Visiting the Aeropark


Travelling 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 Donnington Motor Racing circuit.

By Road:
It is well signposted from the Airport's main entrance.
The Airport is located on the Junction of the A42, A453 and M1 J23a
A map and directions are available from
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.

Aeropark Opening Times

The Aeropark is open year round and on all Bank Holidays (with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Normal Opening hours are:

Summer (1st May - 30th September)

Thursdays 10:30 - 16:00
Saturdays 12:00 - 17:00
Sundays 10:30 - 17:00
Bank Holidays 10:30 - 17:00

Last entrance to the aeropark is 1 hour before closing time.
Additional opening times or extended hours will be on display at the Aeropark and on this web site.

Winter (1st October to 30th April)

Sundays 10:30 to 17:00 or dusk (whichever is earlier)

Aeropark entrance prices

Entrance to the Aeropark is free for children under 5 years of age, £1 for 5 to 16 years and £3 for adults.
Car parking is free.

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 (details here..) subject to staffing and serviceability.


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.

Aeropark Viewing Mound Aeropark Viewing Mound View from viewing mound View from viewing mound

Toilets (male/female/disabled) are located in the Romney Hanger as is a shop (available on Sunday's) 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 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 to the 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 damage to aircraft landing or taking off.


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