Visitor Centres

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance have a Visitor Centre at both of our airbases. While the Earls Colne base is closed for renovations, the North Weald airbase is now open to the public for tours. Whether you are an individual interested in our work or a group looking at fundraising opportunities we have something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Immerse yourself in our exciting 999 Experience, you might want to put on a helmet and sit in the pilot’s seat! Listen to interesting facts and a wealth of background and operational information provided by our volunteer tour hosts. Play our interactive game and test your knowledge with the quiz.

Our tours are friendly and fun, you will be offered a drink and a chance to see the helicopter (operations allowing). Visitor Centre Tours, which must be booked in advance, are free of charge. However you will learn about the many ways in which you can help the charity raise vital funds.

Whilst our public tours are aimed at an adult audience children are welcome with their parents/carers. We can accommodate up to 20 people on our public tours.

Bespoke Tours for groups of 6 or more people can be arranged for a time to suit you. Children’s Tours can be arranged for groups of children with their responsible adults.

We looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Booking Forms


To join a public tour (up to 20 people per tour)

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To arrange a specific date and time for your group of 6-20 people

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Our Earls Colne Visitor Centre is currently closed for refurbishment, please check back here later in the year as you will be able to visit when we reopen our doors. 


  • Reference number if supplied by canvasser or other Charity representative.

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

Donate: Text ‘HELI’ to 70588 to give £5

You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.

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Essex & 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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