09/06/2017 12:00 AM

Dadstastic Day

This Father’s Day Leeds Dads will be hosting a Dadtastic free event to support dads to engage with their children.

Dadtastic Day takes place on Father’s Day (Sunday 18 June 2017) from 11am - 3pm at Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square.

It is a day of free family fun organised by Leeds Dads, in partnership with Leeds City Museum and Child Friendly Leeds. The day is for babies, toddlers and children up to 11 years old and offers a great opportunity for parents, carers and grandparents to interact with their children.

The day’s activities will include music, dance, science, storytelling, arts and crafts, and sport.

Children can learn to dance with Phoenix Dance, upcycle vinyl and turn old records into art, jump and shout at the BoomChikkaBoom baby rave, and meet their favourite fairy tale story characters. There will also be fun outdoors with Pop-Up Sport on Millennium Square and artistic youngsters can create crazy carnival headpieces, or make ‘Dad-Face’ biscuits and eat them.

Some sessions are bookable on the day (loose clothing and trainers should be worn):

BoomChikkaBoom – Baby Rave!
• Sponge Tree Storytime – Laughing Yoga Story time
• Phoenix Dance - Movement, Balance and Taking Space Classes
Other sessions are drop-in and do not need to be booked. These are:
• Bloom Bakers - make your own ‘dad-face’ biscuits
• Valentina's Collective Carnival Arts (part of Leeds West Indian Carnival) - create crazy carnival headpieces
• Zulu King Monk - upcycle vinyl and turn records into art
• SaturDads - Tiny Play – heuristic play for under 2s
• Scraptastic - invent musical instruments using scrap
• Leeds Library - Dadstastic Zines - make a mag about your family
• Health For All / Young Dads - fabulous food art and other edible creations
• The Tetley/Timid Elk - 3D dad’s construction
• Hamara Centre - mendhi and face painting
• Leeds Children’s Theatre - meet your favourite fairy tale story characters
• Leeds Pop-Up Sport - fun and engaging activity session to get your heart pumping and your face smiling. Please wear loose clothing and trainers.
• Leeds Museum Family Trail – find out more about dads in the Life on Earth Gallery – from the sensational seahorse to the perfect penguin.

It's FREE but you must book in advance http://www.leedsdads.org/