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.
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.
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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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.