Wings of Glory - Daily Flight Academy - Weekends and daily over Christmas holidays

Drop in, 10am – 3pm

IWM Duxford

Daily activities can vary, check details at the Visit Planning Point.


Free activity with general admission

There's plenty of fun to be had at IWM Duxford. Enjoy free family activities every day!


Join us every weekend, and over the Christmas Holidays for Flight Academy.

Try our new Wings of Glory Trail, daily until 3 January 2024.


All activities are free, drop in and are recommended for families with children aged 7+.

Daily activities are dependant on staffing and may vary. Please check at the Visitor Planning Point when you arrive to see what’s running on the day.

Wings of Glory Trail

Dermot O'leary with his book

Chocks away! Join in our brand new family activity trail this autumn celebrating Wings of Glory, the action-packed new children’s book by TV broadcaster and bestselling author, Dermot O’Leary.

Follow a trail around our Battle of Britain exhibition, find all the hidden members of the Royal Bird Force to uncover the secret code word in a fun experience for all the family.

Grab your free activity trail sheet and get searching!

  • Every day until 3 January 2024.
  • Start the Wings of Glory Trail in our Battle of Britain exhibition.
  • Times: 10 – 4pm.

Flight Academy

Child pictured playing with a paper aeroplane at IWM Duxford

Dress up as pilots in flight jackets and goggles, take on our pilot reflex challenges and track your progress across the site to see if you have the range of a B-52 or can be faster than a Typhoon.

Learn the principles of flight, then design and build the perfect paper plane. Decorate it with festive decorations, and take off. Can you break the world record?

Earn your wings at IWM Duxford Flight Academy.

Flight Academy is a drop-in activity recommended for families with children aged 7+

This activity takes place in AirSpace. For best experience we recommend setting aside 45 minutes for this activity. 

  • Weekends  and Christmas holidays only (21-23 Dec, 27-3 Jan).
  • Find Flight Academy in Learning Space 2, Airspace.
  • Times: 10am – 3pm, drop-in.

Please note Flight Academy will not run on Saturday 9 December. Please check the Visitor Planning Point for information on alternative activities.

IWM Family Membership

Be part of it. Join IWM with a family membership and you'll get unlimited free entry to all of our charging sites. Other benefits include fast track entry, 10% discount on Duxford Air Shows tickets, free entry to IWM Duxford Flying Days and much more!


Visit our Things to do with your family page and find plenty more for families to explore at IWM Duxford.