Visit the RAF Museum and Start Your Adventure Underground
The RAF (Royal Air Force) Museum makes a great place to visit on a family day out.
There are two branches and the RAF Museum is the only national museum that tells the story of the RAF, its planes and its people. There’s a huge collection of aircraft — early designs and modern ones too. There are over 100 planes to look at which is quite amazing.
The North London branch is located on the historic site of Hendon’s London Aerodrome in Colindale and is so easy to reach by public transport. It’s only a 10 minute walk from Colindale Station! Start your adventure underground and take the tube. See how easy it is in this video below:
I prefer going by public transport as it’s more flexible. My husband is the only driver in our family so if I want to go somewhere with the kids on my own, I always look for the best public transport option. The kids love the adventure of travelling by underground too!
Of course, there’s usually parking available at the RAF Museum in London, but they’re currently re-doing it to make it better. It’s so easy to travel to the museum by public transport from key locations in London so this is really not a problem.
Things to do
So, you can plan your day out at the RAF Museum with your kids this half term. There are loads of educational and fun things to do to keep the whole family entertained all day with the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays:
Check out the new First World War in the Air exhibition.
Discover the life-sized model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet — this is the only place in the world where it’s displayed.
Learn about the amazing heroes, heroines and trailblazers who have contributed so much to the development of flight and the RAF.
Check out the ‘Bomb Bay’ television underneath our gigantic Vulcan Bomber.
Plus lots more!
The RAF Museum in London is open as usual and entry is completely free.
I'm a mum in my early 30s with over 15 years of childcare experience working as a private nanny, babysitter and a few years as a nursery teacher. I am also an approved foster carer and now I've got my own family too! I love finding great products for mums and kids.