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



Weather Forecast for the Aeropark


East Midlands Aeropark WEATHER


Opening Hours


Easter 2024:  Good Friday 29th March 2024 to Easter Monday 1st April 2024

Opening Hours:  Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday 11am - 5pm last entry 4pm


Summer Season 2024:  Thursday 4th April 2024 to Thursday 31st October 2024


Opening Hours:  Thursday / Saturday / Sunday 11am - 5pm last entry 4pm


Bank Holidays 2024:  Monday 6th May / Monday 27th May / Monday 26th August

Opening Hours: 11am - 5pm last entry 4pm


Winter Season 2024/25:  Sunday 3rd November 2024 to Sunday 30th March 2025

Opening Hours:  Sunday’s Only – 10am - 3pm last entry 2pm


Entrance Fees 2024:

Pre-booking NOT required

Children under 5:  Free

Children 5-16 years:  £3

Adults 17 years and above:  £5

No concessions

Car parking included with entrance fee

Pay by card or cash - card preferred


General Information:

Assistance Dogs allowed on site sorry no domestic pets

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

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East Midlands Aeropark, Hill Top, Castle Donington, DE74 2PR


Get to us by BUS using Skylink Derby and Skylink Nottingham


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.

Please retain your entry proof of purchase as any member of the Aeropark staff can ask to see it at any time whilst you are on site for security reasons.

We hope you enjoy your visit.