BUSES Festival returns in 2023
The festival, which is organised in conjunction with the BUSES Magazine team will feature a display of up to 100 vintage, restored and modern buses and coaches as well as free bus rides from some of the vehicles in attendance and a variety of 'bus' themed traders.
Our venue which is Sywell Aerodrome, set in the heart of Northamptonshire, dates back to 1928 and is a wonderful Art Deco style event venue. Sywell’s rich aviation history is still evident around the Aerodrome and displayed within the Sywell Aviation Museum, which is located onsite.
NEW FOR 2023
Warbirds flying display!
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Latest vehicles attending Buses Festival 2023
Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire. NN6 0BN
September 3, 2023, Gates open at 9.30am until 4pm
On-the-door tickets will be available on each day the show is open from the Ticket Desk at the Main Entrance.
A child ticket is valid for children between 5-16 years of age.
Persons over 16 years of age will be charged an Adult ticket price and there are no concession tickets for persons over 60 years of age.
Dogs are welcome at BUSES Festival, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
|TICKET TYPE||ADVANCE PRICE||ON THE DOOR PRICE|
|Adult VIP (advance only)||£40||-|
Buses Festival – Disabled Visitor Policy
Buses Festival does not offer a special rate to disabled visitors, but does offer free admission for carers who are accompanying disabled visitors.
A maximum of one carer for each disabled visitor is permitted access to the Show free of charge to accompany and enable the disabled person to visit the show.
Carer admission tickets are not available online and can only be collected from the Buses Festival Ticket Desk situated at the Main Entrance.
Visitors who have the following documentation are entitled to one free carer ticket, however, the visitor with the disability and any further members of their party will pay full price.
Visitors can use the following documentation as proof of disability:
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Attendance Allowance (AA)
Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
Blind Persons Registration
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
Visitors must show the relevant paperwork at the Ticket Desk when they buy or collect their ticket.
Getting to the Event
FREE parking is available to BUSES FESTIVAL visitors in the large car park opposite Sywell Aerodrome.
Disabled parking is available at the event outside the Aviation Museum at the back of the Aviator Hotel.
A FREE shuttle bus service will be running throughout both show days from Wellingborough Railway station to Sywell Aerodrome
Special Paid Service on Sunday 3rd September is available from Northampton Station to Sywell Aerodrome.
Traders for 2023
794 Preservation Group
British Trolley Bus https://www.britishtrolley.org.uk/
Bus & Coach Repairs http://www.busandcoachrepairs.co.uk/
Julian Bowden http://www.bowdenpublishing.co.uk/
Little Pumpkins Face Painting http://www.littlepumpkinsfacepainting.co.uk/
Model Bus Federation https://www.model-bus-federation.org.uk/
Transport Badges and Merchandise http://www.transportbadges.co.uk/
Transport Collectables https://transportcollectables.co.uk/
Previous Buses Festivals
Can't wait for the next event? Watch videos and vehicle details from the Buses Festival over the years here.