Lapping up the half-term fun at Brooklands
BORED during half-term?
Not the bright young things who raced down to Brooklands at Weybridge to take on the steepest part of the original race track.
There was a rare opportunity to ride up the test hill and members’ banking each day during half-term week.
And that was not the only activity on offer.
Paul Stewart, from the museum, said: “For something more daring there was the chance to race around the Brooklands track, fly with the Red Arrows or drive with legend Mike Hawthorn in his Jaguar at Le Mans in 1956.
“All of this took place in the 4D Theatre which offered these three dynamic rides.
“Once seated and strapped in, the multi-sensory technology provides a thrilling experience to make visitors feel as if they are taking part in the real life action.”
The Concorde Experience was also open.
“Beginning with a short talk, a guide takes visitors through a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the aircraft before they are shown to their seats for ‘take off,’” said Mr Stewart.
And if you were looking for free, hands-on family fun, the propeller workshop fitted the bill.
“Which propeller shape works best? Which spins the fastest? You could try your own experiments and produce propeller models to take home,” Mr Stewart said.
Then there was the museum’s larger-than-life mascot, Bertie Bear, roaming the site looking for fans to have his photograph taken with.
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