This is a group for women who have chosen not to have children, where you can connect, share experiences and make real friends. It's about celebrating our freedom and the choices we have made whilst respecting the choices of others. Women of all ages are welcome.
We meet at least monthly. Sometimes virtually but more and more face to face!
Why join us:
You may be new to Bristol... You may have just heard that the last of your core friends is pregnant... You may be growing a little tired of friends not being available or else completely preoccupied with their kids. You may be exhausted with justifying to everyone who wants to know why you're not having babies!
In this group, you can be yourself. Safe in the knowledge that we are all childfree and 'get it'. The paths that bring us to childfree are many and varied but we are united by positively embracing it.
Please note this is not a platform for bashing parents or to be anti-babies/children. Let's also be respectful of those who may be child-less not through choice.
The Facebook Community
Join our Facebook Community ‘Bristol Childfree Women’ where we share stories and experiences offering support and understanding. It's also a great place from which to suggest and meet informally outside of the organised events here.
It costs £86 per year to host the group on this platform. I don't pass the charge on to you in fees like some groups do. All I ask in return is that you respect and value the effort which goes into organising events. Please keep RSVPs up to date. Get involved! Come to events and bring your ideas for what you want to do.
Occasionally we will charge a deposit for real life events. This is becoming more common post Covid and is normally the case where we are booking large tables for meals or organising events which are ticketed.
(We will always try, but cannot always guarantee a return of deposit. Any unreturned funds will be used to give tips at venues or be donated to charity - I don't profit from the group.)
Life can get in the way. Plans can change. We get that. A 'no show' can leave other members in an awkward position at a half empty table and your organiser spending half the night looking out for people who may never come. It's just manners! So keep your RSVP up to date!
Please give as much notice as possible if you say yes then can't attend; especially for events where there may be a waiting list or deposits and tickets to manage.
If you persistently sign up for events and do not attend, you may be removed from the group.
If you have an idea for an event please drop me a note. We like to keep the group vibrant and active by organising the sort of events you want to have. All ideas and help with organisation are very much appreciated :-)