Last year we started running some 'Dangerous Dads' groups and were overwhelmed at how popular they were. Its a great opportunity for Dads/Stepdads/Grandads' & Uncles to come along to the woods for a couple of hours and spend some time with their children. We usually like to do some cooking on the fire, get the tools out to have a go at some simple woodland crafts, get muddy and messy, build dens (this can get very competitive!) or just chill out in the hammocks.
The children absolutely love having a 'Dad date' and its also a chance for Dads to meet other Dads, share the stresses & the challenges of parenting and just chat. Our group is part of the wider 'Dangerous Dads Network' which was started by Ian Blackwell in 2007. To find out more about it and the infamous 'Dad Dancing championships' click on the image below.
We are currently running monthly weekend groups. If you'd like to come along our next event is on Saturday 1st September in East Grinstead. We have been successful with our funding bid from Sussex Community Foundation & The Knighton Fund and will also now be able to train our lovely volunteer Kevin to become our Dangerous Dads Leader! Not only that, all tickets are now £5 per child as well!