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Wales Airshow 2019

Wales Airshow 2019

Start Date: 06-07-2019
End Date: 07-07-2019

Take the Family on an awesome day out in Swansea to witness some skills in the air, at the 2019 Wales Airshow.  

At the Wales Airshow you will see breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art military aircraft and vintage planes from the past will again be thrilling hundreds of thousands of visitors in the skies above Swansea this summer. There will also be entertainment on the ground and refreshments.

There’ll be plenty to see and do from the Armed Services including;

  • Army Fitness Challenges
  • Drum Corps Demonstrations
  • Large combat vehicles
  • Inflatables
  • Information trailers
  • And much more

 

Swansea Prom and Oystermouth Road will be full of great displays and activities including:

  • Historical Aircrafts
  • Action Simulators and VR Experiences
  • RAF Police Dog Demonstrations
  • Air Cadets
  • Funfair and Amusements
  • Stage Entertainment

 

What you can Enjoy in the Air Displays will include:

  • RAF Red Arrows
  • Typhoon
  • RAF Tucano
  • Catalina Flying Boat
  • Battle of Britain Memorial
  • Wingwalkers
  • Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team
  • The Blades
  • Chinook
  • Tigers Parachute Display Team
  • Team Raven
  • T33 Shooting Star
  • The Ultimate Warbirds
  • RAF Tutor

 

This year’s show will be even bigger and will include ground displays, static aircraft, exhibitions and a spectacular airborne show. In addition, to help celebrate Swansea’s 50th year as a City, New for this year will be an ‘After Dark’ event on Saturday 6th July. This will start at 8.30pm include night-time air displays, a hot air balloon glow, feature music from 1969 and a fireworks finale ending at approximately 10.30pm.

Airshow after dark 2

 

Where

Swansea Bay
Brynmill
Swansea
SA2 0AY

T: 01792 637300
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W: Click Here to Visit

 

Times

Timings are approximate and are subject to operational changes:

Admission on Both Days is from 8.30am 

Saturday 6th July

10.00am - 6.00pm Ground displays
12.40pm - 12.50pm First Air Display
4.30pm - 4.52pm RAF Red Arrows Air Display
8.30pm - 10.30pm After show After Dark

Sunday 7th July

10.00am - 6.00pm Ground displays
11.30am - 11.52am  RAF Red Arrows Air Display

 

Price

FREE

 

Road Closures, Traffic Diversions and Parking Restrictions

From 12 noon Friday 5th July until 10am Saturday 6th July

  • Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road will be closed in a Westbound direction only (from the junction of West Way to Brynmill Lane)
  • In addition to this, there will be NO access between the eastbound carriageway of Oystermouth Road and Bond Street, St Helens Road and Beach Street during these times.

From 10am Saturday 6th July until 8am Monday 8th July

  • Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road will be closed in both directions. (from the junction of West Way to Sketty Lane).
  • Diversions will be in place
  • Access to the Marina will be maintained via Dunvant Place.
  • Access to Argyle Street will be maintained using a short diversion via the Civic Centre.
  • Access to Swansea University & Brynmill Lane to be maintained via Sketty Lane

For Safety Reasons there will be Parking restrictions and a tow away zone on Both sides of Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road and Both Sides of Bryn Road from 12pm on Friday (05/07/19) until 5am on Monday (08/07/19)

Also Cyclists will not be allowed on Swansea Promenade from the civic Centre to Sketty Lan from 12pm on Thursday (04/07/2019) until 11pm on Monday (08/07/2019)

2019 Airshow Road Closures Friday 5 July

 

 

2019 Airshow Road Closures 6 7 July
A number of bus routes including the 4, 4A, 8 and 14 will be affected, but First Cymru are running alternative routes. You can find full information on these changes on the First Cymru website here

 

Parking Information

On the Map above you can see all the Car Park Locations and Daily Costs if you arrive before 5pm, you have to pay additional charges if you wish to stay for the After Dark Event. You can book your space in advance at The Recreation Ground, Civic Centre, The Guildhall Rotunda, Paxton Street and King George V Playing Fields and also for the park and Rides Click Here to book them online, all the others you just pay on arrival.

No parking for the After Dark Event can be purchased in advance, you must pay this on the day only.

 

More info about each parking area:

The Recreation Ground - Yellow Car Park 
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £19 (plus booking fee) Book Online Here
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £10 
Postcode - SA2 0AT
Car park surface – Gravel and Grass
Open from - 8.30am

The Civic Centre - Orange on the Map 
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £19 (plus booking fee) Book Online Here
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £8 
Postcode - SA1 3SN
Car park surface – Tarmac
Open from - 8.30am

Lacrosse Field - Yellow on the Map
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £19 Pay On Arrival
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £10
Postcode - SA2 0AT
Car park surface – Grass
Open from - 8.30am.

Guildhall Rotunda - Brown on the Map
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £19 Pay On Arrival
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £10
Postcode - SA1 4PE
Car park surface – Tarmac
Open from - 8.30am.

Paxton Street - White on the Map 
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £15 (plus booking fee) Book Online Here
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £8
Postcode - SA1 3SA
Car park surface – Tarmac
Open from - 8.30am.

Oystermouth Road / LC - Blue on the Map
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £15 Pay on Arrival
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £8
Postcode - SA1 3ST
Car park surface – Tarmac
Open from - 8.30am.

Sketty Lane - Red on the Map 
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £10 Pay on Arrival
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £8
Postcode - SA2 8QB
Car park surface – Tarmac and Grass
Open from - 8.30am.

King George V Playing Fields - Purple on the Map 
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £10 (plus booking fee) Book Online Here
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £8
Postcode - SA2 9AU
Car park surface – Grass
Open from - 8.30am.

 

 

Park and Ride

A Park and Ride service just for Airshow visitors which will be operating all weekend. The service will run from the Swansea Bay Studios Car Park on Fabian Way on the entrance to Swansea, dropping off and picking up at The Civic Centre and the journey from the park and ride site to the event is approximately 20 minutes, so make sure you leave enough time.  

Bay Studios Park and Ride
Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £10 (plus booking fee) Book Online Here
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £5 (plus booking fee)
Postcode - SA1 8PZ
Car park surface – Tarmac
Open from - 8.30am

Landore Park and Ride

This service will run from the park and ride at Liberty Stadium and drop off at The Civic Centre

Cost per vehicle Before 5pm - £10 (plus booking fee) Book Online Here
Cost per vehicle After 5pm - £5 (plus booking fee)
Postcode - SA1 8QB
Car park surface – Tarmac
Open from - 8.30am

Of Course the Fabian Way Park & Ride will also be operating their usual weekly service, running to and from the city centre.

 

Perfect Day Out for Families

This is a Family Friendly event and there will be services just for families including:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Free Tag your Tots wristbands - On entering the event a wristband can be collected from our Information points, the park and ride drop off location or car parks staff. Just write a parent’s mobile number on the wristband which is bright and waterproof.
  • Lost Children and Information facilities - If you lose your child simply report this as soon as to any steward who can call it over the radio to be whole security team.

 

Few Tips for Parents Visiting the Air Show with Kids

Be mindful this is going to be a Super busy event and kids can wonder off in just seconds, so its best before arriving to talk to your child about what to do if they become separated from you.

As much as possible keep hold of your child’s hand and keep them close to you. Easier said than done with all the excitement and activities going on and also if you have more than one child, but you know your children best so hold onto the ones most likely to walk off.

Not everyone is a fan of reins or wrist links, but as this is going to be a really busy event, you might want to think about using them for your child’s safety.

Use the Tag your Tots wristbands on all your kids, even if the older ones don’t want to wear it they can pop it in their pocket, cause either way it will mean if lost you can all meet up quicker.

Explain to your child if they get lost to not panic, stand still and look for you. If they still don’t see you tell them to look for a steward who will be wearing a really bright high vis jacket or any person that is wearing an armed forces uniform. It might be a good idea to show them pictures of what they might look like before you arrive, so they know what to look for and also once you arrive when you see them point them out to them.

Scary as it may seem, but just in case you do get split up on arrival use your mobile to take a good photo of your child, one that shows what they are wearing and one that shows a good recent face shot this way if needed you can hand this to stewards or police so everyone knows exactly who to look for.

Don't forget the water, the weather looks like its going to be good, so don't forget being outdoors all day you need to keep you and the little ones hydrated more than if at home. It’s a pain carrying water around but well worth it

 

 

 

 

Information was correct at time of publishing. Image Credit Source: Wales National Airshow

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