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

Celebrate the father figure in your life with one of these top 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.

Father’s Day in Manchester

RE:TREAT to The Lowry Hotel

Treat the father figure in your life to an indulgent day of relaxation at The Lowry Hotel.

Kickstart the day with your dad with The Zen Gentlemen Package at the RE:TREAT spa which includes a revitalising cryotherapy session, with icy temperatures to boost energy levels and promote muscle recovery.

Next, dads can indulge in a deep tissue back, neck and shoulder massage, helping to melt away muscle tension and reduce aches, pains and stresses of the body.

The Zen Gentlemen Package can be booked here from £80.

For the perfect end to the relaxing experience, head to The River Restaurant for a Sunday roast, complete with all the trimmings.

Choose from a roast sirloin of Cheshire farm beef or a crispy Gloucester old spot pork belly with caramelised apple chutney served with duck fat roasties, honey roasted carrots, cauliflower and Lancashire bomb cheese, stem broccoli, and fluffy Yorkshire puddings.

For those with a sweet tooth, desserts include a classic sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream and a Amarena cherry cheesecake with pistachio, dark chocolate Aero and Amaretto cream.

The Sunday roast can be booked here between 12pm and 6:30pm.

Beautiful classical music with RNCM at Young Explorers

RNCM Young Explorers

Fancy doing something a bit different? Or maybe your dad is a classical music fan.

RNCM’s Young Explorers concerts are a fantastic way to introduce people to live orchestral music.

Families will enjoy a casual and relaxed atmosphere with performances specially designed to keep everyone engaged and entertained.

You can buy tickets here

124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

Paddle Board at Atlas Bar

Treat your old man to a few (three in fact) gin and tonics at Manchester’s iconic Atlas Bar.

Three gins with garnish and Double Dutch Tonic served on a board for just a tenner. Try the Manchester-strength Atlas Bar Gin, it’ll knock his new socks off!

Perfect for enjoying on their terrace…

More information on their website.

376 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LY

All day dining at Zouk

Divine breakfasts at Zouk

On Sunday 16th June, Zouk Tea Bar and Grill are offering dining experiences that will satisfy every dad!

From indulgent brunch options to delicious roast platters and tempting desserts, Zouk has plenty of delicious dining options for a memorable Father’s Day meal this year.

For those who like to celebrate first thing, Zouk will be serving their breakfast and brunch menu from 8am – 12pm.

Whether Dad has a sweet tooth or prefers savoury delights, guests can spoil the special man in their life with a tempting brunch sharing platter, with the choice of sweet, savoury, and mixed options.

Guests can also enjoy a Sunday roast fit for a king, with Zouk’s famous Sunday Roast Platters served from 12pm – 5pm.

Diners can choose between succulent chicken, tender beef, flavourful lamb, or indulge in all three! Each roast platter is served with seasonal vegetables, crispy roast potatoes, a fluffy Yorkshire pudding and Zouk’s popular spicy gravy.

From 5pm, fix all those curry cravings with Zouk’s a la carte menu, offering a variety of dishes crafted with the finest ingredients and authentic spices.

Whether Dad prefers something mild and creamy or spicy and aromatic, Zouk’s a la carte menu has something to please every palate.

You can find out more here

5, The Quadrangle, Chester St, Manchester M1 5QS

Father’s Day at Fenix

If you’re looking for an exquisite treat for dad – look no further than the jaw dropping Fenix.

Visit the restaurant from 14–16 June as they celebrate Father-hood and gift a Grecian Old Fashioned to every Father figure when dining from Fenix’s special sharing menu.

Inspired by the legendary Spartans who fiercely protect their children, they are the heroes, the adventurers, the storytellers, with their greatest gift being their unwavering strength as Fathers.

They’ve also got a special Father’s Day menu made for two, to be shared with sons, daughters,  grandsons and granddaughters. Check that out here.

You can find out more and book here

The Goods Yard Building Goods Yard Street, Manchester M3 3BG

Free pint at Banyan

Dine at Banyan on Sunday 16th June and Dad can enjoy a FREE pint of Hazy Jane Beer with his meal and a personalised can of BrewDog IPA to take home.

But that’s not all.

Banyan are also showing all Euro 2024 games – so why not stay down for a few pints and turn Father’s Day into an epic event.

Imagine Dad, cold beer in hand, cheering on his team and tucking into a Terry’s Chocolate Orange Brownie with whipped cream. Heaven.

Find out more here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Free beer on Salford River Cruise

Photo credit: Salford River Cruise

Fancy something a bit different? Hop aboard the Isabella for a boat trips around the Salford Quays and Manchester Ship Canal.

This 50 min river trip gives you an insight into the history of the area and a unique view of Manchester including Media City, Old Trafford and the disused dry docks.

Tea and coffee is available on all these sightseeing boat trips while you cruise along the waterway as well as something stronger from the onboard bar.

Bring Dad along and he gets a free beer, too.

You can find out more here

All tickets are return from just outside the Pier 8 restaurant in the Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays. 

£20 voucher at Riva Blu

Riva Blu at The Corn Exchange
Riva Blu

Individual Restaurants group, which includes Riva Blu in the Corn Exchange are inviting guests to celebrate the father figure in their life with unmissable menu savings exclusive to the occasion.

Whether you want to indulge in a premium steak, or savour the flavours of the Italian coast, there’s something for every Dad, Grandad, Uncle, or any paternal figure.

As a token of appreciation and to share the warmth and joy of family, guests can anticipate receiving a £20 voucher for their next visit, redeemable via the Club IR app.

Members get access to exclusive events and experiences including 15% off on Monday and Tuesday, and Wine Wednesdays with 50% off all wines and champagne.

You can sign up by clicking here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Self-care at Trafford Palazzo

Father's Day Trafford Palazzo
The beautiful interior of the Trafford Palazzo

This Father’s Day, Trafford Palazzo is hosting the perfect escape for dads and father figures to treat themselves to some self-care and celebrate the launch of Euro 2024.

Taking place on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June and free for everyone to attend, Trafford Palazzo is organising workshops, activities and experiences for families to enjoy.

Attendees can give themselves the perfect start to this special day with a relaxing yoga and breathwork session, or decompress with a soothing Indian head massage.

As part of a schedule of fun-filled sporting activities, Dads can celebrate with their little ones as they test their football skills and compete against each other for a chance to win fantastic prizes.

You can find out more here

Barton Dock Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AS

Bottomless steak at Garten Bar

For the meat lovers

Treat Dad to one of the best dining experiences in Manchester – Garten Bar’s Bottomless Steak Experience!

Give him the gift that will keep on giving (literally, it’s bottomless steak!) and buy him a gift card to redeem when he pleases.

If all the family are meat lovers, then you have to try Garten Bar’s exclusive Father’s Day Special Menu for £45pp, the Porterhaus Platter.

Think an irresistible 16oz porterhouse steak, crispy skin on fries, a sauce of your choice, and a refreshing pint of Atlantis IPA to wash it all done. Still undecided? Opt for the Sunday Roast Dinner for just £26 per person, one of life’s simple pleasures.

You can find our more here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Free beer or wine at James Martin

Experience excellence at James Martin this Father’s Day.

Enjoy a three-course traditional Sunday Roast with all the trimmings for just £35 per person, and all the Dads get a pint of house beer or 125ml glass of house wine on James.

You can find out more here

2 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP

Lock him in a room at Escape Room

Have you got the smarts to escape the Escape Room?

Looking for something a bit different this Father’s Day? Why not lock him in a room? Escape Rooms offer a fantastic challenging experience where teams must solve clues to escape from a variety of scenarios.

With rooms themed on the gun-slinging Wild West, the pirate high seas or why not send them back in time with those strapping Vikings.

You can find out more here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Feasting menu at Mowgli Street Food

Delicious scran at Mowgli’s

Take Dad on a taste bud adventure with delicious set menus. Starting in India with Mowgli Street Food’s incredible Father’s Day feasting menu.

For just £35 per person, the whole family can dive into a mouthwatering selection of Mowgli’s favourites, paired with a refreshing Tiny Rebel beer.

You can find out more here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Special 3-course Italian at Zizzi’s

Feeling more Italian? Zizzi’s got you covered with their special 3-course menu from 14th to 16th June for just £26.95.

Think Wild Garlic & Pesto Bombe, Harissa Lamb Rustica, Siciliana Salmon Pasta Superiore, and White Chocolate & Raspberry Tiramisu.

You can find out more here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Dance with dad at We Invented the Weekend

Father's Day Manchester
Dance with dad at Salford’s We Invented the Weekend

We Invented the Weekend festival returns to Salford on Father’s Day weekend has announced a jam packed line up, with new additions including the legendary BBC One Gladiators, with Athena, Comet, Viper and Apollo taking to the main stage plus meet and greet opportunities.

With an unmissable line-up of FREE family activities, there will now also be appearances from Bluey, Duggee and Supertato, as well as energetic dance workouts led by Mr Motivator including a brand-new song from the award winning CBeebies series JoJo & Gran Gran.

Over at the CBeebies Bedtime Story Tent, presenters Evie, Joanna and Dodgeas well as George Webster, Gyasi Sheppy and CBBC’s Hacker T. Dog will join guest readers such as Great British Sewing Bee star Patrick Grant, Mr Motivator, and Gladiators Athena and Comet.

On Saturday 15th June, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra will take to the Piazza stage to present a live interactive performance of The Enormous Turnip from the CBeebies series Musical Storyland.

Taking place over Father’s Day Weekend, families can also make the most of the festival to celebrate with their Dads, whether its Dad dancing to his favourite soul tunes from the 60s and 70s with Northern Soul, brushing up on his dad jokes, trying out the ‘downward Dad’ pose at Yoga with the Feel Good Communities, learning to skateboardalongside their little ones with Greystone Action Sports or getting competitive at SCL Flag Football.

You can find out more here

Media City and Salford Quays

Get hit for six at Sixes cricket

Tired of giving your dad the same old aftershave for Father’s Day? Well, it’s time to spice things up and treat Dad with a Sixes Experience for four people, because shared experiences are always the best gift!

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, he can catch all the UEFA Euro 2024 games with fantastic pre-match packages.

Between innings and matches, he can play on the free pool tables and retro arcade games. It’s the perfect blend of cricket, football, and old-school fun. Make Dad’s day legendary with a sporty twist at Sixes Social Cricket.

You can find out more here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Free gin at Three Little Words

Three Little Words

You’d be hard pushed to find a fancier and more picturesque place to take pops this Father’s Day.

Dad gets a Hacienda Gin with his roast dinner at Three Little Words this Father’s Day!

Treat the Father figure in your life to a delicious roast dinner under the arches. We’re talking succulent roast beef, enormous yorkshire puds, the cheeeesiest cauli cheese and more.

You can find out more here

10-15 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP

The Real Greek

Indulgent dishes at The Real Greek

Dine at The Real Greek on Sunday 16th June and Dad can enjoy a FREE portion of Baklava (or to share!). It’s his day to indulge in copious amounts of grilled meats and Mediterranean delights.

Just quote DADDYCOOL when booking, it’s the perfect way to make Dad feel like the king he is.

You can find out more here

The Corn Exchange, 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Treatment of the Season at King Street Townhouse

Father's Day Manchester
What a view.. or will be, once town hall is sorted.

With conversations around male mental health steadily improving, this year is the perfect opportunity to gift Dad the chance to relax, get pampered, and take some time for himself.

King Street Townhouse Hotel is offering luxury spa packages that make perfect gifts this Father’s Day.

First package on offer is the Treatment of the Season – ESPA Positivity Massage: Allow Dad to unwind and escape the pace of everyday life with this 90-minute treatment.

He’ll emerge feeling positive, self-confident and with a renewed sense of optimism. Areas on the feet are gently massaged using metamorphic techniques to rebalance and ground, before a soothing massage is performed, and finishing with a re-energising scalp massage using warm rose quartz crystals. You can book this here.

They are also offering a fully curated spa day, called total indulgence. This includes: 90-minute ESPA treatment, Use of all spa facilities, sauna, steam room, ice fountain, salt inhalation cave, relaxation areas and experience showers, Three courses with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne or non-alcoholic beverage and a Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Hydrating Sheet Mask (Price £170)

You can find out more here

10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW

East Lancashire Railway’s Father’s Day lunch

Enjoy an exuberant lunch in sophisticated surroundings

Give the gift of appreciation this Father’s Day with East Lancashire Railway’s ‘Father’s Day Luncheon 2024’.

What better way to celebrate the Fathers of the world than with one of our traditional British Luncheon experiences? Come and enjoy an afternoon with family and friends while we take care of the cooking on the special occasion!

The experience starts with a trip along the Irwell Valley on one of ELR’s traditional steam-hauled Pullman-styled carriages, followed by a sparkling wine welcome drink.

The whole family will then be treated to a three course, silver served meal – made up of the finest dishes the ELR has to offer, complete with tea, coffee and dinnertime chocolate.

Make sure to arrive in your finest attire as your Father’s Day Luncheon experience awaits!

Tickets are priced at £67.50pp for adults and £54.50pp for children aged 12 and under and the price includes the train fare.

You can find out more here

Dining Services depart and return to Bury Bolton Street Station.

Fine dining at Sexy Fish

Pure opulence at Sexy Fish

This Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June, gather your loved ones for an extraordinary celebration at Sexy Fish.

Become immersed in the indulgence of the Sexy Sunday Brunch, featuring unlimited sushi, or savour the evening with one of their amazing Omakase tasting menus, ensuring Dad’s special day is truly unforgettable.

Elevate the joy with a bottle of fine Champagne or delve into an invigorating cocktail menu, perfectly complementing these delectable offerings.

Join Sexy Fish on Sunday 16th June to a create lasting memory in the opulent ambiance of Sexy Fish.

You can find out more here

1 The Avenue, Deansgate, Manchester M3 3AP

Complimentary pint of Menebrea at Gusto Italian

Incredibly smart settings

Gusto Italian invites guests to celebrate the wonderful men in their lives to commemorate Father’s Day from 14th – 16th June.

Alongside Gusto Italian’s Sunday menu, guests can enjoy any dish from the a la carte menu and every Dad will receive a voucher for a complimentary pint of Menebrea to redeem when they next visit.

On Father’s Day, guests can indulge in their Sunday Sharing Roast with all the trimmings. For £45.95, the Sunday Sharing Roast for two people includes a selection of Sirloin of Beef, Roast Chicken, Porchetta-style Pork Belly & Crackling and 3-meat ragù shepherd’s pie. It’s served with roasties, Yorkshire puddings, beef fat carrots, cauliflower in a carbonara sauce, greens, braised red cabbage and a jug of gravy.

Guests can select an additional portion for just £23.95. For £100 guests can also order Gusto Steak Experience that includes 450g Chateaubriand with cacio e pepe butter, truffle mash, tender stem broccoli, seasonal greens and chillies, paired with a bottle of Valpolicella, Ripasso Superiore Classico La Dama DOC.

You can find out more here

4 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5AB

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