Visitor Centres

Schools and groups in Essex and Herts are welcome to visit our Air Ambulance Visitor Centres and discover more about our life-saving work.

There are two Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Visitor Centres, one is based at the Earls Colne Airbase, Colchester and the other at North Weald Airbase, Epping.

A tour of the facilities kick off with a presentation to give you an overview of the Charity and an introduction to the vital life-saving work of your local Air Ambulance.

This is followed by a tour of the Visitor Centre itself which allows you to explore and learn about how the helicopter is tasked, which hospitals we take patients to, how much kit can cost and an insight into some of the lives we have saved.

Plus, subject to operations you will get to see the helicopter up close and personal.

How to Book

Anyone wishing to arrange a visit, whether it be businesses, individuals, families, school groups or social groups will need to pre-book by using the form below. Please note we require 4 weeks notice minimum to arrange your visit.


Can buy a sling to stabilise a patient’s pelvis and reduce bleeding. That's equivalent to a donation of £2 a month.


Can buy a splint to provide traction to broken long bones. That's equivalent to a donation of £5 a month.


Can buy one vial of Beriplex to reduce bleeding in trauma patients on Warfarin. One patient may need up to 10 vials. That's equivalent to a donation of £8.34 a month.

Call us: 0345 2417 690

Lottery Hotline: 0345 2417 688

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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