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Best Father's Day events for every dad

12 Jun 2017

So, you’ve got dad a great card, and you know he’ll have a fantastic day with the family, but where can you take him so that his day is extra-special?

Sometimes, it can be hard to find the perfect Father’s Day trip that will leave him glad that he didn’t get another pair of socks!

This year, you don’t need to worry- to make sure that your dad has the best time this Father’s Day, take him to one of our top events around the UK, suitable for every dad.

The classic dad: Tyntesfield House Classic Car Exhibition

classic cars

source: Classic Cars UK

Situated in, a Victorian Gothic revival house just a short drive away from Bristol, you can find the classic cars exhibitions this Father’s Day. 

For any dad who loves classic cars, this free day out is ideal. Over the weekend, there will be an array of vehicles on display from British Rolls Royce models to Italian and German cars too.

If you stay for the day and feel a bit peckish, then head to the lawns for a picnic. Or, if the sun is out in all its glory, then head to the Cow Barn Ice Cream Parlour for a delicious 99. 

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The sporty dad: Subway Family 5K, Cambridge

subway 5k race

source: Helping Hearts

If your dad really enjoys a sporting challenge, then why don’t you both take part in this summer  5K family fun run – it even comes with a free lunch! 

Kids under 12 can run free, so it’s a great way to get the whole family involved. Get a medal, tshirt and free Subway lunch, and then spend the rest of the day enjoying face painting, games and music!

Enter now for just £7

The foodie dad: Dinefwr Food Festival

food festival walessource: Dinefwr Food Festival

In Wales, they’re cooking up a storm for this year’s Dinefwr Food Festival. Foodie entertainment, cookery demonstrations, and food stalls – it’s all here for the dad that loves his food. If the way to your dad’s  heart is through his stomach, then head down to Newton House this Father’s Day. 

From street food to sophisticated delicacies, there really is a food for every taste bud. If the food wasn’t enough for your dad, why not get involved in a workshop? There’s everything from foraging to cocktail making!

At Newton House, this event will take place on the 17th and 18th of June and is open from 10am until 6pm, kicking off the summer of stores, myths and legends in style. 

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The thrill-seeking dad: VR 4D Indoor Skydive

skydivingsource: Virgin Experience Days

Based in Bedfordshire, Virgin Experience Days are offering dads the chance to take part in their own virtual skydive. By using the latest virtual reality technology, coupled with the freefall sensation of an indoor skydive, it is ideal for any dad that’s a bit of a thrill-seeker.

Your dad will have to catch his breath before he jumps out of the sky over California! Free-falling for over one minute, your dad will really feel like he’s fell out of the sky until the instructor pulls the virtual parachute. 

There are more locations to be unveiled later in 2017, so who knows, after Father’s Day your dad might want to become a virtual parachuting expert. Tickets cost £85, but for the experience of a life-time it’s well worth it, and if that’s not enough, the next step will be the real thing!

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