Educational and Group visits to the Aeropark


School parties and other groups are very welcome to visit the Aeropark however these must be booked in advance with the Aeropark Volunteers Association.

Booking details

Visits to the Aeropark for groups of all types can be arranged the content and duration are agreed based on the group's own requirements.
The visits are conducted by AVA members who are all volunteers and have a wide range of aviation experience and knowledge and depending upon the requirements and obejective of the group's visit we will try to match the volunteers to meet the groups requirements.

For visits including children we provide work books which contain activities which are done whilst on site at the Aeropark and can then be used after the visit on any follow up work which is done based on the visit. A copy of these work books can be provided at the booking time along with our generic risk assesment.
It is recomended that the visit organiser visits the Aeropark prior to the group's visit in order to complete their own specific risk assesment.

Visits can be arranged by emailing the visit coordinator via

All school groups are given special treatment and a full guided tour by AVA volunteers, there is a charge of £4 per supervising adult and £2.50 per child.
There is a minimum charge of £25 per group in order to cover our costs, and we ask that this minimum charge is paid prior to the visit and the balance paid during the visit.


In addition to the aircraft on static display there are viewing mounds where you can view the movements at the International East Midlands Airport, there are picnic tables on the viewing mounds and throughout the site.

Toilets (male/female/disabled) are located in the Romney Hanger as is a shop (available by arrangement) which includes catering for tea, coffee, light snacks soft drinks and confectionary as well as a range of gifts and toys.

All facilities with the exception of the viewing mound are suitable for the disabled and children in buggies/push-chairs. The viewing mound is a grassed area and therefore subject to the prevailing weather and therefore may be inaccessible to wheeled vehicles

Pets: With the exception of assistance dogs (Guide Dog's etc.) dogs and other animals are not permitted in to the Aeropark.