Our guide to Summer Holiday fun for AvGeek Families

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The schools have broken up so it can only be that time of year when parents desperately seek ways to keep kids entertained for 6 weeks.

But if your kids are plane mad then we have some ideas. That’s why we’ve launched our Summer Holiday Guide for AvGeek families showing what you can do in your area to feed your child’s inner avgeek!

South West England

Aerospace Bristol, Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5BZ – Cost £15 adult, £8 child (4-17) http://aerospacebristol.org/ [ Read Our Review ]

The Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8PP – Cost £7.50 adult, £4.50 child (4-15) http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/

Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT – Cost £16 adult, £12.50 child (5-15) https://www.fleetairarm.com/

Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23 6BA – Cost £6 adult, £3 (3-16) https://www.aviation-museum.co.uk/

Jet Age Museum, Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Rd E, Gloucester GL2 9QL – Cost FREE http://www.jetagemuseum.org/

South East England

Gatwick Aviation Museum, Vallance By-Ways, Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Gatwick RH6 0BT – Cost £7.50 adult, £2.50 child (5-14) http://www.gatwick-aviation-museum.co.uk/

Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Mohawk Way, Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE – Cost £3.50 adult, £2.50 child http://museumofberkshireaviation.co.uk/

de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, Shenley, London Colney AL2 1BU – Cost £12 adult, £7 child (5-16) https://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/


Sywell Aviation Museum, Sywell Aerodrome, Wellingborough Rd, Northampton NN6 0BN http://www.sywellaviationmuseum.org.uk/

Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Rowley Rd, Baginton CV3 4FR – Cost £7 adult, £3.50 child (5+) http://www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk/

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum, East Kirkby, Spilsby PE23 4DE – Cost £8.50, £3 child (6-15) https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk

RAF Museum Cosford, Lysander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal TF11 8UP – Cost FREE https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/

Northern England

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Lakeside, Doncaster DN4 7NW – Cost £6.50 adult, £3 child (5-16) https://www.southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk/

Manchester Airport Runway Visitors Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ – Cost FREE http://book.manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf/content/runwayvisitorpark  [ Check out their Summer of Fun ]

Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York YO41 4AU – Cost £10 adult, £5 child (5-15) http://yorkshireairmuseum.org


Caernarfon Airworld Aviation, Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon, LL54 5TP- Cost 6.50 adult, £5 http://www.airworldmuseum.com


Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Former Control Tower Tinwald Downs Road Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH – Cost £6 adult, £5 child http://www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com/

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, B1347, North Berwick EH39 5LF – Cost £12, £7 child (5-15) https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-flight/

Highland Aviation Museum,  9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, By Inverness Airport, Dalcross Industrial Estate, Inverness IV2 7XB – https://www.facebook.com/Highland-Aviation-Museum-162152930789843/

Always check the website to ensure opening times and have fun exploring the UK’s rich aviation heritage.

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Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.