The popular Dangerous Dads Network have secured funding to start a group in Kingsbridge.
Dangerous Dads was set up in 2007 by Ian Blackwell, a local dad, and the network now has groups in Dartmouth, Ivybridge and South Brent, Totnes, as well as across Devon and as far away as Pittsburgh, USA.
Now the group has funding to set up a new group in Kingsbridge, for dads of children under the age of ten.
Their first event is on Saturday, March 18, in Horizons, 110 Fore Street, where the Kingsbridge Dangerous Dads and their children will be making mothers across the area happy on as they make unique presents and cards to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Organisers say: “Make some really cool presents for mum (or grandma), as well as a card for Mother’s Day. There will include sawing, hammering and nails, as well as a fair bit of sticking, gluing and creative fun as usual.
“All dads and male carers and their children aged up to ten are welcome – why not come along to see what we get up to? Dads from any of the local villages and towns, and visitors to the area can come too of course.
“The event is by donation and dads do not need to book - just turn up in the morning, it’s a free event.”
Other events planned for this year include Family Events, with mums welcome too, “Snakes, Seaweed and Smugglers” on Sunday, April 9, and Saturday, June 24, a free Wild Walk on Saturday, May 6, a free rock-pooling and beach trip with expert Nigel Mortimer on Saturday, June 10, and an overnight camp on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16.
The new group is in partnership with the Children’s Centres, Action for Children, the South Devon AONB, local primary schools and many others - thanks to Awards for All funding they can offer regular activities to fathers from all walks of life, giving them opportunities to spend some quality time with their children and enjoy active, fun events.
All staff are fully insured and have relevant training - First Aid, Forest School, Child Protection, etc.