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Father's Day is on June 17th so now you can't forget to buy him a card but what do you get him as a present ? Most dads when asked what your time, they want time spent together as a family, if you are a young family then great there are lots of easy things to do like go down to the park and have a kick about or even spend time in the back garden together.
If you are a bit older why not tear yourself away from your busy life and go out for the day sharing some of his interests there are all sorts of events on up and down the country:
Events for History Buffs:
English Heritage have a wide range of special dad centred events which progress through the eras starting with a Dad's Roman Army event where dads can sign up to become a Roman Legionnaire for the day and learn all about being a Roman soldier. Unsurprisingly this event is at Chesters Roman Fort and Museum at the north east end of Hadrian's wall. If your father sees himself more as being a medieval knight then you need to head off to Kenilworth Castle or Bolsover Castles in Warwickshire or Derbyshire or he can learn to be a Swordmaster at Conisbrough Castle in Doncaster.
Events for Petrol Heads:
There are several Classic Car Shows up and down the country including Warwick Castle, Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, and Audley End House and Gardens. See signature cars of the ages from VW Camper Vans, to beautiful vintage Jaguars. Of if it's more two wheels that Dad is interested in then visit the Custom Motorcycle Show at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire or the Harley Davidson Rally at the American Museum in Britain at Bath. If all this is a bit staid and it really is the roar of the engine and the smell of the petrol then head on off to Silverstone where there is a British MotoGP event on - motorcycle racing at its very best.
Events for the Animal Lover:
Paignton Zoo are running a competition where you hand in a photo of your dad and nominate which animal looks most like him - the winner wins a year long adoption of the appropriate animal at the zoo. Dad's also get £1 off the admission prices and a specially priced pint and pasty for lunch for only £5. If you need something a bit more serious how about a special Father's Day Walking With Wolves experience at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Newbury.
Other ideas include the National Laughing Festival and Championships in Manchester or the Open Farm Event organised by Linking Environment and Farming where farms invite you to spend the day with them on Father's Day so if Dad was originally a country lad, or has always dreamed of owning a farm or even passionate about his allotment then this could be the one for you. There are participating farms right across England so there is bound to be one near to you.
So go on treat your father to that important time with the family and enjoy a day out on his special day. This is of course a taster of what is available there is bound to be something going on in your area but we hope we've given you some ideas.