A FAMILY fun event for Father’s Day will be going on this Saturday.

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is launching its Day for Dads at its site in Hackmans Lane, Purleigh.

On June 16, there will be many activities for fathers to join in on to mark the special occasion.

Rocketeer John Jacomb, who is part of the UK Space Modelling Team, will be on site to test launch the rocket he is taking to the World Championships in Poland at the end of July.

A prize will be given to whoever guesses the right launch height on the day.

Visitors will also get a chance to make chip cone rockets for a small fee to pay for the motors.

In addition, the aerodrome’s historic aircraft will be on display and a Flight Line tour will also be available.

Competitions include the fastest person to change the wheel on the WW1 Royal Flying Corps Light Tender Vehicle Beryl.

If you fancy spending the day as a rock star, the RE Shed will be set up with music and a guitar.

Visitors can also learn how to fly and several mini drones will available to send into the air.

There will be a BBQ with foot-long hot dogs, a drinks bar and the Airmen’s Mess café will be serving its Tiptree cakes.

Ian Flint, Chief Executive of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, said: “This is a great alternative to just taking dad to the pub or to lunch.

“We are organising hands-on activities that dads and the kids will love – although mums will have a great day out too.”

The Aerodrome’s two museums will also be open; the recently-opened 37 Squadron Royal Flying Corps museum and the Home Defence museum.

Tickets costs £10 for adult and children go free.

The Aerodrome is open from 10am to 4pm.

For tickets, visit www.stowmaries.org.uk/calendar/60/91-Day-for-Dads or buy them at the door.