Although Mother’s Day tends to get more attention – both in the media and in the shops – we shouldn’t overlook Father’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday 19th June.
And what better way to celebrate it than at Kenilworth Castle’s Medieval Fathers Day: Fun & Fools? With juggling, stilt-walking and side-splitting jesters on offer, the whole family can join in with the historical high jinks at this spectacular ruined castle. But don’t forget whose day this is, so remember to sign dad up to take part in the circus school.
Elsewhere in Shakespeare’s England there’s a wealth of activities that any father is sure to love.
For starters, you can take a leisurely cruise along the River Avon with Bancroft Cruisers, marvel at the amazing mechanical inventions at The MAD Museum or explore the largest collection of historic British cars at the newly refurbished British Motor Museum. Plus there’s Warwick Castle with its mighty trebuchet, soaring birds of prey and gruesome dungeons – you can even try to lose dad (just for a short while!) in the Horrible Histories maze.
If you’re stuck for a Father’s Day present – and fancy an adult evening out without the children – why not book tickets for one of the ArtsHouse Comedy Preview Nights at the Stratford ArtsHouse. This special preview season offers a sneaky peek at some of the best shows heading up to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival.