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Where can my husband meet other dads? He works during the day and while I can go to playgroup or ABA groups, where could he go and meet dads? Or where can we meet up with other families outside of work hours? Our baby is only 6 months old so kids sport won’t work. We are based in the Penrith area. Thank you.


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  • They have a good program a port Phillip council where other dad’s take there kids topplay group together. Victoria Melbourne


  • This may help a bit – http://www.beerandbubs.com.au/


  • That’s actually a really good question. I have never though of that!


  • We take our daughter to swimming lessons on either a Saturday or a Sunday. I have found that there are heaps of dads in these particular classes as it is the best time for those who work to attend.
    So hubby can meet other dads and bub can learn a valuable skill! Win win :)


  • The pub? Lol joking! Maybe try and find out if there’s a dads groups in your area, I’ve heard they’re becoming more common. Or if you’re in a mums group or playgroup see if you can meet up with some of the ladies and their hubbies/ partners outside of work hours


  • My partner plays football on a Saturday with a lot of other fathers, he actually wasn’t expecting to meet any but has meet quiet a few :)


  • In WA a lot of the local councils have specially set up Fathers playgroups and some are even held on Saturdays to accommodate working dads. The local library has free sessions and my hubby found he spoke with others there who put him in touch with other dads.


  • There are special dads groups at community centres here in SA


  • There are a few Dad’s playgroups out there, also he could take baby to swimming classes on the weekend, there tends to be more Dad’s in the weekend classes.


  • The Park is normally good I find there is other dads there too


  • I’d start a dads group up, ask at your playgroup to see if other dad are interested, Start with a barbie at the park with bubs, then go from there.


  • I agree the local swimming centre of where there is a kids water play centre. The other thing is during the school year they have lots of night concerts where you can make sure dad is present. Taking the kids to the playground lots of dads there too. What about searching for one of those men’s shed things. I believe they are a group of men that get together to socialise something like the Freemasons I think


  • Playgrounds on weekends. Always find dads there.


  • I’ve noticed many dads at the local kids playground with their kids every Saturday and Sunday morning. Very few women, presumably they are having a sleepin :)


  • How about Church of a Sunday morning? Then there are all the groups associated with the particular church, a whole support/social structure under one roof :D Good for all of you!
    I sent my hubby off surfing, now I lose him for a couple of hours EVERY day to surfing, that’s ok – it’s with all the local guys, so it’s social. Penrith might be a bit far, but I’m sure there’s a sport he did in his pre baby life that he could re take up with some encouragement. Good luck.


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