Jaw dropping experiments, creative craft activities and fun trails, all form the school holiday entertainment programme from the Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop this Summer.

The Army Flying Museum’s holiday activities will offer six weeks of creative craft sessions with the Science of Flight at the heart of the summer activities.  Young visitors will explore the realms of aviation by making bi-planes, parachutes and flying saucers, as well as having the opportunity to explore the Museum and see the wide range of aircraft including the mesmerising Rotabuggy, aka ‘The Flying Jeep’ in the Hayward Hall. 

On the 26 July, 9 and 23 August, the Museum will also welcome special guests Genie Lab, who will bring sensational science demonstrations and magnificent experiments to amaze and mystify visitors in the main hanger of the Museum, surrounded by helicopters and gliders.

On 22 and 26 August, the Museum invites you to come along and try your hand at making and painting a plastic model.  With lots of models to choose from including vehicles, history, fantasy or storytelling, visitors will be guided by Models for Heroes and will take home a model after the session to remind them of their visit.

The Museum has several creative trails taking place throughout the summer holidays along with the regular dress up stations, jigsaws, interactive exhibits and of course, the opportunity to sit inside the helicopters within the museum.  The outdoor play park and picnic tables also give visitors the chance to see some amazing aircraft flying in and out of the historic Middle Wallop airfield.

Lucy Johnson, CEO of the Army Flying Museum said: “We always enjoy offering a variety of free family activities during the school holidays, which gives visitors real 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 on week-days from 10am-12.30pm, however for the full programme, dates and timings, visit the Museum’s website at www.armyflying.com

Children in Scout Helicopter
Genie Lab