Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was meeting weekly with an informal group of friendly local designers in Cardiff. We hope to get this up and running again as soon as the pandemic allows. Anyone is welcome to join us! We are a mixture of professional designers, amateur designers, first-time designers, and even people who are just vaguely interested in how games work!
Feel free to send me an email if you're interested.
Our group is part of the Playtest UK network. There are similar groups in cities around the UK. Take a look at the website: