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East Midlands Aeropark

Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
+44 1332 850463
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Thoroughly entertaining and Educational visit

Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit there. I was immediately impressed with the number of active... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob L
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Oldbury, United Kingdom
Superb

Absolutely excellent day out, one of the best value for money. Friendly and interesting staff who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit there. I was immediately impressed with the number of active restoration projects in progress on my visit. The highlight for me was the Vulcan and Big Steve was really informative and so helpful, even found time to take my photo...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent day out, one of the best value for money. Friendly and interesting staff who have lots of knowledge on the planes. 10/10!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this airport so easy to get too from Sheffield. Lots of places to eat lovely airport lounge with good choice of food and drink. Jet 2 check area great and very organised.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the F1 collection went on to the aeropark. It is a very good collection of aircraft in good condition considering they have been outside for a while. The volunteers are very friendly as was great to be able to go on the nimrod...More

Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very good way to spend a few hours, especially on days when they have enough volunteers to open the planes and helicopters up and give a tour of the inside, the rage of exhibits on show is everything from bomb shells to helicopters, hangers and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never visited before and only recently heard about this little treat of a place, it only take an hour to go round and the VC10 interior visit is well worth the extra £1 to visit it. Supported by volunteers who clearly love the aircraft and...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

I enjopyed my time here but it is a very very small park however you get to see the real deal up close and personal. If your a flying/ plane fanatic this is a good place for a good 30 mins or so.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

I love this place, the team are doing their best with the preservation of all the aircraft and my son loves coming here. We travel from Melton to come and see the Vulcan, it is being lovingly restored by a dedicated team. Keep up the...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

During our trip down south we fell over this gem of a find. we had a great day out it was the teams last open day of this year and a lot of the volunteers were on site to help with information about the various...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Some of the reviews of this place are a bit unrealistic and unfair - this is a fairly small site which combines airport viewing site with a pretty impressive collection of iconic aircraft including a Vulcan, Lightning and Nimrod. It is clearly not awash with...More

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discovery47
23 September 2016|
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Response from Ken W | Property representative |
The Aeropark is open on Thursday's Saturdsy's and Sunday's please see our website for full details.
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