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Inspiring Young People - Our Education Centre

East Midlands Airport Aerozone Education Centre

Our Education Centre


After a period of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are looking at how we can re-open the Aerozone safely for this academic year 2020/21.

Working with local educational settings and airport Health and Safety officers we are putting in place a number of measures to ensure the Aerozone is Covid-secure and we hope to welcome visitors back to the airport as soon as we can.

We are also looking at alternative ways in which we can reach out to local schools and would like to trial some ‘virtual’ online workshops in the near future.

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The Aerozone is East Midlands Airport’s on site education centre. Here there are a huge range of exciting opportunities for school and community groups of varying sizes and ages. The Aerozone offers a meeting room and a fully equipped, interactive education facility. We have something for everyone from primary schools through to colleges and community groups.

The Aerozone can be used for a diverse range of activities and can be adapted to suit your teaching needs. What’s more, it is completely free of charge. From primary schools through to college classes, there are opportunities for groups to immerse themselves in the airport experience and find out what happens behind the scenes.

Included in the Aerozone is ‘East Minilands’, a fun and interactive role play space which incorporates the key areas of the passenger journey. The space can be used by all ages for role play, or for Travel and Tourism assessment. The space includes a check in desk, security area, café, shop and plane, complete with eight aircraft seats.

For more information or to book a session in our Aerozone please email us at or call us on 01332 818414.

Aerozone Leafet

Aerozone Resources

The Aerozone Education Centre offers a variety of set resources for use across a wide range of age groups.  

For Key Stage 1 and 2 there are activity sheets, crafts and colleague talks, creating a tangible learning environment for children which is both stimulating and informative.

For Key Stage 3 and 4 we offer a range of challenges such as the 'Terminal fact finding mission', 'Retail Challenge' as well as Career talks from a range of colleagues from across the airport including Air Traffic Control, Security, Airport Police and service partners including airlines and freight operators (subject to availability).

For all key stages, our fun and interactive role-play zone, 'East Minilands', opens up a world of possibilities and is also a great resource for Travel and Tourism or Customer Service skills assessments.

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Aerozone Cost

Visits for all educational groups, local community groups and charities are free of charge.

Transport to and from the airport is not included and must be organised by the school or community group.

Aerozone Summer Activity Sessions

We run activity sessions in the Aerozone during school holidays each year. Information about these sessions will be posted here or on our social media pages.


For information about the Aeropark, an outdoor aircraft museum and viewing area in Castle Donington, please click here. To enhance your visit to the Aerozone, sessions can also be organised at the Aeropark for a small charge. 

Aerozone FAQs

Find answers to some of the most frequent questions regarding the Aerozone education facility at East Midlands Airport, including further information on Aerozone cost and capacity.

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Get in touch

Community Relations
Building 34
East Midlands Airport
Castle Donington
DE74 2SA

Tel: 01332 818414