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Things to do on Father’s Day June 17th 2018

Posted on May 20, 2018 |

Your dad.  Taxi service. Bank. Giver of advice. Backbone of family.  You may want to treat him this Father’s Day to something really special.   We at Yorkshire Appetite Food Tour have a few suggestions of ways to celebrate the uniqueness and love of your dad.   Just a few suggestions to ponder over ready for the day on 17th June.

  1. The Harrogate Food Tour

Who doesn’t love food and beer? An afternoon out including a gentle stroll around the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, discovering it’s historical and cultural sites and trying five delicious tastings of Yorkshire Food or drink. So much more than a simple lunch out, one with a different course in a different establishment in the thriving independent food and drink industry.   An afternoon which will leave you satisfied in both stomach and head.   A must for the foodie dad.

  1. 1940s Day in the Valley Gardens

Now in its 8th year and hugely popular. There are market stalls to browse, wartime military vehicles and vintage cars to see and The Harrogate Band and Harrogate Harmony Barbershop Chorus to listen to.   If weather is favourable, we even get a thrilling low level flypast.   There are activities for children, food trucks, tea, tombolas or bring your own father’s day picnic.

  1. Bushcraft Day at Beningborough Hall

Unleash his inner Ray Mears: with a range of bushcraft activities run from a tipi your dad can try his hand at natural firelighting, campfire cooking, wood carving and making bug hotels.   Each activity needs to be pre-booked and is only £5. There is beer available from Treboom Brewary and demonstrations to watch such as shelter building and bow and arrow making – useful for later activities!   Open at 10.30 and activities start at 11 am. Until 5 pm.

  1. Yorkshire Waterways Museum

For the Dad who would rather sit back and relax, go to this delightful museum.  He can discover the story of Good Docks  and see Tugs and Tom pudding trains which transported the coal from Yorkshire to the big ships.  Located at Dutch River Side in Goole DN14 5TB, admission to the museum is free and there are boat trips and a café to enjoy too.  Open from 9 until 4 there is also the chance to watch Bird of Prey demonstrations.

  1. Drive Dad Around the Bend

Does your Dad watch Top Gear? He is going to love this Father’s Day package at the Coniston in Skipton. The  Conistron 4×4 is one experience offering a 1 hour 4×4 off roading experience set amongst the rolling hills of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.  With over 5 ½ miles of purpose built course your dad can test his skills and tackle obstacles like the Bannisters’ Banks, Pheasant’s Leap and the Lagoon.   For the adventurous types.

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