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Category Archives: Forthcoming Attractions
Other Visitors to the Chasewater Railway Gala and Charity Day
Chase Falconry were at the Charity Day and both days at the Late Summer Gala.
It was good to see them close-up and maybe have a photo taken with one.
Here is a selection of photos, mostly taken by Val.
Brownhills Canal Festival
Sunday June 26 2016
This year’s Brownhills Canalside Festival is on Sunday 26th June 2016 and runs from 10 am till 4pm.
Sadly, no dog any more, but she enjoyed the 2011 event!
Half Term February 2015
Half Term Fun at Gloucester Waterways Museum
14 – 22 Feb 2015
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Gloucester Waterways Museum
Half term events at Gloucester Waterways Museum
Gloucester Waterways Museum is planning a half term of fun to keep the kids entertained.
On Saturday 14 February the museum will be hosting a fishing extravaganza. Children of all ages can come and try their hand at indoor fishing and learn about the native fish that can be found in the local canals and rivers.
On Tuesday 19 February our resident fossil expert Jackie Harris will be giving a talk on fossils in the museum at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
Join us on Wednesday 18 February and meet the animals of City Farm including their resident ducks and chickens.
All half-term children’s activities are included in the museum’s normal admission price.
2015 February Half-Term Trains
We are happy to announce the first running dates of the season at Amerton Railway. We will be running diesel trains every day between the 14th and 22nd of February. We look forward to seeing you there!
RAF Museum – Cosford
Half term fun for Airfix model makers
Published on: 28th January 2015
Date: 16-20 February 2015
Time: 11.30am to 3.30pm
Cost: £3.00 per person. Admission to Museum FREE
If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 February, visitors will have the opportunity to build a First World War Airfix kit.
Children can choose from either an Airfix 1:72 Sopwith Pup or an Airfix 1:72 Albatross and will build their models alongside the full sized aircraft on display at the Museum in a communal and fun atmosphere. Suitable for children aged 8+, you don’t have to be a skilled modeller to take part as staff will be there to lend a hand and to ensure visitors get the most from their modelling. Plus, if you need a little inspiration as to how to paint your Airfix model, take a look at the real Sopwith Pup on display in the new ‘First World War in the Air’ exhibition.
If building an Airfix kit is too fiddly for your little ones, families with younger children can opt to assemble and decorate a wooden biplane. Each kit contains pre-cut wooden pieces, plastic screw and easy to follow instructions. To give your wooden kit the wow factor, the Museum will provide all the colours and accessories needed to help personalise your model.
To participate in the model making activity taking place this February Half Term, please purchase your ticket from the Visitor Centre on arrival. The event will take place in the Museum’s Hangar 1 next to the famous 1:1 scale Airfix model Spitfire built by TV Presenter James May. Sessions will run from 11.30am to 3.30pm each day and participation is just £3.00 per person. All materials including glue, paints and brushes will be provided by the Museum. (Children will need to be supervised by an adult and may require assistance with the model making.) All participants will receive a 10% discount voucher to use on plastic model kits for sale in the souvenir shop.
To enter the competition, hit ‘Like’ and upload a photo of your completed model kit to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford Facebook page before 23rd February 2015.
For further information about the Museum, please call 01902 376200. The Museum is open daily from 10am and entry to the Museum is FREE of charge.
Special Steam Train Events & Days Out
Steam Trains will next run at February Half term daily 15th to 22nd February 11am to 3pm. No prior booking needed. Ring 01538 306704 on the day to check times.