Spend a night at the RAF Museum

Published on: 17 February 2020

Date: 29 February (sold out) / 28 March 2020 (girl groups)
Time: 6.30pm to 10.00am the following day
Cost: £35 per child / £5 per adult

Youngsters who dream of becoming pilots now have the exciting opportunity to spend an evening sleeping under the wings of real aircraft in the ‘Pillows and Pilots’ sleepover, held at the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands.

RAF Museum Midlands sleepover

Suitable for youth groups aged 7-15 years, youngsters will have exclusive after dark access to the explore the Museum’s National Cold War Exhibition, home to the mighty Vulcan bomber, the vertically suspended Lightning and even a section of the Berlin Wall!

After checking in and setting up camp, groups will enjoy an evening packed full of activities including a robot war challenge, launching K’Nex rocket cars across the hangar floor and making parachutes to drop from a balcony aiming for the target below with lots of prizes up for grabs.

RAF Museum Midlands sleepover

Of course, no sleepover would be complete without a late-night movie so organisers have lined up the prefect themed film ‘Night at the Museum’ to enjoy with popcorn and all the usual movie snacks inside the 200 seat cold war bunker style auditorium.

Following a fun packed evening, youngsters will settle down for the night, nestled amongst the aircraft and vehicles on display. A continental breakfast will be served the following morning, plus there will be early bird access to the Museum Shop and Test Flight hangar including the Fun ‘n’ Flight interactive area, with a 50% discount voucher for a ride on the 4D Experience. As a special treat in the morning there will be access on board the Hawker Hunter F Mk.4 cockpit and the McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1 front cockpit.

RAF Museum Midlands sleepover

The first of two ‘Pillows and Pilots’ sleepover dates takes place later this month with 200 children and group leaders enjoying exclusive after hours access. A second sleepover is planned for 28 March (girl groups only) and any groups interested in bringing along their members to enjoy this unique, once in a lifetime experience are advised to book soon to avoid disappointment.

RAF Museum Midlands sleepover

Sleepovers at the RAF Museum Midlands are suitable for organised groups of children (Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts and Cadets) aged 7-15 years. They cost £35.00 per child and £5.00 per adult, with a ratio of 1 adult for 8 children. Minimum of 16 children and 2 adults per booking (additional adults cost £35). Groups also have the option to purchase a ‘Pillows and Pilots’ woven badge for just £1.00. There are limited spaces available CLICK HERE for more details and to make a booking.

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