Stapleton-Cotton Centre
Building 58
SG16 6DN

Email: [email protected]



Phone: 01462 851515 x7964

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


The closest childcare facility is Merry Poppets, located just off station. The facility takes children from six weeks to five years old.


You can get help to find housing when you move to the RAF Henlow or with any problems with your housing from the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO), Warrant Officer Sarah Tuckwell:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01462 851515 x7617

Family contact and temporary accommodation

There are two welfare flats and a welfare house on station that service 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, and temporary accommodation when moving into or out of permanent Service Families Accommodation (SFA). To make a booking:

Phone: 01462 851515 x7068

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Medical Centre is located at JFC Chicksands and is for service personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP. 


SSAFA workers provide the help and advice on things like bereavement, finances, housing relationships, mental health. SSAFA works with the Royal Air Force Community Support.

Contact a SSAFA worker:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01480 52451 x7097 / 07387 253442


The Chaplain for RAF Henlow is based at RAF Wyton and we have a local Officiating Chaplain available to all personnel.

Phone: 01480 52451 x7450

Or contact the Community Support Team:

Phone: 01462 851515 x7964


Station gym

The gym has a fitness suite, a large multi-purpose main hall and several classes every week including spinning, weightlifting and circuits.

Dependants of service personnel can join the station gym.

The gym operates a key card entry system for 24 hour use. 

Sports pitches and courts

Contact the station gym to book a sports pitch or tennis court.

Children and young people

Children's and young people's activities and clubs on the station.

Tiny Troopers, Under 5’s Parent group

A large range of toys with craft activities held each session. Run Tuesday, 10am to 11.30am.


Stay ‘n’ Play sessions offer a friendly place where parents/carers can enjoy play time with their child(ren) and to meet up with other parents/carers. Sessions provide high quality, well planned, stimulating activities & snack time for ages 0-5 years.

Tuesday, 1000 to 1130

Community Centre

Ben Clubs

Play club for 5 - 7 years olds with fun activities of arts, craft and games

Wednesday, 1600 to 1730.

Location: Community Centre.

Airplay Youth Clubs

Young people’s activities for 8 years+ run by Airplay


Fun and exciting programme about learning by doing for girls aged 5 to 7 years old.


Brownies is about trying new things that teaches about themselves, their community and their world for girls ages 7 to 10 years old.

Location: Community Centre.

Opening times: Tuesday, 6:15pm to 7:15pm.


Indoor Soft Play area for under 8 years old.

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

Location: Whittles.

Other facilities

Thrift Shop

Family members of RAF personnel can sell things through the Thrift Shop on the Station. 10% of the sale price goes to charity.

Opening times: Wednesday, 6pm to 8pm, Thursday, 9:30am to 1:30pm.

Costcutter Shop

The shop is located in Crystals and is open to service personnel and their dependants.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm.

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