Since 1910, this is a day of the year – usually the third Sunday in June – when fathers are particularly honoured by their children.
"Let's spoil your dad on Sunday, it's Father's Day"
Hello, especially to dads.
What better way to celebrate Father's Day than to pick one of today's selected recommendations? They've been made by dads, after all – and as we've picked each one by different users, there should be something here to suit all tastes.
However... if you're a partner of a dad who hasn't downloaded Kinfo on his phone yet, why not do it for him? It will help him stay up-to-date with any tried-and-tested activities – that have been recommended by other parents. Word-of-mouth tips can make those decisions about what to do and where to go so much easier to decide.
Happy Dad's Day then. Put your feet up!!
Central London's newest museum has had sack loads of rave reviews and is now up for an award. Ride through hidden tunnels and immerse yourself in industrial heritage, with interactive displays, a play area for under-8s and an exhibition of lost, sunken letters recovered from a shipwreck. "Stunning!" says a dad.
Another freebie, and a great place to let off steam. East London's hangout is a perfect, confined space within the vast expanse that is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Rope bridges, nets and slides sit beside walking and cycling paths. "Take a picnic, and maybe a few plasters!" tips a dad of 2.
Three venues, one in Edgware, which a dad of 2 recommends. "We have been 3 times already!". Adults may take one under-12s on a 1:1 ratio if they've bouldered 4+ unsupervised sessions and pass the safety and etiquette questions. We're not sure we want to encourage our own kids to climb mountains, but for braver folk than us, this is the place to go.
"When you enter the theatre you open the door to a magical wizarding world," raves this grown up. Winner of numerous TONY awards, the hottest ticket in the West End is currently booking until early April. You'll need a small fortune to take the entire family to both parts of this play. Note, if you're only after 2 tickets, every Friday at 1pm they release 40 low-priced online seats for the following week's entire performances.
Another football one. Well it is Father's Day weekend and the World Cup whistle hasblown....One dad of 2 rates this Queen's Park for improving his boys' dribbling skills, thanks to great coaches. It's a lovely park, peaceful, pretty and safe, where better place to hang out?
"Delightful characters and quirky adventures," says a dad of 1 who has enjoyed reminiscing over this DVD and the series of books with his daughter. Moomintroll and his friends love the countryside and the coast and generally enjoy their gentle lives surrounded by nature. Great, sweet escapism!
The Willy Wonka and Matilda author's former home is a lovely, small museum that fans will relish. "A great museum depicting Dahl's life story with exhibitions that delve into the inspiration behind his stories," confirms a dad of 1. It's currently temporarily closed to repair minor flood damages, but when they reopen, go!
Plenty of dads we know love an occasional gaming session, and as soon as their kids are old enough to join them, they become very happy parents! "Flying airplanes on various terrains and missions captured the kids' attention. Easy to use and addictive," says a dad of 3. We tried it, it requires practise, but we'll be soon gliding over those oceans too...