Southern Model Show 9 & 10 September 2017

Event Date (9th September 2017)

Event Time (10:00 AM)

Products Available


SMS - Trade Standdownload file

SMS - Exhibitor Informationdownload file

SMS - Pilot Booking Formdownload file

Maps & Directionsdownload file



The Southern Model Show 9 - 10 September 2017

Southern Model Show

A Great Day Out For All The Family

Headcorn Aerodrome, set in the heart of Kent Countryside, will again host the Southern Model Show. The airfield is always busy  with Parachuting, Pleasure flights, Balloon flights, Helicopter flights and the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum.
The Southern Model Show in association with the Maidstone Model Flying Club will feature a stunning array of model aircraft, helicopters, ships, tank and other vehicles. A full range of other activities and a show ground packed with traders makes this a must go event for anyone with an interest in this fascinating hobby whether a professional or a beginner.
Whats on
Model show


With good access and parking, you should have a trouble free journey to the Southern Model Show even with 12,000 guests expected over the two days. Arrive early and stay late is the best advice as displays and activities will be taking place throughout the day.

Children and beginners are especially welcome.

  • 9.30am - Gates Open
  • 10:00am to 5.00pm -  Flying, Sailing and Driving Displays
  • 19:50 to 20:30 Night model flying
Got a model you want to sell? Fancy picking up a second hand bargain? Come along to the very popular Bring and Buy stand. Who knows what you might find?

Model aircraft
Model Spitfire
Model Aircraft
The flying programme will be exciting and varied, illustrating the full range of model flying in the UK and Europe. Through a series of set-piece displays, pilos will have the opportunity to display their aircraft in an historical context. D-Day will feature prominently as will the Battle of Britain - after all the show is being staged in Kent over the Battle of Britain weekend! The finale will be truely spectacular.
Model Car
Model Tank
Cars and Vehicles 
Off-road 2wd and 4wd buggies, on road cars, tanks and other fighting vehicles, motorbikes, trucks, fast and furious racing - just about everything you could imagine will be on the ground.
Life Boat
Model Boat

Boats and water craft

Paddlesteamers to battleships; lifeboats to submarines -  a great range of water vessels will be taking to the high seas (or rather the large water tank!) demonstrating the endless fun you can have whilst messing about on the water.


Trade stands

Everything you could possibly need for Models (Aeroplanes, Cars, Boats, Tanks) and Arts and Crafts will be on sale. The trade stands will be situated throughout the event ground both inside and out.

For trade enquiries or for more information please download our SMS Trader pack

To book your stand, please downland and email or post back the SMS Exhibitors Booking Form

Book early
Book early

Website discounted tickets

Prices for both single and 2 day tickets


Up to 5 years

£7.00 / £9.00 Child

5 years to 15 years

£9.00 / £12.00 OAP

Over 60

£12.00 / £15.00 Adult

16 years upwards

£29.00 / £35.00 Family

2 x adults and 2 x children

£49.00 Camping & Caravan 

Camping available with showers, WCs, water.

Camping is from Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and leave Monday 11th.

This includes 2 Adults, cost for additional Adults is £10, Child/Senior £8 for the whole weekend.

£2.50 booking fee applies to each transaction, regardless of amount of tickets purchased. P&P is included

  • Free parking

Prepaid tickets = 

  • Cheaper tickets
  • Faster gate entry
  • No dates printed on tickets, so entry can be for either of the event days 
  • Online bookings can be made up to noon on Friday 8th September

£2.50 booking fee applies to each transaction, regardless of amount of tickets purchased. P&P is included

BOX OFFICE 0845 652 62 63

Gate Prices

Prices for both single and 2 day tickets



Up to 5 years

£8.00 / 12.00 Child

5 years to 15 years

£15.00 / £20.00 Adult

16 years upwards

£12.00 / £18.00 OAP

Over 60

£34.00 / £40.00 Family

2x adults and 2x children

£69.00 Camping

Camping available with showers, WCs, water.

Camping is from Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and leave Monday 11th.


To book in your RC plane, please download the Pilots booking form  and forward to:

Andrew Boxall & Simon Potter
Mobile 07811 378053
 travelling by carTravelling By Car Headcorn Aerodrome is just 15 minutes south of Junction 8 of the M20. Shenley road can be found off the A274 Biddenden Road approximately 1 mile south of Headcorn village. FREE PARKING 
Address as follows:

Headcorn Aerodrome Shenley Road Headcorn Ashford Kent TN27 9HX  

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 southeastern trainsTravelling By Train Southeastern trains run frequent services to and from Headcorn station which is only a 1.5 miles away. Please check their website for further details.  Click here for further details.
 TaxiTravelling By Taxi
MTC Taxis are based in Headcorn. To book please call 01622 890003 Click here for further details.


Dogs are welcome to the event, but must always be on their leads. Please bear in mind there will be lots of loud bangs and noises, which may cause distress to your dog.


Photography and filming is permitted for personal use only.


The event is designed for all age groups and all are welcome.


Booking your tickets is easy on our website. Please allow 3-4 working days for tickets to arrive. Tickets purchased 3 days prior to the event will be held on the gate for you.


Camping is permitted booking in advance recommended. No overnight stay is permitted in the car park or other grounds.


We have disabled parking and WC facilities. Although most of the ground is flat, the event is all on grass.

Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

The Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is free to enter and will be open both days. The Museum is one of the longest established aviation museums in the country, having been formed in 1970. For more museum information click here

Pilots please note:
If you are a pilot and wish to fly into any of our events at the Aerodrome, you must purchase an event ticket and book in in advance.
Slots are very limited!