Father's Day ideas

Go Ape, Dalby Forest

Take to the trees in a series of death defying challenges designed to bring out your inner ape. Use the ropes to Tarzan your way through the forest and tackle the famous zip wire.


Harewood House Fathers Day classic car event, Harewood

This special Father's Day event celebrates its 21st Year this year. Originally starting life as a Classic Car Rally but this event has now grown considerably over the years to feature more entertainment and make it a fun packed day for all the family.


Xscape Father's Day, Castleford

Take dad on a sporting adventure at Xscape, where he can surf free indoors and ski free for an hour too. And when he's worked up an appetite on the slopes, he can also eat free at Chiquito or Frankie and Benny's.


Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms, Helmsley

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with the whole family on Father's Day. The pianist will be playing whilst you enjoy a selection of sandwiches, delicious cakes and warm home-made scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.


Father's Day Sunday Lunch at Bolton Castle, Leyburn

Treat Dad to a special roast sunday lunch with a bottle of beer of choice for Dad or a glass of wine/soft drink. Meal includes roast sirloin of beef or roast loin of pork , roast potatoes, yorkies and all the trimmings with red wine gravy.


Father's Day Vintage Vehicles at Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton

Any dad with a love of machinery will be in heaven at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming's Vintage Vehicles this father's day weekend. With a variety of old-school tractors and other farm machinery on display.


Coniston Hotel Land Rover experience, Coniston Cold

Give dad a chance to prove his driving skills on a challenging off-road course by Land Rover at Coniston Hotel. From unbelievable slopes to deep rutted tracks, he'll be sure to meet his match.


Black Sheep Brewery, Masham

Sometimes there's nothing better for an exhausted dad than a nice pint, so why not treat him to one of the nicest pints in Yorkshire at the Black Sheep Brewery. A tour of the famous factory can be followed up by a sneaky sampling in the bar at the end.


Bawtry Paintball Fields, Bawtry

Dad will love living out his favourite action film at Europe's largest paintball field. With a variety of well-constructed arenas in which to play classic or unusual paintball games, you can see why it's been voted the UK's best five years running.


Park Lodge Shooting School, Goole

Join dad in the ultimate country pursuit of shooting, taking aim at clay pigeons in a variety of games or taking a coaching course to hone your skills under the eye of seasoned professionals.


Sherburn Aero Club trial flights, Sherburn-in-Elmet

For a Father's Day he'll never forget, what could be better than a private flying lesson with a qualified instructor? Spend an hour in the sky getting to grips with the basics, or even get some loops and rolls in for the ultimate adventure!


How Stean gorge scrambling, Pateley Bridge

If your dad's the outdoorsy type, he'll be in his element in this unique piece of dales geography. From a gentle amble through the awe-inspiring gorge to strenuous scrambling and a punishing trek through icy water, there's fun for all tastes to be had


Pesky Husky, Stationdale

What to do with the dad who's done everything? Husky trekking with North York Moors kennels Pesky Husky is sure to be a first. He'll be leader of the pack as the ‘musher' of a Husky team, and he'll learn a thing or two about the breed along the way.


Flamingo Land, Malton

There's nothing like a good old fashioned rollercoaster to bring out the boy in any grown-up dad, and Flamingo Land has all the fun of the fair plus a couple of record breakers. To make the regression to boyhood complete, a visit to the theme park's zoo is sure to do the trick.


Yorkshire Trike Tours, Ilkley

Unleash your dad's inner rebel on the Dales with a chauffeur driven tour on board a beefy trike. Combining the thrill of a bike with the safety of a car, it's a unique way to see the national park and it's great fun too.


Ranger for the day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster

So he's been to the zoo and thinks he's got the hang of the animals, let him take the next step and try being a deputy ranger for the day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. He'll shadow the duties of a real park ranger including feeding and getting right up close with the animals.


IMAX at National Media Museum, Bradford

Everybody loves a trip to the cinema, so to make it special for your dad why not times it by 10? That's what you get with the IMAX at Bradford's National Media Museum. It was the UK's first cinema of its kind and a mind blowing way to watch the latest blockbusters, with a truly vast screen and top quality audio.