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]

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.
Contact all groups through Phillipa Duerden on 07841 485069

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 Community Arts –  Construction Club at Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club
A fortnightly building club, starts from Tuesday 18th September at 3.45pm.  All Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. £1 per child. Ages 3+. 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.
Contact: Lois Wiseman, Group Scout Leader, tel: 017683 41107, email: [email protected]

Kirkby Stephen Song Time
Every Tuesday morning during term time at 9.30am
At: Church House (with the red door) in the Parish Church grounds
For singing and from birth to pre-school
£1 per family
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 to help youngsters aged 14-17 years to develop more fully as adults.
Contact: Andrew Wallington – 017683 74934 or 07977045605

PAD9 Youth Club
PAD9 meet at the Old Evergreen Hut on Redmayne Road.
Youth-led activities and projects.
Younger Group (Juniors) on Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
Young people (Year 6 onwards) on Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Seniors till 9pm.
For further information:
Email Jackie: [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.  Providing high quality care and Education for children throughout our community from aged 2 -5 years.  All staff Level 3 qualified or above. Ofsted inspected. Nursery Grant registered. Registered Charity status.
Open Mon – Fri 9.00am – 3.15pm term time only.
Contact: Keren Gilby-Steadman – Nursery manager
Tel 017683 41472
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 2 and 14 years of age.  Breakfast club runs from 8.00am every moring and a free nutritional breakfast is available to all who attend at no extra cost.  After school club runs until 5.30pm on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 5.00pm on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Tel. 017683 41479
Mobile – 0793 2883454

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]