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.

The Plan

We have put together a draft plan of the weekend, which you can download here. It is still subject to change but should give you a rough idea of what will be happening.


We have booked the entire site for our exclusive use. Sleeping is in wooden cabins (some bunk beds), and room sizes vary from two to five people. Bathroom facilities are shared between the people in each cabin.
You can also choose to camp on the site, or stay off-site then travel in for the meetings and meals; you will need to arrange the camping gear/accommodation yourself. Please note that showering facilities for those who camp on-site are limited by the opening times of the swimming pool!
Whithaugh Park can supply a very limited number of travel cots – if you’ll need one, please let the office know.


There will be a coach leaving from our building at around 4pm on Friday afternoon, returning Sunday afternoon. You can book a seat on it here.
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 4pm. The address is Whithaugh Park, Newcastleton, TD9 0TY.


All food will be supplied, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday. There is a marquee where we can all eat together. We will cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. If you have dietary requirements that are more complex, please describe them on your booking form and we will be in touch.


On Friday and Saturday night, the main meeting room will have a cafe-style layout. Hot drinks will be served, and you can bring your own drinks if you’d like.
There are optional activities on the Saturday afternoon, all of which need to be booked in advance. Archery lessons, riding a massive zip wire, and swimming are at an extra cost (there’s also a swimming session on Saturday morning), while a walk in the nearby countryside, a football match (for over-12s) and kids’ inflatables are all free. These can all be booked here.


We ask that everyone who is able to gets involved in making the weekend happen. Options include: early set-up, kids, youth, catering, tech, practical, hospitality, late pack-down, offloading back at the church building, worship. If you’re already on a serving team, you may be invited by them to help out at the weekend. You can select how you will serve on the booking form.

King’s Kids and Youth

There will be sessions for children and young people, led by our brilliant Kids and Youth teams (and a few other volunteers), on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will happen in chalets near to the main meeting room.

On Saturday evening there will be a kids’ cinema, and there will be a parents’ lounge open at all times (with an audio link to the meetings when they are happening).


We really want you to come, whatever your situation, so we’ve created options to make the weekend affordable:
  • £120 per adult staying in a chalet. This price reflects the cost of the event and is calculated to cover the budget.
  • We offer a discounted price of £60 per adult staying in a chalet. This subsidised price is open to anyone, no questions asked.
  • Youth, aged 12 to 18 years, staying in a chalet are £60 each.
  • Under-12s are free but please include them in your booking so that we know they are coming!
  • Camping on the site, or staying off-site, is £30 per person aged over 12 years.

Adults can also choose a pay-later option, with no upfront cost. 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.

You’ll see on the payment section of the booking form that there’s also an option to offer a donation to help cover someone else’s subsidised ticket. If you select an amount to donate, we’ll be in touch about how to pay it.

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