Father’s day events all the family will enjoy

Have you decided where to take Dad for his special day on 16th June?

If you Google Father’s day events, you’ll find they are nearly all for meals out or sporting events which might not be suitable for the kids. So here are some great ideas for special events taking place this Father’s Day which are suitable for all the family.

If Dad is the active type, he can have a go at archery, learn some bushcraft skills or try his hand at fencing. If he is interested in history, he can celebrate 100 years since the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight or watch the re-enactment of a medieval battle.  And if he loves a great view, why not let him climb a lighthouse in Wirral or enjoy some beer tasting while enjoying spectacular views across Cheshire?

So that’s Father’s Day sorted, now you’ve just got to get the kids to make him a present!


Fathers Day Archery at Rufford Old Hall

Join North Meols Archers in Orchard Paddock. Try your skill with a bow and arrow – only £1 for three arrows.

Dads go wild! Bushcraft Experience at Knowsley Safari Park

Dads, Grandads (and Mums and Nans) can discover how to start fires without matches, cook bread on a campfire and build a waterproof shelter. Learn the rules of survival, how to track animals and find your way back to civilisation.  Includes free entry to Knowsley’s Foot Safari – wolves, tigers, giraffes, meerkats, bats and much more!

Flying fun: celebrating Alcock and Brown at MOSI

A weekend of family friendly fun to celebrate 100 years since Alcock and Brown’s first ever non-stop Transatlantic flight. See their plane “Lucky Jim”. Make an aerodynamic paper plane and learn about the forces used in flight with the superb interactive show.

Beer tasting and craft activities at Lyme

Enjoy Father’s Day weekend at the Cage. Indulge in a spot of beer tasting while enjoying spectacular views across Cheshire, to Manchester and further afield. Plus there’ll be craft activities for all the family.

Have-a-go fencing at Chirk Castle

Does Dad fancy himself as a bit of a swashbuckler? Would he like to try a bit of sword fencing? Wrexham Fencing Club will be demonstrating how it’s done and and offering you the chance to try fencing in the castle courtyard.

Medieval Fayre at Tatton Park

Tatton Park will echo to the twang of longbow and the flash of cannon and musket as medieval fighters show off their battle skills. 100s of costumed re-enactors will bring this atmospheric event to life. Treat Dad to food, ale and mead too.

Leasowe Lighthouse Open Day

You can climb to the top of the lighthouse and admire the views.  You have to be at least 1.06 metres, so not suitable for small children. There is also a shop selling refreshments, postcards and souvenirs. Dad might even be inspired to come back and try abseiling! Open from midday till 4pm.


Need more ideas? Take a look at this list of the 10 best family-friendly activities for Father’s Day.


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