A Day Out: Wales National Airshow Swansea

Wales National Airshow Swansea Day Out

On Saturday I spent the day with family and friends at the Wales National Airshow that took place on Swansea Bay. I’ve never been to the event before and was really looking forward to spending the day out in the sun for a change (I normally live in my bat cave inside). We all decided to get the bus into Swansea from home as there would be hardly any parking available and it would be too much hassle. We did a cheeky pit stop in Tesco to stock up on sandwiches and obligatory alcohol for a day in the sun. Unfortunately it wasn’t as sunny as we had hoped and was really windy near the beach, I wasn’t dressed for the cold but we still had an amazing day!

The very first plane that flew over Swansea Bay was called The Vulcan and this would be it’s last ever flight. The plane was freakin’ massive and flew really slowly and looked like something out of Star Trek in it’s peculiar triangular shape.

The Vulcan Wales National Airshow Swansea

The Sea King put on a great performance hoisting a man from a lifeboat into the helicopter and back down again further along down the bay.

Royal Navy Rescue Sea King Wales National Airshow Swansea

The finale of the day and the display I was most looking forward to was The Red Arrows. The Red Arrows are a team of 9 aeroplanes that all fly in sync and perform an aerobatic display. Their performance was spectacular and had the audience gasping at how close they were flying next to each other.

Red Arrows Wales National Airshow Swansea

Red Arrows Wales National Airshow Swansea

Red Arrows Wales National Airshow Swansea

At one point in their performance they created a heart in red in the sky with an arrow through it!

Red Arrows Wales National Airshow Swansea Heart

They also had other displays on the ground from the Fire Service and Army as well as stalls selling gifts and goodies and of course burgers and hot dogs. They also had a small fayre and I’m a sucker for fairground games so I had to play and I managed to win myself this unicorn… ‘He’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!’

Unicorn Minions Despicable Me

Overall I had an amazing day out and would highly recommend it if you’re stuck for ideas on where to go next Summer for a family day out.

Wales National Airshow Swansea

All photos were taken on my Samsung Galaxy S4 so sorry for the poor quality photos.

Did anyone else go to the Air Show? What’s your favourite family summer day out?

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  1. July 14, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    I love the air show, it's always such a good event. I was walking down to swansea bay and the vulcan was flying over to turn around and it was crazy low!!

  2. July 16, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    I love those photos!! I'm gutted I missed this event, looks like a great day out. X

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