Take flight with bird-themed family activities this half term at National Museum of Flight.


Come and take part in our daily craft activities and science demonstrations about how birds fly, plus storytelling and bird of prey displays.

Make a paper kestrel that flies or a colourful fan winged bird as a decoration and discover how a bird's bones, muscles and feathers worked together to make it fly.


Mon 15 - Thu 18 Oct
12:00 and 14:00. 

Birds of prey displays

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct
12:00 and 14:00.  

Reach for the skies in February half term

From Sat 9-Mon 11 Feb & Fri 15-Sun 17 Feb 2019

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Header image: Bird of prey display at the National Museum of Flight © Ruth Armstrong Photography

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Things to see and do

Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. See amazing aircraft and uncover unforgettable stories in our two transformed hangars and fill your day with interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences and acres of green grass and fresh air.

Our aircraft

Explore the story of aviation from the start of the 20th century to the present day through our collection of military and civil aircraft.
Event information


15 Oct - 21 Oct 2018


National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF

How much

Free with museum admission

Adult £12
Concession £10
Child: £7 (under 5 free) 
Family £31 (2 adults and 2 children) 
Members Free 
National Art Pass holders: free 
Discounts are available for those travelling by bicycle and groups

Concorde Audio Guide: Free
Free parking


By bus, train, bicycle or car

Find out how to get to Reach for the Skies here.

National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield
East Lothian
EH39 5LF

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