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Southport Air Show

Southport Seafront | Sefton Council Tourism Department, Southport PR8 1DA, England
+44 1704 533333
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Worth a visit but pricey

I went here on a whim with my Mum. We packed a small picnic and set off for the day. We waited in a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rodeo087
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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A grand day out

The whole family travelled to Southport for the day. It's a great venue, a day on the beach with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shirley K
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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Southport Seafront | Sefton Council Tourism Department, Southport PR8 1DA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here on a whim with my Mum. We packed a small picnic and set off for the day. We waited in a long queue to park on the beach, paying (I think) £10+ per person. All cars were lined up on the beach...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The whole family travelled to Southport for the day. It's a great venue, a day on the beach with the added bonus of some amazing aerial displays. Plenty of toilets, food outlets etc, although £5 per child for a couple of minutes on the mini...More

Thank Shirley K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband paid to go in the Lancaster Lounge this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. He got coffee and pastries in the morning, a packed lunch in a cool bag and then coffee and cake in the afternoon. He said the planes came really close...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the whole day,lots to see,but I don’t think there was as many aeroplanes this time. Found the prices for some food ‘ridiculous’i.e two fish fingers and chips £14!for some reason I didn’t buy them.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this air show we prebooked ticket and parking on the beach for the Saturday. But had a walk into southport on the Friday evening and stayed and watched the red arrows they were fantastic. The parking for the beach opens at 10am...More

Thank Paula L
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SouthportTourism, Manager at Southport Air Show, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoy the air show and hope to see you in 2019.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over priced for what it is. Makes it very difficult for people who live there to go about their every routine. trying to get to the cinema or local shops or food places is awfulMore

Thank Sami S
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SouthportTourism, Manager at Southport Air Show, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Without charging the small entrance fee we do to enter the air show we could not host the event due to the cost of the aircraft and fuel. We hope to continue to support the future of our show by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This airshow is ideal for families as there is plenty of space on the beach for children to play in between displays, but is also close to shops, toilets, car parking ( on the beach) and public transport. We stayed at The Premier Inn which...More

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SouthportTourism, Manager at Southport Air Show, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are pleased you enjoy the air show and hope to see you in 2019.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible. I go every single year and it is truly fantastic. I would recommend it to absolutely everyone!

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SouthportTourism, Manager at Southport Air Show, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoy the air show and hope to see you in 2019.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This airshow was great, with plenty do do and see. All airplanes were good to see, especially the red arrows on the Friday night. Lots do do on the beach with assault course and jet simulator will go to watch again next year.

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SouthportTourism, Manager at Southport Air Show, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoy the air show and hope to see you in 2019.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We booked in at the royal Clifton and were given a sea view. We didn't realise the air show was on. Fabulous we saw different planes and jets all giving there all. We will return to see the air show properly from the Beach. Well...More

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SouthportTourism, Manager at Southport Air Show, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoy the air show and hope to see you in 2019.

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