Visitor Centres


Currently we are unable to offer organised group visits to our airbases following restrictions which the charity imposed prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic official lockdown, in order to keep our staff, patients and the public safe.

Please continue to fill in the form below if you would like to arrange a visit and we will contact you when airbase visits resume. Thank you.

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

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

The tour at either Visitor Centre begins with a presentation introducing you to the work of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). Afterwards we’ll be able to tell you information about when and why the air ambulance is dispatched, the hospitals we take patients to and how long it takes to reach to these locations. You’ll also get an insight into some of the lives we have saved and how much it costs to run the service.

One of our team will be available to answer your questions, and subject to operational commitments, you may have the opportunity to speak to our Critical Care Team and see our air ambulance and rapid response vehicles up close!

On behalf of the ladies of Moulsham Lodge WI I would like to express their thanks for a very informative and interesting visit. Please pass thanks to the Volunteers for their warm welcome, presentation and refreshments. We were amazed at the equipment and expertise of Critical Care Paramedic James, Pre-hospital Care Doctor Alex and the skill of Co-Pilot Ben. So thankful for the service they provide to the whole community.”

– Joan, Moulsham Lodge WI.

How to Book

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

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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