Traveling to the Aeropark

The Aeropark is located in the north-west corner of East Midlands Airport close to the village of Castle Donington and the Donington Park motor racing circuit.

By Road:
The Aeropark is signposted from the Airport's main entrance.
The Airport is located on the Junction of the A42, A453 and M1 J23a
If you are using a Satellite Navigation system the postcode to use is: DE74 2PR.

By Public Transport:
The SkyLink-Derby and SkyLink-Nottingham services pass the entrance of the Aeropark.

Weather Forecast for the Aeropark

East Midlands Aeropark Weather

Aeropark Opening Times

The opening times for the Aeropark are as follows, we will be open on all Bank Holidays (with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

Whilst these are our planed opening times they may be changed by national restrictions that could be put in place.

Normal Opening hours are:

Summer 2022 (Good Friday to 30th October)

Saturdays 12:00 to 17:00
Sundays 10:30 to 17:00
Thursdays 11:00 to 16:00
All Bank Holidays 10:30 to 17:00

Winter (1st November 2022 to Good Friday 2023)

Aeropark Closed (See note below)

Last entrance to the Aeropark is 1 hour before closing time.

Note: During the Winter period the Aeropark will be closed, In the event that there is a special event day we will open please look at our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and our website) for details.

Additional opening times or extended hours will be on display at the Aeropark on Facebook and on this web site.

Aeropark Entrance Prices

Entrance to the Aeropark is free for children under 5 years of age, £3 for 5 to 16 years and £5 for adults.

Car parking is free, and the car park will be closed and be locked when the Aeropark is closed.

PLEASE NOTE - there is a height restriction on entry to the car park. For over-height vehicles please contact the Aeropark in advance or ask at the gatehouse upon arrival.

Note: Entrance fees for Special Event Days and Open Days may vary please see details for the event.

Aeropark Exhibits

The static aircraft that we have on display are all outside which gives a better viewing and photographic experience.

Internal viewing of the aircraft is made available on our Special Event Days and occasionally at other times during normal opening hours subject to staffing and serviceability.

Aeropark Plan


In addition to the aircraft on static display there are very popular 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.

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Toilets (male/female/disabled) are located in Romney Hanger 1 as is a shop open on Sundays (and other days depending on volunteer availability) which includes catering for tea, coffee, light snacks soft drinks and confectionery as well as a range of gifts, models and toys.

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

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

The use of kites and playing of ball games etc. are NOT allowed in the Aeropark due to the danger of these going on to the airport land and causing a hazard to aircraft landing or taking off.