Great Days Out for Father’s Day in Bradford & District

Treat your Dad on Sunday 18 June 2017 with a Father’s Day trip to one of our special places or events.

Treat Dad to a nostalgic ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.  Step back in time on the Railway Children’s Railway in the heart of Brontë Country. Immerse yourself in the history of the railways and experience a really big, noisy adventure. Visit one of the greatest working steam railways and enjoy a steam filled action-packed day out for all the family!

Let your Dad unleash his inner rock god at the Bowie Experience one of the world’s favourite and most authentic tributes to the thin white duke.  An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let’s Dance. (Fri 16 June, 7:30pm)

For the culture vulture Dad, don’t miss a golden opportunity to feast your eyes on some spectacular treasures.  Visit the Splendours of the Subcontinent at Cartwright Hall, an exhibition of dazzling Indian treasures from the Royal Collection. It’s the only chance to see the collection in the north of England!

Seeking a theatrical experience, open-air theatre is coming to Roberts Park, Saltaire! This years play is A Midsummer Nights Dream.  A firm favourite of many and maddening tale of love, faeries and comical mistakes.  (Saturday 17th June – 2pm Matinee & 7pm Evening Performance & Sunday 18th June – 2pm Matinee & 7pm Evening Performance.)

Our Hot Pick! Visiting Saltaire at the weekend….take a trip on the Shipley Glen Tramway Victorian funicular railway is a must do.  Dating from 1895, the tramway was built to transport passengers to the local beauty spot of Shipley Glen.  At nearly a quarter of a mile long, the gentle woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path.

If he’s sport mad, The Aegon Ilkley Trophy tennis tournament is set to be a big hit, welcoming a host of international tennis players, who will stake their claim on the pristine grass courts of the Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.  17-25 June, don’t miss your chance to be front row at this exciting tournament.

After long day, Sunbridgewells tunnels offers a host of different experiences for a relaxing time or fun night out with dad.  You can have a bite to eat at the Sunbridge Lounge, or find a place to drink there’s lots of choice, a specialist gin bar, cocktails at the Alibi, a traditional pub at the Rose & Crown or Wallers Brewery for craft beers.

Looking to put a big smile on Dad’s face this Father’s day for inspiration & events.