Father’s Day- The 5 best places to take Dad!
June is jam-packed with events this year… not only have we seen the start of the summer sun and the fantastic Euro 2020 matches… we also get to show our appreciation for the dad-joking father figures in our lives this weekend (20th June 2021)!
Give Dad a day out he won’t forget this year with our fool-proof guide for a family day out!
For the Designated Driver Dads:
Cars at the Castle- Hever Castle, Kent
On the 19th & 20th, cars from across the country will be on display, from vintage models to supercars, it’s a gearhead’s dream day out. Over the weekend, the venue expects to see up to 300 cars of varying ages from UK enthusiast and collectors’ clubs.
For the Musical Masters:
Live Jazz – Chiddingstone Castle, Kent (13:30-17:00)
Mike Pygott and hit Hot Club Trio present the musical stylings of gypsy jazz, swing and blues to get you on your feet this weekend. Pack a picnic, sit back and enjoy the show.
For the Treasure Hunters:
Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade- Maidstone, Kent
The colourful herd has arrived in town, with 50 unique patchwork sculptures popping up around Maidstone, creating a fabulous family art trail!
Download the free app to get your hands on this magical map!
For the Monet’s in the Making:
The Medway Print Festival – Medway, Kent
The 6th annual print festival is on now, and has been extended due to popular demand! Running until 30th June, exhibitions, workshops and digital courses are at your fingertips. Let your creativity break free, without breaking the bank as many of the exhibitions are free. For the full programme list for the festival, head to their website.
For the Locomotive Lovers:
Riley’s Miniature Railway- Isfield, Sussex
This non-profit railway gives 100% of fares and donations to the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London, making your fun day a great way to support charity! It has generous free parking and super affordable prices of 50p per person per ride. As well as the family fun miniature journeys, the railway is bursting with heritage as preserved steam and diesel trains are offering a two-mile round trip, passing a grade II listed signal box and a pit stop café.
This year Father’s Day is perfectly aligned with the governments long and tiresome road out of lockdown, most aspects of normal pre-Covid life back open for business albeit with social distancing rules in place. These are just 5 different ideas to get the family out; ignore the gift guides and articles full of pricey mainly useless gadgets, go and spend time with your father this year, take him out to one of our local restaurants or watering holes and just appreciate being able to do exactly that!
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