RAF Coningsby HIVERAF Coningsby HIVE
Phone: 01526 347868
Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm and Friday, 8am to 2pm.
The Dandelions Day Nursery & Kids Club is in Tattershall. The nursery takes children from six weeks to five years old. The breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs take children up to the age of 13.
If you need help to find a house when you move to the station or if you have any problems with your housing, you can get support from the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO).
Contact Service Community Support Officer:
Phone: 01526 346091
Family contact and temporary accommodation
There are two flats and a house RAF personnel can use for:
- emergency family accommodation
- visits from children of divorced or separated personnel
- weekend and school holiday visits from family members like parents or grandparents
- temporary accommodation when you’re moving into or out of permanent service families accommodation
The two and three bedroom flats are on the station. The three bedroom house is outside the station.
Only RAF personnel can make bookings.
Contact the booking clerks on 01526 347585.
Health and welfare
The medical centre is for RAF personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP.
The dental centre is for RAF personnel only.
Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA)
SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF (PS&SWS RAF) is contracted by the MOD to provide welfare support to all serving personnel (regular and reserves) and their families. Our team of specialist Personal & Family Support Workers and Social Workers are located on stations in the RAF community throughout the UK.
Our service is confidential and independent from the Chain of Command. It is the aim of our service to support you to enhance personal welfare, maintain family stability and empower you to access the support networks you are entitled to.
Our service can support you with a range of issues including addiction & dependency, child support, financial, housing, mental health, personal support, physical health and relationships.
Anyone can refer themselves to SSAFA. You can contact our service by any of the ways below;
Your local station:
Visit us: Your local office is in the Catering Squadron Headquarters and is staffed Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Telephone: 01526 347846 / 01526 347193
Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;
Email: psswsRAF@ssafa.org.uk (monitored Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm)
Telephone: 03000 111 723 (available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)
Webform: SSAFA website
The chaplaincy is based at the Church of the Holy Spirit on the Station.
Phone: 01526 347995 or 01526 347346
Church services and meetings
Sunday, 10am — multi-denominational service
Wednesday, midday — Anglican Holy Communion
Thursday, 7:30pm — Christian fellowship group
Dependants of RAF personnel can attend services but will need to apply for RAF ID to go to services unaccompanied by RAF personnel.
The gym has a fitness suite and classes.
You can join the station gym if you are a dependant of a member of RAF personnel but you'll need to apply for RAF ID if you want to use the gym and sports facilities unaccompanied by RAF personnel.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 11pm.
Phone: 01526 347229
Sports pitches and courts
Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities at RAF Coningsby.
RAF Coningsby Golf Club membership is available to service personnel and civilians.
RAF Coningsby Community Centre
The Community Centre has regular activities, including pre-school groups, children’s activities and youth clubs and adult fitness classes.
You can also hire the function room for parties.
RAF Coningsby Community Centre, Clinton Park, Tattershall.
Phone: 01526 342679
Bars and cafés
The bars and cafés on the Station are open to dependants of RAF personnel. You'll need to apply for RAF ID if you want to use them unaccompanied by RAF personnel.
Heroes Bar on the Station is open Monday to Friday. It opens at the weekends to show live sport.
The Typhoon Bar is part of Heroes Bar. You can can book it for private functions.
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 3:30pm and 7pm to 11pm
- Wednesday, 8:30am to 3:30pm and 4pm to midnight
- Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm and 6pm to 10pm
- Saturday and Sunday, times advertised in the bar
Real Bean Café
The Real Bean Café is inside Heroes Bar.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3:30pm.
The Lounge Café Bar
The Lounge Café Bar on the Station is open to families of RAF personnel.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Winky's Bar on the Station is only open to the families of RAF personnel for special family functions.
Children and young people
Children and young people’s activities and clubs on the station are run by Airplay.
The RAF Coningsby Thrift Shop is part of the local community and is run by local volunteers. Anyone wishing to buy or sell clothing, toys and household items can do so through the Thrift Shop with 80% of the sale price being kept by the seller and the remaining 20% going to our chosen charities.
The Thrift Shop is open:
Tuesday, 9:30am to 12pm and 6pm to 8pm
Thursday, 9:30am to 12pm.
Times may vary due to school holidays or availability of staff.
We are always looking for more volunteers to help run the shop, if you are interested please pop in to see us or contact us on Facebook.
Find us on Facebook.
The Spar grocery shop on the Station is open to spouses and partners of RAF personnel who have RAF ID.
- Monday to Thursday, 7am to 9pm
- Friday, 7am to 5:30pm
- Saturday, 10am to 4pm
- Sunday, 10am to 8pm