We think dads are pretty cool, so we’re happy to buy into the idea of making a fuss of them, even if Father’s Day was invented by a card company. Card companies don’t make money from our household, mind you – it’s messy child-made cards only here. But we might just push the boat out and have a day out somewhere, especially if the weather stays like this. The National Trust have some great things going on in and around York for Father’s Day – here’s our pick.
Car-mad Dad? There’ll be the chance to see a selection of vintage cars up close at lovely Nunnington Hall on Father’s Day. They’ll be on display all day, allowing lots of time for a tearoom treat. Eat outside for a chance to see the beautiful peacocks.
Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, near York YO62 5UY – 11am to 5pm – Sunday 19th June 2016 – normal admission prices (National Trust members free)
We had an awesome day out at Brimham Rocks recently, and we’d be tempted to go back on Father’s Day for den-building. Free, but booking essential. Suitable for accompanied children aged 5+.
Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW – 1pm to 2.30pm – booking essential; call 01423 780688 – car parking £5 per day (National Trust members free)
Enjoy the sounds of the scout bands from Beningbrough Hall’s bandstand on a fun day out at Beningbrough Hall, just 25 minutes from York. Can’t be bothered to make another picnic? Treat the man of the moment – and the rest of you – to a roast dinner in the cafe.
Beningbrough Hall Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire YO30 1DD – 10.30am to 5pm (gardens) – normal admission charges (National Trust members free)
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