Black Belt Dads

Posted on May 15, 2016 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A child throws an instructor in a dojoDads, kids – have you been missing us? Well, we’re back to help you find your mojo in the dojo. Or swap the ludo for some judo…? Hmm. Dont worry – if such pathetic puns infuriate you then here’s your chance to sort it out with a fight. On Sunday 12th June 2016, children will have the opportunity to find their inner Colin Oates or Natalie Powell (Dads, erm, Brian Jacks?) at this introductory coaching session that will add some tricks up your sleeve for when you forget to run away. Suitable for dad’s and children over 5 years and yes – as usual, you will all be participants. £3 per family. To book your place or make an enquiry, please visit the booking page.

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Muck in, Dad

Posted on April 24, 2015 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


Running Dad waves at cameraDads and children – it’s time to be thinking about this year’s Junior Mud Run at Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury on Sunday 28th June. 5km of mucky fun awaits, with dads running together with their children, and who knows? You may still be faster than your kids…? This is the third time we’ve tackled this run, and it’s been a huge success in both 2012 and 2014. The “Oblivion” has now been turned into more of a festival than simply a run, and the atmosphere is certainly party-like, for which we’ll aim to camp over on the Saturday night, giving the fitter / keener / madder(?) dads the  opportunity to run the adult race on the previous day. While we will endeavour, as before, to keep the cost affordable, we have not yet secured funding to enable this. Please get in touch via the sign-up page to hear further details from the organiser. And don’t waste time – places will fill rapidly!

UPDATE: Sorry – due to popular demand this event is now fully booked.

See the Biggest Bore

Posted on February 13, 2015 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A surfer rides a wave on the riverWe’re back – after something of a break. And one of the most exciting things happening near you on the morning of Saturday 21st February 2015 will be the biggest Bore of the year. Dads, children, if you’ve been missing our adventures over the past year, then here’s a chance to re-live one of them. So perhaps we won’t be surfing it, but we’ll be watching others try as one of Britain’s great natural wonders happens right in front of our eyes. Join us for a bacon butty and a great view. Suitable for all ages. £5 / head to cover transport and food. For further details, and to book your places, please use the booking form.

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Summer night with the family

Posted on June 20, 2014 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A dad sat on the grass by a tent with a boyJoin us on Saturday 5th July with all the family (mums too) for an overnight camp at Ridgehill, just South of Hereford. A great opportunity, we hope, to enjoy the long evening with fantastic views out over the local countryside. We’ll put together the usual mix of fun and games for everyone to enjoy, but most of all, come along, relax and enjoy a bit of summer with us. The campsite is in a great spot, but it is only a small one, so please use the booking form to be sure of your place. Price will be just £5 / child, with a maximum of £10 / family, although we’ll be asking for some help with food, especially if you’re bringing a whole netball team! Shout if you haven’t got a tent, and we’ll see what we can do to help. Equally, if you have a whole stock of them, or some great games to play, then do get in touch. And good luck in the tug-o-war.

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Dad or Child?

Posted on May 18, 2014 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A boy running the 2012 Mudrunner with a 'Days Out With Dad' T-shirtWho’s the fastest? Well here’s your chance to find out. Hope for rain on Sunday, June 29th at 10am, so that the mud lies thick. Dads will run head to head with their children through muck, mud and … well, quite a bit of dirt. Here’s your chance to join us on the Junior Oblivion Mudrunner at Eastnor Castle – back by popular demand since we last ran it in 2012. Join the Days Out With Dad team as we run a 5km course through muddy terrain, with just a sprinkling of obstacles thrown in for good measure. Is it child’s play? Or the stuff of men? You won’t know unless you try it. Places are very limited so book your places early! Regrettably, price remains uncertain, as sponsorship has not yet been secured against the entry fee, but register your interest, and we’ll keep you updated. Please note this race is for children aged 5yrs and older, and we will only accept entries for children who are running with their fathers (or father figures).

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Walk in the Dark

Posted on February 11, 2014 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


The Garway Hill Radio Tower as it looked during the Second World WarHave you yet ventured up to the top of one of the most stunning view points in South Herefordshire? From Garway Hill you can see 7 counties on a clear day, and it’s an easy walk even for the youngest in your family. The octagonal brick structure on the summit, once a World War II radio tower (pictured, courtesy of Doreen Ruck), along with the modern day radio mast nearby, and the bracken-covered upper slopes, make the hill an easily recognised landmark from far around. Join us on Saturday 22nd February at 6pm for a night-time wander up Garway Hill. We’ll be impressed if you see 7 counties, but you might enjoy a bit of stargazing, if that’s not too hopeful? And we’ll be celebrating… it’s our 50th event since Days Out With Dad started up 5 years ago.

Register your interest and we’ll send you details of where and when we’ll be meeting.

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Tennis for All

Posted on December 14, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


An experienced tennis player in mid-serveJoin us at the start of 2014 on Sunday 26th January, 3pm – 5pm,  for a spot of free tennis coaching. Here’s a great opportunity for dads and children together to enjoy some tennis coaching from Andrew Griffiths and his team at Tennis Hereford. A great chance for everyone from complete beginners to regular players to get some tips on technique. We’ll finish up with a short tournament at the end to suit all abilities. Suitable for ages 6 and above, although if you have a younger child who already plays tennis, then bring them along too. Please book your places here.

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Christmas Baking

Posted on November 17, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A girl displays the cakes she has madeCome and join us in St Weonard’s on the afternoon of Sunday, 8th December for some Christmas-themed baking. Julia Thomas, local author and baker of award-winning cakes, will be guiding dads and children through the steps to make, bake and decorate our very own creations. All cakes will be dairy, wheat and gluten free. This is a great opportunity to let your artistic side come out, get in seasonal mood, and maybe even take back a surprise, mouth-watering gift for mum. Spaces will be strictly limited on this event, so please book via this link. £5 / child. Dads go free.

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Freestyle Workshop

Posted on October 5, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A boy in a pool swimming freestyleDo you struggle with your front crawl? Perhaps you only swim breast stroke  because just one length front crawl will leave you gasping for air? Or maybe you’re a full-on triathlete who just wants to perfect their stroke? Are your children still learning to swim and need a helping hand when it comes to front crawl? Or are they already elite swimmers in their age group and wanting to improve their personal best time? Well – on Sunday 20th October, 2.45pm – 5pm, we will host a freestyle technical workshop in Monmouth that will have you all in the pool together. We have 3 qualified instructors busy crafting a unique session to help you whatever your ability. Come along, jump in and enjoy the fun. There will be time for free play in the pool afterwards. As ever, this is NOT for children only – dads will be in the pool learning alongside them – even those who haven’t exercised or dabbled their toes in a pool for many a year … £5 / head. Places limited: book your place now.


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Here’s a llama, there’s a llama

Posted on August 6, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


2 llamas posing for the cameraWhat’s 6 feet tall, woolly, curious, gentle… hums, groans and gargles with a South American accent yet lives surprisingly near you? Not to mention having made a recent appearance on BBC Countryfile alongside Julia Bradbury!

Answer: Herefordshire’s very own llama herd. Choose between the morning or afternoon of Sunday 15th September 2013, when you have a chance to join us on one of Herefordshire’s latest “must-do” activities. Catch, halter and groom your own llama before leading them on a gentle stroll through the glorious southern Herefordshire countryside. Book now to secure your place, as numbers are limited by the availability of willing llamas. £5 per head (including adults and children). Please note that certain elements of this activity are wheelchair accessible – contact us for further information. This activity is offered with thanks to the kind support of a Herefordshire Council Community Projects Grant.

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