5 Best Things to Do on Father's Day in York

Here Are Our 5 Best Things to do on Father’s Day in York...

Are you looking for ways to make your Father’s Day celebrations special?

York is home to a wide array of activities that’ll ensure you and your loved one enjoy a fantastic day.

Keep reading to discover the best things to do on Father’s Day in York!


  1. Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre

The history of Viking York is expertly displayed in the Jorvik Viking Centre. A fully immersive experience, the whole family can embark on a thrilling time-travel adventure through the 1000 year history of the Vikings. 

With state-of-the-art time capsules, you can learn about how and when the Vikings arrived, how they lived, and how they died. Starting with the Coppergate archaeological dig, you can piece together the story that accounts for some of the most important parts of York history.

Located not far from us in the Coppergate Shopping Centre, Jorvik Viking Centre offers a fun and insightful day out; perfect for spending time together as a family on Father’s Day.


  1. Revel in Some Family-Friendly Competition at The Hole in Wand

The Hole in Wand is a magical family crazy golf experience, located in the Coppergate Shopping Centre. 

The nine-hole course is filled with bubbling cauldrons, magical portals, and has the opportunity to use interactive spells to illuminate the dark hole, so you can immerse yourself fully in the game.

Enjoy a spot of family rivalry as you duel to become the wizarding golf champion! This is a  light-hearted, fun experience to treat that someone special, and a wonderful chance to enjoy some quality family time.


  1. Rowntree Park is the Perfect Father’s Day Picnic Spot  

Rowntree Park is situated just outside the centre of York and offers an array of brilliant activities to entertain the whole family this Father’s Day.  

The park has a range of sporty activities, including playgrounds, a skatepark, tennis courts and basketball courts. There’s also a library/cafe for seeking shade, refreshments, and relaxation time. 

For the outdoor adventurers of the family, there are numerous woodland walks and ponds to explore, with opportunities to observe nature up close and spot a plethora of various wildlife creatures, both in and out of the water.

Take a picnic and set up camp for the day in the beautiful 10 hectares of parkland, soaking up its 100-year-history. 


  1. Send Dad Out For a Child-Free Afternoon of Gin-Tasting

Why not offer your loved one the chance to indulge in an adults-only experience this Father's Day? York Gin offers gin-tasting events; a well-deserved treat for hard-working dads.

As well as offering tours and private gin tasting experiences, York Gin hosts online events and also put together a DIY experience box, which they can post to your home with enough gin for 2 people to enjoy.

At Galtres lodge, we use York Gin in our Forest restaurant and we love the wonderfully crisp, clean flavour it gives our gin-based drinks.


  1. Fine Dine in Style at Forest

Forest is our restaurant here at Galtres Lodge; its name inspired by the infamous Royal Forest of Galtres, which was established by the Norman kings of England.

With original oak beams, exposed brick walls, and traditional fireplaces, Forest has a rustic, relaxed atmosphere where you can indulge in our delicious menu, carefully curated to capture the essence of York. We use locally sourced ingredients where possible, including meat and fish from The Shambles Market, so why not book your table now to enjoy our authentic York experience for Father’s Day? 

Why not try reading our previous blog in which our bartender shared her cocktail-making tips and tricks?

Alternatively, contact us here at Galtres Lodge for availability and bookings.