When the children get too old for Who Let The Dads Out?, why not start a SODA club for dads, father figures and their infant school-aged children (Reception to Year 2). Like Who Let The Dads Out? this is an opportunity for dads to have fun with their children and mix with other dads. Select games and toys that appeal to 4 to 7 year olds, and organise team activities, such as uni-hockey and indoor football.
Hold monthly sessions on a weekday evening - say from 5.30 to 7.00 pm - and provide tea, coffee, juice, biscuits and toast (with real butter!).
There are more details on running a SODA club in the book School's Out, Dad's About written by the founder of the initiative, Mark Chester. This is out of print but contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like a copy.