Lightning Pavilion (2)

Lightning Pavilion

The ultimate all-inclusive day out

With tables available for 1-12 people, our Lightning Pavilion is the perfect place to socialise and do business. Air-conditioned and offering the ultimate viewing location, you'll relax in total luxury. Enjoy breakfast, drinks, a stunning four-course lunch, and afternoon tea on us as you soak in the amazing displays.


Lightning Pavilion
Date Adult Child Book your ticket
Friday 19th July 2024 includes admission £670.00 N/A Book now
Saturday 20th July 2024 includes admission £670.00 N/A Book now
Sunday 21st July 2024 includes admission £670.00 N/A Book now
  • Admission ticket

  • On base car parking

  • Ultimate crowd line location with garden and terrace

  • Table for the day

  • Four course buffet lunch

  • Light breakfast

  • Guest Wi-Fi

  • Inclusive bar including champagne, wines, beers, spirits & soft drinks

  • Afternoon tea

  • Complimentary Souvenir Programme

You will be emailed your general admission ticket(s) in June 2024. About the same time, we will send you via Royal Mail your Lightning Pavilion pass and car pass along with more information about your day.


Please note that our menus include a range of food options, including vegetarian and vegan. Tapenade, our catering partner, can also provide gluten free/coeliac dishes. In the tick box section of the booking process please let us know if you have any allergies or special requirements. However, this is not a restaurant, the menu is set, so we sadly cannot cater for 'preferences'.


Children under 12 years old are not permitted in the Lightning Pavilion however they are very welcome in our First Class Lounge.


Yes, tables are allocated depending on your group booking size, and are solely for your use. Our welcoming Volunteer Hosts will advise you of your table number on arrival.


No all furniture is unreserved in the garden, but there are plenty of chairs for everyone.


Please see map


Yes. Smart casual. Jeans, trainers and sportswear attire are not appropriate. Smart shorts are also allowed in case of hot weather.


Yes, access to the Lighting Pavilion is across hard surfaces or via trackway. However, the garden is grass, which is sometimes quite long, so those with restricted mobility should consider this when booking. 

There is a disabled toilet on site.

Please advise us, when booking, if you are a wheelchair user.



07:30 Showground opens
08:30 Lightning Pavilion opens
Light Breakfast is served
10.30 Breakfast finishes
11:00 Bar opens
Flying Display Starts
12:45 Lunch served
15:00 Flying Display finishes
15:30 Afternoon tea
16:30 Afternoon tea finishes
17:00 Bars close
17:30 Lightning Pavilion closes
18:00 Showground shuts


07:30 Showground opens
08:30 Lightning Pavilion opens
Light Breakfast is served
10:00 Flying Display starts
10.30 Breakfast finishes
11:00 Bar opens
12:45 Lunch served
15:30 Afternoon tea
16:30 Afternoon tea finishes
17:30 Flying Display finishes
Bars close
18:30 Lightning Pavilion closes
19:30 Showground shuts

Timetable is subject to change. Please note that we do not publish the flying display prior to the event.


Smoking (including vaping) within the Enclosure is only allowed in Outdoor Designated Smoking Area.


Lightning Pavilion Sample Menu


Smoothie - Mango, Lime, Green Apple, Cardamom (ve)

Granola - Locally Sourced Yoghurt with Seasonal Berry Compote, Pecan Granola (v) - ve version available

Savoury - Mini Croissant, Ham, Emmental Cheese

Pastries - Selection of Artisan Pastries (v)



Dill Cured Salmon, Burnt Shallot, Nori Caviar, Pressed Cucumber, Smoked Salmon Tartare

Grilled Butternut Squash, Burnt Shallot, Beetroot Tartare, Pressed Cucumber (v)


Marinated Tiger Prawns, Salmon Gravadlax

Lemon Wedges, Bloody Mary Mayo, Capers and Pickled Cucumber (v)

Honey Dew Melon, Feta, Honey & Mustard Dressing (v)

Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Pickles


Azuki Bean, Watercress and Preserved Lemon Cous Cous (v)

Red and Yellow Cherry Tomato, Pomegranate Pods, Green Onions and Mango (v, ve)

Ruby Chard, Lollo Rosso and Red Chicory, Sweet Shallot and Orange Dressing (v, ve)

Hot Main

Locally Sourced Chicken Breast, Dauphinoise Potato, Buttered Carrots, Sugar Snaps, Red Wine Sauce

English summer pea and edamame bean gnocchi, pecorino cream, parmesan shard


Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie (v)

Lemon Posset, Candied Lime Zest and Blueberries (v)

Locally Sourced Summer Berries (v, ve)

Clotted Cream (v)


Wiltshire Rosary Goat's Cheese

Brinkworth Dairy Wiltshire Loaf Cheddar

Royal Bassett Blue

Grapes, Celery, Chutney, Crackers

Afternoon Tea

Selection of Finger Sandwiches:

Scottish Salmon and Cucumber on Soft Grain

Double Free-Range Egg and Cress on Malted (v)

Mature Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato and Gloucester Pickle (v)

Roast Chicken and Herb Stuffing on White

Summer Herb Sausage Rolls, Grain Mustard Mayonnaise

Fruit Scone, Fresh Cream, Strawberry Jam (v)

Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownie (v)

Key Lime Pie, Candied Lemon Zests (v)

Chocolate and Hazelnut Churros (v)

Important Information

  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted in the Lightning Pavilion however they are very welcome in our First Class Lounge.
  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information