In the barrage of annual advertising, Father’s Day is often overlooked for the more popular (and easier to sell) Mother’s Day. Full of blooming bouquets and the promise of sunny days, the late-March period brings the perfect Mother’s Day mood.
Father’s Day, on the other hand, is a different kettle of fish. Falling in mid-June, this year sees Father’s Day taking place on the 16th of the month and brings with it a familiar feeling for those keen to make the day special for the dad in their life. What do you get the man who has everything?
If we use the festive winter period as a gauge, he’ll end up with more socks than there are days of the year!
With that being said, there’s no city like London, making it the perfect place to celebrate your love and respect for your father. With so many options for both indoor and outdoor events and activities, any dad would delight in a weekend in the city. And, with several not-to-miss Father’s Day packages at the Montcalm, you have even more of a reason to spend a weekend away.
Below are some of the most father-friendly events taking place in London this Father’s day, giving you a wealth of options to choose from.
What to know about Father’s day
Since the early 15th century, Father’s Day has been recognised worldwide. Through Christian tradition dating back to the Mediterranean Middle Ages, this celebration of our paternal bond has grown throughout all religions and cultures.
Nowadays, Latin America, Spain and Portugal celebrate Father’s Day in mid-March, whilst in the UK and USA, the third Sunday of June is the date to mark on your calendar. Father’s Day celebrations vary from country to country, and, more specifically, from family to family. That is, after all, where traditions tend to be born.
Whilst Halloween is synonymous with trick-or-treating and Valentine’s Day is synonymous with roses, there are no specific tradition associated with Father’s Day. This is why cities like London offer such a great opportunity for Father’s Day fun!
With so much choice in the 1500-kilometre capital, it’s no wonder that countless families choose Montcalm Hotels as their base for paternal celebration.
Montcalm Father’s Day Package
Father’s Day at a Montcalm Hotel is a truly unique experience. With our “Go Father” package, you can experience the very best of what our hotels have to offer at great value prices. The package deals includes an overnight stay at any of our Montcalm London locations, a full English breakfast in the morning to fuel your Father’s Day, an exclusive and luxurious male grooming welcome kit to help dad look his best during his stay, and – to top off your stay in the city – you and your father can enjoy dinner for two in the hotel’s swanky restaurant.
So, now that you’ve got your meals and accommodation sorted, what can London offer in the way of daytime fun for you and your father?
Craft beer tasting and brewery tour
Forget West End bars and popular chains, London is filled with craft beer breweries serving up tasty and unique libations.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, consider a canalside brewery for a tantalising tasting session or a tour of one of London’s many breweries tucked into railway arches. Most breweries scattered throughout the city will also have snacks on offer, so be sure to treat your dad to a bite to eat while you drink.
Stand-up at the Top Secret Comedy Club
If you’re low on money this Father’s Day, one option is to buy a cheap chuckle at Covent Garden’s high profile Top Secret Comedy Club. This famous club has hosted the likes of Jack Whitehall and Amy Schumer, and this Father’s Day will bring you the rising stars of the comedy scene for next to no money.
Bee tours in Tottenham Marshes
Get out of the city hustle and bustle and explore the nature reserves of East London. With June set to be one of the sunniest in recent history, the bee-loving Friends of the Earth society are hosting expert guided tours of the idyllic Tottenham canal network and wetlands. With climate on the mind, this tour will give you and your dad an in-depth look into the underappreciated bee based ecosystem.
Tuck into a Sunday roast
While the breakfast and dinner included in the Go Father Montcalm package may have you stuffed, it might be worth saving some room for a traditional Sunday roast. There are a number of great options throughout the city, many of which feature beer gardens perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon or evening with Dad.
Table tennis is taking off, with a number of venues offering guests the opportunity to mix sport with leisure. If your dad is competitive or enjoys a good back-and-forth, this might be the perfect Father’s Day activity.
Montcalm Spa Days
Need some in-hotel therapy this Father’s Day? Our boutique hotel offers splendid spa breaks in London, giving you and your dad the chance to pamper yourself with professional Swedish Massages, hot stone serenity and refreshing dips in our M by Montcalm Melody Spa pool.
Cricket World Cup
From May 31st to the middle of July, the Cricket World Cup is kicking up dust across the country. With ten matches in the capital, the closest game to Father’s Day is Sri Lanka vs Australia at the Kia Oval on the 15th of June. Get your tickets quick, this one is sure to sell out!
If table tennis isn’t for you, perhaps darts are. This could be fun for the whole family, with many venues serving up cocktails and craft beer in addition to renting out darts by the hour. We’re certain you and your father will enjoy battling it out to bag a bullseye!
Craft Beer Cruise
This is London craft beer with a difference.
A craft beer cruise offers you the chance to sail down the Thames with some of the city’s finest brews, making it the perfect way to enjoy the city and celebrate Father’s Day. With dates spread throughout the summer, you and your dad will be treated to entertainment, pop-up kitchens and a heady mix of London brewed beers and glittering city sites. If it’s your Father’s first time in the capital, this is the perfect way to introduce him to it.