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Father’s Day Activities For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Father’s Day Activities For The Whole Family To Enjoy
Father’s Day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start putting the necessary plans in order. A great idea to celebrate everything your  dad does for you is with a day full of activity for the whole family. If you live in Derbyshire or happen to be taking a Father’s Day trip to the area, there is plenty to see and do. As one of Derbyshire’s favourite gastro pubs and hotels, here at The Boars Head Hotel, we know all about the best attractions for Father’s Day.    If you are stuck for Father’s Day activities, we have handpicked a few of our top recommendations. From rollercoasters to boat trips, all of these activities will keep the family entertained and some may even bring out your dad’s inner child! 

Alton Towers

The UK’s biggest theme park resorts, Alton Towers, is just less than a 30 minute drive from us. With over 40 rides and attractions for all ages, we couldn’t think of a better place for the whole family, particularly for adrenaline junkie dads. Are you brave enough to take on the thrilling Wicker Man or the world’s first 14 loop rollercoaster, the Smiler? Aside from the adrenaline-pumping rides, there is also the Alton Towers Dungeon, a waterpark, a crazy golf course, Cbeebies Land, kids shows, entertainment, restaurants and more.

Doveridge Clay Sports 

Are you looking for a new activity to try? Or maybe your dad is a fan of clay shooting? Just a short 15 minute drive away from us is one of the top clay shooting grounds in the UK, Doveridge Clay Sports. They offer clay shooting lessons and packages for all levels, these include beginner, intermediate or advanced packages. Prices include clays, cartridges, equipment hire and the full tuition of an instructor. As you practise your clay shooting skills, you will be surrounded by fresh air and breathtaking Derbyshire countryside. 

Mercia Marine

Bring your dad to Europe’s largest inland marina and take to the waters at Mercia Marine. Situated on the Willington Lake, take a leisurely day boat cruise along the picturesque Trent and Mersey Canal to the local village of Willington and even further destinations such as Stenson and Burton. There are also longer boat routes available. The Boardwalk has a choice of locally sourced food, drinks and shops with spectacular canal side views. Media Marine is the place to be for dads and families to reconnect with nature and wildfire.

Markeaton Park

Keeping with the nature theme, Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park. There is something for all the family, including arts & crafts at the Craft Village and Orangery, fun fairs, outdoor cinema experiences, walk routes, rowing boats & pedalo’s, kids paddling pool, pitch & putt, footgolf, mini golf, shops and more family activities.

Wine & Dine At The Lion Hotel

An adventurous Father’s Day awaits you. If you are looking to treat your dad with a great wining & dining experience or staying nearby, visit us at The Boars Head Hotel for Father’s Day specials. We are located in the outskirts of Derby, just off the edge of Derbyshire’s beautiful Peak District.  To book a Father’s Day dinner or stay, please contact us today to make reservations. If you are looking for more activities or prefer you have a particular activity in mind for your dad, we are happy to guide you in the right direction.
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