Airside Tours

Would you consider yourself to be an ‘Aviation Enthusiast’ or a ‘Plane Spotter’? Do you have an interest in World War 2 airfields or Soviet era aircraft? Then a tour at Aviation Park is just the thing for you.

We have a wide selection of business jets and light aircraft that you can get up close to while your guide gives you the history of Hawarden Airfield and its ongoing operations today. We also have a unique selection of Soviet era aircraft including Antanov An-2’s and a MiG 27.

  • The tour is completely free to book but must be pre-booked in advance.
  • Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning and afternoon. Start times are 1100 and 1400.
  • Other days may be arranged subject to availability.

We will never charge anyone for an airside tour, but I’m sure you can appreciate the time and effort that goes into arranging a tour by our staff. So we respectfully request that you make a donation to one of the two following charities.

Welsh Air Ambulance Child Flight This is not a compulsory donation and will not affect your tour request. We just feel that a small charitable donation would give the tour more of a purpose.

There are a few rules to adhere to during your visit:

  • Photography is not permitted on the airfield
  • Only 6 people per tour
  • No-one under the age of 14 allowed

We do however allow you to take notes of the aircraft you see.

In order to participate in a tour, we require you to provide the following information:

Full Name
Full Address
Current Photographic Identification (Passport/Driving License/Airport Issued ID)

Photographic Identification can be provided on the day of the tour.

We require this information for security purposes and we will never pass this on to third parties without your prior consent, unless requested by Police and related national security organisations. This information will be kept for no longer than necessary and afterwards removed from all records.

If you would like to take a tour of Apron N at Aviation Park, please email

Our tour on Apron N does not include Airbus Operations Ltd.