Father's Day 2019: Where to Treat Dad in Preston • Visit Preston
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Pamper your Pop this June...

With Father’s Day round the corner, there are all kinds of ways for you to treat dad. The city has a number of entertaining events fit for your hero, not to mention a top variety of things to do together or as a family.

Father's Day events

Fit in some bonding time over the weekend with these fantastic Father's Day events.

Father's Day Classic Cars and Bikes - Ribble Steam Railway

Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 June, 10.30am - 5pm

If your dad is a classic car enthusiast then Ribble Steam Railway's classic car and bike weekend is the perfect way for them to spend their day. Tickets also include access into the Ribble Steam Railway Museum, its workshop, and unlimited train rides.

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Nature Dad's Trail - Brockholes

Saturday 15 June - Sunday 16 June, 10am - 4pm

Take part in this drop-in Father's Day nature trail at Brockholes, including a special treat for dads who complete the trail. No booking is required, just pick up your trail pack from the Brockholes' Welcome Centre for £3.

Father's Day Archery and Bushcraft - Cuerden Valley Park

Sunday 16 June, 10am - 1pm

Spend the morning together in the picturesque Cuerden Valley Park. This Father's Day morning invites you to take part in archery and bushcraft in the park's woodland, including den building and shooting slingshots.

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Classic Car Show and Farmers' Market - Hoghton Tower

Sunday 16 June, 10am - 4pm

Set at the historic Hoghton Tower, this classic car show will feature an abundance of classic cars as well as motorcycles, ex-army vehicles, classic 4x4s, and much more. Also taking place at the tower, the Farmers' Market is the perfect way to round up a fun-filled day for dad.

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Free Tours with King Henry VIII - Samlesbury Hall

Sunday 16 June, 11am

Not only is Samlesbury Hall a great day out steeped in history, there will also be a free tour given by King Henry VIII this Father's Day. When the tour is over there's also the Bee and Heritage Centre to check out as well as a restaurant and wafflery.

Things to do

There's more than just events in Preston over the Father's Day weekend, there's also an exciting array of activities suitable for all kinds of dads - From paintball and laser tag for big kids to escape rooms and brewery tours for some fun family bonding.

For a selection of activities and days out with dad see Things to Do.

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy some tempting treats together for a memorable Father's Day; with many venues offering special Father's Day themed afternoon teas as well as classic options.

For a list of places in Preston serving up afternoon tea see Afternoon Tea in Preston.

Map addresses for Father's Day 2019

  • Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Preston, PR2 2PD.
  • Brockholes, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG.
  • Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6BY.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.