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Dads Work

Our Dads' Work activities are designed to specifically support dads and males carers.  For general services aimed at families with babies under one or pre-birth, please go here.  For general services to support families with children around 1 – 8 years old, please go here.  For general services to support children around 5 – 13 years old and their families, please go here.

3D Drumchapel operates within geographical boundaries and our services are available to families who reside in the Drumchapel, Knightswood or Yoker area. Services are for families from pre-birth to early secondary school.


  • Tuff & Rumbo (3 – 9 years)

The Tuff & Rumbo programme runs in blocks across the year for dads, male carers or male role models of children aged 3-9 years.  We do tabletop games, physical activities, crafts and fun interactive science experiments.  It is very much child-led, so if the children direct the adults to hula-hoop, the adults have to hula-hoop!  The sessions are very relaxed and informal, with the emphasis on having fun.  Snacks are provided.

Tuff & Rumbo runs on Saturdays from 10.30am-12.30pm, at Drumchapel Community Centre.


  • Play on Pedals (3 – 9 years)

Play on Pedals is a fun 8 week course run in conjunction with Cycling Scotland, Play Scotland, The Bike Station and Wheel Fix It, and supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery. It is a community based activity session designed to give 3-9 year olds the opportunity to build their confidence riding a bike.  The course teaches children about personal safety, improves balance and control through games and fun activities, and also provides lessons about bikes and how to maintain them. It’s a great way to learn and the kids love it, developing a greater tolerance if they fall off and a better self-awareness.

Scott Gibson, one of our dads, said: “it’s been fantastic to see the difference in Lucy’s confidence. From the first week she has come on leaps and bounds. We just took the stabilisers off her bike for the first time in 18 months. Now she is constantly practising. And she has made friends as well. It’s great to be part of it with her and see how much progress she has made.”

Play on Pedals runs on Saturdays from 10.30am-12.30pm, at Drumchapel Community Centre.

Making a difference in the lives of children and families in Drumchapel by providing support, strengthening relationships and empowering families to make positive change.