A children's playgroup for dads

Please note we have moved venue. Details of our new location below.

Yes, that′s right. A playgroup for dads and their littl'uns. We meet on Monday and Friday mornings in Wimbledon. The playgroup is open most of the year, even during school holidays, because we find that′s actually when you need entertainment for your kids the most.

We′re just a group of men, who also happen to be dads looking after their children during the week. Some of us are full time; some have part time employment, and do the childcare on the other days; and some even work full time but with shift patterns that allow them to come to the playgroup with their kids.

Many of the fathers found other groups were heavily populated with women and felt they stood out like a sore thumb. Dads and Littl'uns is different. A space for dads to relax and chat whilst the kids play.


The Wimbledon group meets on Monday and Friday mornings between 10am and 12pm in the South Wimbledon Community Hall near South Wimbledon station.

This is a chance for the kids to have some unstructured play whilst the dads chat & keep the littl' uns in a safe environment. There is no need to book and each session costs £4 which includes tea, coffee, juice and biscuits. There is a soft area for the littlest ones to roll and crawl in. If you do wish to contact us either send a message on Facebook or an email to wimbledon@dadsandlittluns.co.uk

Photos and videos of the group can be found on our Facebook photo page.


We are near to South Wimbledon station and a short walk from Wimbledon tube and mainline station. You can find out more on our how to find us page.

A Brief History

Founded more than a decade ago by Erwin Toulemonde and David Tarpey, Dads and Littl'uns has been a great asset to fathers of young children in and around South London.

Originally a get-together between some local dads, the group soon grew to become a source of support and encouragement for many fathers who were feeling out of place in more traditional playgroups. D&L offers those dads a space where their children can play whilst they discuss issues around parenthood that are pertinent to fathers; all while their children play and grow in a stable and secure environment with other children of the same age group.

For our first 16 years we were based in Wimbledon Park at the Christ the King Church Hall but we were unceremoniously booted out in mid 2019.