IWM Duxford Summer Holiday Activities

IWM Duxford

The IWM Duxford has a number of summer holiday activities, and this week we went to check out the model building of a B-29 Superfortress.  The site consists of a number of themed hangers. They are spread out along the side of a runway so although the museum is busy, it doesn’t feel like it. You can also watch the planes take off and land and even book a flight if you wish.

I was happy to go inside Concorde which is located in the Airspace hanger. I may be showing my age here, but as a child I grew up to the sound of Concorde at just gone 11 each day. The boys saw it more of a history lesson and were shocked that anyone would pay £8K to go to New York and back as it “wasn’t very big.”


The B-29 Superfortress model session runs at 1pm and 3pm each Tuesday and Thursday through the summer and is located in a marquee outside the American Air Museum. It is a lovely interactive session for the children and is a great way of learning about the aircraft.

Big man volunteered (on one of the hottest days this year) to try on the bomber jacket and oxygen mask that the crew would wear.

bomber jacket

The group then took it in turns to assemble the model.

making a model b29

The session lasted 40 minutes. The boys really enjoyed the session and it added to the the enjoyment of our day. After finishing the building we were able to view an actual B-29 Superfortress in the American Air Museum. This is newly opened and my husband found this area particularly interesting.

finished B29

Middle man was excited by the tank museum.

tanks at IWM Duxford

Before leaving, the boys ran off some of their energy in the adventure playground.

adventure playground at IWM Duxford

When it comes to museums, I am not usually a fan, but we all enjoyed our day here, each liking something different the best. If you have any vehicle mad children then they are sure to love it and it is also great for anyone that is studying the war. For more information about planning a visit to IWM Duxford click here.


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We received complimentary tickets to IWM Duxford so we could share our experience with you.

5 Replies to “IWM Duxford Summer Holiday Activities”

  1. I visited Duxford as a teenager through my school but haven’t had a chance to go back again. I think the children would love this #countrykids
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  2. This looks like such an interesting museum…..There looks plenty to see and do. It sounds like you had a brilliant day x
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  3. We went to Duxford a few years ago for my husband’s birthday and I was amazed at how much was there. My children loved being able to climb into some of the planes. The holiday activities look like great fun. #countrykids
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  4. How neat that the kids could build a model! Looks like y’all had a fun day of exploration. #countrykids

  5. Looks like you a great time! x

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