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!


Welcome Back

The end of the Summer holidays are looming! Playgroup starts back at 9.30am this Tuesday (19th August) and as a welcome back topic Sara and Pam are asking the children to bring show and tell items of what they did during the summer holidays. Duty rotas will be available to view shortly. Look forward to seeing you all soon.

Village Hall Closed – Thursday 22nd May

The hall is closed tomorrow (May 22nd) for voting. If you’re at a loose end, Toddlers has (temporarily) relocated to briarlandsfarm for some fun!! Meeting at 10.15am.

Kippen Street Fayre – volunteers required

Roll up….roll up - volunteers required to get our Bottle Stall off the ground for this year’s Kippen Street Fayre – check your email for details, or contact us direct. Look forward to hearing from you!

Don’t forget…..wellies!

Please remember to bring wellies and a warm / waterproof coat for your children at Playgroup this week – we’re hoping to visit a local garden (complete with pond) that children have enjoyed in prior years.

Playgroup & Toddlers AGM – Tuesday 13th May

The AGM for Playgroup & Toddlers has been set for Tuesday 13th May, 7:30pm @ The Cross Keys.

A key element of the AGM is the election of new office bearers for the Playgroup & Toddlers Committee. The group will require a new Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Toddlers rep. Job descriptions for these roles can be found following the links on your left.

Kippen Playgroup and Toddlers has been running continually now for well in excess of 20 years and is a fantastic resource within the village and surrounding area for Mums, babies and children to meet and support each other, making life-long friends along the way.

To ensure its ongoing existence it is essential that people come forward to take over these roles. Please feel free to talk to any member of the committee if you wish to know more about any aspect of any role. We’re all very approachable, love to chat and would love to hear from you!

Playgroup Easter Break…..Toddlers will be OPEN

Friday 4th April is the last day of term for Playgroup before the Easter break. The Summer term starts back on Tuesday 22nd April.

Don’t forget – Toddlers will be open as usual on Thursday mornings 10:15 til 12 noon in the Village Hall throughout the holidays. Tea and cake anyone?

Kippen Street Fayre Fundraiser

Kippen Street Fayre (Saturday 14th June) constitutes the next big fundraising event in the Playgroup & Toddlers calendar (who can forget Iain McKinnon sporting the ever so manly pink princess hat last year?!).

In order for us to build on last year’s success we need to get an organising sub-committee group together – which is where you come in – drop a line ASAP to Michelle Hewines in the first instance if you’re able to help.