Midlands Playground

Open daily from 10:00am

When the school children at Albrighton Primary School heard we were building a new outdoor playground, they sent seven Junior Reporters to the RAF Museum Midlands to investigate.

Reporters visited at various stages of the playground build to speak with the team and find out more, asking all the important questions that children want to know!

Over four reports, the students will discover the inspiration behind the playground features, find out how accessible it is for all children, and even take part in a boot camp with a Physical Training Instructor from RAF Cosford.

Finally, the Junior Reporters will test-fly the new playground along with their classmates and share their findings!

Sunday 16 May 2021

Over several months, Junior Reporters from Albrighton Primary School have followed the development of the Museum’s airfield-inspired playground at every step of the way. In this final report from the school children, they get to test-fly it with all their friends.

Watch the playground come to life in this special report and see the fun through their eyes, as they climb over the mini hangar and slide down the mock Victor aircraft. Discover what the children loved most, as the reporters interview their fellow classmates.

Huge thank you to Albrighton Primary School for all their support and brilliant reporting, we hope you had fun!

Entry to the playground is part of our general admission to our Cosford site. Get ready for take-off and pre-book your free timed entry now.

Friday 14 May 2021

When developing ideas for the new outdoor playground, the Museum worked closely with the Physical Training Instructors at RAF Cosford to create a playground experience that reflects some of the experiences training personnel go through, in a fun interactive manner.

In this film the school children at Albrighton Primary School interviewed Cpl Emily Fitzpatrick, a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) in the RAF, about her role and how they helped the Museum with the playground design.

After answering some tough questions from the children, Cpl Emily Fitzpatrick put the Junior Reporters through a mini boot camp. Find out if the children passed the RAF fitness test and learn more about the PTI elements of the playground in this third report.

Keep a look out for our final report  coming on Sunday and see the school children test-flying the new playground with their friends.

Don't forget we're re-opening on 17 May, pre-book your tickets now to visit. Entry is free!

Wednesday 12 May 2021

In today’s report the students discover where the inspiration for the playground features came from and find out more about the playground’s accessibility and sensory aspects.

Stay tuned later this week for more playground updates from the students at Albrighton Primary School, including a special report featuring the whole class test-flying the new playground.

Monday 10 May 2021

In today’s report the students take their first look at the playground build, find out what features they can expect to see, and put pressure on those working on the build to complete the work on time!

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes playground updates, from the students at Albrighton Primary School.

The playground is regularly cleaned by our ground crew. But we would ask that parents help keep it safe by wiping down the equipment after each use

And by ensuring that your little pilots:

  • Do not cross into other pilots’ airspace
  • Clean their hands after their adventure
  • Cough or sneeze into their arm, if a tissue is not available
  • Place any rubbish in the bins provided

Play Safe, Stay Safe.