We've chosen some of our favourite events over Father's Day weekend to make wonderful new memories with that special man in your life...
BBC Gardeners' World Live
Green fingered men of the house should head to Birmingham for Father's Day weekend as the BBC Gardeners’ World Live show takes root town to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the BBC2 show. Packed with imaginative idea for transforming any outdoor area into a green oasis, the annual event also boasts impressive show gardens, a blooming marvelous rose festival and family entertainment all weekend long.Children go free on Saturday and Sunday and Tickets include admission to BBC Good Food Show also at the NEC.
They say the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The vibrant street food and craft beer festival at Alexandra Palace, which takes place over four balmy weekends this summer, welcomes more than 30 of the capital's best vendors, plus beers, cocktails, Pimms and other refreshing treats.For Father’s Day weekend, the mouth-watering highlights include melt-in-your-mouth meat from Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House, twice-battered fried chicken courtesy of Mother Clucker and much many more.
Father's Day Sunday Lunch
The World Of Wedgwood museum is dedicated to one of the country’s most beloved ceramics, with a vast collection of around 80,000 objects built up over 250 years. The impeccably designed Dining Hall, which puts a stylish modern spin on an original worker’s canteen, hosts a hearty Father’s Day Sunday lunch. Reserve your table and you can also book a time slot for the man of the house to test his dexterity on a potter’s wheel and skilfully transform a lump of lifeless clay into an expressive work of art.
Death of a salesman
When it comes to depicting the complex relationship between a proud father and his brood, Arthur Miller’s emotionally wrought drama is one of the tour-de-forces of the 20th century. The Royal and Derngate’s splendid production directed with verve by Abigail Graham on a stage dominated by a neon sign that reads Land of the Free explores the devastating cost of the American dream through the eye of world weary travelling salesman Willy Loman who is facing unemployment and losing of respect of his wife Linda.
The UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture has been a highlight of Liverpool’s summer calendar since 1992, and the event moved to its current home in Sefton Park a decade later to cope with the huge demand. This year’s 25th anniversary festival coincides with Father’s Day weekend and boasts a vibrant programme of music, entertainment, food and drink that will draw record crowds of all ages to share in a message of multiculturalism and tolerance.
Weston Park International Model Air Show
Magnificent men in their flying machines entertain crowds at the 22nd annual air show, which attracts visitors and pilots from around the world to the picturesque grounds of the 15th century stately home nestled in the gorgeous Shropshire countryside. This year’s event concludes on Father’s Day weekend, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for families and modellers to enjoy aerial demonstrations from The Trig Aerobatic Team, the aerobatic GliderFX display team and Peter Davies’ world class Auto Gyro Display,On Saturday, the festivities continue as night falls with a live band, plus funfair and craft stalls.