Make Father’s Day Special

Treat your dad or someone special on Sunday 21 June 2020. Ways to celebrate Father’s Day while social distancing with a Bradford connection.

Enjoy A Bike Ride

Let’s have fun with dad, while maintaining safe social distancing practices, Let’s get the bikes out and 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. An excellent way to enjoy the countryside and to see the natural beauty of the area. Guidance on riding outdoors can be found at the British Cycling website.

Art in the Park, Lister Park

Stroll around Lister Park* to view sculpture and public artwork, some on loan by the artists, others from Bradford’s own collections. See Bingley based artist Marcus Levine’s steel clout nail sculpture ‘Hung Out to Dry’ and family favourite, fibre glass ‘Hochlandbew’ by Otmar Alt. Here’s a handy little guide to download. *Stay two metres apart from others.

Eating In

Cook up something delicious for dad (If you live together) try these authentic curry dishes.  Alternatively treat dad to something special, find out if his favorite local restaurant is offering delivery, and schedule an order to be dropped off shortly before your video chat.

Visit A Musuem Virtually

For your virtual Father’s Day celebration, you and dad can visit Bradford Museums — from the comfort of your own settee. Take a virtual tour around Cliffe Castle Museum the home of a Victorian millionaire, full of incredible artefacts.

Watch Hidden History: The Lost Portraits of Bradford on iplayer. The secrets of a lost archive of portrait photos showing the changing face of Bradford in the 20th century. Presenter Shanaz Gulzar tracks down people in the portraits.

Watch a Classic Film

Host a movie night while social distancing, synchronise a movie showing and chat about it afterwards, share your favourite bits. Stuck for something to watch? Take a look at some of the films and TV shows from Bradford’s Film Heritage for inspiration.

Quiz Time

How well do you know the history of the Alhambra Theatre? Test your knowledge and take Bradford Theatres fun online quiz!

Discover Live Stream Concerts

Watch a live stream concert, support The Live Room of Saltaire. Buy your tickets: Martin Harley, Friday 19 June. One for all you fans of great guitar players out there, Martin is in demand the world over and known for his fantastic live shows.

Find the Perfect Gift

The high street reopens in time to find the perfect gift. ‘Shop local’ Bradford traders are ready to welcome customers back! There’s something to suit everyone and every budget.

Support Local – your local businesses need you! It’s Father’s Day on 21 June, so if you’re looking at buying dad a special something, take a look at the local retailers online at Bradford Street Market every Thursday 9am–5pm. Maybe send him some flowers using a local florist? Or even vouchers for his favourite restaurant, for a future visit.

Give your dad a great present, the gift of theatre! Whether you book for a show next year, sign him up as a Friend of Bradford Theatres or buy a gift voucher so he can choose himself – it’s a great way to show him how much you care.

Virtual Bradford ♥ #RediscoverBradford