If you are local to Wokingham, Berkshire, UK, you will be made very welcome if you would like to come along to one of our weekly meet-ups. This is a great opportunity to connect with other local families, and get in-person support for this hard work we are doing as parents! Details are as follows:
Dates: Wednesday mornings, 10am-12midday (although lots of people do tend to hang around longer than this!) - we meet most weeks, but occasionally we cancel for some reason
Venues: Pinewood Adventure Playground, or in the cold/wet we meet at someone's house (often Emilie's)
Bookings: there is no need to book, but please do let Emilie know if you are planning to come so that we can confirm we are running, let you know the venue details, keep a look out for you, and also get an idea of numbers
Facilities: there are public toilets and a café at Pinewood (although most of us usually bring a packed lunch to eat outside if we are planning to hang around!)
Cost: if we meet at someone's house, a little spare change for tea etc is gratefully received, but otherwise there is no charge for this session
You don't need to know anything about Hand in Hand Parenting to come along - this is a very informal meet-up, with time for the children and adults to get to know each other in a low-key environment, and to build those parenting support networks which are so lacking for many of us. You don't need to have met any of us to come along, nor do you have to have your children with you - we are sometimes honoured that parents with children at school give up their valuable alone time to join us! You also don't need to commit to coming each week - we have some 'regulars', a good number of families who drop in on an occasional basis, and some families who can only join us in school holidays, so no matter what your situation, you will not be alone in it! There are a wide range of ages of children who attend - I think the oldest is probably about 8 years currently, and as we have some home educating families amongst us, we can have all sorts of ages on any given week.