What we're about

Meet other Detroit dads -- stay-at-home dads, work-from-home dads, working dads, all active and engaged fathers from in and around the Detroit metro area -- to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their kids.

Our primary goal is to form an inclusive and active community of involved dads so we can do activities together and take advantage of the wonderful resources that the city has to offer. Organized meetup events are planned at local parks, playgrounds, museums, play gyms, zoos, and pretty much any other place that will welcome us.

Detroit Dads Group is part of the City Dads Group, a dynamic and diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. We have groups centered around major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Learn more at www.citydadsgroup.com (https://citydadsgroup.com/).

Please note this group is strictly for Dads and dads-to-be. We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn and talk about anything parent related.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Baby Story time @ Bacon Memorial Library

Bacon Memorial District Library

Join us for stories, songs, and bouncing! Activities are geared for ages 0-18 months. From 10am-1030am on Wednesday 4/24/19 Price: Free Registration is strongly recommended in the event of an unexpected cancellation, however drop-ins are allowed as well. Registration Link. http://bacon.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=17002&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/04/01

Jungle gym play date for kids 8 and under

Funtastic Play Center

Rescheduled from 4/17 due to sick baby. Everyone with children 8 and under is invited to Funtastic play center in Woodhaven. 20372 Van Horn Rd · Woodhaven, MI This is an indoor play area with giant blocks as well as a large jungle gym. More photos can be found on their website along with a calendar, prices and any additional info you may be interested in. The general details are included below. TIME We will be meeting from 11am-12:30pm on April 17, 2019. Feel free to come anywhere within that window. Dad's with children under the age of 2 are also invited to take advantage of "toddler time" from 9-11am, however the event organizer will not get there until 10:30am. Being a dad's group, all dads with children under 8yo are invited. Other family members are more then welcome as well. Funtastic allows 2 adults per child before charging an additional entry fee. Website: http://funtasticplaycenters.com/locations/Detroit/index.html Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/funtasticwoodhaven/ SOCKS ARE REQUIRED FOR BOTH PARENTS AND CHILDREN. Parents are allowed to play with the children on the mats and in the jungle gym as long as they have socks. PRICE: Prices are $4 per child that crawls and $8 per child that can walk. Up to 2 parents can enter per child for free. If you haven't been before, they will ask you to fill out a waiver prior to entry and sign in on their log. It takes about 5 minutes. There are cubbies and coat racks out front and a few tables and chairs at the edge of the play area to store diaper bags, coats and take a break from playing. FOOD AND DRINK Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. Funtastic asks that no outside food or drink be brought in. (exceptions being breast milk or anything to accommodate special dietary needs) SOCKS ARE REQUIRED FOR BOTH PARENTS AND CHILDREN. ABOUT ME My name is Jim. I am new to the group and a new event organizer hoping to offer some location diversity for meetups and expand the group through out the Detroit area. I look forward to introducing my self at this event and eventually meeting most of you! And don't forget... SOCKS!!!!

Detroit Zoo trip

Detroit Zoo

Everyone is invited to our trip to the Detroit Zoo. https://detroitzoo.org I can get discounted day passes for everyone who RSVPs. I will provide that link a few days prior to the event. I have been asked by the zoo not to share the link with the public so I will direct message everyone either a link to use for themselves only. Pricing if you drop in without a RSVP can be found here. Drop ins are welcome as well for this event. https://detroitzoo.org/visit/pricing/ I can save a few dollars on admission for day passes for both adults and children tickets. I can not save any money on parking or memberships, but still ask that you purchase those through the link I provide. If I can get enough participation I can offer these year round and possibly get better discounts for everyone. Memberships can be purchased through the link as well and are worth it if you visit more than a few times. Memberships also allow free parking for 1 vehicle per day, saving money every visit. We will be arriving at 12pm and you may leave whenever, but the zoo closes at 5. Please do not bring alcohol or any glass into the zoo. I'd suggest items like hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, strollers, water, snacks and layers depending on the weather. We will meet just inside the main entrance on the right side.

Thursdads Nite Out

Farmington Brewing Company

Join some area dads for a drink and meet some new friends. Feel free to bring along a friend or neighbor. We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 8 pm at the Farmington Brewery in downtown Farmington. Hope to see you there!

Past events (46)

Canton swim and gym playdate

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