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A Comedy Night Success

A MASSIVE ‘Thank You’ to Rob Rouse, Katie Mulgrew, Peter Brush and Tom Wrigglesworth for giving us such a fabulous night of comedy.  Among the many subjects covered we heard about escapades in caravans, ‘invitations’ to join speed awareness courses, reflection on childhood, the age of babysitters and we got to know one another a little better through audience participation 🙂

And thank you to all who came. It was a sell-out event and  we raised a fantastic £1040 for playgroup.

 

Comedy Night 2016

Family Forest School

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It’s time for another Family Forest School.  Come and join us as we spend time in the woods having fun whilst raising some funds for playgroup.

When: 9 July 2016.  Time: 10:30 – 13:30
Where: The Grindleford Pavilion.  Please can we ask you DON’T park at the pavilion. If you do arrive by car, please park responsibly in the village.
Who: Open to literally everyone in the world!

Minimum of £5 per family plus donations for tea and coffee…and of cakes and buns. Meet at the Pavilion, dressed ready for action.

This is a playgroup fundraiser so spread the word.  Playgroup will not be responsible for any child attending, so please stay with your child.

Forest School For All

Forest school for All

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Our last Forest School for All was such a great event we are doing it again!  If you missed it or fancy doing it all over again then now is your chance!

Open to literally everyone in the world!

This is a playgroup fundraiser, so please spread the word.

Playgroup will not be responsible for any child attending.  Children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Saturday 19th March at 10.30-1330hrs.

Cost: £5 per family plus donations for tea and coffee.  Contributions of cake and buns very welcome.

The Plan: Meet at the Grindleford Pavilion, dressed for the weather!

We plan to rebuild the firepit and build a climbing frame.  Please bring bow saws and loppers.

Hope to see you there 🙂

Woodland Nativity 2015

I can think of no better way to see in the festive season than being in the woods surrounded by children, their parents, grandparents and all the playgroup staff, sharing and celebrating this magical time of year.

Two woodland nativities took place again this year, with the 2 to 3 year old Woodland Adventures joining the older forest school children at the forest school site.

It certainly was a memorable experience for all, with temperatures milder than in Jerusalem on Wednesday and the path up to the site a real mud bath! But this did not deter from the usual merriment and laughter of forest school!

Highlights included making willow crowns and star wands, the woodland nativity with angels and shepherds and on Wednesday a three week old baby as baby Jesus, toasting marshmallows on the fire, sharing hot drinks and mince pies, a visit from Mrs Christmas seated on the woodland throne, where she handed out beautiful felt mice and candles to the children.

More magic was created this year as two other special guests jingled their way up to the forest school site, playing the ukulele and singing Christmas carols. By the end of the sessions, children and adults were singing and even dancing happily away to many festive tunes, making it difficult to leave at the end as we were all having such fun!

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Magical Advent Spiral

It is always lovely to see the joy on peoples faces when they join us for Advent Spiral.  It is even more lovely when they take the time to write to us to tell us what the experience meant to them.  Thank you.

“Thank you so much for a such a magical advent spiral. Please can you pass on my thanks to all the staff and committee too, I really appreciate everyone’s efforts. The children’s faces say it all…even J sat still and was transfixed for a full round of carols….and what an adventure to and from the visitor centre through the woods!”

We are so pleased you enjoyed it 🙂

 

Advent Spiral – 2015

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Again this year Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup is running the Advent Spiral.

This is a magical event that provides an opportunity for a moment of pause, peace and reflection, before the onslaught that is Christmas. Hosted by the National Trust at the Moorlands Visitor Centre, it is truly a magical time.

The children are invited to light a candle from the centre of the room, and place it on the spiral. Carols are sung and families from the community come together for a chance to be.

A really special event for Christmas.  Join us this year to enjoy the magic!

When: 7 December 2015. Time 15.30 – 17:30
Where: Moorlands Discovery Centre. Longshaw Estate. S11 7TZ. 15.30-17.30hrs. A truly magical introduction to the advent season.
Who: Open to everyone. £2 per child.
Please park in the main Longshaw car park and follow the lanterns through the woods.

Forest School for All…Again!

Forest school for All…Again!

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UPDATED 5 December 2015 at 8.55 am

Sadly the Forest School for All…Again event is cancelled due to the strong winds…only the 2nd time in 3 years that we have had to cancel! There is a severe weather warning in place and of course safety must come first.


 

Our last Forest School for All was such a great event we are doing it again!  If you missed it or fancy doing it all over again then now is your chance!

Open to literally everyone in the world!

This is a playgroup fundraiser, so please spread the word.

Playgroup will not be responsible for any child attending.  Children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Date: 5th December at 10-1300hrs.

Cost: £5 per family plus donations for tea and coffee.

The Plan: Meet at the Grindleford Pavilion, dressed ready for action!  Please bring bow saws and loppers.

Hope to see you there 🙂