Bournemouth Air Show
I’m thinking of going to Bournemouth Air Show/Festival on the Saturday when they’ve got the Vulcan flying.
We’re familiar with Bournemouth itself but i’ll have my 79yr old Dad with me, so will it best to stay up on the cliffs to watch it, or is it worth going down to the beach to see all the stalls & other attractions?
Do they have food & drink stalls up on the top of the cliffs too? (and loos?!)
Is it best to just use the park & ride? I’m guessing town gets stupid busy early in the day, it’s bad enough on a normal Saturday!Posted 3 years ago
Yes there are stalls and loos up on the cliffs. A lot of the hotels also serving food / drinks outside. I prefer the cliffs a lot of the displays are almost at ‘eye level’ from there.
Previous years I have taken the train and just walked to Eastcliff. Last year I went twice. Took the train on the Friday then on the Sunday I drove straight in, parked at the multi storey by the Triangle (cheap on a Sunday) and walked to the beach through the park.
The main RAF/Army/RN attractions / stalls are where the 3D cinema got knocked down. The seafront stuff is mainly tat stalls.Posted 3 years ago29erKeithMember
Yeah we’re thinking of going this year too, never been before. We’ll be going with a 2 year old. I’m assuming ear defenders will be a good idea for him as I guess a few are pretty close and loud?
The Vulcan did fly right over the top of our house when I was in the garden, on it’s way back last year though. Amazing, it was pretty low too, amazing planePosted 3 years agosingletrackmindMember
Gets very busy up there.Posted 3 years ago
last year I parked up near Bransgore and rode down , Started at Hengisbury head but quickly realised yoou needed to be be miles nearer . Rode closer to get in under the display aircraft. Lanc came right overhead at a few hundred feet .
My only moan is that there are big gaps in the displays . If there is something ‘sea ‘ based you cant see much of that from the cliff tops . So you might get a 30 – 40 min lull in flying.
Usual Bournmouth issue with parking and traffic , but an hour or so on the roadie takes that problem away
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