Try sheffield. That is a bit more active, I think.
But, tbh, (and I will probably get banned for saying this ) if it's meet-a-mum type stuff you are really looking for, honestly, you will probably do well having a look at netmums. Their focus is on getting local mums together for coffee etc. whereas here - although an obviously far superior forum it's more 'virtual' mates. iyswim.
How are you finding parenthood? I remember when I had my first. I looked down at this tiny (not so tiny - 10lb4oz!) thing and thought - oh shit. What the hell do I do now! I'm not sure why it came as such a surprise that I was going to be leaving the hospital with the baby that I'd just spent the last four bloody days shoving out of me!
This is the hardest bit for meeting people, I think. When they're a bit older and you enter the hell that is the Playgroup and the Mother and Toddler Group you get to meet more people.
Hi there, just to say that the NCT run various things in the Barnsley/SY area. Our friends live there there and has met quite a few people through that, so might be worth looking on their website to see what events they have on. Good luck!
Hello - I live about 15mins away from you - Deepcar. I have a 5 and a 7 year old so far older, but I agree - not much going on in the meet up dept.!! Pm me if you fancy meeting up. Congratulations on your baby boy.
ethelred what's the NCT? I've seen it mentioned in other places but I don't now what it is
magnificent it is I met a new mum in a cafe yesterday which was nice but otherwise there is the baby buddies group or nurture group, which I'm hoping to try next week and sometime soon I should doing baby massage so will hopefully meet mums there too
Oh, that's good. When I had mine, eons ago there wasn't much going on at newborn stage. All you had, really, was your trip to the health visitor to get them weighed and have the health visitor talk to you like you were 5
I'm in S75, but my daughter is about to start high school this year. Welcome to motherhood anyway. I found that I made friends by going to local mother and baby groups. I also agree that the other parenting forum mentioned seems to do more local meet ups.