Welcome to Clacton Airshow’s official website!
2018 see’s us celebrate 27 years of flying!
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th August 2018 – West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW.
Event opening times: 11am – 9pm Thursday & 11am – 5pm Friday. Entry is FREE.
For general show information: 01255 686633
2018 will once again see our award winning seafronts and west greensward be transformed over two days into a fun filled display/event site and flight viewing area. The event site will welcome in the region of 250,000 visitors wowing the crowds with Impressive aerobatic displays whilst a whole host of exhibition stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level.
Titan the Robot makes a welcome return both days displaying at 11.30, 13:00, 17:00 & 18:30 on Thursday and 12:00 Friday.
Twilight flights will take place once again on Thursday, followed by a spectacular fireworks display at Clacton Pier.
To get the most from your day at the Clacton Airshow please take a look at the FAQ to make your visit as pleasurable as possible.
Our dedicated ground crew wearing orange t-shirts will be on site, selling programs and assisting with your enquiries who can be found throughout the show site.
Whatever your question, they will be happy to help, just look out for their bright orange t-shirts!
Food and Drink
We work with the best catering providers to bring you a fantastic selection of food and beverage options available throughout the show site. They have sourced some of the finest independent food retailers who are passionate about the food they create, offering a splendid selection of gastronomic delights so you’ll never go hungry. Street food from around the world, artisan bakers and locally sourced produce all come together in three outdoor areas with seating.
Event opening times:
11am – 9pm Thursday & 11am – 5pm Friday.
Entry is FREE.
Bring a radio and tune in to Radio Airshow 103.5FM / 729MW.
From London and the M25, take the A12 signed Chelmsford and Colchester, pass the exits to Colchester West and Colchester Central, and then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton.
From the Midlands and North, follow the A14 (signposted Felixstowe/Harwich) until you are south of Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London, then take the A120 signposted Harwich. From the A120 join the A133 for Clacton, Frinton, Walton, St Osyth, Brightlingsea etc.
Harwich International Port is one of the UK’s leading freight and passenger ports with
excellent links to the Midlands, London and the South East. The passenger ferry terminal is run by Stena Line.
Harwich International Port
Tel: 01255 242000
London Stansted airport is within easy reach by road (approximately 60 miles.)
Tel: 0870 000 0303
Regular trains run to the Essex Sunshine Coast with daily direct services from both Clacton and Harwich International to London Liverpool Street. Average journey time from London is 1 hour 45 minutes.
Tel: 08457 484 950
For local Bus Service contact Essex Traveline on:
Tel: 0871 200 2233
National Express operates regular coach services to Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze.
There are daily services with connections to London, the Midlands and the North West. For timetable information contact National Express on:
Tel: 08717 818781
Hedingham will be using low-floor easily accessible double deckers. Tickets can be purchased on the bus with cash, or on the East Anglia Buses app with a discount.
Route A Clacton Factory Outlet £10 per car (max. 5 people) First bus: 9am Last bus: 6pm Drop off & pick up: Angelfield (off Marine Parade East).
Route B Holland Haven with pickups at Hazelmere Road, York Road, Brighton Road and Holland Haven. £7 per car (max. 5 people) First bus: 9am Last bus: 10pm (Thursday) and 6pm (Friday) Drop off & pick up: Angelfield (off Marine Parade East).
Main event car park:
Provided by the Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea. The car park is located in West Road, CO15 1AG, the car park opens at 7.30am both days and closes 9.30pm Thursday and 6pm on Friday. £8.50 per vehicle (inc booking fee).
An accessible shuttle bus service is also provided from the car park to site.
To book you tickets click the following link West Road Car Park
Local car parks and coach parking:
A list of local Tending District Council run car parks, Blue Badge information and coach parking details can be found at www.tendringdc.gov.uk. Martello Coach Park (limited spaces) is the nearest Coach Park to the event site.
Please check closing times when parking in these car parks!
Contact Clacton Tourist Information Centre on: 01255 686633 or log on to Essex Sunshine Coast for further details.
Clacton Airshow is funded by the local council and free to all, if you would like to make a donation to help s put on this excellent local event in future years pelase do so here:
The showground is large and very busy, please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a lot of ground to cover. The site is very open and it can get hot, we advise you bring plenty of water and leave pets at home, drinks and food can be purchased from our vendors on site. Bring wet weather protection if rain is forecast. Binoculars are useful for watching the flights!
To walk from the official show car park to the end of the site will take approximately 40mins.
If you’re lost or need to ask for assistance, look out for one of our team of volunteers who will be able to assist you with any questions about the show, see our lost child scheme and register on arrival in case of lost children, in these big crowds ts easy to loose them!
Show Mobility services operate at the Airshow and there will be a limited number of electric scooters and assistance at the Airshow for disabled visitors to book in advance, contact the airshow team for more info.
Should you become separated from family or friends, lost persons points are located at:
- TDC Beach Patrol HQ, near Clacton Pier.
- TDC Missing Persons Team, Police control unit on the West Greensward.
- Alternatively consider choosing a meeting point should you become separated when entering the site.
- A free wrist band scheme operates along the seafront with each section of the beach colour coded. Children are given a corresponding wrist band which makes the task of re-uniting lost children with their family a lot easier. Wrist bands can be obtained from the Beach Patrol Office.
First Aid Points
- TDC Beach Patrol HQ to the west of the Pier.
- St John Medical Centre located central site adjacent to the sponsors area.
- St John First Aid site located at the Martello Tower Picnic Area.
- St John First Aid site located along Pier Gap.