Information for Dads
Dads have a key role to play in their child's life.
Whether you're a first-time-dad or have more than one child, we understand the importance of offering support to dads as well as mums. On this page, you'll find information from Blackpool Better Start on events, clinics and where to get additional support - all for dads!


Henry - Health Start, Brighter Future - Blackpool

HENRY in Blackpool offers free practical and emotional support for Blackpool families with every aspect of feeding your baby or young child. You can contact them on 01253 746788, or email them on You can also find them on Facebook.

Henry Bears - Infant Feeding Support Group

Go along to Blackpool’s new infant feeding support group to meet other families with new babies and get support from our Infant Feeding Practitioners as well as other dads, mums and carers however you’re feeding your baby. HENRY Bears will be running every Tuesday from the 19th July 2022, from 1pm to 2.30pm at the North Hub Blackpool. The group is free and there is no need to book, just drop in. Also, look out for HENRY on the Hubs timetable throughout the week here.

Dad Matters, Blackpool
Dad Matters

Are you a Dad to be, or do you have a baby under two? Do you wonder how to support your baby’s development? Fancy a chat with other dads about being a dad?

Ask us where to meet Eric, the Dad Matters Coordinator for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre or call him on 077437754288

Cosy Homes, Lancashire

Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) is a partnership of the 15 Local Authorities in Lancashire, offering residents in the region access to free first time central heating, gas connections, affordable heating solutions, energy advice and support on a range of money saving energy measures to help you keep warm and save money.

The Green Homes Grant from Central Government is available to owner-occupiers and tenants and will cover the cost of larger insulation measures and renewable heating technologies. Most of the schemes available are available to homeowners with a household income less than £30,000 and where savings are less than £16,000 and only available to properties which do not have gas central heating at the present time. For more information and advice or to complete an application form please visit

Dads Drop-In

Every Tuesday (July 2022), 9.15 -12.00 at South Family Hub, come meet other dads with Ross, Stacey, Colin, or Eric. If you don’t have questions/ need support, you’re welcome to just come meet other dads. You might just have the answers to help another dad out too!

Parents Idea Factory

We want you to make suggestions about any activities or ideas you have for your little ones aged 0-4. You can even make suggestions about any activities you’d like to do too. Whatever your idea is, we can help make it happen! Find more information on the Ideas Factory website

'Cuppa and Chat' and Drop-in Well Baby Clinics

Come meet a Health Visitor at the Central, North and South Family Hubs with your baby. You can ask any questions you might have about baby, that doesn’t need a GP. Take the chance to meet other services, or just stay for a coffee and chat with other parents. Find the times at each location on the Blackpool Better Start website.

Activities and Events

Blackpool Library Service
Blackpool Library Service

Find out what’s on at your local library or get the most up to date activities and join Jools for amazing stories on their Facebook page.

Baby Rover

Baby Rover offer low-cost clothes delivered to your door, for ages 0-5. Pay £1.50 for a lifetime membership then families can buy 10 items for a £1.00 - visit their Facebook page to learn more.

Early Years Park Rangers, Blackpool
Early Years Park Rangers

Their timetable includes Baby Rangers, Mini Rangers and Forest School. Sessions go ahead rain or shine! Outdoor playsuits available!
Register once and no need to book again, find more information and see their timetable on their Facebook page.