We had a great day out at the RAF museum in Hendon London, this place is off the usual London museum route but well worth the effort. It's massive! and free. We were there from 10-4 and there was still more to see. It's not just RAF fighters, there are a few simulator rides (you do have to pay for these) and some planes you can get in and walk through. We were worried that there would be enough to keep Tabitha our 9 year old interested but she was fine there were enough interactive activities to keep her involved. We all found the old movies interesting and informative, it felt like we were on a day out but doing a little sneaky homework at the same time. Oscar 12 is pretty keen on anything that flies, if it has machine guns even better! So he was in his element having flown lots of theses planes on his flight simulator. The cafe in the main hangar is great you get to eat lunch surrounded by some great old planes, you can relax over a latte while the kids explore close by. Plenty of area outside to have a picnic if you are saving pennies!. Car parking onsite was £4.00 for 6 hrs but there were some parks on the street when we first arrived. We visited on a Sunday and wSam thought the gift shop was really good quality gifts and not too expensive, loved the kids romper suits 100% thick cotton with a lovely designer plane print for £12.99 (sorry forgot to take a pic!) If you are looking for a great day out in the London area this place is definitely worth a look.
Andrew, Samantha Oscar & Tabitha