Dad’s Day Out

By June 1, 2015Features-Leeds
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Struggling for Father’s Day inspiration? Think outside the box with JLife’s round-up of unique dad-appropriate expeditions across the Leeds area.


The Driving Force

Don’t stray too far from the North Leeds suburb this Father’s Day by taking dad to the Yorkshire Post Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Harewood House on 21st June.


From 10am, car fanatics can admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars. On the day there’ll be a full arena programme showcasing all the vehicles – with entertainment for all the family throughout the day – and prizes will be given out at the end of the day for best in class.


The arena’s headline act for this year is Nigel Morris with BIGFOOT® #17 monster truck which featured on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway!


Who knows, dad could pick up all the extra knowledge he needs to replace Top Gear’s prime presenter Jeremy Clarkson?!




Sweet Treat

For dads who have a sweet tooth, nothing can be better than the gift of chocolate.


Step beyond the usual box of confectionary to treat him to a Chocolate Tasting Adventure at Hotel Chocolat on Boar Lane where – over two delicious hours – he will gain delicious insider knowledge and tasting tips for his future chocolate indulgences.


The 6pm session on 20th June costs £50 per head – well worth it to see dad’s eyes light up like a child in a sweetshop! Why not take a bite to eat in Hotel Chocolat’s popular restaurant Roast & Conch afterwards, giving dad the opportunity to recount his experience over a family meal.




Football Crazy

With the football season at a close, dads will be desperately searching for their soccer fix.


Reward your diehard Leeds United fanatic dad with a stadium tour plus a three-course carvery meal at Elland Road. On 21stJune, families can take in the sights of the championship team’s arena including the dressing rooms, trophy room, TV gantry and the pitch followed by a tasty dinner.


Tour times include 11.30am with food service at 12.15pm, 12.30pm with food service at 1.15pm and 1.30pm with food service at 2.15 pm. Under three’s eat free while adults pay £19.95 and children’s tickets are £12.95




The Great Outdoors

If it’s an outdoor adventure your dad will enjoy then head over to Studfold Adventure Trail near Harrogate on 21st June.


Deemed a family day out with a difference, dads and grandads will receive free admission when accompanying their children to the countryside site in North Yorkshire.


Studfold’s Explore, Discover and Learn Trail is designed specifically for family days out aimed at children aged between two and 12. By combining the fresh air, fun and adventure of the outdoors with many attractions and interesting facts, kids, dads and grandads alike will learn lots of new things about nature.


Activities on the day include Father’s Day card making, and the surroundings are perfect for a summer picnic!