Wild Weekend

Posted on July 10, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


An Iron Age Round House replicaDo you want to get closer to nature and play in the woods? Well this is your chance – for the young and their dads alike. We have booked an activity centre in St Weonards on the 17th/18th August which will include an overnight stay in a setting within 80 acres of ancient Herefordshire woodland. There will be a healthy range of outdoor activities and courses, which could include rope courses, assault courses, a “leap of faith” or many more. The site has a range of facilities including an Iron Age style round house, yurts, a tipi, fully equipped outdoor kitchen, fire and social area, toilets and shower facilities. Book now to secure your place. £5 / head. Suitable for children aged 5 and upwards. Supported by Herefordshire Council Community Projects Grant funding.

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Woodland Camping

Posted on June 20, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A dad whittles a stick with his young daughterThis is one for the whole family – dads and mums too. Join us on 20th / 21st July for overnight camping in a beautiful woodland / field up in Wigmore in North Herefordshire. Don’t worry if you haven’t got camping gear… get in touch and we’ll try to sort you out with some. There will be food cooked on an open fire, an 8 metre rope swing slung from the beam of an ancient oak tree, tug-o-war and lots more games. In case that’s not enough excitement for you, there’s also no shortage of woodland to get lost in. £5 / head. Please note that spaces are limited, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

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Cycling Father

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


A family cycling at sunsetWhether you are raising the next Bradley Wiggins or just fancy some exercise and a day out with the kids, why not come and join us as we take a ride on an easy-going family cycle trail, part of the area’s premier trail centre based at Cannop in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. We’re advertising at rather short notice for this event, but if you’re available this Saturday, 8th June from 1pm then it would be great to see you there. If you don’t have bikes or trailer bikes for the whole brood, don’t worry – the bike hire shop can cater for all needs. For those hiring bikes, the cost will be £5 / head. Please book early, as spaces are limited (and time short!).

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Sugar Daddy

Posted on April 29, 2013 under Days Ahead | Read the First Comment


image002Children and their fathers are invited to join us for a wander up a local hill on Sunday 19th May 2013, when we’ll be conquering the dizzy heights of Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny. We’ll be walking at a wide range of paces, whether racing after young athletes or hauling up toddlers on our backs, but will hope to all join up for a picnic on the top. For further details, and to let us know you’ll be coming, please visit the sign-up page.

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It’s Warmer in the Rainforest

Posted on February 24, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


A collage of pictures showing artefacts and peoples of the rainforestThe Rainforest comes to Ross!  On Sunday 24th March, 2 – 4pm, Ashfield Park Primary School will host a Days Out With Dad Rainforest Road-Show.  An illustrated talk about this fragile and fascinating ecosystem will be given by someone who has regularly travelled to and studied rainforests in South America and elsewhere around the globe.  There will be a chance to see live creatures from the rainforests close up (captive bred), handle some indigenous tribal artefacts, taste native foods, and have your face painted in the style of a tribal dancer/warrior. Places are limited so please book by visiting the sign-up page. £5 / child – dads go free.

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The Paternal Beat

Posted on January 13, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


Samba drums being playedReady to hit something? Then we’ve got just the event for you. Come along to Kingstone on Sunday 3rd February and grab the opportunity to make a din. Drum into your children the importance of rhythm. Here is a rare opportunity to gain hands-on experience under instruction in Brazilian percussion. Spaces will be limited so book now via the sign-up page. Cost will be £5 / child (dads go free).

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Take On Dad

Posted on January 4, 2013 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


Boy playing with ballOn Saturday 19th January 2013, from 2pm – 4pm at Kingstone, dads will be testing their sporting prowess against their children in team games such as basketball, hockey, football and volleyball. OK, so it may not be quite the beach volleyball you witnessed during the Olympics, but we anticipate no lack of fun, nevertheless. Start stretching your hamstrings now, and book early – spaces will be limited. Cost will be £5 / family.


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Hereford Walk

Posted on October 19, 2012 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


Dad walking with childCome and join Herefordshire’s own “Let’s Walk Herefordshire” Walk Coordinator at 2 – 5pm on Saturday 17th November for a guided walk round the quieter parts of Hereford. A very relaxed wander, taking in the odd view, activity and refreshments. Perfect for children from a few months upwards, accompanied by their dads, and a good antidote to last month’s Mud Run! Please visit the sign-up page to enquire further or tell us you’ll be coming, and to be sent further details.

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Fireman Dad

Posted on July 23, 2012 under Days Ahead | Be the First to Comment


Members of The Hereford & Worcester Urban Search And Rescue Team with their dog BenjyHere’s a rare opportunity to meet The Hereford & Worcester Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) team – specialist fire fighters with a unique set of skills. On 9th September, 2012, at 1pm, join us on a trip to Droitwich for an interactive insight into their work. Due to the hands-on nature of this visit children should be 8 yrs or over. £5 will be collected per person for The Fire Fighters Charity. Space is limited. Book your places now.

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Father’s Day Treasure Hunt

Posted on June 8, 2012 under Days Ahead | Read the First Comment


For Father’s Day this year, why not celebrate with real treasure? Somewhere within South Herefordshire stands a dilapidated structure. At the base of its Western wall, guarded closely, there lies a secret box. The box contains treasure… treasure that belongs to the first to find it. Could that be you?

This Treasure Hunt is open to all and not restricted solely to dads. Mums should feel free to beat them to it – or indeed anyone who wants to try their luck. However, while the clues are aimed firmly at crossword-solving adults with some knowledge of South Herefordshire, Days Out With Dad is encouraging participants to hunt out the numbers and the final treasure with children. The excitement is in the chase…. Good luck! And do let us know how you are getting on – leave a comment.

Download the instructions and initial clues in either PDF or in MS Word.

UPDATE: The remaining clues have now also been released (as of 7pm Friday 15th June), and can be downloaded in either PDF or in MS Word. If you want to be kept abreast of any updates (such as when someone finds the treasure), then let us know you’re taking part by using our Contact form. The hunt will come to an end, and answers will be published, at 9pm on Sunday 1st July 2012.

UPDATE! With just a few days remaining of the Treasure Hunt, and the treasure as yet not found, we’ve just added some (admittedly cryptic) pictures to the clues. All contestants should re-download them.Trekkit branding