Community Affairs

Kippen Playgroup

Kippen Playgroup has had an incredibly busy and successful 2018 so far, with lots of the local children enjoying the benefits of learning outdoors with our wonderful Play Leaders Heidi and Pam.  The scorching weather has only enhanced the fun and will no doubt lead to the children having very high weather expectations for future years!  No need to burst their bubble, they’ll realise what our summers are usually like, all in good time.  The children are busy most sessions up in their newly named “Monkey Camp” at the frog pond; making clay faces, building dens, pressing flowers and doing as many different imaginative things possible with the humble stick. Our diminutive crew are really enjoying making the area their own and can be frequently heard from over a great distance with their laughing and screams of unbridled joy…hope everyone nearby is enjoying that!

For our end of year celebration, the children went on a bear hunt through the woods and then retired back to Monkey Camp for a campfire and some marshmallows.  We say goodbye to a few of our children as they head off into the big bad world of Primary education and we wish them all the best for their future.

Kippen Playgroup is about to break for the summer but if you are interested in enrolling your child for next term, then please get in touch with Heidi Docherty via During term time we run two Playgroup sessions per week: Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30-12pm. Two years to pre-school welcome.

Kippen Street Fayre was a fantastic day for all and our incredibly popular bottle stall raised the mammoth amount of £1100!   Thank you to everyone in Kippen for your generosity in donating bottles and visiting the stall on the day, it’s a huge amount of money for our organisation and will be a great help in keeping a valuable local service running.

Kippen Toddlers will be meeting throughout the summer holidays, but we will be looking to get together outdoors whenever possible, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about where we will be.  Toddlers is on a Thursday 10:15 – 12 and we welcome children from birth to pre-school and adults in any state of sleep deprivation.