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 www.streetmap.co.uk
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.
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Aeropark Opening Times

The opening times for the Aeropark are changing for 2016, we will be open on all Bank Holidays (with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

Normal Opening hours 2016 are:

Winter (1st January upto Good Friday)

Sundays 10:30 - 17:00  

Summer (Good Friday - 31st October)

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


Winter (1st November to Good Friday 2017)

Sundays 10:30 - 17:00 (See note below)  


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

Note: During the Winter period we will be open most Sundays subject to weather conditions, please look at our social media pages (Facebook and Web) 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, £2 for 5 to 16 years and £4 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..) and occasionally at other times during normal opening hours subject to staffing and serviceability, this may be subject to an additional charge.

Facilities

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, 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 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 a hazard to aircraft landing or taking off.