Celebrate Father’s Day in Nottingham

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It’s not always easy to think of an original present for Dad on Father’s Day. You’ve given him enough socks, books, golfing gear and novelty gifts to last a life-time so this year why not whisk him away to Nottinghamshire? Over the weekend you will find plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy – below are some of our highlights but you will find plenty more inspiration on our What’s On page.

1) Classic Car and Motorcycle Show at Clumber Park


If your dad loves cars, there’s no better thing for him to do than to celebrate Father’s Day at the Classic Car and Motorcycle show at Clumber Park on 18th June.

With 500+ club and private vehicles on display, this is an event not to be missed.

There will also be a full street food themed catering village featuring a large number of unique and interesting food and drink options to cater for all tastes. Pick up hard to find car or bike parts, merchandise, memorabilia, clothing, craft and vintage items in the trade and autojumble area.

2) A treat for Dad at Byron’s Brasserie.

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Take time for a meal with loved ones this Father’s Day. Byron’s Brasserie, at the beautiful Colwick Hall Hotel, is hosting a Dad’s Sunday Lunch on 18th June as well as a relaxing dinner from the new summer menu after 6pm where dad will receive a free main course.

For something a little different, book an afternoon tea which includes tempting treats such as broccoli and stilton Quiche followed by rare roast beef and caramelised onion accompanied by cherry and almond battenberg cake.

3) Say cheers at Craft Beer Week!


Nottingham’s Craft Beer Week starts just a day after Father’s Day – which means there’s plenty of time to get a swift half in. Some of our best-loved pubs, including Crafty Crow, Kean’s Head and The Trent Navigation will be showcasing the countless tastes and styles of craft beer so take dad along to sample what’s on offer.

4) Spend a day with the family at Newark Festival.

Newark Festival

Set on the banks of the River Trent, the Newark Festival is perfect for Father’s Day getaway. Whatever Dad’s taste in music, he will find it among the impressive line-up for acts which includes Oasish, Kazabian, Snow Control and Stereotonics on the Friday evening, followed by headliners Level 42 and UB40 on the Saturday. Spend quality time together as a family at the free family fun day which takes place on Sunday and includes music, entertainment and a fireworks display.

5) Treat Dad to something other than socks…

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Socks are a great gift but not third year in a row! Show some initiative and invite dad to a brewery tour followed by a hearty Sunday roast at Trent Navigation. It’s just £20 per person and we know he’ll love it.

6) Father’s Day Bushtucker Challenge at Tropical Butterfly House

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This Father’s Day children can challenge their dads to a Bushtucker Challenge with chocolate grubs and sweets with nasty or nice fillings.

Father’s that succeed in their challenge will win their child a chocolate treat! Are you brave enough? Admission for this event is on a first come first serve basis. Normal admission charges apply and there is no extra charge for the event itself.

Make sure to check out our Father’s Day special offers page for more great ideas.

Posted on 09 June 2017
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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