Father's Day is on its way
Posted on May 25 2013
Your father is the first man you ever loved. He carried you on his shoulders so you could see the world around you, and brought you up on laughter, silly faces, exciting adventures and endless wisdom. Father's Day is on it's way, so let us help you plan an extra special day for your old man, full of treasured moments.
There's nothing most dads will appreciate more than a good hearty, home cooked meal. Take inspiration from our English Dinner collection, and whip up a classic dish such as Toad-in-the-Hole, Bangers and Mash, Roast Beef, Shepherd's Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding or Spotted Dick & Custard.
If you're planning a day out, why not prepare a hearty picnic hamper? Dads will love a picnic of sausage rolls, scotch eggs and pork pies. Why not include his favourite cheese and jar of chutney, and a bottle of his favourite beer. Decorate the hamper with little gifts such as a rolled up Victoria Eggs tea towel, or a mug filled with goodies like sweets, chocolate or coffee.
If the kitchen is your dad's domain, get him kitted out with Victoria Eggs matching kitchenware collections, including aprons, tea towels, mugs and oven mitts. If he loves city living he'll be thrilled with the Airifx London collection in three bold colours, featuring iconic symbols from London life. If he's a fan of classic pub grub, he'll get tonnes of inspiration cooking with the English Dinner collection, printed in the style of a classic pub menu. If your dad's a cheeky chappy, he'll love the banter the Cockney Rhyming Slang collection brings.
Do something awesome!
Great Days Out in the UK
Father's Day at Kensington Palace
Visit Kensington Palace on Father's Day for a day dedicated to dads, including a mini-sports day with retro games, a live jazz trio and a picnic area in the Orangery.
Build Your Own at the National Army Museum
Ladettes and lads, bring along your dads to celebrate Father's Day with this weekend of mini-build activities that take in everything from tanks to trebuchets. Or tackle the museum's rock-climbing wall, try out the rifle training range and explore the handling collection.
Father's Day with the National Trust
The National Trust has a great array of activities perfect for Dad's and all the family. Ale and a hog roast and free entry for dads at Scotney Castle in Kent; boat trips and classic motor displays in County Down; falconry flying displays in Worcestershire; plus gardening, beer tasting, camping, BBQs, and many more activities across the country.