We went to the Fleet Air Arm museum to fill time, as my wife was busy, and my 6 year old son was bored. What a treat!? The whole place is a treasure trove of exploration and fun. Lots of interactive stuff for the small people, lots of fascinating stuff for the bigger boys. We walked inside Concorde, we played with a 'remote control' Sea Harrier model, which taught a 6 year old about motor control and lift, thrust and drag etc. Brilliant! He loved it.
The best bit for him was the 'flight deck experience'. Get there in time to do this as it takes a while. You walk out on to a mock-up of a Carrier Flight Deck and experience the noise and activity on the deck, with running commentary in between the massive noises. It did go on a bit, and my son got tired of the noise after about 20 mins but you can exit whenever you wish. We then went back into the exhibits and he explored some more.
All in all, a great day for small people, especially those interested in planes and ships. Great for a wet Sunday family day out, that's what I can say. The shop at the end has all kinds of interesting stuff, lots of which makes great presents too.
We shall be going again!
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