Father’s Day in Manchester: top ideas to treat Manc dads

Celebrate the Father figure in your life with one of these Manchester experiences

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for the Manchester dads in your life.

Whether your dad is a football fanatic, a foodie, or a stylish trendsetter, we’ve compiled a list of amazing gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to his face.

From unique experiences to thoughtful keepsakes, here are some fantastic gift options that celebrate the spirit of Manchester and honour the incredible father figure in your life.

Here are some great shouts to treat Dad on Father’s Day

A slap-up meal at Gaucho

On Sunday 18th June, It’s time to spoil your old man with a slap-up meal at Gaucho.

Spoil dad this Father’s Day with a complimentary 100g upgrade of their Argentine steak of choice.

This offer is available on a selection of cuts including; Chorizo, Ancho, Cuadril, Lomo, Churrasco de Chorizo, Tira de Ancho, Chateaubriand and the ever-popular sampler option.

Book your table by clicking here.

Limited edition dining at The Alan

Available from Saturday 17th – Monday 19th June between 12pm-9pm, treat the father figure in your life to enjoy 50-day aged picanha 500g, served with beef fat potatoes, greens, and a bone marrow gravy.

The limited-edition dish serves two and is priced at £60 (£30 per person).

To make a reservation, click here.

Honest Burgers with Dad

Treat Dad to a cracking burger at Honest Burgers this Father’s Day.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Dad on Father’s Day, what’s better than a tasty burger?

If you visit Honest Burger on Father’s day and spend £40, you can get an extra £10 by using FATHERSDAY10 at checkout.

Well advised if you’re looking for the best sibling award.

Gift cards can be used as eat-ins only.

Grand Pacific

Indulge your Father on his Eponymous Day with a Classic Sunday Roast.

To say Happy Father’s Day, your dad will receive a complimentary Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned in collaboration with our friends at Brown-Forman whilst sitting back and enjoying the sumptuous sounds of the Grand Pacific Palm Court Strings.

Make the day extra special and gift your dad one of our limited signature Woodford Reserve rocks glasses. All glasses are paired with a miniature to take away so Dad can recreate the experience at home.

Gift costs £5 with all proceeds donated to the Tim Bacon Foundation.

Sams Chop House

If you’re looking to treat dad to the quintessential Sunday lunch experience, Sam’s Chop House delivers in every way.

Their roast dinners are legendary, boasting succulent meats, crispy Yorkshire puddings, and all the traditional trimmings.

Your dad will relish the opportunity to indulge in a hearty, home-cooked meal made with the finest ingredients.

In addition to their renowned roast dinners, Sam’s Chop House also offers a selection of specials and Chop House classics.

From hearty pies to fish and chips cooked to perfection, there’s something to satisfy every dad’s taste buds.

The menu showcases the best of British cuisine.

If you’re looking to treat dad to some great grub, this is for you!

Tempting treats at Great Northern Warehouse

Free beer for your best dad jokes

 Dad jokes at the ready? Suki Suki Street Food & Bar will be giving away a free Asahi Superdry beer for every customer who tells their best dad joke in venue! And that’s not all… limited-edition Asahi t-shirts are up for grabs for anyone who manages to make the team laugh! It’s one free beer per joke and stock is limited on t-shirts, so head down this Father’s Day armed with funny one-liners and quips – the cringier, the better!

A feast fit for a king

Treat dad to a Spanish Father’s Day Feast at Deansgate’s Evuna, with authentic tasty tapas, perfect for sharing with the whole family!  On the classic feasting menu, enjoy the likes of paprika chicken, Spanish omelette, calamari, patatas bravas, and a selection of fresh bread with chorizo, and Manchego Cheese PLUS a mixed Paella to share for £27.50pp.

Or upgrade to the premium banquet for £34.95pp and enjoy all the tapas from the classic offering, with the addition of seafood paella and Evuna’s famed sharing mixed grill of chicken skewers, lamb chops and chorizo served with patatas. Available for groups of 6 or more, pre-booking required.

For the meat-loving man in your life, look no further than Impossible’s succulent-loaded burgers. Guests can enjoy a burger and a beer for £17pp, but dads receive the real treat – eat for free + a complimentary pint of beer – what could be better? This offer is available on Sunday 18th June for tables of four or more, pre-booking is required, and one father figure freebie per booking.

For a sweet treat, head to Alex’s Bakery where you will find a perfect gift for dad – Father’s Day cupcake gift boxes that are guaranteed to go down a treat. With six blue and white cupcakes with edible Father’s Day toppings!

Don’t go it alone – connect with other dads

Mandem Meetupwhich hosts meetup sessions every other Tuesday at The Village Hall at Great Northern Warehouse, is helping to combat loneliness, with a special Father’s Day meet-up.

On June 17th, Mandem Meetup is inviting dads and their kids to meet at Longford Park in Stretford, simply to connect and enjoy each other’s company. The event will start at 11:00 lasting a couple of hours.

Treat Dad at Trafford Centre

They say the way to a man’s heart is through the tummy so spoil him this Father’s Day with a feast fit for a king.

With over 40 restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from there’s bound to be something to tickle his tastebuds. You can check out Trafford Centre‘s selection by clicking here.

Style-conscious dads will love anything from Trafford Centre’s great menswear brands whether he’s cool and casual or likes to cut a dash in a slick suit.

Pamper the well-groomed gentlemen with skincare and fragrance from the likes of Selfridges, John Lewis, Boots and Molton Brown (to name a few).  Check out their selection here.

And if that’s not enough, for the man who enjoys a bit of an adventure there’s plenty to choose from too. At Trafford Centre you can have a go at bowling, or a round of fun golf,  swinging through the treetops or catching the latest blockbuster, you’ve come to the right place.

For more information click here.

A five-star afternoon tea with free beer at The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel, famed for its classic afternoon tea offering, is swapping dainty finger sandwiches for pork pies this Father’s Day with The River Restaurant’s new seasonal afternoon tea – plus a free beer for all father figures.

Offering a spin on the traditional British staple, the afternoon tea is complete with a Reuben steak sandwich on a brioche slider, classic pork pie, slow-cooked BBQ beef shoulder tartlet, and everyone’s favourite, miniature fish & chips.

Swapping clotted cream and jam, for bacon jam and chive sour cream, The River Restaurant’s homemade scones are being served as a savoury variation for Father’s Day – the cheese scone.

Sweet tooth lovers, fear not, a selection of baked treats will also be available, including strawberry fraisier gateau, egg custard tart, and choux craqualin – a mouth-watering mix of chocolate, cookie dough and salted caramel, otherwise known as ‘death by chocolate!’

All washed down with Bavarian beer, Hofmeister, where every father figure will receive a free bottle to enjoy.

The River Restaurant’s Father’s Day Afternoon Tea is priced at £27.50pp, with sittings available between 12-noon – 16:00 on Sunday 18 th June.

Prefer Sunday roast? Father’s Day Sunday lunch will also be served between 12-noon – 18:30 on Sunday 18 th June with a starter, main course and dessert set menu for £39.95 per person.

The Sunday lunch menu also comes with a free bottle of Hofmeister beer, and includes Rainbow Carrot Mosaic, Mackerel Ceviche, Duck Rillettes, Roast sirloin of Cheshire Farm beef with all the trimmings, and sticky toffee pudding served with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream.

You can book here.

Tampopo Cookery School Experience

Impress your dad with a gift voucher or a booking at the legendary Tampopo Cookery School.

Bond over a hands-on culinary experience led by expert chefs, learning new skills and creating mouthwatering dishes.

Why not enjoy a delicious meal together and take home the recipes to recreate the magic in your own kitchen?

You can book your tickets here

Hew Locke Exhibition for art Dads

If your dad has an artistic soul, don’t miss the Hew Locke exhibition.

This thought-provoking display showcases the works of the renowned artist, providing a unique perspective on culture, identity, and history.

It’s an excellent opportunity to immerse yourselves in the world of contemporary art.

You can get tickets here

Get into nature with the National Trust

© National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

With grand houses and medieval deer parks, glorious gardens, a working cotton mill and dramatic landscapes, there are plenty of places to discover with your old man across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

From the city’s heritage to the beautiful Cheshire countryside, town meets country in this special part of the world.

You can check out what’s on our doorstop by clicking here.

Visit outer space with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Join Canadian astronaut and ex-commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, for a mind-expanding evening of exploration, imagery, stories, and music.

What does this new age of space travel mean, and what can it bring to life on Earth?

For these unique live events, Chris will share unheard tales of space voyages and human exploration for all ages, as seen through the eyes of an astronaut.

With screen-filling multimedia of the latest discoveries and technology including mind-blowing images from the James Webb telescope, Chris will celebrate the best of human achievement and optimism, engage the audience in Q&A, and share his unique view of our world from a true space explorer’s perspective.

Best of all The Lowry is putting on an exclusive 2-for-1 offer which you can get by clicking here. 

An evening with Manchester United Legends at The Lowry

Football enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to spend an evening with the Manchester United Legends.

Join the heroes of the 1977 FA Cup-winning team as they share captivating stories and insights into the beautiful game.

It’s a celebration of football history that will make your dad’s Father’s Day truly legendary.

You can get your tickets here

Sixes Social Cricket

Tired of giving your dad the same old aftershave for Father’s Day?

Well, it’s time to spice things up and treat him to a visit to Sixes Social Cricket!

Trust me, it’s the perfect gift that will bowl him over with excitement.

But that’s not all! Sixes Social Cricket is not just about sixes and wickets; it’s also about smashing food choices.

Think burger-topped cricket bats and wood-fired pizza.

Plus free pool tables and Retro Arcade Games so Dad can smash his childhood Pac Man score! It’s a win-win on and off the pitch!

Book your net or grab a gift card.

Book your net by clicking here

Corn Exchange – Cocktails ‘n’ Canvas

For a creative and fun experience, head to the Corn Exchange’s Cocktails n Canvas painting events.

Join your dad for an enjoyable night out where you can both unleash your artistic talents while sipping on delicious cocktails.

Paint the stunning Manchester skyline on canvas and create a cherished memory together.

Get your tickets here

RNCM Young Explorers: Music from ‘Sing’ and ‘Sing 2’

Looking for a delightful family-friendly event that will have everyone tapping their feet? Look no further than the Young Explorers concert at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).

This season, get ready for an incredible afternoon of music from the beloved films Sing and Sing 2.

With The Untold Orchestra bringing memorable songs to life, this concert promises to be a magical experience for children and adults alike.

You can get your tickets here

Diverse dining at Great Northern Warehouse

Whether you are looking for family-friendly, quirky, quick or just plain tasty, the Great Northern has a restaurant to suit.

There’s Evuna with its Spanish tapas, the inimitable burgers at Almost Famous, the best cakes ever at Alex’s Bakery and Polish (with a twist) at Platzki, to name just a few.

At bowling alley Lane7, you can also play ping-pong, shoot some pool, sing karaoke; Odeon cinema is screening flicks that will keep dad on the edge of his seat; and for active dads, Whistle Punks offers urban axe-throwing sessions that are hosted by expert, kick-ass instructors.

Find out more here.

Culture and creativity at MIF

Photo: Louis Reynolds

Manchester International Festival will run from June 29th to July 16th 2023 at locations across the city, and tickets are on sale now if you want to treat your dad to a spot of culture.

This year’s festival includes a programme of original new work from across the spectrum of visual and performing arts and music by artists from over 20 countries.

Find out more here.

Crown Jewels at the Lowry

Prepare for an evening of uproarious laughter and outrageous antics as ‘The Crown Jewels‘ takes the stage at The Lowry.

This riotous new comedy, based on the most astonishing royal caper in British history, promises to be the royal event of the year.

With a star-studded cast, including Al Murray, a BAFTA-nominated writer, and a multi-Olivier Award-winning director, this is a theatrical masterpiece that should not be missed.

You can get your tickets here

19 venues in one at The Printworks

With 19 venues, Printworks is home to Vue Cinema, Treetop Adventure Golf, Tenpin, Escape Reality and more if you’re looking for a weekend activity with your dad.

And if you’re looking to refuel, it’s also home to Frankie & Bennie’s, Chiquito, Nando’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Bierkeller, O’Neill’s and more.

Find out more here

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