During the outbreak of Covid-19, we have held a number of virtual events but now we are pleased to be in a position to be able to see you all in person. In line with Government guidelines, we are now organising some outdoor events and activities . Please watch this space for up to date information or otherwise sign up to our emails to receive notifications here.

Art – Paint or Draw Your Emotions – Friday 19th March 7-8pm via Zoom

If you are fed up of Zoom quizzes and fancy doing something a little different, then we have set up an art workshop with our very own tutor and with her help and guidance, our small group will have a fun and creative session, focusing on painting or drawing our emotions. For more details or to book, please click on the link: https://duart4.eventbrite.co.uk

Dads’ Cafe – Friday 26th March 2021 via Zoom

Taking place virtually, if you are a separated Dad and would like to join our relaxed and informal Dads’ Cafe, then it’s as simple as clicking on the link below. For peer support, meet friendly faces of those that are also going through a tough time. It’s an open forum for you to be able to talk freely about your own situation if you would like. Please ensure that you have the Zoom app downloaded first. if you are new to the group, it would be helpful to email us prior to the session at support@dadsunltd.org.uk, just giving us a brief outline of your situation. Click here to join the session.

The Art of Gaming – Virtual Photography Workshop – Sat 27th March 11am to 12 noon via Zoom

For separated parents and children, ages 11 plus, we invite you to our online interactive workshop . With lockdown in place, what better time to learn some new techniques on how to apply the art of virtual photography through gaming. 

The workshop will be covering:

  • Introduction to virtual photography and what you’ll need to get started. 
  • Learn to take photos from your games console or gaming PC. 
  • Learn how to edit and share your gaming screenshots.
  • Finally you will have the opportunity to see how you can take your creativity to the next level with virtual film making. 
  • Perfect for both children and parents who want to get more creative with gaming. 

To book your place, please click here.


Path Finders

Every 3rd Saturday of the month 9.30am – 12.30 – Cancelled during lockdown

To confirm your place, please book here: https://dupathfinders.eventbrite.co.uk

Free Adult Education Courses to Parents and Carers

Kent Adult Education are successfully running virtual learning courses to parents and carers. These courses are FREE and here is the schedule for November. For more information and to book, please contact their business support team at businesssupportteam@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 415888.

Photography with Inochi Pictures

Sat 14th November 10am to 12 noon – Kings Wood

Whether you have a camera or tend to use your phone for photography, Stuart from Inochi Pictures will be on hand to show you how to make the best of the equipment you have to take some stunning photos so please bring your camera or phone with you. 

You will learn how to take landscape photos to portraits with interesting backdrops as well as the different lens to use and the use of lighing. You are bound to brush up on your photography skills and it will be a fun and enjoyable session where both you and your child/ children can all take part and leave with a skill to enjoy in the future. 

We suggest that children should be 6 years plus to take part in the workshop. For further information and to book, please click here.

Our community events are all hosted by Dads Unlimited and are part/ fully subsidised by the National Lottery Community Trust.

Critical Fitness with fitness trainer Greg, coming soon…

Previous Events

Zoo Keeper Day – September 2020

What a fantastic day we had at DU’s Zoo Keeper Day for separated/ single parent families. We had a full turnout and despite the weather, everyone had a great time and got stuck in feeding the animals and learning more about them. Thank you Whiteleaf Farm/ Creepy Claws for another great event.

Camping with DU families – September 2020

Before the Covid restrictions tightened up, we managed to get in a weekend of camping for some of our DU families. A brilliant weekend and one that both parents and children loved. With so much positive feedback, the children were in their element and the adults had some much needed down time.

Virtual Dad’s Cafe with Escape Room

Friday 26th June 7pm – 8.30pm

Relaxed and informal for single/ separated dads, you can meet new people going through similar situations and you’ll have the opportunity to talk privately to a Dads Unlimited mentor, should you wish. Otherwise, you are welcome to just join us for a bit of down time and a fun Escape Room session called ‘The Pegasus Project’ Anyone attending needs to click on the Zoom link to join. If you could email frances@dadsunltd.org.uk if you intend to join the Escape room and she will make sure there is enough games in place for the session. Look forward to seeing you there! https://zoom.us/j/99927180162

The Supervillains Liar – Virtual Escape Room

Saturday 23rd May 9.45am – 11am

The following events were cancelled due to the National Lockdown.

Film Club – Onward

Saturday 21st March – 3pm – CANCELLED

 

Storm Whale- Kids book play adaption – Marlowe Studio

Saturday 11th April 2020 2pm – CANCELLED

Dads Do Hair Dos Too!

Monday 27th April 6-8pm – Dyson Brown Hair Salon – CANCELLED

Does your daughter ever complain about your lack of hair styling skills? Would you like to do more than a basic pony tail or make a tidier plait? Well, this is your chance to change all that!

For single parent dads, Dads Unlimited have organised an event, courtesy of the team at Dyson Brown hair salon. This relaxed and informal 2 hour interactive session will be a good experience of learning how to do a french plait, dutch plait and fish tail and even a polished pony tail. Dyson Brown are also providing a goodies bag with hair ties and clips to take home.

Please feel free to bring your daughter with you or should your daughter not be available, you will be able to test out your new skills on one of the head blocks at the salon. 

Clip n Climb- Dover Leisure Centre- Whitfield

Saturday 16th May 2020 11am – 12.30 – CANCELLED

One of our most popular activities that we host so we’re back for more. 

For single/ separated parent mums, dads and their children, this will be the 4th time that we have been to Clip n Climb and it’s such a fun session for adults and kids alike. 

Hosted by Dads Unlimited and funded by the National Lottery, we are meeting up at 11am on Saturday 16th May at the new Dover Leisure Centre for a fun packed climbing session.

We have booked out the facility and this takes up to 20 people, of which we can offer places for just £2.50 per person so if you’d like to join us, please book your tickets now. Minimum age is 4 years plus. The tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are not climbing as an adult, please only book the child ticket but of course, we would love you to join in too. 

Should you want to fundraise or volunteer for Dads Unlimited, please email frances@dadsunltd.org.uk for ideas and for further information.

All paid for tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event, less the Eventbrite admin fee to cancel.