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Activity Zone

Visitors to the 2017 Air Tattoo will once again have the opportunity to watch some truly spectacular demonstrations of skill as well participate in a whole host of fun orientated attractions themselves. The all new Activity Zone promises to offer some great family entertainment with plenty of high octane demonstrations, rides and unusual experiences. Make sure you spend some time in the Activity Zone, where your day at RIAT will be made even more exciting.

MAD Bikes - a world class mountain bike stunt team. Some of the best riders in the country performed some extreme and spectacular stunts using a wide range of apparatus that demonstrated their amazing skills. The MAD Team have performed all over the world to audiences who have marvelled at their stunning display.

Mini Land Rovers - quarter sized, totally realistic, mini Land Rover replicas were available to drive on a specially prepared course. The lovable 'Landies' could be driven by anyone who could reach the pedals and very young children were welcome to sit in the passenger seat alongside parents. Safety is paramount and the vehicles featured a remote cut off facility.

Segway's - you could put your skill and balance to the test with a fast and challenging ride on a Segway. Experienced instructors were on hand to ensure visitors knew all the rules and operating instructions before they were let loose on the specially prepared circuit.

Trapeze Workshops - was a fun way to learn some great new circus skills in friendly workshops designed to improve balance and stamina. Children and adults could take part together under the supervision of dedicated and talented professionals.

Action Wheels - this fun filled and safe bike obstacle course was aimed at children aged 2 to 12 years old who wanted to have a go at something different. They got to navigate their way around balance beams, sea saws and rumble strips, prompting laughter and excitement for everyone.

Slackline School - slacklining is an extreme balance sport that stems from tightrope walking, but at the 2016 show the webbing tape was only a short and safe distance from the ground. It meant that with a bit of expert tuition even the most timid people could test their sense of balance and adventure.

Campus Skate Park - with their specially designed showground ramp the team demonstrated their skills and thrills with amazing kick flips and heel flips plus a whole host of other skateboard tricks. Enthusiast with a spirit of adventure could get some expert instruction and take to the ramp themselves in a safe and supervised environment.

Warbirds - offered a unique opportunity to get inside an open cockpit Spitfire flight simulator and take control of one of the world's most iconic aircraft. Visitors had a realistic experience of how a pilot felt flying the fighter aircraft in combat.

Last One Standing - up to 8 players could compete at any one time on Last Man Standing as the 'Bar of Doom' spun faster and higher, catching players out and sweeping them off their feet on to a very soft and cushioned landing. This attraction had everyone in stitches.

Helter Skelter - Traditional style inflatable Helter Skelter that both children and adults could launch themselves down.

Dash 'N' Grab - inspired by the popular children's game of Hungry Hippos, visitors could have a go on the life-size version of this high energy 'Dash N Grab' game. You hurtled forward from your station and GRABBED the balls from the central pit....not quite so easy when you're attached to a bungee cord that just wants to pull you back to where you started.

The Zone was open on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July only at the 2016 show.

“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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