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Visiting with Kids
Brooklands Museum is a fantastic place for a family outing. We offer a range of fun, interactive activities for families, all year round. During school holidays and many event days we run extra specially themed activities. Children can explore the Museum using one of our free trails, which can be collected from the shop on arrival.
Make sure you include a visit to the Aircraft Factory exhibition, where there are plenty of hands-on exhibits for the little ones to have a play with. If you need a break from all the fun then head over to the Sunbeam Café which offers a delicious range of freshly made, seasonal recipes covering breakfast, lunch, snacks and treats. For children we offer mini hot meals and ‘Pick and Mix’ lunch packs to take away in their very own lunch boxes.
Our fantastic soft play area, for four years old and under, will keep the little ones busy so you are able to enjoy our delicious refreshments.
- Baby Changing in the Clubhouse and Jackson Shed (Grand Prix Exhibition)
- Soft Play area (under 5s)
- Family Accessibility (buggys and wheelchairs)
- Sunbeam Café
- Indoor and Outdoor Picnic Areas
Explore new things with your young children by visiting the Museum. Under 5s can hunt for Bertie Bear who is hiding around the Museum or play safely in our soft play area in the Clubhouse.
Or you can join our monthly Mini Aces under 5s Club, where we bring the Museum to life through stories, craft, song and dance.Mini Aces Under 5s Club
School Holiday Activities
We run a range of hands-on activities weekdays during the school holidays for all ages. The programming varies, but activities can include: Car rides, Kids Tours on Concorde, London Bus Museum bus trips, creative workshops and Pedal Planes.
Our next school holiday activities will be running from 29th July - 30th AugustSummer Holiday Activities
On weekdays during the school holidays (Monday - Thursday in the Summer), our popular car rides will be operating (subject to weather, please check our event pages for exact dates). Take a thrilling trip in a vintage-style car up the steep Test Hill and along the Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team.Find out more about car rides
Workshops and Events
During the school holidays and at some of our major events the Learning Team run workshops for families. We have regular photography courses for children and weekend science clubs.
Take advantage the Museum's range of family-friendly activities and events, run throughout the yearFind Family-Friendly events
Top 10 Things to See & Do with the children
- Climb inside huge aircraft and sit in the cockpits of our fighter jets
- Walk in the footsteps of legends on the Banking of the Race Track
- Dress up as a pilot in the First to the Fastest exhibition
- Take the wheel of an F1 car and become a champion driver
- Meet the Loch Ness Monster, the Wellington Bomber
- Make your own model plane in the Aircraft Factory
- Step onboard Concorde and travel at Mach 2
- Enjoy the Soft Play Area in our Sunbeam Café
- See the noisy record-breaking Napier-Railton
- Explore the real Chamber of Secrets, the Stratosphere Chamber
Trails for Children
Help yourself to one of our free family activity trails on arrival that will lead you to unexpected places and objects throughout the museum.
Trails are available to pick up from the Museum Shop or from Reception in the Clubhouse.
Explorer Activity bag
Become a Museum curator and borrow one of our specially designed Explorer Activity bags that will get the whole family searching for clues. Visit our Reception in the Clubhouse for further information. A Passport, Drivers Licence or Credit Card is required as deposit.