I Am New to RAF Mildenhall, UK

Updated on December 30, 2009
J.M. asks from APO, AE
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My family just got here in August and I am a stay at home mother and have had a hard time meeting other mom's and people in general. Are there any playgroups or anything like that?

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Thanks for all of the feedback! I have been chatting with a few mom's and planning on going to a play date soon!

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answers from Stationed Overseas on

Hi J.. My name is N. and my husband works at Mildenhall too. We live out in Soham. I am 26 and have a 7 year old daughter and a 15m old son. We are due to leave in August but we can get together anytime. I don't work...well actually I am a domestic technician too...a MOM. Don't feel obligated to write or meet. Just thought I would say hi.

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answers from Stationed Overseas on


There is Liberty Tots (at the Youth Center on Lakenheath, Tues and Fridays from 10-1130). And there is also MOPS (1st and 3rd Thursdays I believe, on Feltwell).

I know what it's like when you first arrive here and it can be tough meeting people if you don't know where they're meeting up. I posted a few days ago about an online playdate group for our area, but here is the link again: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/playdates-RAFL-RAFM/

It's a good way to meet up with several local moms, all with kids around your son's age.


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answers from San Antonio on

I have talked to a couple of other girls that recently moved here as well. I have been here about 1 1/2 years and live in the Thetford military development. Maybe we can all get together for a playdate one day. As for playgroups, there is MOPS and MAG groups who both have a weekly playgroup. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will try to answer them. Take care.
I have a 3 year old daughter and a 15month old son!



answers from Stationed Overseas on

Hi I'm Søs,
We are also stationed at Mildenhall but live in Littleport. We have been here since Jul 06, but are planning to extend if they'll let us. I have a 25 month old and a 4 month old. There are many groups in littleport that I know of also my daugther Emily is always up for playing.
Let me know what kind of info you would like and if you would like to get together.



answers from Stationed Overseas on

Hi J.
Congratulations on your baby due in July! Life with a 2 year old and not being able to play outside can be rough. I have a 2 year old daughter (just turned in Dec) and a 6 month old daughter. We try to get over to the Bob Hope center, but it can be difficult to get out of the house sometimes. :) We go to MOPS. It is the 1st and 3rd thursday of each month, Feb it is moving back to the Mildenhall chapel. Hope to see you there.



answers from Stationed Overseas on

RAF Mildenhall has a MOPS group that meets at the base chapel on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 10:00 to 11:30. The next one is Feb. 7th.

RAF Lakenheath has a playgroup every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 to 11:30 in the Youth Center Gym with toys and mats available. They start cleaning up around 11:15 so get there at 10:00 to visit and play.

RAF Lakenheath Services offers a Moms and Tots Morning Movies every Monday at 10 a.m. at the 48th Avenue Community Center located across from the bowling alley. The event is feww for moms and toddlers. Moms are required to remain with their children.

You might call RAF Mildenhall Youth Center to see if they have a playgroup like RAF Lakenheath.

Hope this helps. My kids are 10 to 18 years old.

C. S.



answers from Stationed Overseas on

Welcome J.! There are a bunch of options available. If you pick up the Force magazine that will help and also @Ease. Looks like the others have pretty much mentioned them all. Good luck and enjoy!



answers from Stationed Overseas on

Well, I hope you have met some friends! We are kinda in the same boat.We live near Downham Market, havn't met to many people in our area. I have a 6 yearold girl who goes to Feltwell. Well, good luck!



answers from Stationed Overseas on

hi , iam L. .z . i live in raf feltwell about 15 min from lakenheath were my hubby is working , there is liberty tots every tuesday and friday at 10 am at the youth center ion lakenheath by the new housing also there are MOPS meeting at the mildenhall chapek every second and fourth thrusday i think ... check it out and good luck , i myself am a stay at home mom of two beautiful kids one shane who is four and goes to nursery three times a week ( very helpful) and sarah who is three months old well hope this helps and good luck



answers from Omaha on

Hi J.,

I have a almost 3 yr old son.
There is MOPS (Mothers of Pre Schoolers) on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the newly renovated Mildenhall Chapel, the meetings start at 10am. There is also a play group on Lakenheath called Liberty Tots, we do not attend that, but have heard positive feedback about it. Hope this helps out. If you have any other questions, my name is T. and my email is [email protected]____.com

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