Gold Experience marquee only)
With an impressive collection of 78 rpm records or 'shellacs' and a pair of vintage HMV gramophones, The Gramophone DJ will be creating the party mood! Hear music from the dance bands of the early 1920's, Jazz and Swing eras to the dawn of Rock and Roll.
Postmodern Dukes band line-up
Post Modern Dukes
Recognise that song? Postmodern Dukes put a brand-new spin on contemporary classics with their unique vintage-style arrangements.

Living history groups bring the site to life. Chat to our teams, find out more about their passion for history and their authentic kit, and pose for photos.

Bringing history to life

Costumed soldiers in a line
Home Front Life
Meet Civil Defenders, re-creating home front life during the Second World War. The team will bring the spirit, humour, and atmosphere of the period to life with amazing authenticity. Keep an eye out for them on their classic bicycles around site!
Spirit of Britain in America dress with P-51D Mustang
Spirit of Britain
Spirit of Britain reconstruct the past, specialising in the period between 1900 and 1950 and will be showcasing American pilots and civilians from the Second World War.
Living History group Ops 39-45 at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Ops 39-45 (Living History Group)
Close to the flight line and getting ready for battle, Ops 39-45 will be re-enacting a squadron of fighter pilots and commanders from the Second World War.
US Crews pose with there historic artefacts on display at IWM Duxford
USAAF Bomber Airfield Crew
Using practical demonstration and period artefacts, the U.S. Army Air Forces Aviation Armorers & Mechanics Display team portray the work of the Armorers, Mechanics & Ground Crew, found at any USAAF Fighter or Bomber Airfield in England, during the Second World War.
Three RFC pilots stand in front a DH9 bomber
Airfield at war
Airfield at war are a group that take great care to give an accurate portrayal of pilots during the First World War. They have authentic kit and equipment that they take great pleasure in discussing with all visitors.

IWM Duxford is home to static collections to explore across our hangars, with some special visitors to enjoy on air show days. 

Static Aircraft

Fokker DR1 and SE5a static replicas outside at IWM Duxford
First World War Aircraft
Explore a static display of First World War aircraft and talk to the team from Vintage Flying responsible for their care and conservation. Owned by Paul Ford, Paul and his team are available to showcase and discuss the aircraft, authentic kit and equipment.
North American P-51D Mustang parked outside a hangar at IWM Duxford
Static Warbird displays
Get closer to some of the classic warbirds that live at IWM Duxford, owned and maintained all-year-round by companies that call the museum their home.