Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations on Saturday 1 June

Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations Children’s Centre,  Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8DQ on Saturday 1 June, 9:30am-11:30am.

Places are limited so please call 01422 248222 to book a place

Enjoy a cooked breakfast along with Children’s Centre staff then have fun in the allotment and do some planting that can be taken home.

Dads ‘R’ Us is a group run by volunteers in North Halifax. It is there to support men caring for children in the area; dads, uncles, grandads, any other male carers.

The group holds a regular meeting at different venues within North Halifax, on the 1st Saturday of every month. The session includes dads getting together having a full cooked breakfast with the kids and getting involved in all kinds of activities. Throughout the year Dads ‘R’ Us arrange trips out to farms, museums, camping trips and dads social evenings out.

If you need any more information please visit the website

Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8DQ

Dads ‘R’ Us Christmas Party

Dads’R’Us will be holding a Christmas Party on Saturday 8 December, 9:30am at Illingworth Methodist Church, Keighley Road, Illingworth. Join the party for a fun filled family celebration.

There will be a chance to meet Santa, party games, buffet and plenty more.

All the family is welcome to this event so bring your partners as well.

Dads ‘R’ Us is a volunteer-run support group based in North Halifax, for dads and male carers of children within the area. The group is funded mainly through SureStart Children’s Centres in the North and East Halifax area. They were given some support from the Community Development Fund (CDF) for Ovenden and most recently by the Halifax. The Group continues to grow at a rapid rate. The Dads ‘R’ Us board comprises of several members who meet monthly to discuss the ongoing running of the group and any forthcoming events.

Dads ‘R’ Us hold a regular monthly meeting on the 1st Saturday of the month at different venues within North Halifax. The monthly meeting provides a safe place for dads and male carers to get together to enjoy a full cooked breakfast (or sometimes a nice continental or foreign breakfast for a change) whilst the children benefit from the various activities and equipment available.

Dads and male carers who regularly attend the breakfasts and meetings also have free access to an allotment where the group grow a range of fruit and vegetables from potatoes to gooseberries. We meet every Thursday evening during the summer months with most of the back-breaking, but rewarding, work done on the Sunday at 12pm.

Throughout the year Dads ‘R’ Us arranges fun trips out to farms and museums, camping trips and dads’ evenings out. Dads ‘R’ Us are looking for dads and male carers to join the group and to share their valued skills.

Dads ‘R’ Us is not off limits to mums (or female carers) either. On the 2nd Saturday of December we invite wives/partners of the men who attend the group to come along to the Dads ‘R’ Us Christmas party.

Dads ‘R’ Us Are Looking For New Members

Dads ‘R’ Us is a local volunteer run group who are currently looking for new members.

If you are a Dad or Male Carer in the North Halifax area, then why not go along and see what the group is about.

They hold a Breakfast each month with themed activities and also trips out like camping, paintballing, pantomimes and much more. All the activities help promote bonding with you and your child and you will also meet a great set of men.

Membership is currently £5 per year. The next breakfast is at Holy Nativity Church, Sunnybank Road, Mixenden on Saturday 4 November at 9.30am. They will be making Bonfire Toffee Lolly’s and Toffee Apples and there will also be a tasty breakfast on offer.

This is currently only for Dads and Male Carers in North Halifax.

If you require anymore info please give Nathan a call on 07943 486333 or email

What do the adults attending say about Dads ‘R’ Us

Great!” – N.Bowker

Dads ‘R’ us enables me to have a yummy breakfast cooked for me and my children and have 2 hours of fun with my children, an opportunity I don’t get during the week” – V.Baines-Jones

It allows me to spend time with my children without costing me the earth. We go on so many magical trips making new memories each year” – A.Picknett

The dads and children had a great time and came away empowered and inspired by the size and success of dads ‘r’ us,.The dads where impressed with the size of the breakfast and the relaxed atmosphere” – Kean – Central Halifax

2017 events with Dads R’ Us – Join now for just £5

DadsRus_LogoDads R’ Us is a group in the North & East Halifax area, providing a fun and safe environment for dads/male carers to spend quality time with their children, with the added bonus of a FREE breakfast.

Membership costs just £5 for the year and all events start at 9.30am unless specified otherwise.

Click here for the full list of events for 2017…

The group runs monthly with themed activities and events and various annual outbound trips.

For further information please visit or contact Nathan Watts on 07943 486333 or by email to

Have breakfast with Dads R Us in Mixenden this weekend

Go along and join Dads R Us for a fun packed morning consisting of various activities and of course a tasty breakfast.

Saturday 5 November – from 9.30am
At Mixenden Holy Nativity Church, Sunnybank Road, Mixenden, HX2 8RX

For further information and upcoming Dads R Us events visit

Have breakfast with Dads ‘R’ Us this weekend

DadsRus_LogoGo along and join Dads ‘R’ Us for a fun packed morning consisting of various activities topped with a tasty breakfast.

Saturday 2 July 2016 – From 9.30am
At Innovations Children Centre, Cousin Lane, Halifax HX2 8DQ

Memberships for Dads ‘R’ Us will be due again from July at a cost of just £5 so if you would like to renew your membership or join the group please contact a member of the committee through the groups Facebook page here.

Dads r us events

Have breakfast with Dads R Us

DadsRus_LogoGo along to Innovations Children Centre, Cousin Lane on Saturday 6 June 2015 from 9.30am for a fun packed morning consisting of various activities including pot planting with the kids to enjoy and don’t forget the tasty breakfast that is also on offer.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Nathan Watts on 07502 585832 or speak to another committee member.

For more information about Dad’s R Us, visit their Facebook page here