Dads have been celebrated with a host of sessions designed just for them.
The activities were organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council to help dads enjoy spending time with their children.
The Celebrating Fatherhood campaign ran throughout April to highlight the importance of dads in their children’s lives.
Councillor Nathan Hartley, deputy leader of council and cabinet member for early years, children and youth, said: “Fathers have such an important part to play in their children’s lives, but sometimes they find themselves excluded.
“Through this campaign we want to celebrate dads, stepdads, grandfathers, uncles and brothers – all the male role models that play such an important role in children’s lives.”
Activities on offer included father and children play sessions, a Family Play Walk and a project involving dads developing a new sensory garden at the Moorlands Children’s Centre in Bath. More events will take place throughout the year, including Fathers’ Friday on June 22, when schools and children’s centres will focus on getting dads along to see their children at school.
Gary Hoskins, a father-of-four who attended the launch of the campaign, said: “Having my children really opened my eyes and changed me. I became much more responsible because I wanted to protect them but I did need some help.
“I think it’s so important that dads are supported. There are a lot of single parent dads out there too who need support just as much as mothers. Things are starting to change and it’s good to see so many more activities aimed at fathers these days.”