Join or start a dads’ group at school or work

Dads’ groups are a great way for dads to get to know other dads, to organise and run group activities to have fun with their kids, and to share experiences and compare notes on being dads. The Fathering Project works with many schools, community groups and organisations to help them set up and run dads’ groups.

  • If your child’s school or your workplace has a dads’ group, join in! Contact the person running the group to find out more, or turn up to their next event. If you want to start a group at school or work, contact The Fathering Project or review the information available on our website to get more information.
  • By getting to know other dads and sharing parenting experiences, you are less likely to feel that fathering is too hard or that you are not “cut out” to be a dad.
  • Organised group activities can provide a range of different fun ways to spend time with your child.

Activities:

Grow a garden together

Help your child to learn about nature and plants by growing herbs, vegetables or even flowers together.

Tips:

Be a proactive father

Talk with your partner about areas you can be more proactive with your children.