A local dads' group for the Bedminster area. Drop in on the 1st Saturday of every month, 10am-11.15am at Compass Point School and Children's Centre, South Street. Activities include forest school, building projects, baby music jams, sport activities, sensory play, outings and a whole lot more. The group best suits children aged 0-7. £1 donation asked. For more information call Josh on 07414 665382.


Brentry Dads' Group

A group for dads on every second Saturday from 9am-10.30am at Brentry Children's Centre, Brentry Lane. For further information call 0117 9593800.


Dads 'n' Tots

Meet up with other men and enjoy time with your kids. Coffee and bacon butties for the men, fruit and juice for the tots. Every third Saturday from 9.30am-11am at Woodlands Church Main Hall, Woodland Road. For further information contact James Mason on 0117 9466807 or email


Bannerman Road Fathers' Club

A drop in group run by Jason Edwards from SPAN on Fridays from 1.30pm-3pm at Bannerman Road Children's Centre, Easton. Term time only. For further information call 0117 9030269.


Toddler Time for Dads

A monthly Christian-based toddler group run by members of Fishponds Baptist Church, Downend Road. There is a large selection of toys for all age groups, including slides, a trampoline and a play house, and for the dads newspapers are provided and there is the opportunity to purchase bacon butties. Runs every second Saturday from 10am-11.30am. For further information call 0117 9653421.


Hartcliffe Fathers' Breakfast Club

Hartcliffe Nursery School & Children's Centre run a regular breakfast club for fathers and their children on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9.30am to 11.00am. For further information contact Duane on 07850318654 or the Children's Centre on 0117 903 86 33.


Dads & Toddlers

A group for dads, granddads, uncles, and basically anyone who has a toddler to bring along, as long as you’re male! Activities include trampolines, soft play, a slide, role play toys, trikes, books, colouring, playdough and even a bouncy castle! Dads can meet and chat to other dads from the area while enjoying bacon butties. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-11.30am at Counterslip Baptist Church, Wells Road. To find out more call 01275 833377.


Who Let The Dads Out

A group for dads and their children supported by the Bible Reading Fellowship. Toys, books and activities with drinks and biscuits. The group meets on the last Saturday of the month from 8am-9.30am at St. Peter's Church Hall, The Drive, Henleaze. To find out more contact Neil Robertson on 07809 149696 or via email at

Knowle West

Knowle West Fathers' Group

Last Saturday of the month from 9.30am-11am at Knowle West Children's Centre, Leinster Avenue. For further information call 0117 9030214.

St Andrews

Men Behaving Dadly

Men Behaving Dadly is for dads with young children (0-5ish) getting together on a Saturday morning to: entertain the kids, get to know other dads and read the papers. Coffee and bacon butties also available. The group runs at St Barts Hall, Somerville Road. For further information please visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

St Anne's & Brislington

St Anne's & Brislingon Breakfast Club

Come along and meet other dads in the local area and enjoy breakfast with the children. The club runs between 9am and 11am for dads, male carers and their children and is held every Saturday, alternating between St Anne’s Park Children’s Centre and Broomhill Children’s Centre. So please bring your children and join us for breakfast, fun and games – Granddads and Uncles are welcome too! For further information call 0117 3534276.


Southmead Youth Centre Dads' Groups

Southmead Youth Centre runs group for dads offering support, advice, education and guidance about fatherhood, relationships, childhood development, employment, benefits and life skills. They also run a separate group for young dads on Tuesday afternoons. For further information contact Keith Sykes on 0117 9506370 or email

Westbury Park

Emmanuel Blokes’ Toddlers

A play group for 0–4 year olds and their Dads, Grandads and Male carers which meets one Sunday morning a month from 10am–11.30am at Northcote Scout Hall, Great Brockeridge. At every session you’ll find loads of fun toys, craft, stories, coffee, bacon butties, the Sunday papers and a friendly welcome from a bunch of like minded Dads. Each session costs £2.50 per family. For further information contact Sim at