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Southport Air Show

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Address: Southport Seafront | Sefton Council Tourism Department, Southport PR8 1DA, England
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+44 1704 533333
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The largest Air Show in the North West in an annual event on Southport...

The largest Air Show in the North West in an annual event on Southport Beach. Each year the event attracts over 100,000 visitors to the seaside town of Southport.With military, historical, civilian and stunt aircraft in the air, and plenty of entertainment and attractions on the ground,this is an event for the entire family.

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Great all round display

My first visit to the Southport Air Show and i didn't really know what to expect. Took my Dad who was in a wheelchair and we were provided with a special area designated for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Graham S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go every year to this event. Arrive early as get very busy. Don't bother paying for your tickets as an air show is what it says AIR show. You can see the display good enough for free. The only advantage of paying is you get to visit all stalls etc, but then end up spending more money

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1 Thank Anita A
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being held over the sea makes this particularly safe. Plenty viewing space on the beach with car parking Only the weather can spoil this event. Good day out in this fine resort

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Thank suki w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My first visit to the Southport Air Show and i didn't really know what to expect. Took my Dad who was in a wheelchair and we were provided with a special area designated for the disabled which was very good. I'm a keen photographer so was hoping to get some decent photos and the weather held up so all in... More 

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Thank Graham S
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Highly recommend going to watch the Southport aiur shoiw when it is on. We all had a good time even the kids. It was well organised.

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Thank Julie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is my must-go-to event of the year in Southport. The Southport Air Show is the only good thing about summer coming to an end. Costs £10 per adult to go watch the show, and a bit more if you want to take your car on the beach. In the past I've paid £10 to just go in and watch... More 

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1 Thank Lauren B
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Brilliant time was had by all the family, young and old....Parked on the beach, right in the middle ....The noise was very loud at times, but added to the excitement of the show....Tanoy system was not good , could not hear what was said....but that did not stop us enjoying the day.

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Thank Christine E
Southport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Not an Airshow! An Airshow is RAF Fairford, Cosford or Farnborough. Don't go here if you want to see complex fast jet displays. With the exception of the Red Arrows you may fall asleep if you can stand the cold of this out of season activity. 1 Star

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Thank r8wls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's one of the best air shows around. If you get the weather it's better. It gets busy so plenty of time is needed to park up and walk to it. They usually have hot food stalls (usual extortionate prices apply so take a picnic) and the beach is normally streaming with little shops and fun for the kids. I'd... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I live in Southport for 15 years and each year go to Air Show , it is very good organised , fun show ! Will recommend

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Thank kdoon
Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very good airshow, parking is well organised. View is great over the sea. Attractions and entertainment is good. Red arrows are of course the main attraction. The only negative is the price, it's not a bad price for a good day out bit offers nothing over and above Rhyl Airshow, which is free to attend.

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