This week, the Piercing Pirate crew attended the Bournemouth Air Festival 2013, and we wanted to share our experience with you!
As a local Bournemouth girl I’ve always tended to avoid the annual Air Festival in the popular seaside town, as it clogs up the traffic and makes getting around almost impossible. But, this year I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and I’ve got to admit, even though planes don’t thrill me in the slightest, I felt a pang of pride when the Red Arrows soared across the sky in front of me.
There’s plenty to see and do and it’s a great day out for the kids, with lots of interactive displays and exhibitions featured in the 1.5 mile festival site between the Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, as well as plenty of entertainment in the sky and Royal Navy ships on display in the sea.
It all kicks off at 10am – 10pm from Thursday- Saturday, and 10am – 6pm on Sunday and the Red Arrows are flying every single day!
Some other highlights include: the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Typhoon, the huge Vulcan Bomber, the Night Air display, and many more!
For the full schedule check out the official Bournemouth Air Festival website, which also provides handy information on how to get there!
The air displays commence at around midday on Saturday and Sunday, so get on down and take a look! The weather is looking good for the weekend so it’d be a great activity for the whole family to enjoy.