Windermere Air Festival 2011Families in Cumbria and the north of England have a great day in store at this year’s new-look Windermere Air Festival 2011.

The two day event will be bigger than better than ever before, still offering all the familiar family favourites – including eight breath-taking air displays each day, a military village and flying simulator – but also, for the first time, new kids have-a-go activities plus face painting, circus skills, music and great local food stalls.

Windermere air show 2011The Windermere Air Festival begins on Saturday 23rd July at the New Air Base (formerly known as the Show Ground) on the Glebe in Bowness-on-Windermere.

This year the event, which was previously known as The Windermere Air Show, has been renamed the Windermere Air Festival to reflect the bigger range of entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

Kate Thomas, director of the Windermere Air Festival said: “This year, people will find more fun than ever before – fantastic flying displays, lovely local food, competitions with cracking prizes and have-a-go activities for people of all ages, shapes and sizes.Windermere Air Festival

As well as offering a fun weekend for all the family, this year’s festival will be a welcome boost to the local economy, as organisers Bluestone Events (which is itself a small Kendal-based company) have used local suppliers – including local food producers and service suppliers, like EMO design, which has worked to give this year’s event a fresh, modern feel.

Kate said: “Festival-goers can have fun and enjoy knowing they are supporting local businesses.”

Information on the Windermere Air Festival – including: where to park, eat and stay; the full entertainment programme; and the all-important information about the planes and pilots – is available at:

Windermere Air FestivalMedia contact: Kate Thomas or call 01539 729 048