An unforgettable day full of discovery!


The 2021 Junior School Day of Discovery did not disappoint as the school hosted over one thousand visitors to share in the excitement of all things Wings & Wheels. The sights and sounds of unique motorcars, vintage vehicles, powerful aircraft and hands on STEM activities to name a few all made for a morning full of excitement and wonder for all ages.

The school event in its fifth iteration as become synonymous in the community with helping inspire young minds by bringing education to life through practical application and awe inspiring displays for all ages. Children from local primary schools as well as the school's own pupils and families descended upon Moulsford village as Cranford opened it's doors to the public. Some of the highlights from this years' theme: Wings & Wheels must include the full scale static Spitfire, the Gazelles Helicopter Squadron air display, getting up close to the 10m long Bloodhound rocket car, the 2021 Aston Martin Formula 1 car and of course the very popular STEM Marquee with all of the hands on science experiments.

The theme of the next Junior School Day of Discover has yet to be announced but it will surely be as popular as the last. Photos from 2021 Wings & Wheels can be found here.

FAQ

COVID-19

Following guidelines, this is predominantly an outdoor event and we ask that visitors dress accordingly. Visitors will not be required to wear masks outdoors although we recommend people maintain social distancing where possible. When going indoors, we advise that anyone over the age of 14 wear face masks.

We kindly ask that any visitors who feel unwell or reside with people with COVID-19 symptoms do not visit the site.

OPENING/CLOSING TIMES

When is the event?

The event takes place from 9am – 12pm noon

What time do the gates open?

Gates will open at 9am.

TICKETS:

Is this event free?

Yes, this is a free event, although we do kindly ask that visitors make a voluntary donation to Race Against Dementia on the day.

Where can I order tickets from?

Tickets are available to order via Eventbrite on our website or via the link below. Tickets are allocated as one ticket per person, including children so please order enough tickets for each member of your party to have one.

A limited number of tickets will be available so please register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wings-wheels-junior-discovery-day-tickets-173509841607

Who can order tickets?

This is a public event open to all families and visitors are welcome to attend the event whether they have children attending Cranford House or not.

GETTING HERE:

How do I get there/where do I park?

Free parking will be available for all visitors at our neighbouring Crabbe’s Field. Crabbe’s Field is located on Offland Court, Reading Road, Moulsford, OX10 9EX which is 0.2mi north of Cranford House. From there, free bus transfers will be available to escort you onto the site. Alternatively, visitors can walk to the site, from Crabbe’s Field, which is a 10 minute walk.

THE SITE

Is the site suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs?

Yes, we openly welcome any families with pushchairs or wheelchairs to attend! If any disabled visitor needs advance information or assistance please contact us at office@cranfordhouse.net and we’ll do our best to help or advise.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead and remain under control. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Please be aware that during the event, there will be loud noises from aircraft and engine propellers.

Is there disabled parking?

Yes, there is designated disabled parking. Please contact us in advance at office@cranfordhouse.net if you require disabled parking and we will contact you with more details.

Are there toilet facilities?

Toilets will be available to visitors throughout the site, with portaloos also available at the front of the school. Handicap facilities are also available.

FOOD & DRINK

Is there somewhere to eat and drink?

Yes, free coffee, tea and snacks will be available for families on site as well as a selection of vendors with hot food and drink available for purchase.

GENERAL

Where do charity proceeds go?

All funds collected will go to Race Against Dementia, a global charity aimed at raising money to fund breakthrough and innovative dementia research.