Parental leave - dad looking for a hangout?

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IJS
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Parental leave - dad looking for a hangout?

Postby IJS » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:15 am

Hi, we've just moved to the area and I've started my parental leave, ending January, and keen to find other dad's to meet for daytime coffee or activities - with the babies obviously :) 

I've been to some great play groups with my 7m old boy and met some lovely mums, though it has felt just that bit harder/trickier to actually ask for their numbers to plan a casual meetup afterwards. I've not met any dads in those groups at all unfortunately.

So any dads out there, reply if you'd like to hang out!
 
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Postby Netz123 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi I’m a local nanny not a dad sorry!!


You could try the Triangle children centre in Balham I have met the occasional dad there and I think they may have a dads and baby day but I haven’t been for a while.

Also had some nice chats with dads at Bertie and Boo on Balham high rd. It’s a very rare thing though sadly..

Hope that helps!!
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Re: Parental leave - dad looking for a hangout?

Postby HR2611 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:52 pm

Hi! There’s a dad’s playgroup that meets in South Wimbledon on Monday and Friday mornings http://www.dadsandlittluns.co.uk/. My husband, Ben, is normally there on a Friday. He’s been going for a couple of years now and has found it a great place to go for both him and our son. I think he felt the same as you about the other classes around which tend to be more mummy dominated. They also have pub outings in evenings just for the dads!
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Re: Parental leave - dad looking for a hangout?

Postby stmarkschurch » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 pm

Welcome to Nappy Valley!

There is a Dads' playgroup 'Men Behaving Dadly' at St Mark's on Battersea Rise (entrance through the glass doors on Boutflower Road) on the first Saturday of every month, 9.30-11.30am.

The blurb: "Dads! Join us for a relaxed morning with coffee, bacon butties, lots of play for the little ones, and a chance to meet some other blokes from the area."
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Postby Lilybarsid » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:32 am

Harry’s chocolate emporium near Tooting Bec tube has an informal stay at home dad’s meet up this Wednesday at 10am. I can’t find details on their webpage but saw this on Instagram yesterday.
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Re: Parental leave - dad looking for a hangout?

Postby IJS » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:28 am

Thanks for your replies, I'll be sure to check them out! 
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Postby Pabs » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:25 pm

Hi there, my boyfriend started his parental leave a month ago and is keen to meet more dads with our 9 month old son. We're based in Streatham Hill, where abouts are you?
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