Children and Youth

Biggins Nursery (Ravenstonedale) Ltd
Nursery at the old Ravenstonedale Primary School building, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4NQ.  Providing high quality childcare for the local community.
Contact: Manager – Sam Alderson
Tel 015396 23670
Email [email protected]

Brough Pre-School Nursery
Nursery at Church Brough Primary School site.  Mon-Fri 9am – 3pm, term time only.  Care and education for 2 – 4 year olds.  Ofsted registered.  Fully qualified staff.  Nursery grant provider.
Contact Barbara Wilson, Leader
Tel 07989234565 or 017683 42112
Email [email protected]

Dinky Dales Nursery Ltd (formerly Biggins Nursery)
Nursery at the old Ravenstonedale Primary School building, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4NQ.  Providing high quality childcare for the local community.
Tel 015396 23670
Email [email protected]

Girlguiding Eden Valley
In Kirkby Stephen Girlguiding is for girls of 5 – 7 years – Rainbows, 7 – 10 years – Brownies, 10 – 14 years Guides.  Its primary aim is development of the girl through fun activities.
Email [email protected]

Hub Club
Youth Club for 11 – 16 year olds with music, tuck shop, table tennis, pool table, indoor hockey, football and organised games.  Fortnightly on Thursdays 7.30 – 9pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Kirkby Stephen.
Contact Cath Thwaites, Youth Leader
Tel 017683 72362
Email [email protected]

Kirkby Stephen Community Arts – Telling Tales at Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club
Mondays at 10.00am during term-time. Preschool story time and crafts session for under 5’s and their parents or carers. Run by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and supported by Cumbria County Council. £1 per family, includes drink and snack plus teas and coffees for parents and carers. Visit

Kirkby Stephen Scout Group
A voluntary run group, part of the international Scouts Association that aims to provide fun and structured activities to help youngsters aged 6 -14 years develop more fully as adults. Beavers – 6 to 8 years, Cubs – 8 to 10.5 years, Scouts – 10.5 to 14 years
Contact: Lois Wiseman, Group Scout Leader, tel: 017683 41107, email: [email protected]

Kirkby Stephen Little Songbirds
Every Tuesday morning during term time at 9.30 am
At: Upper Eden Rugby Club, Club House
Songs and rhymes from birth to pre-school
£2 per child or £2.50 per family £1 under 6 months.  Includes snacks for children and cuppa for adults.
Contact: Jan Donaldson: 07928767245

Loki Explorer Scout Unit
A voluntary run group, part of the International Scouts Association, that aims to provide fun and structured activities for youngsters aged 14-18 aimed at preparing young people with the skills they need for life.
Contact Explorer Scout Leader Andrew Wallington on 017683 74934 or email [email protected]

Platform 3 Play
Soft play 0 – 11 years, parties and function room at Station Yard, Kirkby Stephen.
Tel 017683 72363
Email [email protected]

Red Squirrels Nursery
Nursery at Warcop CofE School  site.  A fun and friendly setting with close links to the school. Excellent facilities with covered outdoor area for all weather play.
Email [email protected]

Little Squirrels Baby & Toddler Group
Little Squirrels is held in the school hall at Warcop CofE Primary School. Parents with babies, toddlers and pre-school children meet every Wednesday morning, during term time at 10.30am – 12noon.

Scallywags Toddler Group
Local, Parent run Toddler group for children aged 0-4 years. Craft activities and lots of toys. Drinks and snacks provided for children. Tea and Coffee for Parents.
Group meets Friday 9.30 – 11.30am (Term time) in the Methodist Church.

Warcop Children’s Club
Warcop CofE Primary School has wrap around care every school day at Warcop Children’s Club for children aged between 3 and 11 years of age.  Breakfast club runs from 8.00am every morning and a free nutritional breakfast is available to all who attend at no extra cost.  After school club runs until 5.00pm or 5.30pm with one week’s notice.
Tel. 017683 41471 Visit

2192 Appleby ATC
D of E. Adventure Training – activities include shooting and flying. Male & Female aged 12 – 18 years. Meet in own premises, rear of Appleby Grammar School,  Wednesday & Friday 19.00 – 21.30.
Contact Sgt. Rob Stokes, OC
Tel. 07799646285
Email [email protected]