Parenting Support

Parenting is hard. Sometimes it’s good to talk to other mums and dads about their experiences, to share stories and find pearls of wisdom.

Below is a list of parenting groups/networks in Shipley and the surrounding area. They cover all aspects of parenting; parenting styles, time out and friendship, and parenting children with additional/complex needs.

I’m still trying to search them out, so if you know of any others please let me know via the Contact page.

Parenting Support

  • Attachment Parenting: Bingley and Aire Valley
    • Informal gathering to meet other attachment/gentle parent
    • Little Daisy’s, 4 Manor Lane, Shipley, BD18 3EA
      • Mondays (fortnightly) – 1pm-3pm
    • Please visit APUK Bingley & Aire Valley for more information.



  • National Autistic Society: Keighley & Bingley


  • Time Out For Dads
    • 8 week programme for fathers
    • Owlet Children and Family Centre, Bancroft, Shipley, BD18 2GJ
      • Thursdays – 5:30pm-7:30pm
    • Please visit Airedale and Wharfdale Children’s Centre Cluster for more information.


  • The Mutha Club
    • Facebook group and events to connect local mothers
    • Please visit The Mutha Club for more information.


  • Soul Can Sing
    • Soulful singing group for connecting women
    • Meets Thursday mornings (fortnightly) – Bingley
    • Please visit Soul Can Sing for more information.


  • Sunday Afternoon Treats
    • Craft Group for new mothers
    • Meets monthly – Sunday 1:30pm-3pm
    • Please visit Hive for more information.


  • Shipley School Uniform Bank
    • Second-hand school uniforms for families facing financial difficulties in Shipley, Windhill, Wrose and Baildon
    • Donation point at Windhill Community Centre
    • Please visit Shipley School Uniform Bank for more information.


  • The Red Box Project
    • Providing boxes of sanitary towels, tampons and underwear to local primary and secondary schools, for girls experiencing period poverty
    • Please visit The Red Box Project for more information.



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