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East Midlands Aeropark

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Address: Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
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The Aeropark is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can...

The Aeropark is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can study the preserved planes of yesteryear or watch the modern airliners of today taking-off and landing at a growing international passenger and cargo airport.

Within the Aeropark there is a viewing mound where the top of the viewing mound is just 170 meters north of the main east/west runway of the airport.

The Aeropark at East Midlands Airport is located in the north-west corner of the Airport site close to the village of Castle Donington. It is well signposted from the Airport's main entrance.

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A flying Visit and another Museum to cross off my List.

Decided to visit and at last got to go there,the aeropark is situated next to East Midlands Airport close to Donington Circuit.The aircraft are all outside but in good condition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited here last summer with friends from my motor bike club. We were all made very welcome by the friendly volunteer staff and they showed us around the planes and gave us extra information on the exhibits. After we had a hot drink and snacks in the cafe - great day out, good value, plenty of parking and friendly... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stale food and extra charges for food and drinks. Just as easy to use the bar facilities and buy some food. A waste of money !

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Thank DAVID L
Ken W, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this review

This report is not relevant to East Midlands Aeropark as we do not sell food, and on the date of visit / review the Aeropark was closed for the winter season. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always have breakfast in the Castle Rock Tap if we have an early flight. Plenty of space, polite staff and a decent English breakfast for £8.99 BUT disappointed to find you now have to pay 50p for a slice of toast and of course drinks extra. Breakfast better value than bacon bap (4.95) and comes with egg, two bacon,... More 

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Thank Deborah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great day out, all four kids loved it, even us adults thought it was great. Got to look inside the Vulcan bomber and other planes. Definitely will return.

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Thank Snobbychef13
Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Love this place, so much oily mechanics and really enthusiastic staff who share tales and insight into the craft. Simpky a must visit venue, enjoy the nostalgia.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

With all the positive reviews, I was expecting more, but wasn't overly impressed. The entrance fee is quite reasonable, at £4 per adult, but I didn't think the planes were in that good a condition. We had the opportunity to visit the cockpit of a Vanguard 953C, but the only other plane open was a VC10, for which there was... More 

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Thank David M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Brilliant, great for kids as well as adults, good history, and selection on planes and choppers, highly reccomend..

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Thank Chrisejones
Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Decided to visit and at last got to go there,the aeropark is situated next to East Midlands Airport close to Donington Circuit.The aircraft are all outside but in good condition there are a couple of rare types here including an Argosy and a BN Sheriff as well as a rare NimrodR1. Good views of Aircraft movements are possible with 2... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

great ive used 2 and 1 park in last month and both are the closest to departures 5 minute easy walk evan with the case secure and automated registration recognition so really easy when booked on line as i did both times if you want to drop cases off at departures drop off point with a person to save walking... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a sunny but windy day, lots for little ones to look at, unfortunately no planes to look inside, nice to relax on banking watching arrival and departure from Email, £4 for adults £2 for kids

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