Whether you planned to be a young parent or it has been a big surprise, we know how difficult it can be to balance the needs of your new family. The ViParents group is about giving you a place where you can come together and hang out with other young parents, share your stories, make friends and give your children room to play.

The group is totally non-judgemental and is run by a small staff team from YG and Bartongate Children's Centre. We aim to encourage you to reach your full potential, access services that will help meet your family’s needs and plan for a positive future for you and your family.

We have both mums and dads who attend, with and without their children. We have been on trips together, enjoyed making lots of crafts, planned home business ideas and completed baby first aid and parenting courses. There is lots to get involved in if you fancy it, or you can just have a nice cup of tea and chat.

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When to meet:

The group meets every Thursday at 1.30-3pm @ Bartongate Children's Centre, Sinope Strret, Gloucester, GL1 4AW.

Pop in, say hello and see what you think.

ViParents is part of The Link and is funded by the Big Lottery.

Contact us on the information at the bottom of this page to find out more.