Have you heard of the website meetup.com? A FREE site, no fees as the website makes money from the group organisers. You just need to register with an account from a registered email address. Here are the groups I found in Melbourne relevant to families and parenting.
- Mum Cha (Yum Cha for Mums) - Western Sydney Mums & Babies Meetup - Sydney Organic Mums and Bubs - Sydney parents with Kids: Activities during the day - St George Area Mums Meetup Group - Single with Children - Sydney Creative alternative single parents - The Mums and Bub’s Collective: Sydney - Mums Who Write Sydney - Glowing Belly Hearts - Irish Brekkie Club - Single parents and kids Out and About - Sydney’s single parents: Fun adventures and new friends - The Sydney Arabic Language Meetup - Sole Parents Sydney - Parenting workshops for expecting parents - Sydney Parent Workshops - Nana Care meetup - Inner West Pram Walking Group - The Sydney Clothing Exchange - Annandale Junior Jivers - Sydney Adoption Playgroup - Sydney APA Kids Club (Adoption and Permanent Care) Meetup - International couples + kids (or limited family around Sydney) - Mums Managing Anxiety - Western Sydney expectant and new mums - Makers, Creators, Artists and Crafters - Homebodies Business - Sydney Authentic Parenting Meetup - Parents Weekday Gardening Collective Sydney - Hornsby New Parenting - Morning Chats for Mums - Family Blended Step Meetup - Parents Who Enjoy Hanging With Their Kids & Other Parents - Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Work from Home Dads Meetup - Single dads in Sydney - Giggle Yurts - Sydney Eastern Suburbs New Mum’s Group - Hills Fun Mums - Cremorne and Lower North Shore Play Dates - Inner West French Playgroup - Next Generation Football Sydney Soccer
Surfing Mums I recently heard about this on the radio. Such a great concept. It was started by a mum that was struggling to get back into the surf after having children. The group takes turns in looking after children on the beach so everyone gets an opportunity to surf. It has a really lovely community feel to the group so if you are a surf lover you should definitely check it out. See the website for your nearest location. http://surfingmums.com/
Single with Children is another group that would be worth investigating. Fun, exciting social activities, events and meetups for single parents and their children including many subsidised or free. www.singlewithchildren.com.au