9 Reasons to get your tickets for the Southport Air Show right now
The thrilling Southport Air Show returns to the skies and seafront this September with a packed programme of entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a thrilling family day out that won’t break the bank, now is the time to get your tickets for Southport Air Show 2019. Returning to the seafront from Friday 6th until Sunday 8th September, this years show includes aerial acrobatics and family fun down on the beach, with something for everyone.
Historical aircraft, parachute displays, acrobatics, fireworks and a whole Air Show Village packed with attractions, all combine for one umissable weekend at the seaside.
Tickets are now on sale and you can upgrade your Southport Air Show experience to enjoy the best view in the house, from the historic Southport Pier. Scroll down to find out more about The Lancaster Lounge.
Here’s 9 things you need to know about the Southport Air Show 2019…
1 – All About OTTO
The Southport Air Show brings some of the most impressive and historical aircraft to the North West shoreline every year. This September, swapping wings for blades, OTTO the Helicopter has performed and thrilled crowds around the world. As well as daytime displays, this nifty little helicopter also performs amazing evening displays with spectacular pyrotechnic effects. Find out more here.
2 – Air Show Village
At the centre of the event you will find the Air Show Village with stalls selling an eclectic mix of gifts, sweets, models, military clothing and official Red Arrows Merchandise. Kids will be entertained with water walkers, helter skelter slide, inflatable assault course and total wipe out game. Don’t forget to snap a pic with the stunning Lytham St Annes replica Spitfire. More info here.
3 – Fireflies Aerobatic Team
The skies above Southport will light up on Friday night with a jaw-dropping performance from the Fireflies Aerobatic Team. Weighing less than a third of the weight of a VW Golf car, these lightweight, dynamic aircraft will reach speeds of 160mph while wowing the crowds. More here.
4 – The Lancaster Lounge
Take your Southport Air Show experience to the next level and book premier tickets for The Lancaster Lounge. Situated next to the historic Southport Pier, The Lancaster Lounge experience includes nearby parking, souvenir programme and pass, hot and cold refreshments within the marquee and the best seat in the house (other than next to the pilot!) from the pier. Find out more here.
5 – Tigers Army Parachute Display Team
Prepare to gasp, cheer and applaud as the incredible Tigers Army Parachute Display Team hurtle towards the beach in style as part of their Southport Air Show appearance. The Tigers were formed over 20 years ago and are firmly established as one of the top parachute display teams within the United Kingdom. Find out more here.
6 – Beach Attractions
It’s not just eyes on the skies at Southport Air Show. The beach area will be packed with fun activities for the kids. Check out the Army Benevolent Fund paintball range, bungee trampolines, bumper cars and roll about in the land zorbs. Don’t forget to share your pics with us @TheGuideLpool and we’ll share the best on our socials.
7 – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
A truly unmissable Southport Air Show event, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight includes fly-bys from the Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota. Military aircraft fans, personnel and veterans alike won’t want to miss this one. Keep your eyes peeled here for official flight times.
8 – Food & Drink
There’s a whole host of food and drink vendors available on the Airshow site. Tuck into a breakfast barm loaded with freshly cooked bacon or make a bee-line for the two family food courts located at the Airshow Village and sit down to dine as a group. More on food and drink here.
9 – Tickets
For as little as £6.50 you can enjoy a whole day of entertainment. Children under 5 go free and do not require a ticket. Parking for coaches is free however car parking is extra and can be booked at the same time as admission tickets. Get yours here.