The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop are looking forward to welcoming visitors throughout the half term holidays to participate in lots of crafty activities to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

With everything from Second World War themed craft activities to special D-Day trails, the Museum, who welcomed its new Apache AH Mk.1 exhibit earlier this month, will run their special themed activities alongside the regular dress up stations, pilot’s logbook trail, jigsaws, interactive exhibits and of course, the opportunity to sit inside some of the helicopters within the Museum. Visitors can also find out more about the D-Day Aviators whose stories are told within the Museum.

The warmer weather also gives a wonderful opportunity for visitors to take a seat on the café balcony which overlooks the airfield and view a variety of aircraft flying in and out of Middle Wallop.

On Monday 27 May, the Museum will stage a ‘Noise Off’ morning from 9am-12.30pm to enable people with sensory processing issues to explore the Museum in a quieter environment.

One of the most popular activities at the Museum over the last year has been the regular Model Making and Painting sessions staged during the holidays and for May, these will take place on the 26th and 28th of the month. The sessions are run by the charity Models for Heroes and are included in the general admission price, however demand for the sessions has meant that despite two recent generous donations, the charity are desperate for more help to enable these and the monthly sessions for veterans to take place.

Development Manager at the Museum, Amanda Stallard said “We are so grateful to Models for Heroes for running these sessions at the Museum and we are incredibly thankful to Simplyhealth and Partisan Games for all the support they have given us. Sadly, we need more model kits to enable us to keep this popular activity running in the future. If you are able to help, we would love to hear from you.”

All craft activities are included with a general admission ticket which gives visitors a free annual pass to the Museum. With many more activities planned for the summer, including the return of Genie Lab with their amazing science shows and experiments, the annual pass is sure to be a popular choice this half term, giving visitors fabulous value for money.

Lucy Johnson, CEO of the Army Flying Museum said: “We always enjoy offering a variety of free family activities during the school holidays and it is also lovely to see the soft play area and the outdoor playground being used so much. These activities really do give visitors so much added value for their annual passes. Everyone that visits the museum only has to pay once to get a free annual pass, so they can come back as often as they like throughout the year including all the school holidays.”

All holiday activities take place daily from 10.00am-12.30pm from the 27 to 31 May. Visit the Museum’s website to book.