Take the kids to … Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey

Get driven to distraction at this celebration of cars and planes, bicycles and buses that makes for a high-octane day out

An activity-filled heritage museum on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor-racing circuit – which went on to become the largest aircraft manufacturing centre in Europe. Despite the site’s pioneering role in aviation history – during the second world war and, later, when Concorde was part built here – the museum seems to fly under the radar of most tourists. That was borne out on our trip during Easter school holidays: I was surprised how few visitors there were, though it was a pleasant contrast to many London attractions. We saw classic and Formula One cars and hangars devoted to military planes and aircraft design; there’s also a fantastic collection of bicycles and the London Bus Museum.

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