Derby dads can look forward to fantastic treats this Father’s Day, with plenty of offers available for families to take advantage of. From fitness fanatics to the more musically inclined, there is something for all dads to enjoy.
Foodies won’t be able to resist the temptation of the Great Food and Drink Festival, held at Markeaton Park on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June from 10.00am. A host of well-known celebrity bakers, including Andrew Smyth, John Whaite and Nancy Birtwhistle of Great British Bake Off fame, will be taking to a kitchen demonstration theatre to show audiences how to create perfect cakes, and give tips to avoid baking disasters. As well as tutorials, there will be competitions and plenty of stalls selling hot and cold food, cakes and bakes. This is definitely the event of the year for food-lovers! Tickets are priced at £8 in advance or £10 on the day – you can purchase them on the Great Food and Drink Festivals website.
Now is the time to give golf a go, with the Get into Golf offer running at Allestree Park Golf Course until Thursday 31st August. This is the perfect gift for those new to golf, or even those wanting to return to the sport, as customers can enjoy a game of golf with equipment hire for just £5. A voucher can be obtained from the In Derby website.
The warmer weather is perfect excuse to get out and enjoy the city, so the CAMRA Summer Beer Festival is one to add to the list! Taking place in the Market Place from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8th July, the festival will include a huge selection of cask ale with live entertainment, as well as cider, mead and continental drinks. Advance tickets start at £3 per person, available from derbylive.co.uk.
Derby Active leisure centres will be offering a free gym pass for dads to use with their son or daughter at Derby Arena, Springwood Leisure Centre or Queen’s Leisure Centre. The offer allows fathers to use the gym for one day without any cost, when accompanied by a family member, and will be available from Monday 5th to Sunday 18th June. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time together whilst reaching fitness goals or taking up a new hobby, and a pass can be obtained from the In Derby website.
Jokers will be hard press to find a better show for dad to enjoy than Jimmy Carr’s The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour, which arrives at Derby Arena in July. Jimmy has gathered a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. However, this will be one for the little ones to miss as the event has an age restriction of 16 years and over. Jimmy Carr will be performing on Saturday 8th July at 8.00pm and tickets are priced at £29.50. Purchase tickets via the Derby LIVE website.
Further information about other leisure, culture and tourism events in Derby can be found on the In Derby website.