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This weekend’s one for the Dads and we have plenty to celebrate – from the best Dad dancing to competitive family gaming and meat feasts on Father’s Day

Toast the weekend and National Beer Day Britain at Pavement Vaults underground speakeasy-style bar. It’s the perfect place to relax after a busy week with Yorkshire-brewed beer on tap and cocktail list worth working your way through. When hunger strikes, head upstairs for a laid back smokehouse feast with pizza, brisket and smoked meats off the grill.

Immerse yourself in World Cup spirit at Times Square in Newcastle – where full match coverage will be kicking off on the big screen. Catch France vs. Australia in the morning and Croatia vs. Nigeria into the night, and enjoy delicious street food and a cracking beer selection while you watch. It’s a feel-good fan zone and the best way to feel like you’re at the match without getting on a plane.

Six of Alan Bennett’s iconic monologues will be presented at the West Yorkshire Playhouse this weekend in a celebration of one of Leeds’ best-loved playwrights. Choose between Graham, Peggy and Muriel or Susan, Doris and Irene – both parts of the Talking Heads collection are full of witty, poignant and insightful reflections which will uplift your soul and warm your heart.

Treat your dad to more than socks, beer and aftershave this Father’s Day. Take him to Bowcliffe Hall: where you can throw down your picnic blanket and enjoy a barbecue feast. There will be 16-hour smoked pork, oak-cooked salmon, lemon and chilli chicken, stuffed flat mushrooms, summer salads and mouth-watering dessert pots on offer. All that’s missing is a little bit of competitive family game-playing – so head to the hotel’s lawn and take on giant games of skittles, jenga, quoits and croquet with your old man.

Don your best neon-coloured outfit and get ready for a trip to the 80s as A-HA take to the stage at Mowden Park, as part of their highly anticipated summer tour. Dad’ll love the old classics and all the new hits on what is set to be a stellar evening of throwback music.

Published in: December 2017

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