Dads 'n' kids playgroup

This playgroup is just for dads — or uncles and grandfathers — and their young children to enjoy fun learning activities.

A father and son laugh together while playing

The Dads ‘n’ Kids Playgroup recognises the importance of dads being involved in their young child's life.

At the playgroup dads and their children together enjoy educational activities including building, reading, playing games and making things. They get to know other families, and dads can also learn about their young child's development and how they learn through play. 

The playgroup is facilitated by our qualified staff, who also arrange excursions to events and places of interest, including the museum, aquarium and library.

When and where

One Saturday each month, 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Connie Benn Centre, 160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Please contact the Centre for details of when the program is running.

Who is eligible

Families from diverse cultural and language backgrounds who live on the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate and in the Fitzroy area:

  • dads, uncles, grandfathers
  • children aged between one and seven years old.

Contact us

Connie Benn Centre
160 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

Playgroup contact: Aguer Athian
Phone: (03) 9426 1500
Email: aathian(at)

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