- Free event
- Boundless members’ area at one of the UKs largest airshows
- Discounted bar
- Great viewing balcony
- Free and secure mobile-phone charging
- Coat and bag drop-off
- Free hot refreshments
- Comfortable outdoor seating area
Join Boundless at the Bournemouth Air Festival, the UKs biggest, brightest and loudest air festival. The festival is set along 1.5 miles of sandy, Dorset coast between Bournemouth and Boscombe Pier.
Bournemouth Air Festival doesn’t end with the aerial displays. There are lots of other family-friendly activities to enjoy throughout the weekend, including fireworks, displays, competitions, food-and-drink stalls and evening live music.
Entry to Bournemouth Air Festival is free of charge, which means you can have a great day out with the family without worrying about the cost.
To make the Bournemouth Air Festival even more special, why not join us in our exclusive members’ area? We’ll do everything we can to make your experience of the Bournemouth Air Festival as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. As a Boundless member, you’ll get free access to the area, where you can have a free hot drink and put your feet up while your mobile phone securely recharges. You can even leave your bags with us so that you don’t have to carry them around all day.
The Boundless members’ area will be located to the east of Bournemouth Pier. If you’re thinking of attending the event, please click on the ‘I’m Interested’ box on the right – this way we can send you important information ahead of time and we’ll have a good idea of how many members we can expect to see over the weekend.
At every one of our events, we’ll have an official boundless photographer on site to capture the best moments for you, your family and friends. All photos will be available for you to download after the event.
If you upload any of your own pictures to social media be sure to use the hashtag #bemoreboundless for a chance to be featured on our social pages.
By attending the members area, you are consenting to having your photo taken and these images used on any of our marketing platforms. If, however you do not wish to have your photo taken or appear on our website or social pages please do let us know on arrival and we will ensure arrangements are made.
Not yet a Boundless member? Join today for £27 a year to register your interest in the Bournemouth Air Festival.
The members area at the Bournemouth Air Festival will be open on:
- Thursday 20 August: 10am - 10pm
- Friday 21 August: 10am - 10pm (with evening fireworks)
- Saturday 22 August: 10am - 10pm (with evening fireworks)
- Sunday 23 August: 10am – 6pm
In order to access the members’ area, you’ll need to show your Boundless membership card. Friends and family are also welcome as long as they’re with a Boundless member.
Bournemouth Seafront, Dorset, BH5 1BN
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How can I get there?A
Bournemouth Air Festival is a very popular event and we recommend the use of public transport where possible.
Park & Ride – Kings Park BH7 7AF
During the Festival, Park & Ride will operate from Kings Park. Parking is free but there is a charge to use the bus which will drop off at Manor Road (BH1 3EZ) approx 5-10 min walk to the event site.
Tickets entitle up to 7 people to use the bus (return)
Thursday & Sunday – £10/ticket Friday & Saturday – £12/ticket
Thursday 9.00am – last bus at 11pm
Friday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Saturday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Sunday 9am – last bus at 7pm
If you are coming by car we always recommend using the Park and Ride service. However, should you wish to park in the Town Centre do check out the car park locations and charges.
Bournemouth is well served by the rail network with three local railway stations – the main Bournemouth station, Pokesdown to the east and Branksome to the west. There is an train service to and from various locations around the UK, as well as a fast service from London Waterloo in as little as 97 minutes.
I have a friend or family member who wants to come as well.A
Great, bring them along! They can have full use of the members’ area as well as long as you’re with them.
Where is the Boundless members area and how do I get in?A
The members’ area will be to the east of Bournemouth Pier. For more info on where we’ll be, click on the yellow ‘I’m Interested’ box on the right of the screen.
To get into the members’ area, all you need to do is show any of our team your Boundless membership card. We’ll then issue you with a pass which allows you to drop in as many times as you like over the weekend.
When will the Boundless members area be open?A
The members’ area will be open throughout the fiesta, including the evening of the Nightglow and fireworks.
- Thursday 20 August: 10am-10pm
- Friday 21 August: 10am-10pm (with evening fireworks)
- Saturday 22 August: 10am-10pm (with evening fireworks)
- Sunday 23 August: 10am – 6pm
How accessible is the site for people with mobility difficulties?A
Disabled parking is available but limited so please be sure to consider your transport arrangements carefully in advance.
There are two accessible car parks – one at the Winter Gardens in Bournemouth Town Centre (BH2 5DJ) and one at Sea Road on Boscombe Overstrand – with 250 spaces available.
There is accessible viewing available at Monkey Island (at the Boscombe end of the East Overcliff) – with 80 blue badge parking spaces.
For easy access to the promenade, you can arrange to be dropped off at the bottom of Sea Road by Boscombe Pier (BH5) – you will need to show your blue badge to the stewards.
At the Boscombe end of the site you will find an accessible viewing area on the promenade outside the Surf Steps School (BH5 1BN).
Is the airshow dog-friendly? And are they allowed in the Boundless Members Area?A
Dogs are definitely welcomed to the Airshow. You might experience some loud noises and there will be lots of people so we recommend having a dog on the lead. Please look out for the full programme of events and plan your trip with your dog around this.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the members area, we ask you to please be aware that some people (and particularly children) may find dogs unsettling.