Nearly 100 RAF aircraft, joined by the Red Arrows display team, will soar over the skies of Windsor just after 1pm on 10 July in what has been called a “once in a lifetime” event.
Marking the centenary of the RAF, the mixture of vintage and modern aircraft will fly from Ipswich at 12:45pm, reaching Buckingham Palace at 1pm and Heathrow at 1:10pm. Windsor and Maidenhead will be next, a few minutes later.
Lancaster Bombers, Hurricanes and Spitfires will join the RAF’s latest state-of-the-art jet planes, alongside several helicopters and passenger aircraft.
Perhaps most anticipated will be the RAF’s next generation fast jet, the Lightning, as it takes to the air for what will be its first public outing.
Providing the weather conditions are right, 25 different kinds of aircraft will be involved in the procession.
The RAF says: “This once-in-a-lifetime flypast will provide an iconic centrepiece for the RAF100 celebrations.
“In our centenary year we are commemorating those that have come before us, celebrating our current personnel and, ultimately, inspiring a new generation to write the next chapters in the RAF’s story.”
To get a great view of the flypast, Windsor tourists and locals alike could head to Alexandra Gardens, where they may enjoy views of the flypast in the skies above Windsor Castle.
Alternatively, anyone lucky enough to have accommodation in central Windsor will be able to enjoy the flypast in all its glory from the comfort of their own home or garden.
Accommodation Windsor are giving away 2 free tickets to this year’s exciting Royal Windsor Horse Show!
All you need to do to win is like and share our Facebook page and tag 2 friends!
The show is held in the grounds of Windsor Castle and is on one of the UK’s premier Showing events. Highlights on Friday include: Friday 12th May – Daytime – 5* Showjumping, Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games Friday 12th May – Evening – 4* International Freestyle Dressage, Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery The Show Jumping will be the highlight of the five-day event which takes place from 10 – 14 May and features top-class equestrian action in four equestrian disciplines and more than 120 showing classes. One person will be picked out at random on Friday 28th April and notified via Facebook.
Don’t forget you must like and share our Facebook page and tag two friends who might like free tickets! Good luck!
The weather is warming up and there is no better time to visit Windsor. With a huge choice of restaurants, bars and cafes and masses of local events taking place beat the crowds by booking to stay in our beautiful town this Spring. You can choose to stay in top 5 star hotels, executive serviced accommodation or boutique B&B’s.
Windsor is beautiful in Spring and here’s what’s on if you are planning a visit in the new few weeks…
Cliveden is running an Easter Egg trail between Saturday 14th and Monday 17th April from 10am to 3.30pm. Free entry for NT members
The Carnival of Colour at Savill Gardens on Wick Lane between 1st-17th April from 10-5pm each day with a Rainbow Trail and chance to win a celebratory Rhododendron
Theatre Royal Windsor is showing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from 4-8th April and Fame the Musical from 11-15th April
Enjoy Windsor’s very own Royal Free Singers in concert at Eton College on 8th April from 7.30 – 10pm
Treat yourselves to a Gourmet Spring Dinner hosted at the Cumberland Lodge on 19th April from 7-9.30pm
Help the Queen celebrate her 91st birthday with a 21-gun salute taking place on the Long Walk (Brook Street entrance) from midday on 21st April
Monday Evening races start at Windsor Racecourse on 24th April and then 8th, 15th and 22nd May – gates open 2.45pm
The Great British Dog Walk departs from Savill Gardens for a wonderful 4km or 9km stomp through Windsor Great Park on 29th April from 10.30am in aid of hearing dogs
February is a great month to visit Windsor. Sure it’s Valentines Day on Tuesday 14th, but there’s nothing to stop you being romantic any other day! With a whole host of events, the Castle, River Thames, Changing of the Guard and surrounded by stunning parks – it’s the perfect time to visit.
Book a show. From musicals to whodunnits, there are SIX different shows on at the historic and charming Theatre during February. Situated opposite Windsor Castle, see what’s on here http://www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk/
Windsor’s wonderful Farmers’ Market takes place on the first Saturday of the Month on St Leonards Road from midday.
Wrap up warm and stroll along the river to feed the swans holding hands and gazing into each other’s eyes.
Visit Virgina Water Lake and Savill Gardens and you can even book a horse drawn carriage. Snuggle up under a cosy lap rug and enjoy the sights of the Great Park you can even book champagne – now that is romantic! Always book in advance http://www.ascotcarriages.co.uk/
Windsor has lots of fabulous places to stay. There are many Hotels, B&B and apartments available for rental during your stay – book direct for the best deals. We recommend www.almahouse.co.uk for short stays in a boutique-style B&B just minutes walk from the town centre or for longer stays of 3 nights or more book one of our stylish apartments – see here www.accommodation-windsor.com.
Great properties in superb locations, lots of space, you can even bring the kids too!
Highlights of What’s On this December in Windsor & Eton:-
WINDSOR & ETON LIVING ADVENT CALENDAR
This event will take place every day between Dec 1-24th. Each day at 6.15pm a 15-minute live performance will take place at a venue as detailed below; could be music, dance, drama or historical reading – all with a Xmas theme. In true advent style, the details of the performance will remain a secret until the day.
Monday 1 December: King & Castle, Thames Street Tuesday 2 December: The Gallery at Ice, High Street Wednesday 3 December: tbc Thursday 4 December: Theatre Royal Windsor, Thames Street Friday 5 December: Windsor On Ice, Alexandra Gardens Saturday 6 December: Talents of Windsor, Guildhall Island Sunday 7 December: Sir Christoper Wren, Thames Street Monday 8 December: Wagamama, Thames Street/Windsor Royal Shopping Tuesday 9 December: Luxe Flowers, Eton High Street Wednesday 10 December: Royal Borough Museum, Guildhall, High Street Thursday 11 December: Hotter Shoes, Peascod Street Friday 12 December: Eton Town Centre Saturday 13 December: Windsor Castle Sunday 14 December: French Brothers, Promenade Monday 15 December: Richer Sounds, Eton High Street Tuesday 16 December: Castle Hotel, High Street Wednesday 17 December: Natural History Museum, Eton College Thursday 18 December: JAM Eton, Eton High Street Friday 19 December: Bel and the Dragon, Datchet Road/Thames Street Saturday 20 December: Bang & Olufsen, High Street Sunday 21 December: Harte & Garter, Thames Street Monday 22 December: Macdonald Hotel, High Street Tuesday 23 December: Waterstones, Peascod Street Wednesday 24 December: Windsor Parish Church, High Street
BEAUTY & THE BEAST starring Three Degrees soul star Sheila Ferguson, X-factor singer Rhydian and firm favourites Kevin Cruise along with Basil Brush and Postman Pat. Tickets are available now, shows from Dec 3-11, tickets £31.50 theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
WINDSOR REINDEER PARADE
Starts atWindsor Castle, Santa will be visiting Windsor Town Centre together with his sleigh and reindeer. He will visit the High Street and travel down Peascod Street and King Edward Court. Between 2-4pm on Saturday 6th December.
No need to book flights, Lapland is now conveniently located on the Windsor Estate in Whitmoor Forest. Visit the Elves’ toy factory, magical forest and Mother Christmas’ kitchen to bake gingerbread and listen to a story. From now until December 24th. Tickets are available from £49.50-75 Laplanduk.co.uk.
Whatever you have planned this holiday season, Accommodation Windsor Limited would like to wish you a very merry Xmas and if you are planning to stay in Windsor during December, please contact our lovely Lettings team for info on the best accommodation email@example.com.