Want to treat your Dad to a proper day out this Father’s Day? Spending time together could just be the real gift your Dad is after, so why not visit Belfast this weekend, or any other time, and show your appreciation with a day he certainly won’t forget!
Here are a few memorable options you could consider:
Take a Segway Tour
For Dads of all ages who love the latest gadgets, Belfast’s Segway Tours could be the perfect way to enjoy the sights and history of the City’s Titanic Quarter. Your Dad will get to explore all the key locations linked to the world famous ship by using these futuristic and easy-to-use machines. This is the first and only Segway city guided tour in the UK, making it a totally unique gift.
Golf in the City
Sadly, we can’t always be guaranteed sunshine, so if you’re Dad’s a regular on the golf course and the weather isn’t playing ball, then why not take shelter at Citigolf where its golf simulators will allow you to experience a ‘real’ game of golf on over 57 world famous championship courses from its indoor golf facilities in Belfast city centre.
Hillmount BBQ Academy and Vintage Experience
Hillmount Garden Centre plays host to a collection of weird and wonderful vintage cars, tractors and motorbikes which every Dad will love this weekend. Barbeque expert Dan Cooper is also on hand to share the best barbecue techniques – from roasting and grilling to baking and smoking, demonstrating at the same time how you can create mouth-watering meals. Hillmount’s BBQ Academy takes place on most Saturdays throughout June, so there’s plenty of time to visit.
This Father’s Day sees the return of My Favourite Waste of Time – a comedy night with a difference. On an almost monthly basis, comedian and computer nerd Matthew Collins will be joined by a selection of his handpicked comedy pals to bring the good people of Belfast what they’ve been waiting for: namely comedy loosely tied around a theme of the month, mini games and projector-based shenanigans. Tickets are available on the door.
Built by Harland and Wolff shipyard workers in 1911 at the same time and using the same Thomas Andrews designs as its mighty big sister, the SS Nomadic is Belfast’s latest offering to add to the exciting Titanic tourist trail. The ship boasts an illustrious history and still retains many of its original features – perfect for a visit if your Dad’s a bit of a history buff or just simply loves exploring the city’s rich heritage.
Café culture at Cafe Conor
Located across the street from the Ulster Museum and just a short stroll from the Lyric Theatre, award-winning Cafe Conor serves a fabulous mix of modern cuisine and classic dishes. This landmark restaurant welcomes customers for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner and makes a perfect location for a post-museum lunch before taking a stroll around Botanic Gardens.
Cave Hill Country Park
With so much good weather lately, why not take advantage of the city’s beautiful outdoors by taking a trip to Cave Hill Country Park. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views across Belfast from vantage points on the hillside. You can also take a stroll around the grounds of the historic Belfast Castle. Maybe you could even beat your dad in a race to the top!
If you’ve been bowling before, you’ll know what a fantastic experience it can be, and if you have no idea what to do, don’t worry as you’ll soon become hooked. There’s practically no limit to the number of players you can have in a game – the computers will track the lanes and scores on your behalf. So, if this is about settling a duel with your Dad or simply a family affair, then Odyssey Bowl is the right place for you.
Owned and operated by Lagan Legacy, this unique attraction, afloat on the banks of the River Lagan behind Belfast Waterfront, brings the past and present together in its interactive museum, multi-use venue space and café. So why not take your Dad back in time to experience Belfast’s maritime and industrial which his forefathers once knew.
Belfast Book Festival
Avid readers will enjoy one of the many events taking place as part of the annual Belfast Book Festival. The Festival is based at the Crescent Arts Centre, with events happening across the city in a variety of venues. So if your Dad is a bit of a book worm or a recent kindle convert it’s the perfect excuse for a day out together.
For more information on events and things to do in Belfast this Father’s Day and at any time, contact the Belfast Welcome Centre, 47 Donegall Place on 028 9024 6609 or visit www.visit-belfast.com. You can also follow Visit Belfast on Facebook and Twitter.