Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to celebrate Father’s Day


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) Watch a film at Trent Bridge: If your dad cricket is a cricket fan he will relish the chance to visit the iconic Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. This Father’s Day, the ground is hosting an outdoor film festival in conjunction with Broadway Cinema with a line-up which includes Paddington, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Grease. Special lunch and dinner packages are also available.

2) A treat for Dad at Byron’s Brasserie: 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 Steak Night on 20th June as well as a relaxing Sunday Lunch the following day. For something a little different, book an afternoon tea which includes tempting treats such as mini steak pies followed by plum and strawberry scones accompanied by jam and clotted cream. Booking for all events is essential on 0115 9082163 or by email

3) Gear up for a weekend of cycling: Bike mad dads will love Cycle Live which takes place across Father’s Day weekend. This free event takes place at Victoria Embankment and includes the Nottingham City Ride on the Saturday, which is ideal for families with younger children. On the Sunday, take part in the Great Notts Bike Ride which takes you into our idyllic countryside on rides of 25, 50 or 100 miles. Find out more and register for the rides via the website.

4) Say cheers at Craft Beer Week: Nottingham’s inaugural Craft Beer Week draws to a close on Father’s Day – which means there’s still 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.

5) Spend a day with the family at Newark Festival: Set on the banks of the River Trent, the Newark Festival is perfect for your Father’s Day getaway. Whatever Dad’s taste in music, he will find it among the impressive line-up for acts which includes tributes to Cold Play, U2, Kings of Leon and moreon the Friday evening, followed by headliners Boyzone 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.

6) Keep Dad sweet this Father’s Day with Tasty Treats and Flavoursome Fudge

To celebrate Father’s Day The Treat Kitchen launched new Dad Collection which includes flavours such as; chocolate or vanilla rum & raisin, whisky caramel, liquorice, chocolate ginger, rhubarb and custard, chocolate fruit & nut, sticky toffee pudding and much more. The fudge is presented in an attractive hand-wrapped gift box. In addition, The Treat Kitchen have also ordered in some of Dad’s old favourites including wine gums, American hard gums, midget gems, jelly pint pots, Pontefract cakes, liquorice all-sorts and chocolate footballs. All of these delicious delights will be available in their signature doorstep milk bottles as well as in their giant one litre bottles. Customers can also mix and match a selection of Dad’s favourite sweets to create a personalised hamper.

If you’re Dad is busy this Father’s Day and you’re not able to take him out for the day, then why not treat him to a Nottinghamshire beer themed present? Buy him tickets to the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival in our Tourism Centre in the Market Square and you will also receive £1 off a beer gift pack when you purchase your tickets!

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

Posted on 10 June 2015
Featured author: Catherine Allen Marketing Assistant

Arts fan, runner and cyclist who has been living in Nottingham for more than a decade. Loves real ale, craft beer, good food, travelling and sausage dogs.

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