Saturdads is a group for Dads and other male carers of current and past Springboard children who have special educational needs or disabilities. The group meets monthly and is based at Springboard in Chippenham.

The aims of Saturdads are:

  • To provide a social setting for Dads and male carers and their children  in a familiar and safe environment;
  • For Dads/carers to share knowledge and gain support from each other;
  • For families to make use of Springboard’s specialist resources;
  • For the children to have an opportunity to share their play and learning experiences with Dad/carers.

Activities usually include painting and other messy play and Dads/Carers can use the centre’s quiet spaces, sensory room, garden and play areas. Siblings are welcome.

Saturdads will be meeting from 9.30-11.30am on a Saturday on the dates listed below:

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • July 16 2022
  • August 13 2022

Academic Year 2022/2023

  • September 17th 2022
  • October 15th 2022
  • November 12th 2022
  • December 10th 2022
  • January 7th 2023
  • February 4th 2023
  • March 11th 2023
  • April 22nd 2023
  • May 20th 2023
  • June 17th 2023
  • July 15th 2023
  • August 12th 2023

If you would like further information about Saturdads please contact the Springboard office on