What is the Wales Airshow?

The Wales Airshow is a spectacular aerial event over the stunning Swansea Bay. The event, which takes place annually in July, features incredible aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art military aircraft and vintage planes. Past events have included the Red Arrows Display Team, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Tigers Parachute Display Team. It's a celebration of aviation that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, offering exciting air displays, ground exhibitions, food and drink stalls and a variety of entertainment options along the prom.

The 2024 event takes place over the weekend of 6 and 7 July. As the weekend is during Armed Forces Week, the Saturday will also host Wales National Armed Forces Day Swansea 2024, with a large display of military stands and a selection of ‘come and try it’ activities.

Two biplanes in the sky with wing walkers performing stunts.
A young child wearing a flying helmet standing next to a replica helicopter at an airshow.

Wing walking display and a replica chopper at the Wales Airshow, Swansea, West Wales

Planning your visit to the Wales Airshow

How to get tickets

The Wales Airshow is a free event for the general public, which means you can enjoy the aerial displays without a ticket. If you're looking for an upgraded experience, the Wales Airshow Flight Deck offers a premium viewing area with tickets available for purchase.

Is it suitable for families?

The Wales Airshow is a family-friendly event with activities and displays that cater to all ages. Ground displays and entertainment are designed to be accessible by pushchairs or wheelchair users, ensuring that everyone has a great time. There are also baby changing and feeding facilities, and the opportunity to get free Stay Safe Wristbands.

The event also accommodates visitors with additional access needs, providing designated viewing areas, portable accessible toilets, and stewards.

Getting there

Swansea is well-connected by road via the M4, and public transport. If you’re driving, there are a range of car parks and park and ride services with accessible buses set up for the event. You can pre-book your parking on the Wales Airshow website.

For public transport options, you can check bus and train services to Swansea Bay using Traveline Cymru.

Where to stay

Staying overnight is a great way to extend a fantastic day out and explore the wider area. Swansea offers a variety of accommodation options to suit everyone, from boutique city hotels and welcoming seafront B&Bs, to family-friendly rural holiday cottages.

Search for accommodation in Swansea.

Head to the Wales Airshow website for more information about the event.

Two planes with coloured trails behind performing aerial stunts above the sea.

The Red Arrows display at the Wales Airshow, Swansea, West Wales

What else can you do in Swansea?

Make your visit to the Wales Airshow part of a relaxing city break in Swansea and discover the museums, great food and drink, concerts and entertainment the area has to offer.

Swansea is a region rich in culture and natural beauty. Check out our guide to things to see and do in Swansea and ideas for fun family breaks in Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower.

The Red Arrows form a heart shape in the sky, leaving a trail of red and white smoke behind them at the Wales Airshow.

Wales Airshow, Swansea, West Wales

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