Scampton trip from Caistor

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre EMN-160108-172837001
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre EMN-160108-172837001

Thanks to an unavoidable switch of dates, there is another chance for people to enjoy a dads ’n’ lads day out at RAF Scampton.

Organised by Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, the trip takes place on Wednesday, August 31, and, despite being labelled as dads ’n’ lads, is open to all. The coach leaves the centre at 10.30am, arriving at RAF Scampton, for 11am.

The visit will start with a guided tour of the Heritage Centre with its exhibits from pre­war, WW2 and the Cold War. The highlight will be seeing the original office of Guy Gibson, Commanding Officer of the 617 Squadron, the legendary Dam Busters, who were based at Scampton. This will be followed by a break for lunch, which can be pre­ordered on booking.

In the afternoon, there will be a tour of the RAF and Ministry Of Defence (MoD) firefighting museum on the base, the only one in Britain. The collection contains a display of 45 vehicles and many fascinating artefacts and models.

Visitors may also be lucky enough to see the Red Arrows, depending on where they are on this particular day

The cost of the trip is £20 adult, £15 under 18s, with over 60s and carers £17

There is partial disabled access.

As this outing involves a visit to an MoD site, visitors must take along some form of valid ID to gain access to the site.

For more information and to book a place call the centre on 01472 851605 or pop into the centre at 28 Plough Hill.