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, and WW2, through to modern times. Their Cold War hangar is very impressive.
They also have a hands-on educational area that keeps the kids entertained, a flight simulator ride, and a re-creation WW2 house (that has most parents going 'Ah, that's my Gran's house!').
The 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), compared to the cost of family entrance to other places, that is very reasonable.
As well as a cafe in the Cold War Museum, there is also a cafe at the main entrance.
They run several events throughout the year.
Please check their website for updates and more details: www.rafmuseum.org.uk
On The Map
Cosford is just off the M54 in Shropshire. The M54 can be reached from the M6.
Put TF11 8UP into your Sat Nav.
AddressRAF Museum, Cosford