Our Cosford site will be closed to the public on Wednesday 29 September for a schools event.

Family Resources

An Introduction to 100 Years of Flight with Dulcie Gull

Click here for a subtitled version

When you have watched the video, have a go at our Dulcie Gull quiz

Visiting the Museum? Try our free trails!

Pick up Jack’s Family Trail in H2 or Bob’s Family Trail in H6. Or, choose one of our digital trails – Sound trail, Biomimicry trail or Hangar 1 quiz – fun for all the family!

At home? Here are some family-friendly flight-related activities to try…

The Spitfire Fund Story

Join Danny, Yusra and Lily on their adventures in 1940 as they learn about the Battle of BritainThe RAF Museum’s Children’s Author in Residence, Tom Palmer, has written a time-travelling short story commemorating the 80th anniversary of that significant turning point in British history – the Battle of Britain. A great story to read together.

Join Yusra, Lily and Danny on their amazing adventures in 'The Spitfire Fund'.

Make

Make a hot air balloon, a paper helicopter or have a go at making your own jet plane using recycled materials. Maybe you'd like to like to find out about Spitfire Superheroes or meet the RAF mascots.

Two simple craft activities for younger family members - make your own Side Cap and make your own Spitfire. All you need is paper, scissors, glue and some colour pencils, crayons or water colours. (Younger family members may need some assistance and supervision.)

Name

Can you name all of the jobs on a Lancaster bomber? This amazing plane is a popular attraction at our London site.

Draw

Choose from our dot to dots or colour in one of our planes. You could also draw your own plane – you can find lots of drawing inspiration here.

Pick up a pencil or a paintbrush. For this year’s Children’s Art Week we had the theme of Literacy and Creative Writing.

So take inspiration from the drawings in your favourite books and have a go at creating illustrations for the poem of pilots, High Flight. Find the poem and discover more about its Spitfire flying author, by downloading our new resource.

Suitable for children 8+

Explore

Aeroplanes and helicopters aren’t the only things which can fly. Explore your garden to find flying creatures!

Look out of your window – what flying things can you see? Keep track with our Window Wonders.

An exciting and historic air race! Find out who was involved in the London to Manchester air race and what happened – air race part one and air race part two

You can also watch a video on our Facebook page.

Imagine

Do you love writing or telling stories? Take a look at our story starters to get your creativity flowing!

Puzzle

Can you solve our aircraft word search?

Which of the Museum’s aircraft are hiding in plane sight? Try our anagrams

Is your family fanatic about flight? Test your knowledge with our London aircraft quiz

Keep your brain cells active by solving our riddles – who can get the answer first?

Have a tea break and solve our aircraft crossword.

Projects

Looking for something different? Perhaps Percy the Parachuting Penguin can give you some ideas; maybe you’d like to make a poster or even create your own mini museum.

Supported by the Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation

 

Earned your pilot wings completing the activities above? Why not aim for promotion by having a go at the exciting family resources from our other Museum site at Cosford?