It amazes me that you can live somewhere all your life and still come across little gems that you never knew about.
We live around 30 minutes drive from Redhill and never knew there was a working aerodrome there, with a cafe and viewing area.
Number five is a huge fan of planes so this was to be a perfect trip for us.
The aerodrome is very well signposted but would not be accessible by public transport. There is parking onsite directly outside The Pilot’s Hub when you arrive.
Their little faces lit up as we approached the coffee house which is situated directly on the aerodrome. The boys picked a table outside with a fantastic view of the planes and helicopters that were taking off.
We sat for ages taking everything in over a lovely coffee. The food is all homemade and very reasonably priced. We didn’t sample anything but will be back soon to have a spot of lunch.
As you walk through the 1930’s aviation themed coffee shop it leads you into the aircraft hanger where you can get up wonderfully close to the aircraft.
The only disappointment today came from number four as he was upset my sister couldn’t fly us off in a plane!!
This really is a hidden gem and one that I was going to keep for myself! We will be back soon to sample some off their homemade cakes and watch more of the beautiful aircraft take flight.