Whether you’re a first-time carer learning the ropes or a practised parent seeking something new, Newcastle is bursting with activities and support for every kind of family.

Tick one worry off your list with a course on keeping your newborn safe. Get closer to nature with the kids at a community garden or find other parents going through the same experiences you are. What will you find?

Within the support directory, you will find a whole host of exciting opportunities for advice, fun and friendship.

Among the many listings are;

  • Workshops for new and expectant parents
  • Ways to spend time as a family
  • Entertaining things for your children to get involved in
  • Accessible childcare
  • educational services 
  • Organisations supporting those with specific needs 

We know that parenting is a big responsibility so here are a few bits of advice to keep you going:

  •  You’re allowed to celebrate the little wins. Perfection is unrealistic… progress is just fine!
  • Don’t feel like you’re alone facing the challenges. If you can’t shake the feeling, seek out a community who can put you right (the Directory is a great place to start).
  • It’s OK to ask for help if things get hard. 

Our community hubs deliver a number of courses to support your parenting needs, from a 3 week basic course to a longer 10 week programme. Use our postcode checker to find your hub, or for more information email

You can also get down-to-earth parenting advice you can trust by using Parent Talk, online support for Parents from Action for Children.

Or, use the button blow to find more service. 

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