Who Let the Dads Out?

“Who Let the Dads Out?” is a monthly Saturday Morning Toddlers Group for men and their children. This event is a great opportunity to give mum some time off and encourages dads to spend some time out with their children and meet other dads. And as if that wasn’t incentive enough, there will be both bacon and sausage butties.

“Who let the Dads Out?” usually runs from 9:30am – 11:00am

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Look at the Calendar to find out when the next session takes place.

The group is run along the same lines as traditional parent and toddler groups, but is specifically for fathers, grandads or male carers and their children.


adadoutOrganiser of the group, Mick Roberts, said: “There has long been a need for a dads and tots group in our local area. It’s an opportunity for dads to have quality time with their child and to socialise with other fathers. It’s also a chance for mums to have some well deserved time off.”


“The session will be very relaxed, there will be lots of toys available for the children to play with, a craft activity so dads can help their little one create a masterpiece, plus tea/coffee, great food (for example bacon butties) and refreshments and biscuits for the children. I’d really recommend any dads with a spare morning to come along and check us out. Your children will thank you for it!”




Who Let the Dads out? In Chesterfield is part of the national Who Let The Dads Out? network with 50 groups running in churches across the UK, working with around 500 dads each month. ‘Who Let The Dads Out?’ has an overriding aim of turning the hearts of fathers and children to each other. Whilst the Who Let The Dads Out? sessions are targeted at dads with 0-preschool aged children, the Schools Out Dads About (SODA) groups cater for dads and children aged 4-8 (school years 1, 2 and 3). In addition to SODA and Who Let The Dads Out? sessions are programmes designed just for dads including ‘Daddy Cool!’, a five session parenting programme exploring values and beliefs related to fatherhood and Soul Man?, looking at spirituality issues.


Saturdays 9.30am

Sat 6 January
Sat 10 February
Sat 10 March
Sat 14 April
Sat 12 May
Sat 9 June
Sat 7 July

For more information about these events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.