Aug
25
11:00 am11:00

Dads Rock at the Book Festival!

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for some BEAR fun!

We’re going to catch a big one! Storytime classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is celebrating its 30th anniversary and you can join the party by dropping into Story Box for some crafty fun.

This is open to all the family, it’s drop in an free, come play!

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First Aid Workshop For Dads and Men
Aug
31
10:00 am10:00

First Aid Workshop For Dads and Men

We have another First Aid workshop coming up for Dads and Men,

Facilitated by the good people of 'First Stop Safety Training', and delivered in partnership with 'Kidz n Kin'.

The two hour session will cover the fundamentals of First Aid, with a particular focus on First Aid for children and Babies.

Our previous First Aid sessions have proved popular, so please sign up as soon as possible.

You can read more about the work Kidz n Kin do here: Kidz

You can read more about 'First Stop Safety Training' here: First

Whilst our workshops are free, we ask that attendees consider making a suggested donation of £10 to help cover costs. You can pay on the day, or here: Donate

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First Aid
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

First Aid

Come along to a First Aid workshop specifically for Dads and Men. Facilitated by the good people of 'First Stop Safety Training'. 

The two hour session will cover the fundamentals of First Aid, with a particular focus on First Aid for children and Babies. 

Sign up here: First Aid - Loanhead

Our previous First Aid sessions have proved popular, so please sign up as soon as possible. 

You can read more about 'First Stop Safety Training' on their website: http://firststopsafetytraining.co.uk/ 

Whilst our workshops are free, we ask that attendees consider making a suggested donation of £10 to help cover costs. You can pay on the night, or here: Just Giving

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Dads Sleep Workshop
Sep
21
10:00 am10:00

Dads Sleep Workshop

Description

Sleeping is great! Sometimes children need help to get a good night's sleep.

  • Find out the importance of sleep in an interactive setting

  • Share your sleep issues

  • Learn how to create a successful bedtime routine and improve your child’s sleep patterns

Come along to our workshop for Dads to hear from a Sleep Counsellor about hints and tips on how to help your wee one. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

Book your space here: Sleep

This 2 hour workshop is aimed at those with children aged 6 months +.

We are running a separate workshop for Mums, it's also listed on Eventbrite.

Whilst our workshops are free, we ask that attendees consider making a suggested donation of £10 to help cover costs. You can pay on the day, or here: Donate

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Antenatal Workshop for Dads
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Antenatal Workshop for Dads

Open to all Dads to be, our popular Antenatal workshops continue throughout the year.

They are small, informal groups of Dads to be, coming together to learn some practical skills and find out more about how to look after and care for your baby.

**Spaces are limited, so book today!**

From similar classes we ran in 2018, 100% of the attendees who completed the feedback stated they felt better prepared for fatherhood after taking the course. 100% also said they had found the information useful with many saying they felt more confident and with a better understanding of what to expect on becoming a Dad.

Whilst our workshops are free, to cover our costs, we ask that attendees consider a suggested donation of £10 per workshop. You can pay on the day, or online here: Just Giving

Sign up for the workshop here: Dads

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Sep
26
7:15 pm19:15

First Aid Workshop for Dads and Men

We’re hosting a First Aid session specifically for Dads and men. It will be delivered by the good people of ‘First Stop Safety Training’.

It will focus on babies and children, and cover some fundamental First Aid elements.

Spaces are limited and previous first aid sessions have been very popular. You can book your space here: First Aid

Our workshops are free, however there is a suggested donation of £10 per person to help cover costs. You can pay on the night, or here by clicking on this link: Just Giving

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Fire Station Trip
Sep
28
10:30 am10:30

Fire Station Trip

Come with us to visit Crewe Toll Fire Station!

Come see behind the scenes at Crewe Toll Fire Station! We'll get a look around the station, met the crew and see around a Fire Engine. If we're lucky there may even be some fun with the hose!

This trip is suitable for children aged 1 yr +. It's open to Dads and their children.

**Priority booking will be given to regular playgroup attendees, and members of Dads Rock**

You can book your free space here: Fire

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Mums Sleep Workshop
Oct
12
10:00 am10:00

Mums Sleep Workshop

Sleeping is great! Sometimes children need help to get a good night's sleep.

  • Find out the importance of sleep in an interactive setting

  • Share your sleep issues

  • Learn how to create a successful bedtime routine and improve your child’s sleep patterns

Come along to our workshop for Mums to hear from a Sleep Counsellor about hints and tips on how to help your wee one. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

Book your space here: Sleep!

This 2 hour workshop is aimed at those with children aged 6 months +.

We are running a separate workshop for Dads, it's also listed on Eventbrite.

Whilst our workshops are free, we ask that attendees consider making a suggested donation of £10 to help cover costs. You can pay on the day, or here: Donate

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Oct
26
10:00 am10:00

Halloween Party and AGM

Our Halloween Party will be at Granton Parish Church this year and will be open to all the family. We would love to see you all there. We’ll set up an eventbrite page closer to the date. We will have games, stories and songs and would love to see everyone dressed up!

There will be a small section of the Halloween Party that will form our AGM, at which there will be an update from our Chair, information on our impact over the last year, our financial position and the election of our trustees.

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Antenatal Workshop for Dads
Oct
30
7:00 pm19:00

Antenatal Workshop for Dads

Open to all Dads to be, our popular Antenatal workshops continue throughout the year.

They are small, informal groups of Dads to be, coming together to learn some practical skills and find out more about how to look after and care for your baby.

**Spaces are limited, so book today!**

From similar classes we ran in 2018, 100% of the attendees who completed the feedback stated they felt better prepared for fatherhood after taking the course. 100% also said they had found the information useful with many saying they felt more confident and with a better understanding of what to expect on becoming a Dad.

Whilst our workshops are free, to cover our costs, we ask that attendees consider a suggested donation of £10 per workshop. You can pay on the day, or online here: Just Giving

Sign up for the workshop here: Dads

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First Aid
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

First Aid

Come along to a First Aid workshop specifically for Dads and Men. Facilitated by the good people of 'First Stop Safety Training'.

The two hour session will cover the fundamentals of First Aid, with a particular focus on First Aid for children and Babies.

Sign up here: First Aid

Our previous First Aid sessions have proved popular, so please sign up as soon as possible.

You can read more about 'First Stop Safety Training' on their website: http://firststopsafetytraining.co.uk/

Whilst our workshops are free, we ask that attendees consider making a suggested donation of £10 to help cover costs. You can pay on the night, or here: Just Giving

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Antenatal Workshop for Dads
Nov
27
7:00 pm19:00

Antenatal Workshop for Dads

Open to all Dads to be, our popular Antenatal workshops continue throughout the year.

They are small, informal groups of Dads to be, coming together to learn some practical skills and find out more about how to look after and care for your baby.

**Spaces are limited, so book today!**

From similar classes we ran in 2018, 100% of the attendees who completed the feedback stated they felt better prepared for fatherhood after taking the course. 100% also said they had found the information useful with many saying they felt more confident and with a better understanding of what to expect on becoming a Dad.

Whilst our workshops are free, to cover our costs, we ask that attendees consider a suggested donation of £10 per workshop. You can pay on the day, or online here: Just Giving

Sign up for the workshop here: Dads

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Festival Trip
Aug
10
10:00 am10:00

Festival Trip

Dads Rock are hitting the Edinburgh Fringe!

We’ll be taking families to see a free show.

Come join us to see: Valentina’s Galaxy - an intergalactic inspiration for starry-eyed 2-6 year olds and their adults.

Inspired by women in space, this immersive performance captivates children and adults alike with a combustible concoction of experiments, rocket launches and stargazing.

You can book your space here: Galaxy

Priority booking will be given to Dads Rock members and regular playgroup attendees.

To find out more about being a member of Dads Rock, click here: Members

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Antenatal Workshop for Dads
Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

Antenatal Workshop for Dads

Our popular Antenatal workshops continue. They are small, informal groups of Dads to be, coming together to learn some practical skills and find out more about how to look after and care for your baby.

You can sign up here: Dadstobe

**Spaces are limited, so book today!**

From similar classes we ran in 2018, 100% of the attendees who completed the feedback stated they felt better prepared for fatherhood after taking the course. 100% also said they had found the information useful with many saying they felt more confident and with a better understanding of what to expect on becoming a Dad.

Whilst our workshops are free, to cover our costs, we ask that attendees consider a suggested donation of £10 per workshop. You can pay on the day, or online at our website www.dadsrock.org.uk

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Jupiter Artland Trip
Jul
13
11:00 am11:00

Jupiter Artland Trip

Come join us at the awesome Jupiter Artland!

We will go on a tour to discover artworks and explore the grounds. We will have a picnic, stories, songs and games.

Book your space here: Jupiter

Priority booking for this trip will be given to Dads Rock Members and regular playgroup attendees. If anyone needs a lift please let us know, and we'll see if we can help. There are also at least two buses that can get you there, the X23 from First Bus and X27 from Lothian Country.

**We are funding this trip, and are subsidising it, there is a suggested donation of £5 per family, to help cover costs. This can be paid on the day, or via our website**

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Antenatal Workshop for Dads
Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

Antenatal Workshop for Dads

Our popular Antenatal workshops continue. They are small, informal groups of Dads to be, coming together to learn some practical skills and find out more about how to look after and care for your baby.

You can sign up here: Dadstobe

**Spaces are limited, so book today!**

From similar classes we ran in 2018, 100% of the attendees who completed the feedback stated they felt better prepared for fatherhood after taking the course. 100% also said they had found the information useful with many saying they felt more confident and with a better understanding of what to expect on becoming a Dad.

Whilst our workshops are free, to cover our costs, we ask that attendees consider a suggested donation of £10 per workshop. You can pay on the day, or online at our website www.dadsrock.org.uk

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Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

First Aid Workshop for Dads and Men

We’re hosting a First Aid session specifically for Dads and men. It will be delivered by the good people of ‘First Stop Safety Training’.

It will focus on babies and children, and cover some fundamental First Aid elements.

Spaces are limited and previous first aid sessions have been very popular. You can book your space here: First Aid

Our workshops are free, however there is a suggested donation of £10 per person to help cover costs. You can pay on the night, or here by clicking on this link: Just Giving

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Father's Day Family Takeover
Jun
16
10:00 am10:00

Father's Day Family Takeover

Come join us for our sixth family takeover event!

We're at a new venue this year, thanks to the lovely people of Big Hearts, we're taking over Tynecastle Park in Gorgie! We will be indoors, and outdoors.

From 11am onwards we'll have 15 different organisations on hand for the whole family to have fun with!

We've got: arts/crafts, baby massage, dancing, drumming, face painting, Football, LEGO, massage, outdoor play, singing, sports, stadium tours, stories and Yoga!

You'll be able to sign up on the day at our sign up tables in the Gorgie Suite.

The event is open to all the family. You can confirm you’re coming here: Tickets

Watch this space for more info! We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

The best and quickest way to keep up to date with this and all our events is to become a Dads Rock Member, you can join up online and it only costs £2 per year. Click here: Membership for more info.

**For noting there are steps that need navigating within Tynecastle, there is a lift available**

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Antenatal Workshop for Dads
May
29
7:00 pm19:00

Antenatal Workshop for Dads

Our popular Antenatal workshops continue. They are small, informal groups of Dads to be, coming together to learn some practical skills and find out more about how to look after and care for your baby.

You can sign up here: Dadstobe

**Spaces are limited, so book today!**

From similar classes we ran in 2018, 100% of the attendees who completed the feedback stated they felt better prepared for fatherhood after taking the course. 100% also said they had found the information useful with many saying they felt more confident and with a better understanding of what to expect on becoming a Dad.

Whilst our workshops are free, to cover our costs, we ask that attendees consider a suggested donation of £10 per workshop. You can pay on the day, or online at our website www.dadsrock.org.uk

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May
25
10:00 am10:00

Canal Boat Trip

Our Canal boat trip is always popular! You can sign up here: Canal

We’ll be leaving from Lochrin Basin at Fountainbridge and sail down the Canal to Harrison Park.

We will get off for some Play park fun and maybe a wee snack before boarding the boat again for the trip back to Fountainbridge.

Priority booking for this trip will be given to Dads Rock Members and regular playgroup attendees

You can become a member of Dads Rock here: Membership

We are paying for this trip, and there is a suggested donation of £5 per family to cover costs. This can be paid on the day, or here: Pay

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May
11
10:00 am10:00

Dads Hairstyle Workshop

Our popular Hair style workshops are back! Working alongside a hair care professional from the awesome Charlie Miller's we will help Dads gain practical skills in how to plait and put up hair.

This workshop is FULLY BOOKED

Please bring your child and hair brush, hair ties, hair bands etc.

To cover our costs, we ask that attendees pay a suggested donation of £10 per workshop. You can pay on the day, or visit our just giving page: Just Giving to donate.

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