The sun’s shining and Father’s Day is fast approaching. Our children have already decided what to give Mr Viking to say thank you for his hard work, patience and cheese toasties (spoiler alert: it’s something that goes on your feet before you put on your shoes…). If you’re looking for a more original gift or experience, take a look at our ideas, from things to buy to places to go around York.
Paint at home with Rainbows Ceramics
Nothing beats a hand-made gift, so why not paint one together on the day? Or just enjoy a family painting session? Choose your items and colours, collect from Rainbows Ceramics and get creative! Use your Little Vikings Family Card for a 10% discount on your items (subject to availability).
Tuck into a Sunday feast at Middletons
Enjoy a sparkling Father’s Day Sunday lunch cooked by someone else, and the washing up is taken care of too! There’ll be three courses and a little surprise to look forward to, too.
Stroll around York and pick up some street food
If you’re after something more casual, why not take a trip into York and pick up something delicious from Shambles Market or one of the other street food vendors? There are some great family-friendly seating areas on Parliament Street and near the Minster, too.
Buy him some local beer
Ainsty Ales has a range of options, from beer in a box to beer and chocolate tasting sets and even a beer lover’s bundle. Free delivery over £50 and local delivery for York.
Go for a family picnic
Stack up the sandwiches, chop up some veg that nobody will eat (but will make you feel less guilty about the inevitable ice cream) and stuff some crisps in a bag: it’s picnic time! Here are some of our favourite places to picnic in and around York. Why not let the dad of the day have first dibs on the biggest biscuit?
Tuck into a Yorkshire feast from The Balloon Tree
Heading out for a picnic? Splash out on a delicious selection of deli delights from The Balloon Tree, including a ‘DAD’ pork pie and Malteser cake – sold!
Stock up on some wine
Ambiente has some lovely gifts for dads who like wine or sherry. Order a box through the website or book a table for lunch and enjoy eating out again at the Fossgate or Goodramgate restaurants.
Go for a Yorkshire walk
Why not stick on your trainers and head out for a family walk? There are some amazing places to explore, and most of them are free to access. How about Brimham Rocks, Sutton Bank or Dalby Forest (just pay to park)?
Have a round of wizard golf
If the kids think their dad is magic, why not take him for a round of wizard golf at York’s newest family attraction, The Hole in Wand? Based in Coppergate, it’s fun for the whole family. Use your Little Vikings Family Card to enjoy ice cream, coffee or a hot dog for just £1!