With Father’s Day popping up in the middle of June we went exploring to find a little inspiration for creating a special day out especially for him.
There are lots of fantastic places up and down the country that are fun for the whole family, but how about something that takes your man back to his own childhood to really see him smile?
The Museum of Childhood will definitely bring out his inner He-Man or Scalextric racer. As they have countless toys and games from every era, this is a great place to bring the grandparents to as well. Lots of nostalgic enjoyment for everyone and the children can catch a glimpse of toys from times gone by. Admission is free!
Visit museumofchildhood.org.uk for more information.
A bit of Bond is always a hit and Beaulieu has the largest official collection of original Bond vehicles in the world on display at their Motor Museum. The children will also love looking for the Weasley’s “flying” car and everyone will recognize the Trotter’s vehicle! There are fun rides for the whole family both in and outdoors to work up an appetite. Then make a pit stop at Brabazon restaurant for a real homemade treat. Fabulous fresh food with some ingredients picked straight from Lord Montagu’s kitchen garden. The tempting menu includes options for children, gluten free and vegetarian meals. Or if you are saving your pennies, pack up a picnic, there are plenty of places to pause and eat in Beaulieu’s beautiful parkland. Book your tickets in advance online and you can save 10%. Visit beaulieu.co.uk for more information
Or maybe take your knight in shining armour to the Royal Armouries in Leeds – they have everything from crossbows and jesters to medieval swords and Tudor helmets. To make the most of your visit pick up the Treasures Trail souvenir guide to discover the Top 10 objects and explore the history a little more. Don’t miss the Waterfront Festival on 30 June with Dragon Boat Racing, Armed Forces Day Parade, music, boat trips and more. Admission to the Royal Armouries is free! Visit royalarmouries.org for more information
If your dad is a bit bonkers take him along to see Andy and Mike's Big Box of Bananas show. Join them on a colourful journey taking in some very glamorous, all-singing, all-dancing air stewards, some confused pirates and some amazing musical sea life! You’ll also get to meet Poppy the Pet Porpoise, Andy’s Mum and the mysterious man in the TV and to help reveal the mystery of the Big Magical Box. Fab fun for the whole family!