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Father’s Day in York 2022 – Things to do and lovely gift ideas

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It’s that time of year again when those of us lucky enough to have our dads around (or someone who does those dadly things for us) scrabble to find a way to say thank you for the things they do for us. While there’s a lot to be said for keeping it simple (and nothing says I love you like burnt toast and crumbs in the bed), if you’d like to do something extra, here are some ideas for things to do around York and some lovely things to give.


Ambiente York

Free glass of wine at Ambiente Tapas

Dine at Ambiente Tapas or Tabanco by Ambiente on Father’s Day and they’ll treat the dad of the day to a glass of 175ml house wine. Use the code FD22 when booking – Visit the website for more info.


No1 GuestHouse Hotel York

Book a made-for-men treatment at No1, York

New boutique hotel, No.1, York, on Bootham welcomes non-residents to its stunning below-ground spa (we’ve been – it’s gorgeous). Why not book a Relax Regimen, a made-for-men ritual that includes a back, neck and shoulder massage and facial. Not a spa guy? Their Sunday lunch is delicious and you can get free pudding with your Little Vikings Family Card too! No.1, 1 Clifton, York YO30 6AAVisit the website


Castle Howard Father's Day

Father’s Day Classic Car Show at Castle Howard

Enjoy a spectacular day of motoring heritage at Castle Howard, ideal for enthusiasts, families, and day-trippers, featuring exciting displays of vintage vehicles to classic motorcycles, trade and autojumble stalls, food and drink. Father’s Day at Castle Howard will be automotive heaven as hundreds of classic cars descend on the site offering visitors a great day out. Visit the Castle Howard website for more details


Agility York Father's Day

Dads go free at Agility York

Get sweaty together at Agility, York’s ninja warrior course, for Father’s Day. Dads go free with every child ticket purchased! Limited tickets available – book online


Hotel du Vin York Bistro

Father’s Day Feast at Hotel du Vin

Enjoy an indulgent Sunday lunch and raise a glass to the father figure in your life at Hotel du Vin York. It really is a feast, so arrive hungry! Pre-booking is strongly advised. Visit the website for more details


Middletons York

Sparkling Sunday lunch at Middletons York

Head to Middletons York – one of the loveliest family-friendly hotels in the city centre – for a Father’s Day Sunday lunch to remember. Visit the Middletons website for more details


Brosworth Hall classic car show

Classic car weekend at Brodsworth Hall

Vroom vroom! Visit Brodsworth Hall on 18th & 19th June (10am to 5pm) for a weekend of classic cars. See a variety of cars, from vintage vehicles to modern motors from the 1980s and 1990s. Book in advance to save. Visit the Brodsworth hall website for more info.


Cannon Hall Farm Father's Day

Friends on the Farm at Cannon Hall Farm

Head to Cannon Hall Farm on 18th & 19th June for Friends on the Farm. The line-up includes Jules Hudson (host of Springtime on the Farm) plus Peter Wright, Julian Norton plus Matt, Shona and David from The Yorkshire Vet. This special weekend celebration includes live music from a brass band, talks and demos, meet the animals and more. Visit the Cannon Hall Farm website.


Father's Day Balloon Tree York

Father’s Day pork pie and deli boxes from The Balloon Tree

From ‘Dad’ pork pies to boxes brimming with local produce, give everyone a day off catering and let The Balloon Tree provide the food this Father’s Day. Pre-order online through The Balloon Tree website.


Fathers Day York

Father’s Day Gift Selection at Love Cheese

Who doesn’t love cheese?! Vegans and vegetarians aside, this selection of cheese and mini pork pies from Love Cheese on Gillygate is bound to hit the spot. Visit the website for more info and to book


Father's Day Bettys

Father’s Day Gift Bag from Bettys

This selection of Bettys teatime treats is delightful: a tasting selection of hand-finished artisan chocolates joins craft bakers’ buttery Yorkshire Shortbread and indulgent Chocolate & Orange biscuits, to be enjoyed with delicious Colombian coffee. Visit the Bettys website for details and to order.


Play to Par Golf Academy York

Have a round of virtual golf at Play to Par

If the Dad of the day is into golf, why not check out Play to Par, the new indoor golf academy in Poppleton? Play against each other as a family and pick up some skills too. Find out more on the Play to Par website


Dalby Forest

Go for a lovely walk

If the weather’s good, why not pack a picnic and head out for a walk together? Take a look at our guide to the best places for a family walk in and around York.


Scarborough Castle

Head to the seaside

Grab your buckets and spades and head off to the Yorkshire Coast. Whether you fancy hunting for fossils or hiring a pedalo, here’s our guide to the Yorkshire coast for kids.


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