Dads fly flag for St George’s Day in fun with kids

FUN WITH DAD -- four-year-old Sky Jones enjoying seed-planting at the event with her dad, Nigel -- DISPIC NHUD12-0870-2
FUN WITH DAD -- four-year-old Sky Jones enjoying seed-planting at the event with her dad, Nigel -- DISPIC NHUD12-0870-2
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DADS rode into battle when they enjoyed a St George’s Day-themed attraction in Hucknall.

The High Leys SureStart children’s centre on the campus of Annie Holgate Junior School played host to the event.

It was specifically for members of a popular dads’ club, which encourages fathers to spend time with their children.

Dads and youngsters made military tabards, swords and shields but, unfortunately, a mock battle that was planned didn’t take place.

Other attractions at the venue on High Leys Road included seed-planting and making scupltures and pictures from junk.

Vicki McCormick, a community engagement assistant with the three SureStart centres in Hucknall, said: “Everyone had a great time. The dads’ group has been running for nearly two years now.

“The group was set up so dads could spend quality time with their children, doing one-to-one activities.

“The group runs every Saturday morning. We currently have about 12 dads who come along with their children, but we would love even more to come and join us.”

The dads’ club is open to members across Hucknall. Grandfathers, male carers and even older brothers can also attend if they look after at least one child who is aged under five.

The club was previously based at the Butler’s Hill children’s centre on Broomhill Road but was moved to High Leys earlier this year because it offers more space.

The triumvirate of SureStart venues in Hucknall is completed by the Market Place children’s centre at the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street.