Wild Wood Experience 2016

It’s that time of year again….changing leaves, cold, clear crisp days and the Wild Wood Experience at the Longshaw Estate.

Following on from last years success  – we were voted the best attraction on the day! – we are again hosting the Forest School.  Last year people joined us in bread making, butter churning, fire starting, animal disk making, playing on the seesaw or just enjoying some quiet time under the gazebo reading and colouring.

Come along and join us – who knows what forest school fun we will get up to!

Event/Booking Details


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!

HPCycles Logo with numbers

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