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Viewing Village

This value for money enclosure provides a choice of viewing options at the Air Tattoo. Book a seat in the grandstand (seating allocated on arrival) for an amazing view and great opportunity to to photograph the flying action or a seat within the garden as a base for your day at the Air Tattoo. With a range of cash catering options and private toilet facilities, it is an ideal base for anyone looking to meet up with family and friends.

Improvements have been made to the Viewing Village following customer feedback. This includes; keeping the grandstand in two blocks to make access easier, a free left luggage facility and an improved selection of catering outlets including local artisan suppliers and vegetarian options. We can also confirm that the contract for the Grandstand Structure for the 2017 Air Tattoo has been awarded to the 2015 supplier, following feedback from the 2016 show.

The Viewing Village includes:

  • Choose from - grandstand seat (allocated on arrival) or garden seat (white plastic garden chairs)
  • Crowdline location
  • Photography area (standing only)
  • Free Drop Zone (left luggage facility) within enclosure
  • Pay catering
  • Pay bar and coffee point
  • Private toilets
  • Wristband pass for easy access to the enclosure throughout the day
  • Catering and toilet facilities located at the rear of the enclosure so no obstruction to your views of the flying display

*Grandstand seat allocated on arrival.

Please note. Children aged 5 and over require a ticket for the Viewing Village, children under 5 are free as long as they do not occupy a seat.

Please be aware that the grass length in the enclosure may be longer than experienced in previous years (at least 7 inches). The reasoning behind this is due to the need to improve the effectiveness of our bird deterrence and in-turn reduce the chances of bird-strikes. Short grass is attractive to birds so the adoption of a long-grass regime is a very effective airfield bird deterrent. It spoils their habitat by restricting their vision at ground level, thus reducing their security, and also by considerably restricting their access to food sources in the soil.
Viewing Village (the price shown below is in addition to your admission ticket)

Friday 14 July - Grandstand Seat £29
Saturday 15 July - Grandstand Seat SOLD OUT
Sunday 16 July - Grandstand Seat £32
Saturday 15 July - Garden Seat  SOLD OUT
Sunday 16 July - Garden Seat £29

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“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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