The ultimate guide to Father’s Day in Liverpool

FATHER’S Day is the best time to show the father figure in your life exactly how much they mean to you. So if your dad is a beer chugger, art lover, or wants to show off his dad dancing, we have got you sorted with our ultimate guide to Father’s Day in Liverpool.

Bon Jovi at Anfield
Now or never – give your dad the ultimate treat and surprise him with tickets to Bon Jovi at Anfield on June 19.
The This House is not For Sale Tour has received rave reviews.
This spectacular show can be enjoyed with exclusive hospitality tickets including lounge access and after party with DJ Lee Butler and special guests.
Tickets range from £199 and can be booked at https://www.liverpoolfc.com/lfcevents/concerts/bonjovi or by calling 0151 264 2222

By order of the Peaky Blinders
If your dad is a Peaky Blinders (or alcohol) fan, take him to the Blinders themed bar in Cains Brewery this Father’s Day. The bar is hugely inspired by the 1920s era with its decor, and to add to the authenticity it is based in a Grade II building.
There is a wide selection of drinks at the bar to suit anyone’s taste, such as unique cocktails (1920s inspired) and hugely popular ‘Pilsner Urquell’ lager on draft.
From 6pm, your dad will get the chance to flaunt his best moves with a live band playing in the bar. If that isn’t enough to convince you, entry to the bar is completely free and you will not need to book in advance.
Address: Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5XJ

For the foodies
Lunya
This Father’s day put on your best clothes and let your dad eat to his heart’s delight, take him to Lunya on Father’s Day.
Lunya is offering a Spanish ‘Meat Feast’ platter to all dining with them on the special day, it includes traditional Spanish meats, such as chorizo, Ibérico ribs, and a mix of other grilled meats. Lunya also provide a range of vegan and vegetarian options. If free drinks for dad’s pouring all day, endless supply of food, and glad rags on sounds perfect for you dad, book in advance today with the link below.
The cost per person with a tapas starter is £32.95 and £24.95 without one. A deposit of £10 is needed in advance, and you can book online now at: https://lunya.co.uk/fathers-day-meat-feast-2019/

The Florist
Enjoy the daddy of all breakfasts with bottomless drinks from the brunch menu, for £25 per person.
The offer is running on Sunday from 10am-12pm.
The Florist is famous in the city for it’s beautiful surroundings and excellent service. This is the perfect way to treat dad without breaking the bank.
To book visit: theflorist.uk.com

Ropewalks Bar and Kitchen
Ropewalks Bar and Kitchen have organised a Father’s Day treat: their first gentlemen’s afternoon tea. It may seem out of the norm to take your dad for afternoon tea, but Ropewalk’s have added a male streak to the day, with a pint of beer replacing the classic prosecco.
With your ticket, you will get plenty of treats like mini burgers, sandwiches, cakes, and much more, and you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon sipping on your pints. The event runs from 1pm-5pm, tickets are £40 for two people and +£25 to add an additional person. Book now on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fathers-day-gentlemens-afternoon-tea-tickets-58360052488

Gusto
Gusto are all geared up to treat your Dad this Father’s Day.  Whether he is a Burger man, a connoisseur of Steaks or prefers a traditional Roast with all the trimmings – GUSTO is ready to pay culinary  homage to your hero on his special day!
This Sunday the special man in your life  can sink his teeth into a fully loaded Calabrian burger, served with truffle fries and doused in ’Nduja infused mayonnaise.   Or you can treat him to a show-stopping platter of seared & sliced, juicy sirloin steak, served with duck-fat wedges and drizzled in our own 12-year aged balsamic.
Gusto Roasts are served up to 6pm and you can enjoy 2 courses for £20, and add an extra course in for £5.
Kids Roasts are £7.00 and includes and ice cream dessert.
Book a table at www.gustorestaurants.uk.com/fathers-day

Adrenaline pumping fun
To get the adrenaline pumping this Father’s Day take him paint balling in Liverpool’s indoor arena. To top it off: you will be equipped with Nerf Guns.
The Nerf Gun Arena is the only indoor paint balling experience in Liverpool situated in the city centre, you will be supplied with all the equipment you need, with various packages available. The prices range from £20 (200 paintballs) to £40 (for 700 paintballs, and for parties over 14 you will be given an extra 100 paintballs for free!  
Some healthy competition to get the adrenaline pumping will make an unforgettable Father’s Day! Book now on: http://www.paintballingliverpool.co.uk/book.html

The ‘competitive’ gene
Junkyard Golf
A quirky option for the special day is the new Junkyard Golf Club in Liverpool One. With UV lights, random pieces of junk, and a bar filled with treats, where would be better to play some crazy golf?
You can choose from three courses: Bozo, Pablo, and Gary, all equally as crazy and unique as each other.
Break dad out of his comfort zone by putting one of Junkyard Golf’s funky cocktails (all topped with tasty treats) in one hand, and a club in the other.
Tickets are £8 per person, and you can book online for time slots every 10 minutes:  https://junkyardliverpool.ticketco.events/uk/en/e/junkyard-golf-club-liverpool-2019-06-16

Rufford Old Hall
With the historical backdrop of Rufford Old Hall, you can challenge your dad to a game of archery for just £1 (on top of admission) with no booking required.
After a game of archery, you can take a stroll through the historical grounds. The antique hall was built in the Tudor era and is listed as a Grade I building, including gardens, stables, and a coach house. Legend has it the building is haunted by a grey lady..
Address: 200 Liverpool Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk L40 1SG
Telephone:
01704 821254

For the artistic dads…
Leaf
An artsy alternative this Father’s Day is a calligraphy workshop for all of the artistic dads out there. The Creative Nib is hosting this workshop in Leaf (Bold Street) for people of all abilities.
This year you and your dad can delve into the creative zone and for three hours at the cost of £45. Included in the cost is a gift of a free kit of all the things you need to develop your skills of the art.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/modern-calligraphy-workshop-at-leaf-on-bold-street-tickets-60548319654?aff=ebopdstevensi

Zap Graffiti
Zap Graffiti is a company that promote graffiti as art across the UK, and on Father’s Day weekend they are putting on a class to learn the basics of the art form. Taught by an expert, you will be provided with all the equipment and safety gear, and your dad can show off his creative flare.
For £25 per person, your dad can enjoy an urban art class and bring back his own masterpiece on a canvas. Embrace you creativity and book on: http://zapgraffiti.co.uk/classes-in-liverpool/4586985250

Alcohol Adventures
Liverpool Gin Distillery

This year you can show your dad how much he means to you by taking him on a tipsy trip to Liverpool’s Gin Distillery. All visitors are provided with a guided tour around the distillery for a brief boozy history of gin in Liverpool and the magic behind the iconic distillery. To impress you slightly tipsy dad more, after the tour is finished you can sample all the gin you want. Another package available in the Distillery is their gin lab, so your dad can concoct the gin of his dreams.
A gin tasting session is £38.50 per person, and for the gin lab session, £70 per person. Included in the cost is a free £5 voucher to use in the distillery. Book now on: https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk/liverpoolgindistillery/online/default.asp

Love Lane Brewery
If your dad is more of a beer lover then perhaps you should take him on Liverpool’s finest Brewery Tour of Love Lane. Although Love Lane is a modern company, they are staying true to Liverpool’s brewery history by producing some of the best beer in the UK but with a modern twist with added flavours like caramel, mango, and lemon.
Included in the tour your dad can have a lesson on the magic of brewing his favourite drink from an expert brewer, and a chance to try some of their finest selections, and a good old free pint to top of the day.
Due to popular demand, the 2pm tour sold out! Another time slot has been added for 4 pm, at the cost of just £15 you can book on their site now: https://www.lovelanebrewing.com/event/fathers-day-brewery-tours/

We hope this guide has helped you pick something to do with your favourite man this Father’s Day, and whatever way you celebrate – have a great time!

By Meg Bolland
@meg_bolland