Come fly with us this Easter!

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3:00pm, 5th March
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Up, up and away. Easter events at the Roald Dahl Museum

Join in with family workshops inspired by Roald Dahl's flying career this Easter.

Roald Dahl, pilot

Did you know that Roald Dahl was a pilot? He flew for the RAF during WWII, and described his flight training as "marvellous fun" in a letter home to his mother in 1939.

There's no doubt that flying had a huge effect on Roald Dahl's life and writing; his first published piece of writing was about his aerial experiences, and many of his books feature flying - from James and the Giant Peach to The Twits.

This April, the RAF will be celebrating its 100th birthday, so our Museum events will be heading skyward to mark this anniversary and Roald Dahl's passion for flight. Here's our run-down of top family workshops taking place.

Make some flying-high crafts

Find out more about Roald Dahl's flying career, then make some marvellous crafts inspired by what you've learnt. Make your own 'flight plan' of the local village, create art based on the aerial photos Roald Dahl took while he was a pilot, or design an emblem for Dahl's flight scarf. See full listings on our What's On page.

Family enjoying a craft workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Explore music and movement

Enjoy songs and drama inspired by flight in two wondrous workshops. Join musicians Megan and Owen on Monday 2 April to create verse of song that you'll hear bought to life. Or explore drama and movement with choreographer Alfred Taylor-Gaunt on Saturday 14 April.

Be amazed by sensational science

We'll be joined by the incredible Science Oxford this Easter on Wednesday 11 April. Explore the science of flying with fun experiments - make a ball float magically in mid-air, make a small rocket fly and build an amazing paper airplane.

Be inspired to write

Don't miss these marvellous authors - guaranteed to inspire all the family. Meet the author and illustrator of the hilarious Dave Pigeon series of books on Friday 6 April. Or write some rhymes with poet James Carter on Saturday 7 April.

Roald Dahl in his RAF uniform in Solo Gallery

Learn more about Roald Dahl's RAF career

Meet retired RAF Squadron Leader Graham Laurie for some fact-filled talks about Roald Dahl's time in the RAF. Learn about his flying training in Africa, his crash landing, and the aerial battles he took part in. On Wednesday 4 and Wednesday 11 April.

 

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