Flexi Schooling from Castleton C of E Primary School

Castleton C of E Primary, a school local to Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup, are offering a limited number of part time school places to families considering an alternative approach.

The preferred deadline date for applications is 30th September 2016

For more details, please read Castleton C of E Primary Flexi Schooling or visit the school’s website: www.castletonschool.co.uk

Sir William Hill Climb

On Friday 9th September GEP is putting on a cycle time trial up the Sir William Hill, it’s a beast! 1.77km (that’s 1.1miles) and climbs a whopping 200m (650feet) in that distance.  That’s an average gradient of 11%.

Last year we saw some incredible performances from club cyclists and total newcomers alike. Pit yourself against the best, and then kick back with the delights of the Friday evening festival.

Enter here: http://www.grindlefordgoat.co.uk/the-routes-2/hillbilly/

Great news is the race is being sponsored by our most local cycle shop shop High Peak Cycles (Calver and Glossop). Check out their fab gear: http://highpeakcycles.co.uk/

They have generously provided race prizes of £50, £20 and £10 vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd women and men.

And they have funded the production of our fab event T-shirts (designed by one of our dads). There will be children’s sizes available too! Here is a sneak preview of the fab event T-shirts, on sale for £10.


You can meet High Peak Cycles at their stall at the event festival where they will be showcasing their kids bikes and other goodies.

Thank you High Peak Cycles!

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Other local bike shops and businesses are also supporting us with some fantastic random spot rider prizes. Please check out our Face Book page for details as they come in….: https://www.facebook.com/sirwilliamhillclimb/

Hill Climb Entry

Enter here: http://www.grindlefordgoat.co.uk/the-routes-2/hillbilly/

Cost: Entry is £10, which includes a medal and entry to the festival for you and your family (you’ll have to buy your food and beer as we can’t include that in the price!).


16:30     Bike fair and Hill Climb festival at the Sir William Hotel, BBQ fired up. Registration opens.

17:30     First rider starts.

19:00     Registration closes.

19:30     Sir William Hill Climb finishes.

20:00     Hill Climb Prize Giving at the Sir William Hotel. Bike fair and BBQ close.

23:00     Festival finishes.


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


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 🙂