Europe’s biggest, and most family friendly, street party will be held over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday May 7/8 in the pretty market town of Northwich, Cheshire. And the star of the show will be a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire which will display on Sunday 8 May.

As in previous years, the Thundersprint offers completely free admission for spectators together with free parking and free grandstand seating.

The Thundersprint is an incredible mix of classic motorcycle racing, street entertainment and fine food which takes over this pretty market town during the second weekend in May. But the Thundersprint is far more than just a festival for bike fans. The highlight of the weekend for many visitors is the stirring display by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire.

The Spitfire will perform in one of the most evocative settings in the world. Displaying right on the edge of the town, the Spitfire gives a true feeling of what it must have been like to see these iconic aircraft in action 70 years ago.

The visual experience is vastly enhanced by the arena setting which captures the growl of the mighty Merlin in all its glory, rather than have it dissipated in the wide open spaces where Spits normally display.

Away from the track is a mile of trade stands; a spectacular fun fair; huge inflatable play area for little ones; bands; street entertainment and fine food. In fact, something to keep everyone in the family happy all day.

Disabled, and less sprightly customers, are particularly well catered for and well-behaved pets are very welcome.

Spectator admission to the Thundersprint is free, as is parking, but arriving early is recommended because Northwich gets very busy.

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