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Dads' Playgroup

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Dates & Times:

Saturday, 9.30am - 11am, fortnightly.

Term 3 dates: 13th July, 27th July, 10th August, 24th August, 7th September, 21st September.

Participants:

For Dad & Dad-like figures (grandfathers, step dads, guardians, etc.)

For children under 6 years old. Older siblings are welcome to attend, but the activities will be aimed at younger children.

Cost:

Free!

Bookings:

Walk-ins welcome, but we will take your details to keep you updated with activities & programs.  Register into single or multiple sessions.

What is Dads' Playgroup?

Calling all dads, step-dads, grandfathers, uncles and other men who play an important role in a child's life! Dads' Playgroup is a space for dads and dad-like figures to have fun, play with their children & find a community with other local dads.

 

About the Play: Spend quality time with your child through the messy, varied, and fun activities that are often not available at home. The play involves activities designed to encourage children to learn & develop, with water, sand, music, puzzles, playdough & more. Children and parents are free to wander between activities at their own pace and enjoyment.

About the community: Playgroup is an ideal place to develop new friendships with other parents, relax in a friendly atmosphere and share problems, ideas and experiences. A playgroup instructor will be present to provide support with the activities, advice on parenthood, and friendly chats.

 

The Playgroup will follow a loose format, which allows you to come and go depending on your schedule, but there will be set themes each week so you know what to expect The sessions for Term 3 are:

Session 1 (13th July): NAIDOC Week

Session 2 (27th July): Minisports & Olympics

Session 3 (10th August): The Wonder of Science

Session 4 (24th August): Magical Book Week

Session 5 (7th September): Dinosaurs & Explorers

Session 6 (21st September): Pyjama Party

Who Can Come to Dads' Playgroup?

Dads' Playgroup is a place for dads and children aged 0-5 years old. It's also a place for dad-like figures: grandfathers, step dads, guardians & others in a position similar to a parent. We're an LGBTQIA+ and culturally inclusive space, for trans dads, gay dads, culturally diverse dads: this is a place for everyone to have fun & find a community.

What to Bring & What Not to Bring

We ask you to bring the following:

  • Healthy snack and water bottle;

  • Summertime: broad brimmed sun hat and sunscreen;

  • Wintertime: warm hat and coat for outside play.

What not to bring: No nuts! There are anaphylactic children in our space this year, so please take care. Please also leave toys, except for comfort items, at home, as there are plenty of fun activities and toys to play with to keep your little one busy!

What to Expect

9.30am to 11.00am

Come in and play!

 

Open snack table—children get hungry at different times, you can sit and enjoy your snack when your child is ready. Please encourage your child to stay at the table while eating.

 

10.45am to 11.00am

Pack up time. Everyone helps to pack up the toys and return everything to the storerooms.

Visit the Dads' Place Home Page

Find more activities for Dads & Dad-like Figures, including Dads' PlayDay & Casual Basketball.

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