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Father’s Day at The National Trust

June 1st, 2011 by
Categories: Special Events

It’s the one day of the year where dads across Britain get to call the shots. This Father’s Day, it’s time to give dad a day out he will really love – be that spending hours looking at train sets, enjoying some midsummer madness or getting lost on a bike ride.

Dad might have his own unique and unusual hobby, but help is at hand with the National Trust’s top events for dads, which the rest of the family can enjoy too. Don’t forget you can treat him to some good, honest grub in one of our cafes and restaurants.

There’s plenty of fun events taking place, so whatever your dad’s passion give him a day to remember this Father’s Day:

Cycle with Dad

Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire – Sunday 19 June, 7.30am – 5pm
For dads that love cycling, come and celebrate the start of national bike week. Join Nick Gracie from Open Adventure and take part in a cycle race around the Downs. There are two routes’ to choose from, 100Km or 150Km – expect a couple of hills and some beautiful views along the way. Start whenever you like between 7.30am and 10am. The course will close at 5pm.
You will receive an electronic timing device to record your times.
All tickets £25 (per person).
For more information and to register please visit www.cyclefitevents.com.

Father’s Day Treat

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire – Sunday 19 June, 10.30am – 4pm
Members of The Hornby Railway Collectors Association will display and operate train models from the 1920s to the 1960s. Bring back childhood memories or create some new ones…will dad discover his favourite on this special day? Make a day of it and visit the working watermill, explore wildlife discovery area and set out on an adventure with a family activity pack.
Normal admission charges apply.
For further information call 01223 810080.

Tudor Pageant on the Parade

Blickling Estate, Norfolk – Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, 11am
The return of the Queen. Welcome home Blickling’s most famous resident – Anne Boleyn, as the clock is turned back to the 16th century for a weekend with the Tudors. With Tudor music and dancing, period crime and punishment, fashion, food and feasting, surgery and medicine, traders and more. All overseen by Henry VIII and his six wives!
Pay on day – Pageant and Garden ticket Adult £8, child £2, family £20.
For further information call 01263 738030. In conjunction with Black Knight Historical.

Tram Line Model Railway

Peckover House, Cambridgeshire – Saturday 11 – Wednesday 22 June, 1pm – 5pm
Come along and see a working, scale model of the Wisbech to Upwell Tram Line, which reputedly inspired Rev. Audrey to write the Thomas and the Tank Engine children’s books. Don’t miss the two acres of gardens – perfect for a game of croquet with dad. Last admission 4.30pm.
Normal admission (Free entry with WMRC membership card).
For further information call 01945 583463.

Boys & Their Toys Weekend

Oxburgh Hall – Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June, 11am – 4pm
Is your dad mad about transport? If so then head to Oxburgh Hall this Father’s Day weekend; with everything from model planes, trains, boats and traction engines – dad will be in his element! Enjoy displays as both powered and sail boats are put through their paces on the moat, or turn your eyes skyward as aircraft get their test flights.
Normal admission. Proceeds from the ‘garden only’ ticket (Sunday) will go to the National Gardens Scheme Fund.
For further information please call 01366 328258.

Midsummer Madness!

Dunwich Heath, Suffolk – Sunday 19 June, from 2pm;
Treat dad to a wonderful day out exploring Dunwich Heath. Come and enjoy the summer sunshine (hopefully!) and have a cream tea whilst watching the Barley Brigg Morris dancers, or listening to Leiston Middle School Brass Band. There’s also an adventure play area for children.
Booking not required.

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