Get ready to delve into a nocturnal world this half term as the team from the Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop turn their attention to the fascinating world of ‘Creatures of the Night’.
The team are hoping young visitors will be ‘bugging’ their parents to bring them along to the Museum to get involved in lots of great craft activities and creative trails throughout half term. The Museum is one of fifty venues taking part in the Eerie-on-Sea trail organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books to celebrate the release of the latest book in the Eerie-on Sea mysteries series. Visitors will be tasked with finding the faces of the five monsters hidden inside the Museum’s display cases and can exchange their completed activity sheets for a bookmark and sticker. There will also be a spider trail hidden in and around the Museum exhibits.
The Museum are also pleased to welcome The Critter Clan who will be entertaining visitors on Tuesday 24 October, giving everyone the opportunity to see nature brought to life with their amazing creatures from around the world. Through their fun, educational and interactive display, young visitors will be able to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating species and learn about their vital role within our fragile eco system.
Popular model making sessions are also back on 25 and 28 October to keep everyone busy and all activities throughout the week are included in the free annual pass offered by the Museum.
Lucy Johnson, CEO of the Army Flying Museum said: “We always enjoy offering a variety of free family activities during the school holidays as this gives visitors real added value for their annual passes and it is great to see so many people returning time and again to experience what the Museum has to offer. We are so pleased to bring The Critter Clan to the Museum as we know it is going to be a huge hit with lots of our younger visitors.”
Everyone that visits the Museum only needs to pay once to receive a free annual pass and this has proved an extremely popular incentive to residents around Hampshire and Wiltshire who have seen real value for their passes over the last twelve months, with a significant increase in the number of activities being offered by the Museum.