RAF Museum Midlands, based at Cosford in Shropshire, has announced its main events programme for the year ahead
The climax, of course, will be the RAF Cosford Air Show on June 11.
This year, visitors can expect to see some new additions to the calendar including a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week during February’s half-term holiday, a Jet and Space Week in October, and the chance to enrol in ‘Elf Cadet Training’ next Christmas!
RAF Museum Midlands Public Events Manager, Amy Bertaut said: “We’ve refreshed our public events programme this year to ensure we’re offering fun and affordable family activities throughout the school holidays. Each half term has a unique theme, ensuring there is something for everyone. Pilot Training at Easter will see families take part in a series of challenges, and in May we’ll be turning back the clock and exploring life in the 1940s. In October we’ll be exploring space with a huge mobile planetarium and blasting rockets in our STEM zone. We also have some exciting plans for the entire summer holidays which we will be announcing very soon.”
Some of the big outdoor events will be returning this year, including the Spitfire 10K in August where participants will race across the airfield and down the runway. Outdoor Cinema events return in September. The Cosford Food Festival and Large Model Air Show will be taking a break from the schedule this year – instead the attaction is planning a six week-long event during the summer holidays.
For further information on any of the events taking place at the RAF Museum Midlands throughout 2023, visit rafmuseum.org/midlands. Admission charges apply for some events and activities, tickets are available online. Events may be subject to change and additional events may be added during the year.
STEM Week 18 - 26 February (half term)
Twilight Aviation Photography Workshop 25 - 26 March
Pillows and Pilots Sleepover (sold out) 18 March
Pilot Training 1- 16 April (Easter holidays)
Model Mania 30 April - 1 May (Bank holiday)
1940s Week 27 May - 4 June (half term)
RAF Cosford Air Show 11 June
Community Family Fun Day 17 June
Summer Holiday Activities (to be revealed…) 22 July - 3 September (Summer holidays)
Spitfire 10K 27 August
Outdoor Cinema 8 - 10 September
Jet and Space Week 28 October – 5 November (half term)
Photography Workshop 7- 8 October
Remembrance Service 12 November
Elf Cadet training 2-3 December