The buzz and excitement across our Showground helps create a unique atmosphere at Duxford Air Festival. With adrenaline fuelled flights above, our fast and fun interactive activities on the ground will celebrate the past, present, and future of the jet engine

Showground Activities

Don’t miss these great activities across our showground.

  • Duxford Air Festival Flightline Walk view
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    Flightline Walk

    Get closer to our flying display aircraft at Duxford Air Festival.*

  • Classic Wings Aircraft
    Pleasure flights

    Take to the air over Duxford in a pleasure flight with Classic Wings.*

  • Concorde at IWM Duxford
    British Airliner Collection

    Climb aboard Concorde 101 and aircraft of the British Airliner Collection.*

  • FV432 armoured personnel carrier.
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    Military Vehicle Rides

    Experience the thrill of riding a FV432 armoured personnel carrier.*

  • Spitfire n3200
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    Bloodhound Land Speed Record

    See Bloodhound, a supersonic car powered by a Rolls-Royce jet engine, primed to break the current land speed record.

     

  • Concorde at IWM Duxford
    Concorde 101 nose lowering demonstration

    Concorde 101 shows off a unique feature of this supersonic airliner.

*Additional charge applies

Duxford Air Miles Activity Challenge

Can you go as far as a jet engine? Rack up Duxford Air Miles from each activity you do and see how the Golden Age of the Jet Engine powered us to travel further than ever before. Will you be as stratospheric as a B-52?

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    HUB 1: FEEL THE POWER

    Are you louder than a Eurofighter Typhoon? Beatboxer Randolph Matthews combines jet engine noises with your vocal chords to create a live performance.

    Dronecode Challenge Learning to fly a drone with experts from the Civil Aviation Authority and play the Dronecode game to win a drone.

    Rolls Royce Take a VR walk-through a Rolls Royce jet engine, before building your own scale model.

    National Air Traffic Service Meet the people who manage some of the world’s busiest airspaces to find out how they move over 6,000 jets every day throughout the world.

    Jessops Meet air photography experts and get some top tips about how to get better pictures from your camera, smart phone or drone. Post a photo of your time at the Duxford Air festival to win a prize.

  • Duxford Air Festival Man with boy on shoulders
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    HUB 2: TAKE-OFF

    Safety Dance Trace flight paths in the sky using real aircraft marshalling moves used by ground handling teams across the UK. Can you learn all the signals, and help get us from tarmac to take-off?

  • IWMDuxford_Typhoon flying overhead
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    HUB 3: FASTER, HIGHER, FURTHER

    Ground aerobatics Jump as high or move as fast as a jet engine in our family-friendly acrobatic skills workshops.

    Pilot school See if you have the reactions and reflexes of a pilot.

    Authentic Vintage DJs Boogie on down in true jet-setter style to the roaring sounds of the Jet Age.

Roaming Activities

  • Ask Me How

    From a meteorologist to a Harrier pilot, we found the experts to answer all your million dollar questions. Find them across our Showground.

  • In-flight Selfie Station

    Picture yourself in the pilot seat and imagine soaring across the sky with our exclusive Snapchat filter for this weekend only.

  • Science Buskers

    How do you levitate a cone? Is energy sticky? Can you disappear a coin? These folks can, and they’ll even show you how. Look out for the people in the lab coats.