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4 – 5 June 2022

What to expect

The English Riviera will be the place to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee this summer as its famous English Riviera Airshow (previously Torbay Airshow) will be joined by ‘Music on the Meadows’, a Jubilee Flotilla and The Queen’s Jubilee Beacons to create a full weekend of celebrations.

This year more than ever, customers can expect a weekend of spectacular air displays, activities and exhibitions guaranteed to delight all ages.

Over the years the Airshow has hosted some of the most world class military and civilian air display teams, including the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon Display Team, RAF Tucano T1 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring the Hurricane, Spitfire and Dakota.

As well as entertainment in the skies, the event village on the picturesque Paignton Green will be host to a range of entertainment, exhibitions, activities and fairground rides. Food and drink stalls will also be available.

For more details and up to date schedules, visit the English Riviera Airshow website. Visitors should bear in mind that the event is subject to change, depending on weather conditions.

How to get there

Getting to the English Riviera Airshow is easy with Great Western Railway. Torquay and Paignton are the main train stations that serve the area. Paignton is just a 6-minute walk to the event and provides wonderful views of the bay.

Things to see and do in Torbay

As well as the English Riviera Airshow, 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 attractions, theatres and historic landmarks.

If you want to stay overnight and enjoy the whole weekend, you’ll find lots of comfortable accommodation options in the area.

Location details

English Riviera Airshow

Eastern Esplanade, 
Paignton,
TQ4 6BW

How busy will it be getting to the English Riviera Airshow?

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 station.

How do I get home from the English Riviera Airshow?

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 station.

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