STO-Kers

PLEASE NOTE! STO-Kers for 2nd December is now SOLD OUT! 

These activities are only bookable in advance.

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? 

Come and join us at STO-Kers at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month.

STO-Kers is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’!

From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used in the radio control of model planes - we’ll be on an epic journey of discovery and we want you to come with us. Our highly celebrated sessions are very popular - please reserve your place(s) by emailing us info@stowmaries.org.uk

For regular Sto-Kers, there will be opportunities to learn to fly drones and models using flight simulators and dual control systems! Each Saturday session will be a series of ‘stand-alone’ activities but Sto-Kers joining us on a more regular basis will be able to tailor a project to match their own interests.

The unique collection of aircraft on site will also offer the opportunity to get up close and discover more about the history and development of flight.

Dates for your Diary:

  1. 7th October 2017
  2. 4th November 2017
  3. 2nd December 2017
  4. 6th January 2018
  5. 3rd February 2018
  6. 3rd March 2018
  7. 7th April 2018
  8. 5th May 2018
  9. 2nd June 2018
  10. 7th July 2018
  11. 4th August 2018
  12. 1st September 2018
  13. 6th October 2018
  14. 3rd November 2018
  15. 1st December 2018

    Sessions will run from 10:00 till 15:00 and the cost will be £5:00 per child plus the standard £8:00 entrance for the accompanying adult.

For parents/guardians

The café will be open for hot food, snacks and drinks. Adults are very welcome to take part in some or all the activities alongside their charge/s or they may wish to use the time to visit the museum, take a guided tour or simply explore the rest of the site, but must remain contactable for the duration of the session.

Whilst all our adult supervisors are fully DBS certified each child remains the responsibility of the accompanying adult and for that reason we would like you to remain on site for the duration the activities.

We look forward to seeing you at STO-Kers soon.

How to book your child on to STO-Kers

Each Saturday session will be limited to 15 young people on a first come basis, so advance booking is essential – and could not be simpler.

Simply drop an e-mail to info@stowmaries.org.uk requesting a place for each of the young people and at least one accompanying adult.

Please supply names of each, and a contact telephone number. We will confirm your booking by e-mail or telephone. Payment is made on the day.

About Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome was established in September 1916 as a base for 37 (Home Defence) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, which also operated from aerodromes at Rochford (today London Southend International Airport) and Goldhanger (long since disappeared).

Now a major conservation project is under way at Stow Maries with the objectives of preserving the fabric of Stow Maries World War One Aerodrome for the public benefit and advancing the education of the public in the history of the aerodrome, World War One and the natural history of the surrounding countryside.

More about Stow Maries