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Inspiring Young People - Our Education Centre

East Midlands Airport Aerozone Education Centre

Our Education Centre


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.


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. 

During the summer holidays, the Aerozone opens up to local children and their parents. Fun and informative activity sessions are organised and a small fee is charged.

Aerozone Leaflet 2013

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, interactive games 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

School groups arriving at the Education Centre can use the facilities free of charge. Community groups with children below the ages of 12 or above the ages of 12 should adhere to the differing pricing system shown on the next page. 

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Aerozone Summer Activity Sessions

Children and their parents alike can enjoy a range of summer-based sessions at the airport this year. Creating passports, code cracking and a mini-treasure hunt are just a few of the exciting activities which be enjoyed as part of a learning and discovery session at the Aerozone. 

This year East Midlands Airport will once again be inviting primary school-aged children and their parent or guardian to the Aerozone, our on-site education centre, to take part in some fun activities and learn something new about their local airport.  There will be a variety of different activities for them to get involved in including craft activities, creative food competitions, time in East Minilands, our dedicated airport role play zone, a mini treasure hunt and a visit from our firefighters or airport police.

If you are interested in coming along booking is essential. All sessions will take place 10.00 - 12.00 and each session will follow the same theme.  The cost is £3 per child which is required by cheque in advance to confirm your child’s place. Places are limited and are given on a first come first serve basis. To make a booking please email or call 01332 818414.

The activity sessions will take place on the following dates during the summer holidays:

  • Wednesday 24 July   
  • Wednesday 31 July
  • Wednesday 7 August
  • Wednesday 14 August
  • Wednesday 21 August                                 
  • Wednesday 28 August

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