Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED)

FRED is a FREE 4 week home-based activity, designed to encourage reading and is a great way to spend time and have fun with your child. 


FRED is a great way for you to spend time with your child, to encourage reading and looking at books together. It's also going to help your child to love learning and be ready to do well when they go to school!

The way FRED works is that you'll be invited to attend a registration event, where you'll learn more about FRED, enjoy an activity and collect your log book (which you'll fill in at home and record each time you read with your child). After 4 weeks you and your family will be invited to a celebration, to have fun and look back at your FRED time. 

FRED is delivered in Arboretum, Aspley, Bulwell and St Ann’s. We’ll list dates here as soon as we have them, if you’re interested in finding out more please call: 0800 028 6652 Arboretum and St Ann's, 0115 784 9905 Aspley and 0115 975 3898 Bulwell. 

What's it like to read with your child and be part of FRED? Watch this short video to find out. 



Launch: Tuesday 12th June, 11am - 4pm

Celebration: Tuesday 10th July, 11am - 4pm 

Aspley Community Training Centre, NG8 5PN

St Ann's

Launch: Saturday 30th June, 11am - 12noon

Celebration: Saturday 28th July, 11am - 12noon

Stonebridge City Farm,  NG3 2FR