24 July: Big UFO Night, RAF Holmpton

Entrance Tunnel to RAF Holmpton's Coldwar Bunker
Entrance Tunnel to RAF Holmpton's Coldwar Bunker

RAF Holmpton – near Withernsea and Hull – is a terrific place to visit, open daily throughout the summer holidays – take a guided tour of its underground coldwar bunker, including:

RAF support command

Real nuclear warhead

Plant room

1960s message centre

Royal observer corps operation room

Officers mess

Coding and encryption centre

1970s radar operations centre

RAF Holmpton is open to visitors from April to November (check their website for full opening times) , and they also hold regular events throughout the year, including their Big UFO Night on Saturday 24 July.

Gates open at 8pm and the event commences at 8.30pm – there will be lectures, features, skywatch and hospitality, with celebrity guests – Philip Mantle, Nick Pope and Mike Hallowell.

To find out full details of this event and how to book, plus other events, and further details of the tours, please visit RAF Holmpton’s website here: RAF Holmpton

For nearby Yorkshire accommodation, try accommodation in Hull