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Things to do this Father's Day in Preston

Posted: 8 June 2022

Father and daughter choosing which bowling bowls to use.

If you're looking for unique and new ways to treat dad this Father's Day then look no further. Pay Preston a visit and choose from an array of activities and entertainment that are sure to please. 

Treat your dad to local gifts or a day out in Preston to show you care. Or, celebrate Father's Day together as a family with a wide range of fun activities that get everyone involved in the action. 

Pond Dipping at Brockholes

Brockholes' Pond Dipping event is a hit with both dads and the kids. The perfect way to spend the Sunday together, you will roll up your sleeves and get close to nature at the reserve. 

Sessions are 30 minutes, leaving you the rest of the day to explore Brockholes and enjoy a lunch or snack at their cafe. Tickets are £2.50 when pre-booked online, or £3 on the day. 

Bowling at Red Rose Bowl

Celebrate this Father's Day with a friendly family game of bowling at Red Rose Bowl. The classic bowling alley is also ideal for some retro arcade gaming and provides the perfect, relaxed activity suitable for everyone.

Booking isn't necessary but is advised to avoid disappointment. Visit the Red Rose Bowl website to book.

Entertainment at Level

Level Preston houses a range of activities under one roof. Whether your dad is into darts, golf, bowling, or laser tag, you're guaranteed to find an activity to suit his tastes. Celebrate as a family and challenge each other to a variety of fun games and activities, with a bar on-site for celebratory drinks.

For more details of activities and to book visit the Level Preston website

Unique fun at the Flower Bowl

The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre has all your classic favourite activities mixed with unique fun that the whole family can enjoy. Choose from a range of dining options, curling, bowling, simulated golf, crazy pool, and crazy golf - all under one roof. The centre also features a cinema with cosy sofa seating, so you can catch the latest big-screen films this Father's Day. 

For more details of activities and to book visit the Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre's website.

Local history walks

For dads who love Preston and its past the Friends of Winckley Square are running their Winckley Square: A Regency Promenade walk on Father's Day at 12.30pm and 3pm. For more details and to book a place on this walk see .

There are a number of self-guided walks around the city centre, where you can stop off for a special Father's Day bite to eat at one of the city's many restaurants and cafes. You will also find Witch Janey at Samlesbury Hall, waiting to give free tours of the Hall and its history at 11am and 2pm.

Locally sourced Father's Day gifts

Shop local this Father's Day with mouthwatering food, gourmet beer, and tempting treats - all created locally and available to buy in Preston.

Pickles of Preston cheese hampers

Pickles of Preston is the place to grab a gift for any cheese-loving dad. There are a range of hampers to suit all budgets, including special lunch boxes, grazing boxes, and full-blown hampers. You can visit the store at Preston Markets or head to the Pickles of Preston website to order. 

Happy Bunnies Father's Day picnic for two

Available for local delivery or collection, Happy Bunnies have created the perfect picnic for two this Father's Day. Their delicious celebratory boxes include sandwiches, award winning whist pies, Fiddlers Lancashire crisps, scotch eggs, cheese crackers and chutney, Fentimans drink, fruit scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam, and other sweet treats. 

To order call Happy Bunnies on 01772 875352 or visit the Happy Bunnies Facebook page.

Priest Town Brewing

Pay Priest Town Brewing a visit at Preston Box Market for an exciting mix of locally-brewed beers, including beers from independent breweries such as Beer Brothers of Preston, Rivington Brewing Co of Chorley, and Crankshaft Brewery of Leyland. You can also purchase the Priest Town Microbrewery's very own signature beers and a selection of the finest, unique beers from around the North West. 

For dads that aren't big on their beer, Priest Town Brewing also stock a healthy selection of the finest locally distilled Gins and Ciders. 

Father's Day Afternoon Teas

Afternoon Teas are a hit with everyone and this Father's Day there are a number of special options to really show dad how special he is. 

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall offer their afternoon tea in the Heritage Café. Their menu changes weekly, but you can be sure of sandwiches, a mini cup of soup and a savoury quiche, alongside a tasty selection of sweet treats, and a scone with jam and clotted cream.

With the Hall's free history tour with Janey the Witch taking place on Father's Day - at 11am and 2pm - and the beautiful Hall and grounds, you can easily make a fantastic Father's Day out of your visit to Samlesbury Hall. 

Barton Manor Hotel

Barton Manor have a selection of special afternoon teas, perfect for Father's Day. Their Gentleman's Afternoon Tea includes a mini burger, hot special of the day, mini pork pie, mini sausage roll, sandwiches, fruit scone, and a choice between a pint of Carlsberg or J W Lees Bitter. 

Other afternoon teas include a classic menu and a sparkling afternoon tea. For more details and to book visit Barton Manor Hotel - Dine.

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower serve a traditional afternoon tea that can be booked as part of a trip to the Tower and Gardens or as a treat in itself. 

For more details and to book visit Hoghton Tower - Afternoon Tea.

The Mill at St Catherine's Park

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of St Catherine's and treat dad to the special Spring/Summer afternoon tea. The Mill's afternoon tea menu includes chicken Tandoori, a Lancashire cheese and caramelised onion roll, and a range of sweet treats.

For more details and to book visit The Mill at St Catherine's Park - Afternoon Tea

More Father's Day inspiration

You can find a range of fantastic places to treat dad this Father's Day in Preston. See our Food and Drink directory for places to eat and drink in and around the city centre as well as our Things to see and do section for a range of sights to see in Preston and activities. 


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