Family Trails and Backpacks

Family Trails

We have created several trails and activities for families to enjoy as you explore the hangars.

NEW Royal Trail - Digital Trail

Prince William with the Sea King helicopter behind him

Explore some of the great stories we have on site about the Royal Family and their involvement with the RAF. You can access the Royal Trail here on your own device.

Hangar 1 - Digital Trail

The front view of the first Museum building called Hangar 1.

This is a fun digital trail which you can access using your phone. Test your memory, solve a riddle and find the answers to questions. You can access the Hangar 1 Quiz here.

Hangar 2 - Jack's Family Trail

The front cover of Jack's Family Trail featuring a cartoon dog.

Find out all about the First World War in the Air with Jack, the squadron dog. You can pick up your free trail as you enter Hangar 2.

Hangars 3,4,5 - Challenge your Child

What happens when you eject? With a photo of a jet plane and an ejector seat.If you are visiting the Museum with children, help them discover some of the fascinating science behind our collections.

Just pick up the free worksheets as you enter the exhibition and you will have everything you need to set them their challenges. Suitable for children aged 7+

Hangar 6 - Bob's Family Trail

The front cover of Bob's family trail featuring a graphic of an RAF pilot.

Join Bob, an RAF pilot, as you explore 'The RAF in an Age of Uncertainty' in Hangar 6. You can pick up your free trail as you enter the exhibition.

Kids in Museums

Kids in Museums have a Super Silly Museums activity sheet which you can use in any museum. Can you find something blue or something starting with the letter Q at the RAF Museum?


Family backpacksOur Backpacks have been specially created for children aged 3 – 8. Explore the Museum using the binoculars, torch or magnifying glass; plot your route with the compass and complete all of the activities in the Backpack Trail - all with an RAF Teddy to help you.

Backpacks are free to borrow and are available from admissions in H1 (to be returned to the Shop at the end of your visit).