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Dads Rock

Dads Rock uses play based interventions to improve the lives of children at risk of marginalisation, working in deprived areas to help families in most need of support. Our focus is on supporting Dads who are often excluded from current parenting services, helping them to see the importance of being actively involved in their children’s upbringing.



Registered charity no. SC043877

Member since July 2021

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Dads Rock June Roundup

Dads Rock June Roundup

It's been a busy month at Dads Rock!

This month we have been celebrating #MonthOfCommunity by reflecting on the work of Dads Rock and those that continue to support us. June has been an amazing month, have a read about what we got up to.

Earlier this month we teamed up with Edinburgh Buggy Walks to hold our first ever Dads Buggy Walk in the Meadows. They're a great way to get out and about and meet other Dads and are happening every Wednesday from 10:30am-12pm.

We also launched our Dads Perinatal Group for new Dads living in Portobello and Craigmillar. The group gives new Dads the chance to meet others in a similar situation to themselves, discuss their everyday issues and emotions and access support from the Dads Rock team. The group runs fortnightly on Wednesdays at Jack Kane Park.

We were really excited to restart our Sunday Playgroup in Edinburgh city centre! Our Playgroups are the only free playgroups for Dads and their kids (aged 0-5 years) in Edinburgh. They're a great place to meet other Dads and kids, have fun playing, listen to some stories and finish with songs!

We celebrated all the amazing Dads out there on Father's Day on 20th June - you rock! We also want to say a massive thank you to everyone who ordered our exclusive Fathers Day At Home packs and helped us to raise £155 to support our work!

Our popular free outdoor play sessions, Dads in the Wood, carried on rain or shine! Lots of Dads attended our fun, safe, outdoor activity sessions at Corstorphine Hill and from 26th June we have relocated to Craigmillar Castle Park so that more Edinburgh Dads can attend. We'll be bringing Dads in the Wood to Hailes Quarry Park from September!

We also continued to offer support to Dads and Mums through our Whatsapp Groups, where you can get parenting hints and tips and talk with other parents, as well as through our weekly informal Dads Talk sessions, where new and expectant Dads can meet other Dads online, have a chat and share experiences.

Each month we are continuing to provide free parenting workshops online. Have a look at our Calendar to find out what workshops are coming up next month.