Be a Champion Dad!
The ‘Champion Dads!’ programme had a fantastic run between February and March: over 45 dads and their little ones enjoyed a host of free activities, ranging from first aid workshops to puppet-making!
Those lucky enough to win our prize draw also walked in the footsteps of their sporting heroes during a thrilling tour of the Emirates Stadium.
All sessions were immensely popular and highly praised by dads: after attending the Dads’ Brunch Club sessions at Manor Gardens, one Highbury dad remarked on the dramatic improvement in his son’s behaviour over only four weeks, attributing this to the quality time the sessions afforded them both.
The positive influence of fathers on their child’s development is irrefutable and the enthusiasm shown during the programme demonstrates that there is a clear appetite for these services.
As a result of the programme, a dedicated council steering group has now been set up with the aim of reviewing and developing our services to ensure fathers feel welcome and able to engage with services at this vital stage in their child’s development.
Please check out our current offer for parents and their children under 5 here. You’ll find timetables with all available activities in the links on the right-hand side.