Will there be road closures to accommodate the event?
With record crowds anticipated for the 2017 Wales Airshow, increased safety and new security measures were implemented for the event. This involved closing Oystermouth Road from the junction with West Way through to Mumbles Road at the junction with Sketty Lane. These were closed in both directions from approximately 10am until after the final displays around 6pm on both days.
This page will be updated for the 2018 Airshow information as soon as road closure information is confirmed.
I lost something at the Airshow – what do I do?
Please ring 01792 635428 to see what has been found by the cleaning crews.
What time are the Air displays?
Timetables will only be available via the Official Wales Airshow App and are subject to change due to the weather conditions or military operational needs.
Updates will also be available on Twitter on the day – please follow @WalesAirShow and keep an eye on #WalesAirshow.
Will the cycle paths be affected?
Due to the significant increase in pedestrians utilising the Promenade on the days of the Airshow, for safety reasons the cycle path closes by legal order between Sketty Lane and the Marriott Hotel. Cyclists are required to dismount and push their bicycles along this route or utilise the alternative cycle routes that are available for the majority of the route on the opposite side of the carriageway.
How do I get to Swansea?
Please visit the Airshow travel page for full details.
Where can I park and are there disabled parking places available?
Where possible, we advise you to use one of two Park and Ride sites (Fabian Way and Landore). A bespoke Park and Ride bus service will be running every 12 minutes (although traffic will be heavy and may cause delays).
Dedicated parking for the disabled is available in each of the designated car parks apart from Paxton Street.
Please visit the Airshow travel page for full details.
I’ve booked Premium Parking in advance – where is the Recreation Ground car park?
Your space has been reserved in the Recreation Ground car park. Don’t forget to display your e-ticket. Take a look at our maps page for more information
Why do I need to arrive early if I’ve already booked my car park space?
Thousands of people will be coming to Swansea to enjoy the Wales Airshow and traffic will be heavy. To make sure you don’t miss the start of the air displays we strongly advise you to arrive early and enjoy the ground displays which are open from 10.00am – 6.00pm on both days.
Are there any roadworks taking place that weekend?
What time is high tide for the 2018 Airshow?
High tide times to be confirmed
Will there be a maritime exclusion zone for water craft?
A maritime exclusion zone will be in effect for the duration of Wales Airshow in the area 200m to the south of a line formed by the marker buoys. The Maritime Volunteer Service will be patrolling the exclusion zone. All vessels are requested to heed any instructions given by the MVS.
For full information please click this link Marina Users – notice to mariners
An Airshow isn’t very green – what are you doing to help the environment?
There will be a number of recycling points at the event and members of the council’s recycling team will be on hand to help and coordinate litter clearance.
Have a look at the information on the sustainability page.
Will there be a commentary?
Yes, there will be a commentary during the air displays and public announcements will also be made throughout the day. A public address system will run from the Civic Centre to the main ground display site located on the promenade by the Cenotaph.
Updates will also be available on Twitter – please follow @WalesAirShow
Where’s the best place to see the Air displays?
We recommend anywhere along Swansea Promenade, from the Civic Centre to Mumbles; although the displays will be centred on the ground display area by the Cenotaph. Keen photographers among you may like to note that the sun will be in front of you from the ground display and will move towards Mumbles Head (where the lighthouse is).
There’s also plenty to see and do on the beach between the Civic Centre and the Recreation Ground, plus the main ground displays/activities on the promenade at the Cenotaph and the Recreation Ground.
Spectators must stay behind the warning flag display line, which is demarked by white posts with red flags along the bay – this is to allow the aircraft to display as close as possible to the crowd line.
Is food available at the Airshow?
Yes, a full range of food is available in the ground display area around the Recreation Ground and Cenotaph and also around Civic Centre. The food range will include jacket potatoes, curry, burgers, fish and chips and crepes. Icecream, doughnuts, sweets and fudge stalls will also be open.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks and alcohol will be available for purchase.
How can I find out about other events in Swansea?
Many events around Swansea Bay are listed on enjoyswanseabay.com (you can sign up to be notified about upcoming events by email too).
What can my kids do at The Airshow?
The ground display area includes a Chinook, inflatable assault course, funfair, flight simulators, military displays and activities.
Balloons, kites, drones and other air based activities are strictly prohibited.
Are there souvenirs to buy at The Airshow?
Many of the flying teams will have souvenirs on sale too on the day at the event.
Will it be noisy?
Yes, there will be high noise levels, especially during the jet aircraft displays like the Typhoon and Red Arrows. There may be noise from practice sessions on the Friday before the airshow weekend as well as both afternoons of Wales Airshow.
You may want to consider bringing earplugs or ear defenders for young children.
I can hear noise from aircraft and it’s only Friday – have I missed The Airshow?
Don’t worry, you can expect some noise from air show practice runs on the Friday before the airshow. Other planes may fly over to take a look at the area before the weekend of the airshow.
Can I bring my pet?
We would suggest you leave your pets at home. The air displays will be very noisy and we are expecting thousands of people at the event. Please do not leave pets in your car.
What if my child gets lost?
Keep your child safe with free identification wristbands available from the Enjoy Swansea Bay Information Points, car park attendants and the Civic Centre information point. Lost children and their parents can report to the information points located on the promenade near the Cenotaph and one at the Civic Centre or any stewards. There will also be stewards on site to help you.
You can also pick up free ‘Tag your Tots’ wristbands. On entering the event a wristband can be collected from our Information points, the park and ride drop off location or our car parks staff. Write the parents mobile number on the back of the wristband before putting on the child’s wrist. These wristbands are bright and waterproof. The wristbands are sponsored by Sayers Amusements.
What if I need more information when I get there?
There will be two information points, one located on the promenade near the Cenotaph and one at the Civic Centre. The information team will also have site maps and a display timetable for purchase.
Lost children / parents can also report to the information points. If in doubt there will also be stewards on site to help you.
Are there First Aid facilities on site?
Yes, there are two main First Aid points, manned by St Johns Ambulance personnel. There is one point at the Civic Centre plus one on the promenade near the Cenotaph.
Members of St Johns Ambulance will also be patrolling around the site throughout both days. If in doubt there will also be stewards on site to help you.
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