DadsWork Woodlands Activity Programme

DadsWork in partnership with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust will offer a series of woodland activities.

Thursday November 29th 2018:
* Conservation & Kelly Kettle
Thursday 6th December 2018:
*Winter Wreath – Making & Kelly Kettle
Thursday 13th December 2018:
*Tree Identification, Wood Decorations, Knots, Square Lash & Furniture Making

Thursday 24th January 2019:
* Willow Weaving & Kelly Kettle
Thursday 31st January 2019:
*Bird Watching & Bird Box Making
Thursday 7th February 2019:
*Tree Identification, Wood Decorations, Knots, Square Lash & Furniture Making

If your interested in taking part in the programme please contact Kevin Young, DadsWork Project Manager 01316650848 / 07833741768 or email:


Good Quality Second Hand Children’s Books:

Do you have good quality second hand books you would be willing
to donate for xmas advent gift packs.
Several of the Support From The Start cluster groups arrange for the gifting of xmas
advent books to families. This means that on the 1st December
families get a book for each day before xmas day. This is for all ages
of children.
If you have books please donate to Kevin Young at First Step Community Project or to John Muir House reception for
the attention of Steven Wray.

Walk & Talk

Walk & Talk is a new walking group through DadsWork which gives you
the opportunity to engage in regular exercise and have a positive impact
on your physical, mental health & well-being.
Physical Health Benefits: Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke &
diabetes. Lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Increasing
muscle strength & flexibility & increasing sleep.
Mental Health Benefits: Decrease Stress & Anxiety, Improve self
confidence, Release “feel good” hormones which create happiness &
relaxation. Meet others whilst engaging with nature & reduce Isolation.

All our walks will be relaxed and achievable by everyone:

Monday 12th November 2018: Trapain Law
Monday 19th November 2018: Haddington & River Tyne
Monday 26th November 2018: Gullane Bay
Monday 3rd December 2018: Presmennan Woods
Monday 10th December 2018: St Baldred’s Cradle &
Ravensheugh Sands

Transport will be provided
from First Step Community
Hot Drinks after each walk
If you are interested in any
walk or would like more
information please contact:
Kevin Young 01316650848 /

Walk & Talk 2018


Dads 2 B East Lothian November 2018

Dads 2 B East Lothian returns on Wednesday 7th November through to Wednesday 28th November 2018, 6.30pm – 8.30pm at First Step Community Project, 37 Galt Avenue, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 8HU

Course Contents:

Session 1: Labour & Birth

Session 2: Baby First Aid, Baby Care Skills; Bathing/Nappy Changing & Dressing your baby

Session 3: Crying Baby & Early Days, Feeding

Session 4: Post Natal Depression, Baby Brain Development & Communication, Dads Experiences

If you are a dad  2 b or know a dad 2 b who would be interested in attending this course or any future course please contact: Kevin Young, DadsWork Project Manager 01316650848 / 07833741768 or email:

Dads 2 B East Lothian September 2018

Dads 2 B East Lothian starts on Wednesday 5th September 2018 for 4 weeks and will cover the following:
Labour & Birth
Baby Care Skills
Baby First Aid
Early Days with your Baby
Baby Brain Development
Post Natal Depression
Dads Experiences

If your a Dad 2 B or know a Dad 2 B and would be interested in attending our Dads 2 B course, please contact Kevin Young 07833741768 or email;
The course runs at First Step Community Project, 37 Galt Avenue, Musselburgh, EH21 8HU at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Dads 2 B East Lothian Facebook:

NHS Lothian Maternity Services Virtual tour:


Go Mad with Dad 29th September 2018

We now have our activities for the forthcoming wonderful Go Mad with Dad on Saturday 29th September at Prestonpans Infants School 10.00am – 12.30pm.

A FREE fun filled morning of activities for children and male care givers.

Urban Nature – Animal Handling
Radio Saltire
Stina Sparkles: Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Circus Skills, Nerf Wall
Magic Shows
No Limits BMX Stunt Show
Dynamic Earth
ELC Countryside Rangers
Fundamental Fruits
Pennypit Sports
Professor Egghead – Mal watson
Classic Fire Engines
Fire Brigade
Preston Lodge Rugby
Prestonpans Infants Nursery Play
Inflatable Football
Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust
Badge Making
Men’s Shed Activity
Roots n Fruits
Kite Making
Messy Church Arts& Crafts
Inflatables with JP Inflatables: Slide, Bouncy Castle & Slide, Pillow Wars
Giant Connect 4
Giant Jenga
Nortehrn Raptor Birds of Prey

9 Hole Mini Golf Course

and much more to be added

Free Refreshments and Ice Cream

Entry is FREE and you will be able to with prizes in our FREE Family Raffle on Entry.

If you have any questions or require any further information please contact Kevin Young 07833741768 or email:

GMWD 2018

Understanding Dads Free Training

Free Training on Understanding Dad 

As part of our 15 year celebration DadsWork are delighted to be working in partnership with Father’s Network Scotland and Support from the Start to offer four training opportunities to practitioners across East Lothian to attend an excellent ½ day training programme called Understanding DAD
delivered by Chris Mieztis (Fathers Network Scotland).

By the end of the course participants will have:
• Developed their ability to identify aspects of their practice they intend to change to be more father-inclusive
• An improved understanding of the messages children, young people, families, workers and services give and receive about parenthood, families and the role of the father
• Improved knowledge, skills and confidence to better engage male parents and carers successfully
• Improved value and understanding of the role of the father and father figures

What Course Participants have said?
“Attending the Understanding Dad training has hugely changed our practice”
“This has made me aware of my own practice and realize how excluded dads can feel”.
“I’ve learned how a small change in practice can encourage dads to be involved in contacts we have with families”

For further information contact: Kevin Young: 07833741768 / 01316650848 or email