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June 14, 2018


Father’s Day. The day for celebrating our dads for the support and patience they’ve shown us over the years. Your dad may have taught you to ride a bike or use a hammer or even cook a good meal.

Has your dad got a favourite place? Maybe he now lives away from his hometown, travelling to areas of nostalgia are always a great day out. Take the opportunity to learn more about your father’s history and how he grew up. If you need to do some travelling, you can even extend your time together by stopping in a hotel.

Looking for things to do near the M1? There are a whole host of events and activities going on over Father’s Day and the weekend. We put together some events that could be of interest. Whether he sees himself as a fashion icon or a nature buff, we can help you find the perfect day to spend with your dad.

Get Out and See

The National Trust has an array of amazing events going on across the UK for Father’s Day. From hands-on events like wood carving and bow and arrow making to an annual rubber duck race. Head over to Dunstable Downs and go kite flying from the top of the Downs or visit Duffield Castle in Derbyshire, one of England’s largest castles!

If you don’t fancy attending an event, or people aren’t dad’s thing, there are some beautiful sites to see around Nottingham. Explore Sherwood Forest, historic home of the legendary Robin Hood, or go fishing on the banks of the beautiful River Trent.

Get Up and Do

Active families probably don’t want to be stuck inside over Father’s Day and are likely not going to see a sit-down meal as much of a celebration either. Instead, why not head out to the park, plan a picnic and play some outdoor sports and games. If you wanted to go a bit more extreme, you can purchase excursions such as Flying Lessons and Driving Experiences.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Is your dad a foodie? Or maybe he’s got a taste for expensive wines? There’s a host of excellent restaurants around Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Alternatively, you could put together a tasting or find an experience, from whiskeys to spirits and beer. There are also several fantastic breweries in Nottingham that offer guided tours.

Whatever you plan to do this Father’s Day, do it in style and let your dad know how much you care. If you want to plan a stay over the Father’s Day weekend, our Best Western Nottingham Derby hotel, near the M1 is the ideal location for reaching many of the attractions in the area.

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