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North Weald Airfield

Add North Weald Airfield to your Itinerary

Type:Flying

Merlin Way
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6HR

Tel: 01992 564200

Fax: 01992 524074

The Hurricane "Gate-Guardian" at North Weald Airfield with control tower in the background.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting - The airfield is set in the Essex countryside next to the village of North Weald but a short distance from Epping with its Central Line connection to London.
  • In countryside - The airfield is set in the Essex countryside next to the village of North Weald but a short distance from Epping with its Central Line connection to London.
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location - The airfield is set in the Essex countryside next to the village of North Weald but a short distance from Epping with its Central Line connection to London.

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet - For users of the control tower there is a disabled toilet.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Outdoor children’s play area - Wings Café at Weald Aviation has a very popular children's play area.

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance - Buses operate in North Weald which is a short walk to the main entrance gate.
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles - Epping Station on the Central Line is a short journey away. North Weald station is a stop on the Epping Ongar Railway, a heritage line running steam and diesel between North Weald and Ongar with heritage buses operating further afield.

Leisure Facilities

  • Bar - The Squadron operates a licenced bar.

Catering

  • Cafe - Both Weald Aviation and The Squadron operate cafe's on the airfield. The Squadron also has a licensed bar. Other catering is provided by the various events and activities that take place on the airfield.
  • Full liquor licence - The Squadron has a licensed bar.
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Both Weald Aviation and The Squadron operate cafe's on the airfield. Weald aviation's café is called Wings. The Squadron also has a licensed bar. Other catering is provided by the various events and activities that take place on the airfield.

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - There are a number of meeting rooms available for hire in the historic control tower.
  • Dogs Accepted - This is an operating airfield and therefore dogs must be kept on a lead.
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Event Venue - A wide range of events are held on the airfield which is easily accessible from the M11 which runs along one side. Its the ideal venue for open air events, functions, meetings, filming and, of course, aviation-related activity. North Weald Airfield dates from 1916 and is famous as one of the main fighter bases in the Battle of Britain. It is a historic, well maintained site of almost 400 acres, which hosts a wide range of activities throughout the year. A number of areas are available for regular or ad hoc hire and are suitable for many types of event from corporate Christmas parties to motor sports, car shows and photography. Regular users include archers, footballers, cyclists, model aircraft flyers, bus, HGV and skid training, motorcycle and high-performance car training and motor sprints. The Saturday and Bank Holiday Market attracts large numbers to the Airfield on a weekly basis.
  • Guided tours by arrangement - In conjunction with the North Weald Airfield Museum, it is possible to arrange guided tours of this historic site. Weald Aviation also offer tours of their hangers and workshops where they restore and maintain historic warbirds from the Second World War and jet age.
  • Open all year round
  • Team / Corporate Activities - A wide range of events are held on the airfield which is easily accessible from the M11 which runs along one side. Its the ideal venue for open air events, functions, meetings, filming and, of course, aviation-related activity. A number of corporate and red-letter day event companies operate on the airfield. North Weald Airfield dates from 1916 and is famous as one of the main fighter bases in the Battle of Britain. It is a historic, well maintained site of almost 400 acres, which hosts a wide range of activities throughout the year. A number of areas are available for regular or ad hoc hire and are suitable for many types of event from corporate Christmas parties to motor sports, car shows and photography. Regular users include archers, footballers, cyclists, model aircraft flyers, bus, HGV and skid training, motorcycle and high-performance car training and motor sprints. The Saturday and Bank Holiday Market attracts large numbers to the Airfield on a weekly basis.

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - North Weald Airfield hosts numerous family friendly events including the annual Community Fun Day.
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families - North Weald Airfield hosts numerous family friendly events including the annual Community Fun Day. Families also enjoy visiting the two cafes on the airfield where the children can play safely and enjoy the atmosphere of the heritage aviation taking place.
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - In conjunction with the North Weald Airfield Museum, it is possible to arrange guided tours of this historic site. Weald Aviation also offer tours of their hangers and workshops where they restore and maintain historic warbirds from the Second World War and jet age.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Getting to NorthWeald Airfield.

From the M11, take the A414 towards Ongar / Chelmsford. At the first roundabout take the second exit and continue straight over the second roundabout and up to the final roundabout, doubling back to enter at the Main B Gate.

Public Transport Directions

London Underground – take the Central Line to Epping Station. British Rail to Harlow Station from Liverpool Street or Cambridge via Stansted Airport.

By air: North Weald Radio 123.525. TMZ Squawk 7010 Mode C or S when talking to North Weald. The Airfield is open from 0830 to 1900 or sunset + 30 minutes local time, whichever is earlier. Fire Cover Cat 1.

Opening Times

* The airfield is open all the year.