December Events

TBC – Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights switch on – Festive Fun for all the Family!

Details to be confirmed nearer the time.

Date TBC – Santa Train Event – The East Station, South Road, Kirkby Stephen

Take your child for train ride & receive gift from Santa.  Accompanying adults free.  Exclusive use of compartment coach for up to six people £10 supplement.  Open 10am to 4pm with free parking.  First train 10.30 (diesel service) no pre-booking needed

www.kirkbystepheneast.co.uk or email [email protected]

Saturday 1st December – Christmas Fayre in aid of Kirkby Stephen Grammar School – The Kings Arms Ballroom

11am to 4pm.  We have a wide range of stalls from handmade glass gifts, jewellery, cakes, books and cards.

Monday 3rd December – Drop in in the Baptist Church, Victoria Square, Kirkby Stephen – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, call in for a cuppa, lively chat, games.

All welcome – come & make new friends. We look forward to meeting you.

Monday 3rd December  –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust – `The Ospreys of Foulshaw Moss’ – The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

2.30 – 4.30pm

Paul Waterhouse, The Trust’s Southern Reserves Officer, will give us an insight into the lives of the ospreys which have chosem Foulshaw Moss as a place to nest and breed.

The CWT Upper Eden Support Group runs a variety of activities to support the Trust’s work.  Everyone is welcome to join us for our talks,  which take place at The Friends Meeting House, 48A High St, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SH.

There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each talk, to include refreshments.  Children free.  Local contact: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182.  To find out more about the Trust and how to get involved visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk  You can also find information about local events, together with a range of books and gifts, at our stand in the Upper Eden Visitors Centre in Kirkby Stephen.


Thursdays 6th & 20th December
 – Upper Eden Memory Club – The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

10.30am to 12 noon.

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House (opposite the Spar Shop), where we enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee followed by guided activities and usually end with singing some favourite songs of old.

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or [email protected]


Thursday 13th December- Upper Eden Memory Club – Longway, New Road, Brough

10.30am to 12 noon

Following the success of the Upper Eden Memory Club at Kirkby Stephen we have decided to start a second group in Brough to enable us to continue to accept Clients and Carers into our Kirkby Stephen family. We enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee followed by guided activities and usually end with singing some favourite songs of old.

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Heather Simpkins on 017683 42476.

Friday 14th December – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `The Greatest Showman’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

Saturday 15th December – North and West Young Rangers Christmas Party 

It is our Christmas Party, we will be joining Ranger James to make some bird and bat boxes to put in the local area and also one for you to take home.  We are also hoping to do some other Christmas themed activities to celebrate the end of the year!

The day normally starts 10am and finishes at 1.30pm on site.  Full details will be sent out before the task day.  Free transport is provided from Sedbergh People’s Hall.  To join in you need to book a place as places are limited.  To book a place or for more details contact: Rachael Addison Young Rangers Officer. Tel – 01969 652366 Mobile – 0783 7253763 Email – [email protected]

Tuesday 18th December – Eden Hearing Services Drop In Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Eden Hearing Services hold a drop in clinic from 10.00am to 12 noon 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Services include advice on hearing aids and specialist equipment, hearing aids cleaned and retubed, batteries supplied.

Date TBC – Candlelit Traditional 9 lessons and Carols – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

Time TBC.  All welcome.

Monday 24th December – Christingle – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

We would love for you, your friends and your family to join us at our Christingle celebration so we can help to support vulnerable children. Further details to follow.

Thursday 27th December – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Peter Rabbit’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Afternoon showing – time to be confirmed.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885