Make Father’s Day Special | Visit Bradford & District

fathersday1Treat your Dad on Sunday 17 June 2018 with a Father’s Day trip to one of our special places or events.

Let’s get the bikes out. Let’s have fun with dad. It’s #BikeWeek time to head out for a family friendly ride. Join the Airedale Greenway connecting the towns along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Or explore the Great Northern Railway Trail which takes in a number of attractions throughout Bradford district. The disused railway tracks are an excellent way to safely enjoy the countryside and to see the natural beauty of the area.

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!

Visit Cliffe Castle Museum on Father’s Day for a FREE music performance, 2pm on Sunday 17th June. Adare are a duo consisting of a singer and a pianist who perform popular music from the 60s through to today. There is no need to book, you can just turn up and enjoy.

For the culture vulture Dad, don’t miss a golden opportunity to feast your eyes on some spectacular art. Visit Cartwright Hall where David Hockney found inspiration as child.  The Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall focuses on his life and work.  Follow in Hockney’s footsteps to Cartwright Hall and see the large iconic pool scene ‘Le Plongeur’.

Seeking a theatrical experience, open-air theatre is coming to Saltaire! Shakespeare in the Park ‘As You Like It’. A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and featuring some of his best- loved characters. (16 & 17 June – 2pm Matinee & 7pm Evening Performance.)

The perfect Father’s Day gift is waiting for you! An array of shows for your dad to enjoy this summer, whether he’s a music fan, comedy lover or a theatre buff you are certain to find a show to suit at Bradford Theatres.

Build a mini raft for Father’s Day at NT East Riddlesden Hall. Put Dad’s skills to the test and see who can build the best mini raft with sticks and leaves. (17 June)

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 Fuzion 100 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.  16-24 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.