RAF Valley

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RAF Valley HIVE
The Community Centre
RAF Valley
Holyhead
LL65 3NY

Email: VAL-SptWgHiveInfoOfficer@mod.uk

Phone: 01407 762241

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm, and Friday, 9am to 1pm.

Childcare

The RAF Valley Childcare Centre, locally known as The Lily Pad, is situated within the RAF Valley community area.

The facility is equipped to provide full-day childcare for up to 72 children, ranging from six weeks old to five years old.  

The Lily Pad is a CSIW registered facility that provides childcare for the children of RAF Valley and the wider community.

Contact the Facility Manager, Mrs Angela Long:

Phone: 01407 749273

Housing

Contact the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO):

Phone: 01407 762241 or 07798 518245

Family contact and temporary accommodation

RAF Valley has two, three bedroom houses to serve as welfare houses and which can be made available for rent to RAF personnel.  These are located on Penrhyn Close.

For more information or to book this facility, please leave a message on the Contact House messaging service.

Phone: 01407 762241 x4058

Health and welfare

Medical centre

Medical care for serving personnel is provided by the Medical Treatment Facility.

Dependants' medical care is provided by NHS GP practices.  To register contact the GP practice direct.

Dental centre

Dental care for serving personnel is provided by the Station Dental Centre.

Dependants’ NHS dental care provision varies according to availability by local dental practices.

Children and expectant mothers can receive dental care at Ysbyty Penrhos.

Contact Ysbyty Penrhos Hospital:

Phone: 01407 766000

Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA)

SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving, or who has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force and their dependants.  

SSAFA volunteers deal with a broad range of social issues including bereavement, finance, housing, relationships and mental health.

The Station SSAFA office is located within the Station Welfare and Education Centre.

Contact SSAFA volunteers:

Email: karen.w@ssafa.org.uk 

Phone: 01407 606109 or 0207 74639358 (out of hours)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

Chaplains

The chaplaincy is based at St Mihangel's Church on the Station.  

Church services are held on Sunday at 10am.  A Sunday school is held for children of all ages. 

Contact the Chaplaincy:

Phone: 01407 762241 x4067

Sports

Station gym

The gym has a fitness suite and classes.  

The facility is free to service personnel, but dependants and station civilian employees can join for a small fee.  

Contact the Station Gym Admin Office:

Phone: 01407 762241 x4049

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Sports pitches and courts

Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities on the station.

Rhosneigr Golf Club

Members of RAF Valley gym are entitled to use Rhosneigr Golf Club for a fee of £5 per person.  This is for up to four people for one round of golf per day. 

Details available from the Station Gym Admin Office:

Phone: 01407 762241 x4049

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Social

RAF Valley Community Centre

The Community Centre has regular activities, including pre-school groups, children's activities and youth clubs. 

You can also hire the function room for parties.  

Contact the Community Development Officer, Mr Dean Clarke:

Phone: 01407 762241 x4056 

Bars and cafés

The bars and cafes on the Station are open to dependants of RAF Valley personnel.  You'll need to ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID for you if you want to use them unaccompanied by RAF Valley personnel. 

Hawkings Bar

Hawkings Bar is available for children's parties and bowling parties.  Children's play area and children's menu available. 

Phone: 01407 740955

Opening times:

  • Monday to Thursday, 7pm to11pm
  • Friday, 4pm to 11pm 
  • Saturday, 5:30pm to 11pm
  • Sunday, 1:30pm to 9pm

The History Room Cafe (Starbucks)

Serves hot food, snacks and coffees. 

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3:30pm, and Friday, 8am to 2:45pm.

Children and young people

Children’s and young people’s activities and clubs on the station are run by Airplay. 

Airplay Juniors is for 8 to 11 year olds and runs on a Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm.

Airplay Seniors is for 12 to 17 year olds and runs Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm.  

Ben Club for five to seven year olds, runs Tuesday 4:30pm to 6pm. 

Further information is available from the Station Youth Worker, Emma Bolton:

Phone: 07710 517342

Other facilities

Thrift Shop

 If you're a family member of RAF Valley personnel, you can sell things through the Thrift Shop on the Station.  You can also volunteer at the shop.

Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 2pm. During school holidays Tuesday only, 10am to 2pm.

Spar

The Spar shop on the Station is open to spouses and partners of RAF Valley personnel who have permanent RAF ID.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm, and Saturday, 10am to 7pm.
 

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