Young People

youth club

There are a number of facilities, services and groups for young people in Kirknewton.  Details about schools, education and learning can also be found the Council website.

0- school age years

There is a Babies and Toddler group which meets in the Church Hall every Thursday from 9.30 -11.30am.  £1 per family for children 0-3.

From the age of 2 the Kirknewton Playgroup is available to parents.  Contact kirknewtonplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk – times listed below

There are  a number of local nurseries, which are listed in our business section. Speak to them about their transport options from Kirknewton Primary nursery.

School years

Most children go to Kirknewton Primary.  Pupil placement details are available here

Most children go on to Balerno High School – details of the school are on their website

Primary School kids love going to the Kosy Kafe in the Village Hall every Friday from 4pm-5pm for free drinks and cake (run by the Church) and the Youth Club from P6 onwards on Friday evenings from 6-8pm in the Green Room or Village Hall (run by KCDT).

Saltire

KCDT offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for children, including programmes for JASS, Saltire Awards, John Muir Awards and Duke of Edinburgh.  Contact Laura Bilton, Youth and Volunteer Co-ordinator for more information at laurakirknewton@gmail.com.

There are also a number of other weekly events, services and groups based in Kirknewton for children of all ages, listed below.

VILLAGE HALL

Tuesdays

PLAYGROUP, 9.15am-11.30am, kirknewtonplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk

KIDS CROWCHEZ, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Contact Penelope at penelope@crowchez.co.uk or 07914277464

Wednesdays

PLAYGROUP, 9.15am-11.30am, kirknewtonplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk

UNDER 5 KIDS HIP HOP, 2-2.40pm, TANYALOCKER@HOTMAIL.COM 07834 964068

KIDS CROWCHEZ, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Contact Penelope at penelope@crowchez.co.uk 07914277464

RAINBOWS, 5pm-6.15pm, Contact Gill at gillww@hotmail.com

BROWNIES, 6.30pm-8pm, Contact Gill at gillww@hotmail.com

POCO LOCO KIDS ZUMBA, 5pm-7pm, Contact Nina on 07922511530

Friday

PLAYGROUP, 9.15am-11.30am, kirknewtonplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk

A Star SPORTS 1:30 – 2:30, Nursery age Mini Me’s (aged 2+) and from 2:30-3:30 for school age children.

KOSY CAFÉ, 4pm-5pm, http://www.knec4jesus.org.uk

*YOUTH CLUB, 6pm-8pm, Contact Laura at  laurakirknewton@gmail.com

*Village hall or Green Room

Saturday

DANCE CLASSES ALL DAY – Street Dance, Ballet Tap, 9.30am – 6pm, Check West Lothian School of Dance on facebook.

GREEN ROOM

Mondays

KEYBOARD CLASS, 6pm-7pm & 7pm-8pm, Contact Penny at pianopj@gmail.com

Thursdays

MINI ME MUSIC GROUP, 2pm-2.45pm, Contact Amanda on 07814055499

Fridays

BOOK BUGS, 11.30am – 12noon

To book please contact the Green Room at infokirknewton@gmail.com

CHURCH HALL

The Kirknewton East Calder Church run various activities from Tae Kwon Do, Brownies, Ladies Bible Studies, Babies and Toddlers groups, Pilates and Women’s Rural.

For more information please contact: Knec-mail@knec4jesus.org.uk                   

POTTER AROUND

The new year is all about potter’s wheel experiences due to the Great Pottery Throwdown – so Wednesday mornings and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons will be the main sessions for the wheel classes – booking is essential. Also don’t miss the Friday afternoon art club – £12 a session or £50 for block of 5. 2-4pm every Friday starting 8 Jan.

For more information http://www.potteraround.co.uk/

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