Church Weekend Away

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We’re so excited to be heading down to the Scottish Borders for our King’s Weekend Away! We really hope you’ll be able to make it because church is family, and God uses moments like this to start and deepen connections through shared experiences, fun, food, and meeting Him together.

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The Place

Whithaugh Park is a residential centre situated in the unspoilt landscape of the Scottish Borders, surrounded by forests and rivers. It is around two hours’ drive from Edinburgh, located between Hawick and Carlisle.


We have booked the entire site for our exclusive use. Sleeping is in cosy wooden cabins (some bunk beds), and room sizes vary from two to five people. Bathroom facilities are shared between the people in each cabin.
There is also an option to camp, or stay off-site then travel in for the meetings and meals; availability is limited and you would need to arrange the camping gear/accommodation yourself.
Whithaugh Park can supply a very limited number of travel cots – if you’ll need one, please let the office know.


There is a coach leaving from our building at 4.30pm on Friday afternoon, returning Sunday afternoon.
You’re welcome to drive your own car – please let us know if you have spare spaces and you’re willing to give lifts. Earliest arrival on site (unless you are on a set-up team) is 5pm.


All food will be supplied, and will be served in a marquee to allow us to eat together. We are planning a barbecue as people arrive on Friday afternoon (5pm onwards). Breakfast will be available from 7am each day. On Saturday night there will be a Hog Roast, and vegetarian alternative. We will have lunch together before departing on Sunday.


On Friday evening, we will be able to chat around tables over a drink (BYOB, if you’d like).
On Saturday afternoon you can choose from the centre’s activities, including swimming, walking, open canoeing, zip wire, and a bouncy castle. Canoeing, zip wire and swimming must all be booked in advance, which you can do as you sign up.
We’re also hoping to have an all-age disco, so bring your dancing shoes.

Meeting with God

We will have times to worship, hear God’s word and respond. We’re thrilled to have a team coming to be with us from a New Ground church plant in Rotterdam: Phil and Sarah Varley, and Tom and Tineke Kleinhout! These meetings will be on Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday morning.
King’s Kids will also have sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning, and we’re in planning mode for other activities that kids will enjoy throughout the weekend.


We really want you to come, whatever your situation, so we’ve created options to make the weekend affordable:
  1. £100 per adult. This is actual cost price, if you can afford to pay this, that’s great.
  2. £60 discounted adult. This subsidised price is open to anyone.
  3. Pay-later adult. We will contact you for payment nearer the time, you can pay as little or as much as you decide, and you can pay in instalments if that helps.
  4. Under 18s are all free! But please include all babies, children and youth in your booking – we need to know they’re coming!
  5. New for this year are the Camping and Offsite options, both at £20.
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