Holiday Programme Group Bookings
The Air Force Museum is the perfect place to bring your holiday programme groups. Choose your programme from the three options below, all of which are conducted indoors - perfect for all weathers!
All of our holiday programme group visits are hosted by a Museum staff member and generally last 2 hours, including 1-1.25 hours of structured programme content and 45-50 minutes of exploration time for children and their leaders/supervisors to complete a Museum hunt.
All of our group visits include a welcome and safety briefing - we set the scene for a safe and successful visit.
Minimum numbers: 15 children. Smaller groups can be catered for but may be charged a minimum amount, subject to the Education Officer’s review.
Cost: $8.00 per child (leaders/supervisors are free of charge).
Visit times: 10.00 am–12.00 pm and 1.00 pm–3.00 pm.
Option A: Operation Air Drop
Children get to make a take-home kitset glider and then have a go at flying it. Can they successfully land it on our makeshift aircraft carrier?
They then get to make a parachute, from materials supplied, before attempting to land their precious, moving cargo on the ‘drop zone’ below.
Option B: Raw Recruits
After being shown an Air Force pilot’s clothing and gear, children are ‘recruited’ to the Air Force! They then try on a flight suit, a Mae West (life vest), and pilot helmets before learning the basics of drill (standing to attention, at ease, and saluting).
The group are then invited to make both a paper field service cap (Air Force hat) and a kitset glider to take home.
Option C: UN Undercover Mission
Children pretend to be United Nations peacekeeping paratroopers, learning to ‘parachute’ on to crash mats before boarding the Andover aircraft for a ‘flight’ into a war-torn zone.
The group then moves stealthily to our Pacific Simulator Room to test their observation and memory skills. Can they survive a ‘bombing raid’ while completing their mission?
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Due to COVID-19 precautions under Alert Level 2, our hands-on experiences are currently unavailable, with the exception of the touch-free ‘Balloon Busters’ challenge.