The South East London Dads Group

“Then they set out along the blacktop in the gunmetal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other's world entire.” 
- The Road

Ben writes:

The South East London Dads Group is three years old and has over 100 members.

We’re mostly based in Lewisham and Greenwich boroughs with a few others to the west and further south. We have a homedads stay and play every Tuesday 09:30 – 11:30 at Hatcham Oak Children’s Centre on Wallbutton Road, Telegraph Hill, where the kids can play and the dads can chat and have a cup of tea. We run two other stay and plays on other days in Charlton and Lee. We also meet regularly on other days in parks or cafés or each others’ homes. Dads can check the website, join the email list or Facebook, Twitter and South East Central:

We’re happy to chat about anything and share experiences, or just have a laugh. Sometimes dads looking after their kids can feel isolated in a world of mums and miss the social aspect of the work environment – we can help! We also run free courses on first aid, cooking for kids, parenting skills and others. And we have a drinks evening every couple of months or so.

Obviously, most dads work full time and there are other groups which run on weekends – wherever we get information of these we’ll post about them on our site and through emails. We’ve chosen to focus on homedads, but once we have more working dad volunteers we will be able to offer more weekend things as well.