POLAR EXPLORERS is a fun children’s holiday club

WHAT IS IT?     A week of fun and games, crafts, drama and songs, based around bible stories

WHERE IS IT?     It will take place in Tarves Youth Hall

WHEN IS IT?     12 — 16 August (the last week of the summer holidays) from 10 am to 12 pm each morning

WHO IS IT FOR?      All children from P1 to P7, including children just about to start P1

HOW MUCH IS IT?     £2 per day per child

BOOKING FORM      Please click on this link to register your child. You must also complete a Consent Form.

Booking Form
POLAR EXPLORERS Summer Club, 12 – 16 August, 10 am – 12 noon, Tarves Youth Hall, Kirk Brae

Consent Form
Consent to photography/filming and social media. Also consent to holding email addresses and dates of birth.

Mental Health Awareness at Haddo – May 2019

During the month of May Haddo will be home to a variety of activities and events designed to settle the mind and give people the tools to strive for better mental health.

Haddo is a place of solace for many, and the perfect environment to work on overall wellbeing. Working with partners Gillian Watt of ‘And Breathe123’ and Agnes Bruce of ‘Wellbeing with Agnes’, Haddo will be host to a series of talks, walks and workshops, all with the purpose of improving our ability to switch off and be present.

Suzanna Atkinson, Haddo visitor services officer said: “We are so pleased to play our part in bringing better mental health and wellbeing to our visitors. Many of us are affected by stress, have super busy lives, live with depression, sensory deficits and countless other conditions that can be relieved by spending time in the outdoors in guided sessions.

“We are working with Gillian and Agnes to introduce wellbeing at Haddo, which will initially ‘kick-off’ during Mental Health Awareness Week, but we hope will become a regular addition to the many activities at Haddo.

“The events and activities throughout May include a mindfulness walk for mums, several meditation and mindfulness workshops, and how learning to be present in the outdoors can drastically help how our brains process the world around us. There is something for everyone and there is a small fund available for people who can’t afford to pay the full cost of the activities.”

If you would like to donate to allow as many people as possible to attend the events and activities: search Haddo at Just Giving. Every penny helps the Haddo team to help someone else.

To find out more take a look at the Haddo Facebook page @visithaddo or email Suzanna on vsohaddo@gmail.com


We are hosting Chocolate Bingo Methlick at Beaton Hall, Methlick on 20th April to raise funds for Heather’s Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer, all welcome to join!


  • Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 20:00

  • Melvin Hall, Tarves


?Come along play some Bingo and have a Boogie all for a good cause!?

Tickets ?️ £15 includes all bingo?, disco? ???and snacks


⚠️Please drink responsibly⚠️

?Support Tarves Playgroup and Toddlers and have a fun evening with us!?

?Contact a host to secure your tickets now! ?

Water Scarcity – Use Water Wisely

Water Scarcity – Use Water Wisely

From Scottish Water –

Simple steps customers can take to use water efficiently include:

Using a bucket of water instead of a hose to wash your car or only washing windscreens and headlights and brake lights

  • Using a watering can instead of a hose to water gardens and plants
  • Taking a shower instead of a bath and making it a short shower
  • Only using washing machines or dishwashers fully loaded
  • Turning off the tap when brushing teeth and shaving

Update from Aberdeenshire Council – https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apps/news/release.aspx?newsid=5038


Holidays start tomorrow. Here’s something to look forward to. Book online or collect forms. Details on the poster. Sounds like it’s going to be a great time at Showstoppers!


The Tarves Peoples Party have been around the door for a collection…now prepare for the display. Sunday 12th November.  If you live outside the village itself or have not had the chance to contribute to the event, there will be collections at the gate. Please give generously as this is a fully self funding event. Please let us know if you have waste wood.


Look out for Tarves People’s Party this evening…it’s ‘Penny for the Guy’ time! ???

The crew will be coming around the streets rattling cans to raise funds for Tarves’ bonfire and impressive fireworks display.  Please give generously.