Thomas and Daniel absolutely love anything that moves especially cars, trains and planes therefore I am very grateful that we live very close to Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport. The airport has a little cafe where you can enjoy a nice meal and watch the planes. The airport is also home to lots of small businesses and flying schools for both planes and helicopters.
Before we visited Halfpenny Green airport, my dad and I took the boys to Highgate Common, which is near to the airport for a picnic and a run around. We enjoyed watching the planes take off and chilled out in the sun for a bit, before Thomas and Daniel discovered that there were trees nearby that needed to be climbed.
After our picnic, we went to the airport for an ice cream and to watch the planes taking off up close. Upon arriving at the airport, you have to park in the visitors car park and follow the blue line around the site to the cafe. Visitors must not stray off the blue line and you must watch out for planes moving around as you cross one of the runways. As you walk across the site, you can take a peek into the aircraft hangers and pop into one of the flying schools if you fancy booking a lesson.
When we got to the cafe, Daniel was happy to discover the little planes he could play on, on the lawn in front of the cafe. If you wanted a view higher up, then there is a viewing platform but the stairs up to it are very steep so be careful if you have young children or older people with you. A speaker was set up outside the cafe so you could listen to what was going on in the air traffic control tower. Thomas and Daniel got very excited as the helicopter right in front of us took off and ran to the fence for a closer look.
Overall, we had a lovely day at Highgate Common and Halfpenny Green Airport. I am hoping that we will be able to do it again in the school holidays as it was a relatively cheap and easy day out. Where do you like going for cheap and easy days out with children?
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