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Celebrate Fathers Day in Yorkshire

Dads are special.

They’re a willing taxi service, a 24/7 bank and a pawn in a game of ‘my dad is bigger than your dad’.

But, more importantly, they’re a best friend, a person whose shoulders were a welcome haven for tired little legs and the ally we would call upon when mum said the dreadful word… ‘no’.

So it is only fair that this Father’s Day, we make them feel as special as they have always made us feel - and in Yorkshire there is an abundance of attractions and events that will help you to do just that.

If you’re looking to go on an adventure with your dad then there is an array of adrenaline-fueled options.

Another World is the ultimate outdoor adventure centre that promises a fantastic experience. With activities ranging from archery and go-karting to den building and bushcraft, there are hours of fun to be had in Halifax.

Show your dad just how much of a ‘little monkey’ you actually are at Go Ape! at Dalby Forest – the UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure is an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides that will take you above the tree tops for an exhilarating experience together.

The Coniston in Skipton is offering a range of Father’s Day packages including a chance to ‘drive dad round the bend’ with a 1 hour 4x4 off roading experience at Coniston 4x4. Set amongst the rolling hills of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, this will make Father’s Day the most memorable yet.

With free admission for Fathers and Grandfathers when accompanying their child, the award-winning Studfold Adventure Trail is another spectacular way to spend Father’s Day, surrounded by stunning views of Nidderdale.

Sheffield-born Paul Smith is England’s Strongest Man 2016/17 and he will be joined by three other strongmen to put on a show for families in Doncaster this Father’s Day in an awe-inspiring display of strength at Lakeside Village, Doncaster.

There are more tranquil options too. If your dad would like to just kick back and relax and enjoy a boat trip, BBQ and watch a fascinating birds of prey show, then the Yorkshire Waterways Museum has you covered.

There are also plenty of special menus for him to sample this weekend too.

Cedar Court Hotels have really embraced Father’s Day this year offering events at three of their venues. Grill [54] is hosting a delicious lunch with fun for all the family, complete with table magician and games room. Cedar Court, Harrogate is offering the unique opportunity to say ‘cheers’ to your dad with a steak and a car wash and Wakefield has a 3 course lunch with a free, well-deserved, pint for all dads.

Tapton Hall also has a sumptuous menu planned to make dad’s day, as does Swinton Park, who have a ‘man-sized’ afternoon tea treat that includes a Masham pork pie and for dessert, a whiskey trifle.

When you’re all done in, why not take your dad for a well-deserved pint at one of Yorkshire’s fantastic pubs – you can also vote for your favourite here!