Originally posted for half term feb 2013, we have brought this piece forward to assist with information for our visit to duxford in march....
Cost:February half term activities are included in standard admission to IWM Duxford and there is no need to pre-book.
As usual, children aged 15 and under go free.11am to 3pm daily
Join us for some hands-on half term fun this February.
Discover mystery household objects from a bygone age and try to guess what they were used for in a 1940s home.
Try your hand at secret communications. Spell out your name using our Morse code tapper and receive a certificate proving your secret agent skills.
Find out about uniforms worn by the RAF, Army and home defence in the Second World War. Younger visitors can try on some mini replica uniforms for size.
Meet one of our Second World War costumed characters and have a go at some fun craft activities.
click the picture above to go straight to IWM Duxfords website...
As a prominent cub visit in 2013 (& a fine opportunity to earn a badge)!
Duxford needn't be thought of as an expensive day out! ..why? because children under 16 years old GO FREE! (on normal non flying display days)..2013 regular day entry is £17.50 (so why not get together with friends for a Duxford day out whilst some of the adults enjoy time off in Cambridge?
Duxford has oodles of planes, tanks, ships, & a special american u.s.a.f. hangar dedicated to our visiting forces, ...lots to see so start the day early!
It's not just tanks, shipsn' planes ..Duxford's location was very important to turning the tide of the second world war from aerial attack, providing lots of cover to exhausted southern based crews, even back then Duxford (as a home for fighter planes) could cover bombing raids or defend against attacks on London & the south coast, in a fast plane such as the Spitfire & Hurricanes they were able to be everywhere at once.
Lots of historic documents, film footage, photos & spoken word recollections of those who served from the 1st world war through to the Falklands conflict & more recent times.
Definitely worth a few visits! ..especially on flying days or living history week-ends when it gets busy, ..but don't forget Ramsey has it's own special 1940's weekend including planes too, so make time for both if you can.