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Regular activities for Dads & Kids

DadsLink offers a program of weekend activities every month for Dads & Kids.

We are going to camp, swim and bounce our way around amazing Melbourne having a bundle of fun connecting with the young and making a few new friends along the way.

Fathers and kids of all ages are invited to join us at Collingwood Children's Farm on Sunday 2 October and to Royal Park Nature Playground on Saturday 22 October - please see the events calendar and contact us for more details.

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CONTACT for more details and to book your places!

Come get involved and make the most of these opportunities we’ve created to have fun with your children in a supportive group that cares.

Dads & Kids Adventure Camps - next camp on 18-20 November 2016

Our next camp is planned for Friday evening 18 to Sunday afternoon 20 November at Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp.

Please get in touch to register interest for our next weekends of outdoor and social experiences for children and their fathers to be held in November this year and March/April 2017.

Our most recent Dads and Kids Adventure Camp was held at YMCA's Camp Manyung from 4th to 6th March 2016.

JOIN the YMCA DadsLink Meetup group or LIKE US on Facebook for details on these and future activities:


Men & Meaning / Men Living Well workshops

DadsLink hosted a workshop for men and fathers on Men and Meaning  in Warburton on Sunday 17th April 2016 with our partners Life Is... Foundation and Relationships Australia Victoria. We plan to have further workshops for Dads so please get in touch to express your interest and see this page for more details on the Day Retreat for Men

DadsLink aims to enhance the relationship between fathers and their children by providing information, support and a range of hands-on activities for dads, kids and families. 

Please visit or join the DadsLink Meetup Group for event updates and the dates of our Dads Gatherings, a monthly discussion group for all fathers, our Dad's Stories workshops, and other family events.

DadsLink and Youth Services hosted another film screening of "The Mask You Live In" about boys, masculinity and gender equity in December 2015. See the movie night page for more details.

Our ninth annual DadsLink community Father's Day BBQ Brunch was held at Riversdale Park, Camberwell on Sunday 6th September 2015. Please see the DadsLink Facebook page for event photos and videos.

DadsLink organises social events, Dads and Kids camps, discussion groups and seminars for Dads, and community events for the whole family. DadsLink is proud to offer activities and support for Dads and Kids in all family types.

Contact DadsLink on (03) 8397 3117 or email for more information. DadsLink is run by YMCA Victoria in partnership with Relationships Australia Victoria and the Life Is... Foundation.

Why Dadslink?

DadsLink is a practical program that includes and benefits all types of dads.


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