Feast of Father’s Day fun at event in Leeds

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A feast of free family fun for dads and children takes place in Leeds on Father’s Day tomorrow.

Leeds Dads has organised the Dadstastic Day at Leeds City Museum, which aims to be the biggest celebration of the special day in the region.

Activities for all ages from babies to 11-year-olds will be on offer, from a baby rave to wacky science experiments.

There will also be music, dance, science, storytelling, arts and crafts, and sport sessions in Millennium Square.

Errol Murray, who set up Leeds Dads, said: “We started five years ago as a group of dads looking for ways to spend more time with their kids, so we set up our own playgroup.

“Leeds Dads is unique in our key aim of supporting fathers to actively engage with their children, and build lasting relationships.

“Now we’re opening their doors for hundreds of other dads in Leeds. We want Dadstastic Day to be the biggest Father’s Day bash in West Yorkshire.”

The day runs from 11am until 3pm with an array of activities, including bookable dance sessions with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, as well as Frozen-themed dance and signing sessions.

Crafty kids can create carnival masks and make banners, flags and t-shirts at drop-in workshops, while there will also be a chance to build and control a robot arm and make musical instruments out of scrap.

Dads can also show off their dancing skills at a baby rave hosted by Leeds-based BoomChikkaBoom and follow a free family trail in the museum.

Visit www.facebook.com/leedsdads.

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