Baby and Toddler Weekly Classes


We’ve included in this section groups and classes specifically for dads but also others we think might be of interest. Of course, all parent and baby or parent and toddler classes and groups welcome dads, but we wanted to create a section where fathers could find information easily. Please get in touch here if you’d like to add anything to the list. And as always, please check with the group or class provider before attending.

Groups for dads and their little ones in Poole. Also sports and other activities that may interest dads.

CASA Mini Sports classes are a great way to improve your little one’s confidence as well as fundamental skills such as agility, balance and coordination through fun and imaginative sports games and practices.

Our enthusiastic coaches will encourage your children to count, work with others and recognise colours and shapes alongside developing an understanding of sports.

New venue available!!!



Children’s Centres Weekend



For more information contact the children’s centres:

Branksome Children’s Centre

350 Poole Road, Poole, BH12 1AW 01202 261540

Rossmore Children’s Centre

Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HR 01202 261962

Ted Webster Children’s Centre

519a Ashley Road, Poole, BH14 0BD 01202 261963

Canford Heath Children’s Centre

Culliford Crescent, Poole, BH17 9DW 01202 261518

Turlin Moor Children’s Centre

Turlin Road, Poole, BH16 5AH 01202 261530

Old Town Children’s Centre

Green Road, Poole, BH15 1QB 01202 261969

CJ’s Dads and kids breakfast

A group for dads (grandads, uncles, etc.) and their little ones. Fun games, cooked breakfast and more.

Meeting on a Saturday once a month. Please contact the organiser to make sure it is running.

Saturday: 9:30 am – 11:00 am, St Dunstans Church, Poole Road, Upton, BH16 5JA. Tel: 01202 624622.


Dorset County Football Association

We develop and administer football across Dorset, offering opportunities to play, volunteer, coach and referee across all formats of the grassroots game in the county.

Training sessions available for everyone, from toddlers (aged 3+) to adults.

Also training and playing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

For more information e-mail

Dorset Forest School

Dorset Forest School is a community interest company (C.I.C).

Holton Lee Playgroup

Once a month, from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.

For more information contact Jenny on 07508 019221.

Special Education Needs

For more information contact Maddy on 07957 390087.

School Holidays

We run the sessions at 3 bases in Dorset, at Holton Lee (Tuesdays), as well as Howards Woods and Thorncombe.

For more information contact Ashley on 07852259787.


Little Kickers Poole

Football classes tailored to specific age groups. Our lessons are fun, pressure-free and taught in a way that stimulates imagination and aids early development skills.

  • Little Kicks: For 18 months to 2 years 6 months
  • Junior Kicks: For 2.5 years to 3.5 years
  • Mighty Kickers: For 3.5 years to 5th birthday
  • Mega Kickers: For 5 years to 7th birthday

For more information e-mail


FREE football training sessions for children under the categories U3’s, U4’s and U5’s.


Our coaches are fully qualified, CRC checked, safeguarded and first aid trained, so you can have peace of mind that your child will receive a safe and fun footballing experience with Longfleet Youth FC.

If you have a child interested in coming along to see if they enjoy football then please contact Club Secretary Beverley Bowers on 07703 744564

AFC Bournemouth weekly coaching sessions

Weekly coaching sessions to a variety of different age groups throughout the week. Sessions cover children from as young as one-years-old, to adults over 50.

Mini Cherries – (1-4 year old)

Wednesday – The Branksome Centre – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Thursday – The Shack, Muscliff – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Also: Minikickers (ages 4-11), Premier league girls sessions (ages 6-16), Premier league kicks (ages 8-13 and 14+), and more.

For more information contact 0344 576 1910

Pure Life Massage Therapy Poole

Offers a comprehensive list of services for mum and baby from Pregnancy Massage, Baby Massage 1-2-1 and group workshops, Baby Massage for dads and more.

For further information please call 07890 319388.