Climb aboard a train to the Torbay Airshow 2018 for two afternoons of free entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. Returning to the South Devon Bay, expect a weekend of spectacular air displays, activities and exhibitions guaranteed to delight all ages.
What to expect
Visitors to the Torbay Airshow can expect a jam-packed schedule of breath taking aircraft displays over two days.
The flying programme includes the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Red Arrows and Tigers Freefall Team, plus many more. There will also be an air display showcasing the latest in military aircraft.
As well as entertainment in the skies, the event will include several ground displays and attractions. Families can enjoy exhibitions, activities and fairground rides. Food and drink stalls will also be available.
More details about the aircraft and entertainment schedules will be announced at a later date on the Torbay Airshow website. Visitors should bear in mind that the event is subject to change, depending on weather conditions.
The Airshow Village can be found on the picturesque Paignton Green and is free to attend. The flying programme will start at around 14:00 and finish at 17:00.
How to get there
Getting to the Torbay Airshow is easy with Great Western Railway. Torquay and Paignton are the main train stations that serve the area. Paignton is just a six-minute walk to the event and provides wonderful views of the bay.
Peak times are expected to be between 10:00 and 13:00. Customers should allow plenty of time as a queuing system may be in place at Newton Abbot.
Peak times are expected to be between 17:00 and 20:00. Customers should allow plenty of time as a queuing system will be in place at Paignton.
Things to see and do in Torbay
As well as the Torbay Air Show, there are lots of things to see and do in the area. Why not make the most of your trip and explore the seaside towns of Torquay and Paignton? Stroll along the coastal paths and palm-lined promenades, or visit the local museums, theatres and historic landmarks.
Paignton Festival, previously known as Torbay Carnival, takes place from 21 to 29 July.
If you want to stay overnight and enjoy the whole weekend, you’ll find lots of comfortable accommodation options in the area.