RAF Honington HIVE

RAF Honington HIVE
RAF Honington HIVE Community Centre
Bury St Edmunds
IP31 1EE
or [email protected]



Phone: 01359 268610

Opening times: Monday-Thursday, 0900-1630; Friday, 0900-1600


The RAF Honington Nursery is called First Steps.  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 12.

It is located within the Service Family Accommodation area.

Contact the Manager, Lisa Spinks:

Email: [email protected]


You can get help to find housing when you move to the Station or with any problems with your housing from the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO).

Contact the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO):

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01359 269564 or 07785714418 

Read more on Housing.

Family contact and temporary accommodation

There are two houses RAF personnel can use.

They can be used for emergency family accommodation visits from children of divorced or separated personnel, and weekend and school holiday visits from family members.  

They can also be used by family members as temporary accommodation when moving into or out of permanent service families accommodation.

The two and three bedroom houses are located just outside of the Station and within the Service Family Accommodation area.

Only RAF personnel can make a booking:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01359 268610

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Medical Centre is for RAF personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP.

Dental centre

The Dental Centre is for RAF Honington personnel only.


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 The Bungalow, Poplar Close, RAF Honington (bottom of Community Centre Road on the right) and is staffed between Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone:  01359 237442 – Mobile 07387253433

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

Email: [email protected] (monitored Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm)

Telephone: 03000 111 723 (available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)



The Chaplaincy Centre is located in building 37 next to the water tower on the Station.

St Edmunds Church is located at St Edmunds Gate within the married quarters, postcode IP31 1RE.

For all church and chaplaincy enquiries contact the Chaplains Clerk:

Phone: 01359 237141

The out of hours padre can be contacted:

Phone: 01359 237259


Station gym

The gym has a fitness suite, indoor pitches and personal training area.

The gym is open for Service personnel, dependants, contractors and civil servants.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Phone: 01359 237100

Sports pitches and courts

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


RAF Honington Community Centre

The Community Centre has many regular activities including preschool groups and classes.

In addition there is a soft play area for small children.

There is also a cafe which is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm. 

Bars and cafés

Busby's Bar

Busby's Bar is located in the centre of the Station behind the old Airman's Mess.

Opening times:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 7pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm to 10pm
  • Thursday and Friday, 7pm to 11pm

TG's Coffee Lounge

TG's Coffee Lounge is located next to Spar behind Supply Squadron.

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 3pm and Friday, 9am to 2:30pm. 

Children and young people

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

Other facilities


The Costcutter shop is located behind Receipt and Dispatch in Supply.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 9pm, and Sunday, 3pm to 10pm.

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