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.
If you use What3Words our location is: digits.shapes.tolerates


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


Weather Forecast for the Aeropark


East Midlans 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).

Normal Opening hours are:

Summer 2023 (Sunday 2nd April to 29th October)

Saturdays 11:00 to 17:00
Sundays 11:00 to 17:00
Thursdays 11:00 to 17:00
All Bank Holidays 11:00 to 17:00
Last entrance to the Aeropark is at 16:00


 Winter (30th October 2023 to April 2024)

Sundays 10:00 to 15:00*
Last entrance to the Aeropark is at 14:00

*Subject to weather conditions
Closed from 18th December to 6th January for Xmas


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


Aeropark Entrance Prices

Adults (17 & Over) £5
Children (5 to 16) £3
Under 5s Free
Entrance fees on special event days may vary.
Car parking is free to visitors of the Aeropark.


PLEASE NOTE - there is a height restriction barrier on entry to the car park. For over-height vehicles please contact the Aeropark in advance or ask at the gatehouse upon arrival. The car park will be locked outside of our opening times and is to only be used by visitors of the Aeropark.


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 (Opening not guaranteed due to 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 pushchairs. The viewing mounds are grassed areas and therefore are subject to the prevailing weather and therefore may be inaccessible to wheeled vehicles at times.

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.