Recently, fathers and their kids had a family day at the Ecoworld Aquarium in Picton, New Zealand to encourage dads’ involvement with their families.

The outing, part of the ActiveDads program, was the first – designed by Strategies with Kids: Information for Parents and Barnardos Marlborough.

After the aquarium trip, parenting training sessions followed.

ActiveDads aims to provide information, support meetings and events designed to work with fathers – particularly those with kids 5 years and younger. Currently, more than 100 fathers are members of the group.