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A Guide to Father’s Day 2017 in Liverpool

This year, we’ve put together a guide to the ultimate Father’s Day in Liverpool, compiling the best events, offers and quirkiest activities for top quality bonding!

So whether your dad’s an avid golfer, knows how to knock back a whiskey or is simply in need of a well earned break, we’ve got you covered.

Events and Offers

Dads and Lads on Tour

When: Sunday 18th June 2017

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Kick off Father’s Day at Liverpool’s infamous Shankly Hotel with an unmissable football themed tour!

You and Dad will start the morning with a delicious pre-tour breakfast at the hotel’s Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

You’ll then embark on a Bill Shankly and football themed tour including the exciting new LFC Stadium Tour, before heading back for a free drink at The Shankly.

And that’s not all! To top it all off, you’ll be served a hearty 3 course Sunday lunch to finish your Sunday the right way.

After all, what better ways to the heart than football and food?

Liverpool Craft Beer Expo

When: Sunday 18th June 2017

Where: Constellations, Liverpool

This Father’s Day in Liverpool, bring your dad along for an afternoon of endless beer and an unbeatable atmosphere at Constellations.

Indulge in an amazing selection of beer, mouthwatering food and live music entertainment.

Liverpool Craft Beer Expo will feature over 300 beers on keg and cask with over 20 bars and 100 beer taps!

We’re sure he’ll thank you when he’s recovered…

Father’s Day Swing Afternoon Tea

When: Sunday 18th June 2017

Where: 30 James Street Hotel, Liverpool

30 James Street Hotel will fly you to the moon this Father’s Day with their lively Swing Afternoon Tea!

Spend the afternoon with tasty treats and a tuneful twist as you bond with Dad over good old fashioned crooning.

You can expect an impressive range of sweet and savoury treats served in the stunning White Star Grand Hall.

Two Thousand Yard Stare Improv Session

When: Sunday 18th June 2017

Where: The Casa Bar, Liverpool

For something a little different, head down to one of the city’s best loved local bars for an evening of improv!

Laugh the night away with completely unscripted improv where performers showcase unique comedy plays based entirely on your suggestions as the audience.

With a dynamic atmosphere and great pints, there are few better spots to spend a special evening with your old man.

‘Dads Eat Free’ at Alma de Cuba

When: Sunday 18th June 2017

Where: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

Liverpool’s most vivid and vibrant venue, Alma de Cuba is the perfect venue for an unforgettable day with Dad.

The former Catholic church is one of Liverpool’s best loved gems and an integral part of the city.

With its grand interior still very much in tact, you can sit back, relax and take in all in with their diverse menu.

Take full advantage of the ‘dads eat free’ offer which qualifies every dad on each table to dine for free!

Bookings need to be made by quoting ‘Father’s Day at Signature Living’.

Summer Golf Days

When: Weekdays

Where: Formby Hall Golf Resort

Why not give Father’s Day your best swing this year with a visit to picturesque Formby Hall?

This unmissable offer includes tea or coffee on arrival, served with either a bacon roll or tasty soup and a sandwich to finish off your round of Golf.

The offer also includes a fantastic 18 holes on the Championship Old Course between Monday to Friday.

Father’s Day Woodworking Class

When: Sunday 18th June 2017

Where: 34 Regent Street, Liverpool

“Build it, bond it” this Father’s Day with this fantastic event brought to you by Make Liverpool.

Ideal for DIY dads who love to get creative, this unique woodworking class will teach you how to use the basic tools for woodworking.

You’ll make your very own wall-mounted bottle and glass holder, (hopefully) looking just like the one above!

The workshop is designed especially for the two of you, so one ticket grants two spaces in the class.

London Concertante

When: Sunday 18th June

Where: St George’s Hall, Liverpool

Treat your dad this Father’s Day in Liverpool to an  evening at St George’s Hall.

The walls of this mesmerising Liverpool venue will be filled with the sounds of the London Concertante, one of the leading chamber ensembles in the country.

With impressive critical acclaim, this is an unmissable opportunity to be blown away by the talent of the UK’s most prestigious classical performers.

Africa Oyé Festival

When: 17th – 18th June 2017

Where: Sefton Park, Liverpool

If your dad loves a festival just as much as you do, then he won’t want to miss out on Africa Oyé Festival.

Each year, this hugely popular festival fills Sefton Park with a vivid and vibrant celebration of African music and culture.

And not forgetting, this year of the festival is an extra special one, celebrating an impressive 25 years of entertaining Liverpool.

Alternative Activities

Relax at Morgan’s Spa

Where: 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic

Morgan’s Spa at 30 James Street- Home of the Titanic offers an amazing range of male treatments and packages which are perfect for a Father’s Day indulgence, they’re great for helping dad to relax and showing him you appreciate how hard he works.

Choose from deep tissue massages, a range of invigorating facials or an all over body scrub, all designed to make the most important man in your life feel brand new and refreshed.

Book here or call 0151 236 0166 to make arrangements to completely relax and renew your dad this Father’s Day.

Up The Adrenaline With Go-Karting

Where: TeamSport, Sefton Street

Team sport gokarting father's day

If you can’t quite stretch to the Lamborghini your dad deserves, treat him to a session on a go-karting playground at TeamSport Go Karting near Brunswick Dock.

Speed around hairpin bends and get some major speed on the straights and give your dad a true thrill this Father’s Day.

The track boasts a multi-level experience and will be sure to provide your dad and the whole family with a great experience.

Treat Him to a Father’s Day Trim

Where: Dale Street Barber Shop

fathers day trim dale street barber shop

The Barber Shop has been a premier provider of close shaves and sharp trims for over ten years and offers a premium experience for the modern man.

With a range of services from the classic cut throat shave and luxurious finishes, your dad can have a taste of manly pampering that will leave him feeling, and looking, great.

All the cuts even come with a professional finish and complimentary refreshments! Service prices range from £10 for a ‘Retired Gentleman’s Cut’ and Finish’ to £25 for their signature cut throat shave.

Scare Him Silly with Shiverpool

Where: Start at The Queen Victoria Monument

shiverpool fathers day

Shiverpool has been the leading ghost walk tour in Liverpool for years, and it’s not just for Halloween! The walks run throughout the year and are perfect for if you dad loves a scare.

The team provide an amazing experience, with the guides in fancy dress and fascinating stories from Liverpool’s most haunted sites. The daytime hidden histories tour takes you to explore the original seven streets of Liverpool and visit an underground former morgue.

After an hour and a half of spooky stories and ghostly buildings, your dad may need a stiff drink. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best beer gardens for you to visit in the city.

Family Fishing Fun

Where: Calderstones Park

fishing at calderstones park

If your dad is a fan of relaxing with his fishing rod and is looking for the best place to hook a big one, grab the tacklebox and spend some quality time down at Calderstones Park. It’s a popular place, so make sure you get there early for the catch of the day.

The beautiful lake is home to an assortment of fish, including carp, pike, bream and perch. The calm setting and hours of time that come with fishing are great for bonding, and even if neither of you has never fished before – it’ll be an experience to learn together!

You’ll need to obtain a permit from the council but this can be done online and is free! The form can be found here.

Play Rambo at Indoor Paintballing

Where: Ultimate Indoor Paintballing

indoor paintballing Father's Day

The ultimate adventurous activity to enjoy with your dad, challenge him to a battle at the only indoor paintballing arena in Merseyside – great for when the weather doesn’t quite shape up.

The adrenaline fuelled thrill is best enjoyed in big groups, but you are able to book in smaller numbers, you’ll just have to share the ground with other small groups.

Paintballing is perfect if your dad reckons himself as the Rambo type and watch as he becomes a kid again, jumping over hay bales and hiding behind stacks of tyres.

Big Eats

Red’s True Barbecue: The Almighty

red's true barbecue Father's Day burger

Red’s True Barbecue on Hanover Street don’t do things by halves, and their limited edition Father’s Day burger is no exception. The £39.95 burger has three rib eye steaks, cured bacon, bourbon jam, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, fried onions and the restaurant’s signature ‘dirty sauce’.

The mammoth burger is only available when booking and there’s only 25 on offer, so you’ll have to be quick!

Pattersons: Quadruple Bypass Burger

Pattersons burger challenge Father's Day

Pattersons may be more known for its incredible fried chicken, but their Quadruple Bypass burger challenge is unmissable. If your dad reckons he’s the king of eating, let him face two beef patties, hashbrowns, bacon, goats cheese, cheddar cheese, onion rings, four pieces of fried chicken and mixed fries.

Phew! Sound like a lot? To get the prize of a free meal and a picture on the wall of fame, he’ll have to finish it in just 20 minutes!

Red Dog Saloon: The Big Bad & Heavy

red dog saloon father's day burger

Red Dog Saloon is one of the newest additions to Bold Street but the American barbecue chain is certainly making a name for itself with its ‘Devastator Challenge’. However, to celebrate Father’s Day, they’re launching a special burger for all the dads with a serious appetite.

What’s even better, dads can get The Big Bad & Heavy for FREE! Red Dog Saloon are giving a free meal to any dads that come along with their kids.

Amalia: Calzone Challenge

Amalia calzone challenge Father's Day

While burgers may be the stereotypical choice for the average man, we know that pizzas are just as good. That’s why we’re suggesting Amalia’s mammoth calzone for the more Italian-inclined dad this Sunday.

The folded pizza weighs a whopping 5lbs and contains a mix of vegetables, mincemeat, tomato and a more than generous helping of cheese. Finish the calzone in under an hour and you’ll get the whole thing free as well as a ‘surprise’. What have you got to lose? Book a table and challenge Dad to a pizza challenge.

Tantalising Tipples

Go Rum Mad at Smuggler’s Cove

Where: Albert Dock

Smugglers cover for Father's Day rum

The bar with the second largest selection of rums in the UK, Smugglers Cove is the only place to visit if you’re dad reckons himself as a bit of a pirate.

The Albert Dock bar is also offering rum tasting masterclasses, with eight rums from across the Caribbean and South America available to taste and discuss.

Book here to reserve you and your dad a place on the hottest rum tasting masterclass in Liverpool!

Mackenzies Whiskey Bar

Where: Hardman Street

mackenzie whiskey bar Father's Day

Without a doubt, Mackenzies is the best whiskey specialist in Liverpool. With whiskey being a traditional talisman of manliness and masculinity, Mackenzies is the perfect place to visit for a Father’s Day tipple.

Ake your dad on a journey across the world with the huge selection of Whiskey on offer at Mackenzies, from Japan to the Scottish Highlands, there’s no end of choice for the whiskey-loving dad.

Get Into the Party Spirit With Beer Pong

Where: Roxy Ball Room, College Lane

roxy ball room beer pong father's day

When you’ve tired of adventurous activities and exhausted the exciting, head to Roxy Ball Room on College Lane and introduce dad to the art of beer pong.

He may be an ale aficionado with a buzz for beer, but there’s nothing quite like a good game of beer pong to start the Father’s Day party.

Renting a beer pong table is free and is on a first come, first served basis. All you have to do is buy four cans of beer from the bar to get those iconic red cups. Set up your table and let the mayhem commence!

Take a Journey Through Ale History

Where: The Clubhouse, Liverpool One

the clubhouse ale tasting Father's Day

For the beer-loving dads of Liverpool, a very special selection of ale tasting masterclasses are available at The Clubhouse on Chavasse Park.

Invite the whole family along (as long as everyone’s over 18!) to learn about the history of beer and improve your hop knowledge.

Choose from three different 90-minute sessions including a sample of the best of British beers, the best beer from Europe and the ales of ancient history.

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Jessica is an English and History graduate with a passion for writing about Liverpool, from local history to cultural events.

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