Being able to socialise with other parents who have babies and children the same age can really help make a positive difference with parenting. Our local NCT communities organise a range of different opportunities for parents to get together, share stories, fundraise and have a laugh.

Types of parent socials

Mum meet-ups

Our local NCT communities sometimes arrange special events just for mums and expecting mums. These fun mixers include “mocktail” events, pamper evenings and more. They can also raise funds for NCT.

Dad meet-ups

Some local NCT communities arrange special events just for dads and their babies – such as meet-ups at a pub with other dads or a fun quiz night to raise money.

Special interest groups

Our local NCT community know which issues are affecting local parents. They sometimes arrange themed events or coordinate special interest groups. The topics are vast, ranging from twins, to c-sections, to returning to work, to same-sex parenting.

Coffee groups

Coffee groups are a great way to meet other local parents and NCT members for a chat and a cuppa. They may happen in a local café or in someone’s home.

Support your local NCT community

Volunteer with your local group

Our local NCT communities across the UK help over 20,000 parents connect each year. Can you help us reach more parents? With an hour or two a month, you could organise a fundraising event, write a newsletter story or host a coffee group.  

To find what difference you can make, contact your local NCT community.

Donate and help your local NCT community

Did your local NCT help you? We can’t help parents without your support. Your donation can help keep a local group active and benefit the whole of NCT. Because of our volunteers, a small donation can go a long way. 

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