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Barrow Pre-school Playgroup is registered with OFSTED to run morning play sessions. We are a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance and are a registered charity. Children can attend from 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.

We have two venues in the village:

The Methodist Hall
Group 1 Monday and Wednesday 9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.
Group 2 Tuesday and Thursday 9.15 a.m. – 11. 45 a.m.
Group 3 Friday (3 years + group) 9.15 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.

Humphrey Perkins High School, Community Lounge
Group A Tuesday and Thursday 9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m..

If you wish to place a child on the waiting list, or require information on available places, please contact the Registrars.

If you have any other queries contact the Chairperson or Secretary.

Chairperson - Melanie Carson 01509 414773
Secretary - Sue Higton 01509 620723
Registrars - Martine Allen 01509 620109 Deb Foster 01509 413226


The club is open from 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. on Friday morning each week. Our meetings are held in the Community Centre Lounge, where mums with pre-school children meet together for a coffee and a chat, whilst their children play with the toys available and socialise with other children.

We always welcome new mums and children who are our future!

‘We Act As One’ and therefore, encourage everyone to join in.
The club is for you and only works as well as its members, so ENJOY!

Mrs Helen Morton
18 Coniston Road, Barrow-upon-Soar
Telephone: 01509 414237


Open to all village residents the babysitting circle exists to enable parents to get out in the evenings with the knowledge that their children are in the care of a responsible adult.

If you are interested in joining the circle, or if you would just like to find out more about how the babysitting circle works, please get in touch with the contact person.

Ceri Griffiths
16 Sherriffs Close, Barrow-upon-Soar
Telephone: 01509 416743


Meet: Tuesday evening
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.
Place: Church Rooms

Contact: Brown Owl
Mrs Yvonne Green 0116 2604324


Meet: Monday evening
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.
Place: Holy Trinity Church Rooms

Contact: Brown Owl
Mrs Wendy Stephens 01509 620744


A lively group providing a variety of activities for girls aged 5 – 7 years of age.
Early registration is available. Any people interested in helping are welcome to come along.
Meet: Tuesday evening
Time: 5.15 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.
Place: Church Rooms
Contact Brown Owl
Mrs Yvonne Green
171 Long Furrow, East Goscote
Telephone: 0116 2604324


There is now, only one guide company and we are known as ‘1st Barrow Guides.
Meet: Monday Evening
Time: 7.00 – 8.30 p.m.
Place: Scout Headquarters, Grove Lane
For girls 10 – 14 years : Indoor and outdoor activities
Contact Number:
Telephone: 0116 2351166


HEADQUARTERS Grove Lane, Barrow-upon-Soar
Beaver Colony Wednesday 6.00 - 7.15 p.m.
Cub Pack Thursday 6.40 - 8.15 p.m.
Scout Group Tuesday 7.00 - 9.00 p.m.
Venture Pack Monday 7.30 p.m.
- Boys from 6 years to 20 years
Contact: Mr C Cave, Chairman
2 Meadow Close, Barrow-upon-Soar
Telephone: 01509 412612


A local playscheme for 5-12 year olds, which runs for one week during the summer holidays, at Humphrey Perkins High School.
A wide range of activities is available, arts, crafts, drama workshop, sports, games, entertainers and trips.
The scheme is staffed by 6 co-ordinators and a large team of volunteer helpers without which BOSCAPS could not continue.
The playscheme is a valuable community facility. New helpers and ideas are always welcome.
Contact: Soroya MacDonald, Youth Tutor
c/o Humphrey Perkins High School
Telephone: 01509 412385 or 01509 416089


A village Youth Centre situated on the edge of Humphrey Perkins High School campus, open to all young people aged 11-25 years of age.
The Youth Centre offers a variety of sessions throughout the week. All sessions are run by experienced and qualified Youth Workers.
Monday: 12.25 pm - 1.20 pm Lunch Club
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm Senior Club for ages 14+
cooking, sports activities,
Information & advice and trips out.
Tuesday: 12.25 pm-1.20 pm Lunch Club for all ages, pupils get up to speed on the
I.T. computer or do homework.

5.00 pm-7.00 pm Junior Club for ages 11-13, sports, art, cooking, trips
disco’s and discussions.
Wednesday: 12.25 pm-1.20 pm Lunch Club
Youth Counsellor this service is available for
all ages. No appointment
necessary for this session.

1.30 pm-3.00pm Youth Counsellor by appointment only.
Thursday: 12.25 pm-1.20 pm Lunch Club
Magazine Club for all ages
Session geared towards
producing a termly magazine.
7.30 pm-9.30 pm Senior Club for ages 14+
includes access to the gym
for basketball/unihoc.

7.00 pm-9.00 pm Detached Project youth workers work with young people
(Mountsorrel on the streets of Mountsorrel on a wide
range of issues.
NB at Lunch Clubs there is a variety of food and drinks on sale, all at reasonable prices.
In addition there are also two clubs which run for one or two terms per year
The basics of Babysitting summer term only year 9’s only
First Aid
Personal Safety
Safety in the Home 10 weeks per term all ages
Contact: Soroya MacDonald, Youth Tutor
c/o Humphrey Perkins High School
Telephone 01509 412385 or 01509 416089


The club promotes and provides football for over 150 young people aged between 6 and 18 years of age. There are currently 12 teams playing in local leagues and cup competitions. Matches and training take place at Riverside Park or Humphrey Perkins High School.
New players and coaches always welcome
Contact: Mr Mike Ballard
7 Coniston Road, Barrow-upon-Soar
Telephone: 01509 413586


If you want to dance, come along and join our Dance & Drama School. Qualified staff and visiting teachers will teach you all forms of dancing:- ballet, tap, modern etc. and stage work.
Beginners of any age (from three years) are most welcome. You can have many hours of work, fun, fitness and participate in festival competitions. Classes held in the village and in Quorn.
Contact: Barrie Stephenson
40/42 Ribble Drive, Barrow-upon-Soar
Telephone: 01509 412663


Meet: Monday evening Place: Barrow Methodist Church
Explorers : 5 – 8 years 6.15 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Juniors : 8 –11 years 6.15 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.
Seniors : 11-14 years 6.15 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Brigaders : 14-18 years 6.15 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Girls’ Brigade is an international and interdenominational Christian uniformed organisation open to All girls Each section of the company has its own badge work programme when the girls learn a variety of skills and take part in activities which are aimed at their personal development and having fun .
Activities, competitions, fun days and parades are important aspects and often take place with other companies in the area. Training girls with the skills of leadership is important in the older age groups.
The Band provides a service to the Community and offers the opportunity to all girls to learn to play an instrument and enjoy making music. A band leader is required at the present time.
Anyone wishing to know more about joining the company as a girl or as an adult helper should contact an officer or come along on a company evening.
Contact: Company Captain Mrs Kate Morley 01509 412982