Let’s raise a glass to Dad! How to treat your old man this Father’s Day

They may dance like literally no-one is watching and forever tell the ‘back in my day’ stories, but there’s no question about it – all the Dads, Grandads and special father figures out there deserve to be spoilt this Father’s Day.

So, whether he’s a party animal or much prefers a spot of gardening in the sunshine, we’ve found loads of different ways you can treat the leading man in your life this Father’s Day.


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  • Best for: The fun loving Dad

    Things to do: Have a barrel of laughs together (and temporarily step away from those Dad jokes) at The 99 Club on 17th June for just £12 a ticket. Or, enjoy free film and sports screenings, as well as street food and live music at London Bridge City Summer Festival along the Thames.

    Top restaurants: Bao, Baozilnn, Berber & Shawarma Bar, Bibimbap


  • Best for: The Dad mad for DIY

    Things to do: If your old man’s got green fingers, he’ll be in horticultural heaven at BBC Gardeners World Live. Or if he’s a foodie, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the BBC Good Food Show (the free samples alone are reason enough to visit!). Why not take your day in Brum one step further with a trip to the BBC Birmingham studios? Dad can enjoy a 90 minute tour, have a photo taken with the TARDIS, and even try his hand at presenting the weather!

    Top restaurants: Digbeth Dining Club, The Meat Shack, Ristorante Caffe Gustrami


  • Things to do:

    Get Dad to don his most garish Hawaiian shirt and dance his socks off at the Big Fish Little Fish Father’s Day Family Rave. Fun for all the family, there will be DJs, glitter cannons, bubbles and a giant parachute dance too.


    Top restaurants: Fi Real, Matina, Cafe Amore, The White Rabbit


  • Best for: The outdoorsy Dad

    Things to do: It doesn’t get more outdoorsy than going fishing, so why not take Dad to Cefn Mably Lakes or Canada Lodge Lake? Or if Dad secretly fancies himself as the next Rory McIlroy, let him show off his skills with a game of Pitch and Putt at Heath Park. If you want to do something different, check out FootGolf and RugbyGolf while you’re there too!


    Top restaurants: Mint Curry, Falafel Kitchen, The Hellenic Eatery

With so many different places you can take pops this Father’s Day, where will you go? Keep us in the loop with a tweet to @nationalexpress or tag us in your photos on Instagram!