Fasten your seatbelts for a thrilling glamping break aboard a converted military plane, grounded at RAF Wainfleet with beautiful rural scenery and family attractions in easy reach.
  • Sleeps: 4 (+1)
  • Bedrooms: Open plan
  • Bathrooms: Private external
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A former weapons range that dates back to 1890, RAF Wainfleet was used by none other than the Dambusters throughout World War Two, before its closure in 2010.

Beautifully situated within a registered nature reserve in Friskney, the base now enjoys a new life as a history-steeped holiday retreat, with picture-perfect Lincolnshire views and a wildlife park on the doorstep.

One of the newest – and most exciting – accommodation options is Jetstream, an ex-45 Squadron aircraft, expertly transformed into a sleek, stylish glamping pod for couples and small families.

On board awaits a downy kingsize bed, and a smaller double bed cleverly nestled in the tail. Sleeping up to four adults, there’s also a small pull-out single bed, suitable for a child under 10.

You’ll have toasty underfloor heating (though you may want to pack a few extra blankets for colder evenings), and two TVs as in-flight entertainment. One can be viewed right from the kingsize bed… perfect for lazy Sunday lie-ins!

There’s also a communal games room on site, gainfully equipped with a dart board, table tennis, and a pool table, to help you unleash your competitive spirits and challenge new friends.

What about facilities? Just 20 metres away is your very own kitchen, loo, and shower – so there’ll be no need to worry about queuing to cook or freshen up.  

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At a glance

  • An ex-45 Squadron aircraft, stylishly converted into a glamping pod at the historic RAF Wainfleet at Friskney, Lincolnshire.
  • On board is a kingsize bed and a smaller double to sleep up to 4 adults, plus a pull-out single bed suitable for 1 child under 10.
  • Full, private kitchen and shower facilities are housed in a separate building just 20 metres away. Communal facilities include a games room and laundry.
  • The site is situated on a family farm and within a registered nature reserve, so there are plenty of scenic country walks and cycle rides to enjoy nearby.
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is practically on the doorstep, while the seaside town of Skegness is a short drive away.


  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Converted military aircraft, sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 small child.  Kingsize bed, small double, pull-out single bed, 2 TVs, underfloor heating.  Private facilities block with cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle, crockery, cutlery, shower room with WC, sink, heated towel rail.  On site: communal games and laundry room.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, fishing, wildlife park, historic sites, airbases, beaches, pubs, restaurants

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To help you pack light, you’ll find the kitchen equipped everything you’ll need, including a cooker, fridge, microwave, and the all-important kettle!  Meanwhile, the shower room features a luxurious heated towel rail.

With every holiday need so well – and creatively – covered, all that’s left to do is decide how you’ll spend the rest of your time.

Animal lovers will enjoy a day out to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, whose residents include brightly-coloured parrots, meerkats, and Bengal tigers to name a few (if you’re feeling brave, why not book an experience to feed the tigers up-close?)

You could also take a walk or cycle ride around the friendly family-run farm that surrounds the site, perhaps stopping for a picnic in the scenic grass paddock.

There are plenty of pubs and restaurants to visit in the local area, too. Meanwhile, a short drive will lead you into the seaside town of Skegness, bursting with family-friendly ways to while away some more of those precious holiday hours together.

Things to note

The entire site, comprising 6 different accommodation units, can be booked for larger groups of up to 27 guests.

Where you'll be staying

Friskney, near Skegness, Lincolnshire

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