Dads 'n' kids

The Dads 'n' Kids program is for fathers and male carers, and their children up to five years of age.

The Dads ’n’ Kids program recognises the importance of dads and male carers being involved in their young child’s life. It aims to provide an environment in which children and their fathers or male carers can bond with one another, while connecting with other families. Dads and male carers can also learn about their young child’s development and how they learn through play. Operating in various locations across Melbourne, our qualified staff run activities that include social gatherings, themed events and excursions to places of interest.

When and where

Dads ’n’ Kids usually meets on a Saturday morning at centres in Craigieburn and Mernda (both in Melbourne’s outer north). For information of when the next Dads ’n’ Kids program is running in your area, please see contact details below.


Cal Revell
Dads ’n’ Kids Program Coordinator
Phone: 0491 049 332
Email dads(at)

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