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    hi all I from Somerset, I have my 2 boys  ever other weekend.

    I have been separated for 3 years but I still find it really hard to find stuff for us to do with out spending loads of money.  I don’t really have any other friends with children so no interaction there.
    I would love to find groups for people like me where people can meet with children etc.

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    Hi Dave

    To start with how lucky are you to live in Somerset 😀 I bet there is a lot of fantastic scenery to have walks or bike rides (which don’t cost anything)

    Unless you have a transporter I can’t show you some of the parks we have as I am from Cheshire 😂

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    It doesn’t take much to put time in with your children and need not cost much. Ask them what they would like to do. Cook or bake with them. Have a movie night, get outdoors and do a big walk or climb, take photos  and make memories. You don’t say what age they are but even just reading to them can be a comfort and a bonding experience.

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    Hello Dave,

    I know how difficult it is being a single parent all the time and being the only person the children interact with. Of course we can do all those things mentioned above but we are social beings and want to be with other people as well, chatting, laughing. I live up north, so I don’t know about Somerset. Here our library provided until corona hit regular events for children on weekends. Look for lego and chess club, pokemon, athletics and football. That is all weekend activity.  Worth a try is family service in church on Sundays at 10.30 or 11h. If you have a UNI  around, there are usually cultural activities during the weekend for children. Try to get on the mailing list for the arts department. Look for a parkrun in your area, they are about to restart. If there is a big playground in a park go there at the same time usually Saturday 15-17h and Sunday 13-16h for a few weeks. Most parents are habitual beings. I hope this helps a bit.

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