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New group launched for dads in Weymouth

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:37am 29th January 2020. (Updated at 8:31am 29th January 2020)

A new group's bringing 'Dads in Dorset' together.

Dan Roads is behind the idea.

He's started the 'Dads in Dorset'Facebook page, which is organising outings for fathers and their children around Weymouth and Dorchester.

Their first outing is this Saturday (1st February) at Elysian Hair and Beauty on Dorchester Road in Weymouth. 

dad and child paddling

Dan Roads organises the group, he said:

"Some of the ladies there are going to show the dads how to do their girl's hair, basically.

"All of the other dads I've spoken to have agreed their terrible at doing their kids hair aswell, so they can't wait"

dad and son

Dan's a photographer and spends most of his weekends working.

He says the group started because he wanted to spend more time with his daughter in a group setting.

"The aim is to meet up once a month with other local dads who are just a bit bored doing it by themselves.

"One time I was off with her, done the usual things like arcades and going on the donkeys  and I thought 'What can I do with her? This would be better if I was with the other dads aswell, or a big group of people.

"So then I thought I'd set up a page, see how it goes and it's got quite a few members already."

So far, there are 121 dads who are part of the group on Facebook.

They're meeting at Elysian Hair and Beauty from 3pm-4pm on Saturday 1st February.

The event's free but they're donating some money towards the Princess Trust, who make wigs for children with cancer.