Sleepovers take off!

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting youngsters to grab their sleeping bags and take part in a sleepover to remember. The Museum is offering groups the chance to set up camp in the giant National Cold War Exhibition, where they will bed down among the planes, tanks and missiles.

Sleepers will be ready to cosy up after taking part in a range of fun interactive activities including building and launching K’Nex rocket cars, with a prize for the car which travels the furthest, decorating a ceramic rocket money box, and personalising a canvas bag. At 9pm, everyone will head into the 200-seat auditorium to watch the film A Night at the Museum and enjoy an evening snack and drink before settling down for the night nestled amongst the historic aircraft. A continental breakfast will be served the following morning at 8am and from 9am youngsters will have early-bird access to the Museum Shop and Test Flight hangar including the Fun ‘n’ Flight interactive area, with a 50% discount voucher for a ride on the 4D Experience.

RAF Museum Cosford’s Abi Betteridge says, “We’re thrilled to be offering sleepovers at the RAF Museum; it’s something we’ve been asked about for years!  With one of three dates already fully booked, we’d recommend any groups who’d like to enjoy this unique experience to book quickly. The pilot events we ran last year with Girlguiding Shropshire were fantastic; the girls had a fabulous time and they even managed to get a few hours’ sleep!”

Sleepover dates are scheduled for Saturday 24 March for boys’ groups, and Saturday 12 May for mixed groups (the girls’ date in April is already sold out). Each event can cater for up to 175 children aged 8 to 15 along with supervising adults, costing £35 per child and £5per adult, with a minimum ratio of one adult per eight children. See rafmuseum.org/cosford for details and to make a booking.

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