Sky’s The Limit! This February Half Term

Published on: 31 January 2024

The Sky’s the Limit! at the RAF Museum Midlands this February half term. Throughout the school break, families will experience the thrilling stories of the RAF as the Museum fly’s through over 100 years of triumphant tales.

With a series of Sky’s the Limit! theatre shows, storytelling sessions, workshops and RAF themed crafts taking place, there is something for everyone!

Through Adversity… and Beyond! is just one of the shows running throughout the half term. During this interactive one-hour show, the audience will meet Astra, the Museum’s very own time-travelling hero! After discovering the RAF founder Hugh Trenchard’s pivotal flying lesson has been cancelled, Astra travels back in time to guide Hugh through key events from the past to ensure the RAF’s creation and survival! The show will run on 11-13 February, with three shows each day.

Discover if you’ve got what it takes to join the RAF in the ‘Aircrew Needs You!’ show. This performance will require lots of audience participation as you’re taken through the skills needed to operate planes in the Second World War. We’re on the lookout for Pilots, Flight Engineers, Bomb Aimers, Air Gunners, Navigators and Wireless Operators to take the fight to the enemy! With six tests to pass, discover if you’re ready for the mission. The show runs from 15-18 February with three daily performances.

Hear inspiring stories of flight and adventure in the Sky’s the Limit Storytelling sessions surrounded by the Museums iconic aircraft. Or why not have a go at some RAF Crafts and make an aeroplane, flight helmet, or add to a collaborative mural. The crafts are suitable for all the family and materials are provided! Advance booking is advised.

Imagine If We Could Fly is a creative workshop led by an artist and illustrator, encouraging children to dream big and be creative. Imagine your own characters and create a space themed story in the form of a diorama, using recycled boxes and collage. This 90-minute workshop will take place on 17 February.

RAF Museum Midlands Public Events Executive, Amy Bertaut said:

‘Come along this February half term and get ready for take off! We have some brilliant flight themed fun for families. Whether your time travelling or on a mission in one of our interactive theatre shows, hearing tales of incredible flying adventures, or getting crafty in one of our flight themed workshops, you’re guaranteed to have a great day out.’

For further information and a schedule of all the activities taking place during Sky’s the Limit week, CLICK HERE. Entry to the Museum and participation in the Sky’s the Limit Storytelling sessions is free. Admission charges apply for the RAF Crafts, Imagine if we could Fly workshop, Through Adversity…and Beyond!, and Aircrew Needs You! shows. Tickets are available to book online.

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