If the Midlands is the heart of England, then Donington Park is the place that makes that heart beat a little faster. This motorsports racing circuit has been a hotspot for petrol-loving adrenaline junkies since the 1930s.
If you love the roar of the engines and the heady aroma of high-octane fuel, this popular racetrack is a must-see during your time in the area.
A packed calendar of eventsThe Donington Park circuit held its first race in 1931. Since then it has become the centre of a vibrant motorsports scene. These days the vehicles tearing around the track are very different to the vintage motorcycles that originally appeared on the course, but the thrills are just the same.
From superbikes and Formula 4 speed-machines to enormously powerful racing trucks, there's a motorsport for everyone at Donington Park. You can also pay a visit to the Donington Collections, a superb museum that features the world's largest collection of Grand Prix cars alongside the Wheatcroft Military Collection. This is a fascinating selection of military vehicles and artefacts amassed by Donington Park's former owner, Tom Wheatcroft.
Donington is also a popular venue for concerts and other events, including the annual Download Festival.
Take to the trackFind simply watching to be a little too passive? You can suit up and hit the tarmac yourself with a driving experience at Donington Park. From driving iconic sports cars and testing your skills on the famous course, to off-road driving adventures and skid-control lessons, there's plenty to satisfy your urge to get behind the wheel.
With a superb location that puts you close to both attractions like Donington Park and important urban destinations like Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport is the natural choice for visitors to the area.