Playgroup sledging at Oxhill


It’s the start of a New Year and lovely to see so many familiar faces back. We kicked off the New Year with a fantastic sledging outing to Oxhill Farm. Thanks to Tom, Margaret and Ashleigh for providing an excellent location.

Raffle Tickets on sale now – more help required

A massive fund-generating element of the Christmas Market is our Grand Raffle. We have over 40 prizes to be won this year showing the tremendous support we receive from local businesses. It’s time to do that support justice – your raffle packs should be with you now, and door to door ticket sales commence Friday 14th November – can you spare a few more hours for this worthy cause?!

Raffle Prizes 2014

!!! STOP PRESS !!!   An amazing star prize to be added to the prize listing: Dinner, Ben and Breakfast for Two at any one of the Malmaison or Hotel Du Vin sites.

Kippen Christmas Market 2014

Just in case you missed the hype………Kippen Christmas Market is just 15 sleeps away! Keep abreast of all the news on our facebook page: Kippen Christmas Market


Read all about it…..

The Autumn Newsletter 2014 is now available to view by following the links on the left hand side, or by clicking here.

Annual Christmas Show Outing – secure your tickets!

Tickets have been provisionally booked at a discounted group price for ‘Too Many Penguins?’ at the MacRobert Arts Centre (How many penguins can we get in one space? Squeeze into this fun theatrical experience, created especially for 1 – 4 year olds, to find out).

The price of the ticket is the same for both child/adult at £6.50 each, with tickets on a first come, first served basis. Showings are at 10am on Tues 9th December and Thursday 11th December.

Last year’s show was a real hit with both adults and children so tickets will go quickly – parents / carers / siblings of Playgroup & Toddlers attendees, both past and present, all welcome! Secure your tickets now by emailing us to confirm numbers and preferred performance……..

too many penguins pic




Alternative Toddler venue Thursday 18th September

Due to voting in the hall this Thursday, Toddler parents / carers are invited to head over to the McLaren Community Leisure Centre for a meet-up at the soft play area instead (usual timings apply!).

Playgroup Open Days

To give a taster of what our Playgroup sessions are all about we’re holding two open days later this month…..come along and spread the word!

playgroup poster

Committee Meeting – Tuesday 26th August

The next committee meeting is taking place Tuesday 26th August, 8pm, at Oxhill Farm, Buchlyvie, FK8 3NU and will also see the kick-off to planning this year’s big fundraising event – the Christmas Market! Meetings are open and so everyone is welcome – please come along in support of your new committee.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Friday’s Playgroup session has relocated!

Due to the Kippen Flower Show this weekend tomorrow’s playgroup session has been relocated to Oxhill Farm, Buchlyvie, FK8 3NU – meet at 10am.

In the mood for a festival?

It’s almost the start of a new term. Summer’s nearly over – have you missed out on some festie-fun this year? Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival is still to come! Running August 22nd-24th, on the Cardross Estate (Port of Menteith) featuring Peatbog Faeries, Acid Mothers Temple Official, The Wave Pictures, The Amphetameanies, Jeffrey Lewis, BALKANARAMA and so many more. A really family-friendly event and supporters of our annual Christmas Market event – don’t let this one get past you!