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Visitor Centre

We invite you to the Essex Air Ambulance Visitor Centre, based at the home of the Essex Air Ambulance; the Earls Colne Airfield, Colchester!

A tour of this facility kicks 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. 

Visitors will be able to have a play with interactive iPads, watch short videos about the Air Ambulance and leave messages on our interactive text screen.

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

Anyone wishing to arrange a visit, whether it be businesses, individuals, families, school groups or social groups will need to pre-book by calling the Fundraising Office on 0345 2417 690 or use the form below. Please note we require 4 weeks notice minimum to arrange your visit.

Conference Suite

Essex Air Ambulance is pleased to offer their conferencing facility for use to organisations and in turn, help us to raise funds for this life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. 

The well-appointed accommodation offers an ideal location for presentations, interviews, or for meetings needed to be held at an external location.  
The Conference Room seats up to 12 people boardroom style, 24 people theatre style or 20 people classroom style and is fully air conditioned. 

The Visitor Centre interactive space works as a great break out room as well as a great place to sit and relax.

Facilities Available

  • Multi-media Projector
  • Telephone Conferencing
  • Laptop
  • Video Camera
  • Lectern
  • Blu-ray Player
  • Flip Chart
  • Use of Kitchen

Situated close to the Essex Golf & Country Club, this facility is ideal to combine your meeting with a round of golf and refreshments. 


Full day rate: £100.00 + VAT
Half day rate: £50.00 + VAT
Please note: food and drinks will not be provided with any Conference Suite booking

To book, please contact the Charity Office on 0345 2417 690 or use the form below.