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East Midlands Aeropark

Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
+44 1332 850463
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Good for watching the planes but....

This is a nice place to visit if you want to sit outside and watch the planes coming in and out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Love2dubai
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Nottinghamshire
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Excellent visit by the Beaver Scouts

35 of our Beavers Scouts plus Leaders and a few parents attended the Aeropark, which we'd arranged... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Grrzzz
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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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 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to visit if you want to sit outside and watch the planes coming in and out However this place needs a little attention to some areas if the want to charge people to get in The viewing areas needs the...More

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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your review. I have passed on your concerns to our Chairman for him to review. We do hope that you enjoyed your time at the Aeropark. We are still undergoing some maintenance work and whilst a majority of this...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

35 of our Beavers Scouts plus Leaders and a few parents attended the Aeropark, which we'd arranged for a special opening one evening just for our group. Everyone found the tour interesting, entertaining and educational and there were several aircraft open for our visitors to...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is a superb museum to visit with knowledgeable and friendly staff. I took a friend who did not know of its existence and he was over the moon with it. The exhibits are well laid out and easily photographed and there is ample seating...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Bob, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 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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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 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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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review although I think you may be referring to East Midlands Airport. We hope next time you visit EMA you can pop in and see us! Jen :)

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Thomas, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Lewis, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

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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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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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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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Bran, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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Gary M
1 April 2018|
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Response from Jen P | Property representative |
Hi Gary, The open days are June 24th and August 12th. Thanks :)
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discovery47
24 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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