What we're about
Welcome to Solo Parent Families Activity Group - GTA!
This is a group for single parents, and parents flying solo to get out with the kids and doing something fun together. This is not a group for dating. The focus is on an individual parent (or caregiver/guardian) doing fun things with the kids in a casual and supportive setting.
Who should become a member?
I chose the name 'Solo' Parents because 'Single Parent' to me implies you're looking for a relationship... and that isn't what I want the focus of this group to be.
I want this to be a place for any individual parent (or caregiver/guardian) to go out with their kids in a supportive environment. Before I became a 'single/divorced' parent... I was with a spouse who had social anxiety and never wanted to go out, so I didn't feel like I fit into any of the parent groups on here. But I still wanted to get out with my daughter and there just weren't many opportunities to do that. You may have a similar spouse, or a spouse who travels a lot and you're on your own. Or maybe your spouse is not healthy enough to do some things you'd like to go and do. Or maybe you are divorced, or separated, or widowed, or whatever...
Bottom line, you are on your own with the kid(s) one way or another and are looking for fun things to do with them in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
Types of Events:
**Most (but not all) events will be central to Thornhill/North York**
- Indoor playgrounds, Chuck E Cheese, Dave and Busters etc.
- Local events and fairs
- Theatre shows and movie nights
- Craft or Cooking events
- Local attractions (Canada's Wonderland, Kortright Centre, LegoLand, Ontario Science Centre etc.)
- Day Trips and Getaways
- Camping Trips
- Vacation getaways (Planning a Disney World trip for 2017)
I'm always open to suggestions as to what you would like to do, and any recommendations that have somewhere for kids to play and adults to socialize would be great too. Send me a message through Meetup.
There are currently no fees to be part of this meetup group, but each event will likely have costs associated (i.e. pay for your own food, or admission to events). Donations for running and organizing the meetup group are welcomed, but not necessary at this time.
For adult outings without the kids, check out my other meetup group: Friday Night Fun for Everyone - Thornhill/North York (http://www.meetup.com/Friday-Night-Fun-for-Everyone-Thornhill-North-York-Area/)