A daredevil stay aboard a military helicopter, secured on the site of the Dambusters' old training ground!
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: Open plan
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Sleeping two adventurous guests, you’ll find the Glamping Helipod on the site of RAF Wainfleet…aka the Dambusters’ old training ground.

The site is also home to the former RAF watch tower and is surrounded by a friendly, family-run farm, making it an ideal setting for a natureful break with a fun and quirky difference.  

Head out on refreshing farm walks or exhilarating cycle rides in just about every direction…its time to clear out those cobwebs and enjoy life!

Meanwhile, the 20ft Lynx military helipod will take care of your need for holiday comfort. Decked in camouflage and situated in its own area of the site, you’ll feel as though you’re about to start a thrilling mission as you step on board.

Equipped with private facilities, you’ll also find plenty to help you relax, including soft bedding, a TV with DVD player, a mini fridge…and even toasty underfloor heating for those cooler evenings.

Enjoy morning coffee outside, in your own furnished garden area with expansive green views – it’s a fantastic spot for watching the sunset over evening tipples too! Later on, light the crackling firepit and get those marshmallows on standby.

If you’re in the mood for a competitive challenge (well, you are staying in a military helipod, after all) – why not head for the communal games room and try your hand at a darts match, pool, or a vigorous round of table tennis?

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At a glance

  • A furnished, 20ft Lynx military helipod, sleeping two guests on the farm site of the former RAF Wainfleet in rural Friskney, close to Skegness.
  • The site is also home to the former RAF watch tower, now converted into quirky accommodation.
  • The helipod is equipped with private facilities, with bedding and heating included. Feel free to bring extra sleeping bags and warm clothing for cooler evenings.
  • There is a private furnished garden with firepit, and a communal games room with darts, pool and table tennis.
  • Enjoy farm walks, country cycle rides, and family days out to the local wildlife reserves, with plenty of dining and entertainment options close by.


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Sleeps 2, double sofa bed, bedding provided, coffee table, TV, DVD player, mini-fridge, kettle, crockery, cutlery, underfloor heating, private garden, fire pit, BBQ, parking.

Local activities

Golf, fishing, zoo, beaches, bird sanctuary, marshes, museums, cinema, festivals, walking, cycling, horse riding, brewery, nature reserve.  

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By day, feel blissfully free to meander on site, where you’ll find plenty of wildlife-steeped marshland to explore, and a peaceful fishing lake within walking distance. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is right on the doorstep, along with Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve and Skegness Aquarium – so that’s family days out all covered.

Meanwhile, if you’ve worked up an appetite for military history, why not head to the East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre, or pay your respects to lost heroes at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre at RAF Coningsby?

Fans of the quintessential British beach holiday will enjoy a fun day out to nearby Skegness, and you’ll find a wealth of places to eat, drink and make merry close by.

At the end of yet another incredible day, make your retreat to your cosy glamping helipod and prepare yourselves for mission:relaxation.  It’s a tough life, being a military pilot!

Things to note

Although the site is dog friendly, no dogs are permitted to stay in the Helipod.

Where you'll be staying

Friskney, Near Skegness, Lincolnshire

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