The RAF Museum in Cosford, Shropshire, is a great family day out – especially if you have plane mad kid!
They have a great selection of aircraft, from pre-WW2, WW2, through to modern times. Their Cold War hangar is very impressive.
Entrance is free. Yes, FREE. Though you do have to pay to park (£2 for 3 hours, or £3 for 3-8 hours, when we visited), but compared to the cost of family entrance to other places that is very reasonable.
As well as the cafe in the Cold War Museum, there is also a cafe at the main entrance.
They run a number of events throughout the year.
Please check their web site for updates and more details: www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford
Getting to Cosford
Cosford is just off the M54 in Shropshire. The M54 can be reached from the M6.
Put TF11 8UP into your Sat Nav.
The RAF Museum is open nearly every day of the year, and is generally open from 10am to 6pm.