Fly To East Midlands, England
The East Midlands have a great cultural, historic and industrial heritage. Promoting several biodiversity conservation and enhancement areas, the East Midlands contribute to the preservation of the forests and the environment. The East Midlands include Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport
Flights to East Midlands are handled by the Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA), the 11th busiest airport in the U.K with 4.3 million passengers in 2013. EMA operates flights to local, European and international destinations. While at the airport, visit the East Midland's Aeropark with wonderful exhibits of the best vintage aircrafts. From Aeropark you can see the aircrafts landing and taking off.
The East Midlands offer many opportunities for outdoor activities. Conkers, the award winning venue, provides facilities for indoor and outdoor activities. Climb and navigate ropes in the Enchanted Forest, walk barefoot, pass through the sculpture trails or take the panoramic tree top view. Undoubtedly, one of the best family attractions in the East Midlands! Do not miss it!
Visit Wild Park Brailsford with your friends and family for a thrilling paintball game, an adrenaline rush of laser tag or an extreme quad biking experience! Other activities include archery, self-defense and blindfold driving! The Park’s happenings will pump up your adrenaline in a wildly fun environment!
If you love water sports, Carsington Water in Derbyshire is the ideal place to be! Try sailing, windsurfing, canoe-kayaking and fly-fishing. If you are a novice, the Center’s experienced personnel will assist you. Alternatively, you can try climbing or cycling. No matter what you do, it will be a thrilling experience!
Are you a Motorsports aficionado? The Donnington Racing Circuit is one of the biggest Motorsport circuits in the world! Each year Donnington hosts the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (April 4th – April 6th) and the eni FIM Superbike World Championship (May 22nd – May 24th). Get informed about the Motorsports history and some of the most wonderful antique cars on the planet and feel the extreme top racing speed in the simulator. Donnington hosts also the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
With over 250 years of experience, Royal Crown Derby, the oldest porcelain manufacturer in England, offers the highest quality of handmade china. Visit the factory and the museum with the fine exhibits, including the porcelain items used in the Titanic. Also, enjoy a typical English tea with cakes served on Royal Crown Derby porcelain.
If you like beer, visit the National Brewery Center at Burton-upon-Trent. You will see the process of brewing and producing a traditional English beer and you will experience the brewing heritage of the East Midlands.
Derby Gaol is Derby’s landmark site and the most popular attraction for those interested in paranormal activity. Ghost hunters and investigators visit the jail that was built in the 18th century for the death prisoners to experience the atmosphere of “'Most haunted Place in Derby”. The jail has been renovated several times until taking its current shape.
Hotels and Accommodation
The East Midlands offer great accommodation, mostly 3- and 4-star hotels. High quality service, great facilities and value for money at competitive rates. It is recommended to book in advance. Use the online booking system of each establishment, if provided, to save both time and money. Book East Midlands Hotels with Travelstart Nigeria.
Four leading car rental providers have offices at Nottingham East Midlands Airport. Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise and National offer a wide selection of vehicles, unlimited mileage, high level of comfort and service, and the option to book online with no booking fees. Hire a car with Travelstart Nigeria.
Best Time to Visit
Generally, the East Midlands have a mild climate. Unlike the rest of the UK, don’t expect heavy rainfall in Derby or Nottingham. Just avoid Derby from December to February because of the cyclones.