Kenley's Home Front - Life During the War

Keep Calm and Experience WWII Kenley

To celebrate our Women at War season we are hosting an event in Croydon where you can learn all about the significant roles women in Kenley had to play in the Home Front, maintaining the mentality of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ as well as ‘Make Do and Mend’.

Explore what life in Kenley would have been like and take part in rationing activities, gain ideas about recycling and use spare materials to make fun wartime toys.

There will also be activities with a modern twist, showing how behaviors of the time can help us now with recycling and environmentalism – do you think the attitudes of our wartime past can help us impact on the way we consider waste today?

Want to travel the world with your own plane?

Join Jason the Gipsy Moth in a fun workshop where children can get creative designing and making their own planes. Groups will find out the basics of flight and be inspired by the designs of DaVinci, The Wright Brothers, Dehavilland and more!

Jason will also have some stories to tell you from his adventure to Australia with his pilot Amy Johnson and will be very happy to help you plan a dream flying adventure!

11:30 – 12:30    &    1:30 – 2:30  suitable for ages 5 years+

The Jason workshops, hosted by Jenny Lockyer, will be free of charge, however there are only limited spaces available, booking will be open from the beginning of February.

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