Half term fun at the Heritage Motor Centre
6 October 2009
The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, home to the world's largest collection of British cars, is organising a number of fun filled activities for families to enjoy during October half term.
On Sunday 25 October, the Heritage Motor Centre will play host to the ‘Large Model Aircraft Show’. Organised by The Large Model Association, this fantastic indoor show will feature over 100 large radio controlled model aircraft, many of which have starred in feature films. Models will include Wellington, Lancaster and Vulcan RAF bombers all with wingspans from 10ft - 22ft. Visitors will be able to watch modelling demonstrations and enjoy an experience in an aircraft and radio-controlled aircraft simulator, plus at 2.15pm a model aircraft of a Vulcan & Wellington bomber will fly past.
From 24 October - 1 November, visitors can enjoy a host of daily activities including; Go Karts (8yrs+ & 1.35m tall) where the family can enjoy the thrills and challenges racing on a purpose built track or for the younger ones the Miniature Roadway allows children aged 3-7 to navigate roundabouts and road junctions, or perhaps ride as a passenger on the 4x4 Experience and see first hand the extreme capabilities of an off-road vehicle (5 yrs+). Sessions run daily weather permitting, from 11am – 4:30pm and are open to non-museum visitors.
Families can also participate in the Museums week long Halloween quiz and children completing their quizzes will each receive a small Halloween treat. On Sunday 1 November, the Halloween theme continues with trick or treat children's arts and craft activities in the Education room from 11am - 3pm.
Penny Tyler, Marketing Officer for the Heritage Motor Centre stated “With so much happening during half term, families are guaranteed a fun and thrilling time when they visit the Heritage Motor Centre which is so much more than just a motor museum. Best of all, by choosing to Gift Aid their ticket on the day of their visit, they will receive 12 months entry at no extra cost, so they can return every week for a whole year - for free!”
Normal museum entry fees apply for the Large Model Aircraft Show; however visitors can take advantage of the Museums ‘Gift Aid' scheme by choosing to Gift Aid their entry on arrival and receive a 12 months entry ticket at no extra cost, so they can return for a whole year - for free! (terms & conditions apply)
Museum entry is: Adult £9, Concession £8, Child (5-16), £7 Family, £28 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Prices per ride for the Go-Karts and 4x4 Experience are £6.00 for adults, £4.00 for children and concessions. Rides for the Miniature Roadway cost £3.00. To find out more information visit the website at heritage-motor-centre.co.uk.