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Inspiring Young People - Our Education Centre

East Midlands Airport Aerozone Education Centre

Our Education Centre


Due to concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Aerozone will be closed until the end of April. This will be reviewed nearer the time, and closures may be extended.

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.

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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 the summer holidays each year. For details about the 2020 programme of events please visit the website in Spring 2020.


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