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 Yorkshire’s got an abundance of gift options, attractions or days out to help you do just that.
If you fancy treating dad to a little bit of Yorkshire, check out these gift options from across the county that are available to order online or collect in store.
Does your dad have a sweet tooth? From cakes to tea and biscuit gift boxes, Bettys and Bothams of Whitby are delivering a delicious selection.
We all know dads and BBQ’s go hand in hand, so why not treat the family to a BBQ box from somewhere like Vanessa Delicatessen & Cafe or Robertshaw’s Farm shop.
Cannon Hall Farm Shop have got a massive selection of dad-friendly gifts, whether you’re a traditionalist and prefer to give him socks, or if you’d rather go all out with a hamper.
While Cannon Hall Farm itself remains closed for the time being, the animals are still being looked after behind closed doors. If your dad has a soft spot for farm animals, you could even adopt one on his behalf as an extra special gift.
Raise a glass to dad with a bottle of Gin, distilled right here in Yorkshire. Choose from Masons Yorkshire Gin, York Gin Company, Spirit of Harrogate, Hotham’s and more all offering doorstep delivery.
Let dad pour his own pint with a local Yorkshire brew. If beer’s his beverage of choice, check out Little Valley Brewery and Black Sheep Brewery. View more Yorkshire breweries.
Social distance with dad
With lockdown easing slightly, it means you can hang out with dad if you keep 2 metres apart! Here are a few places you might want to enjoy together.
Enjoy a walk around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal and take in the awe-inspiring water gardens. Make sure you book your visit online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Burton Constable Hall & Grounds have recently reopened, with a reduced capacity to ensure visitor safety. You can enjoy their gardens, walks and trails and grab a bite to eat at the Stables Kitchen. Book online to guarantee entry.
Book your visit online to explore the gardens at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Unfortunately, the house remains closed but the gardens are open for visitors to enjoy while social distancing and the shop and café are operational.
The garden and parklands at Beningbrough are now open but you need to book your place online before you go as they’re running a timed entry service.
Take a hike with dad and explore some of Yorkshire’s best trails. Check out these waterfalls, woods and wildlife walks or these dog friendly coastal walks.
Plan now, enjoy later
If you’re unable to spend time together this Father’s Day, why not purchase a voucher for an experience or treat online now, to enjoy together later.
Check out the vouchers Yorkshire has to offer from your favourite attractions, cafes, overnight stays and more here.