Father’s Day 2022 ideas in Manchester: events and outings to treat dad - from Football Museum to The Botanist

19 June marks Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and is the one day of the year when you go the extra mile for the special man in your life.

With this the first Father’s Day since 2019 with pretty much no restrictions, it may be worth getting out this year.

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Universally, dad’s have been proven rather hard to buy for, so this year, it may be worth looking at all the events and other things that are available in Manchester to treat dad’s, guardians and everything in between.

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When is Father’s Day 2022?

As previously said, Father’s Day is fast approaching, and this year is on Sunday, 19 June 2022.

What events and outings can I do with dad in Manchester?

National Football Museum

National Football Museum in Manchester Credit: Google

Residing in Manchester, it’s hard to not like football, due to the city being home to two of English Football’s biggest clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Take a look at the history of the beautiful game with guided museum tours, looking at key iconic moments in football andt memorabilia from down the years.

Tickets can be purchased from the website, and cost £10.50 for adults, £5.50 for children, children under 5 go free and concessions cost £8. These prices are for a standard guided tour.

Opening times: Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, Manchester M4 3BG, www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

The Botanist

What dad wouldn’t love anything more than free beer all day?

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it. Well, The Botanist is offering the perfect opportunity to get the family together and show your dad or father figure just how special he is.

The Botanist is hosting all-day-long celebrations and what’s more, Dad will get an endless supply of Madri beer throughout your booking completely free of charge when he orders Brunch, a Sunday Roast or a meal from the main menu.

This offer can only be redeemed when booking through The Botanist’s website and is only available on Sunday 19 June.

78 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2FW, thebotanist.uk.com/locations/deansgate-manchester

Manchester Day

Manchester Day 2022 conveniently falls on the day of Father’s Day this year, and it is a free event that celebrates the culture, diversity and creativity of the city.

As well as that, there are parades and displays taking place throughout the city, for one day only.

This Manchester Day is set to be the biggest and best one yet after a two-year hiatus, and will take place in the Piccadilly Gardens.

Their official website also states: “There will be special pop-up events across the city centre from 11am–5pm, including live entertainment, free family activities, markets and street food.”

Piccadilly Gardens, ManchesterDay.com

Manchester United Stadium Tour

Erik ten Hag and John Murtough. Credit: Getty.

Growing up in Manchester, it’s likely your dad opted to support the red half due to their domination of England and clear bragging rights in the city.

Luckily, Father’s Day is on during a period when the season is over, and there are still a few slots still up for grabs on 19 June.

You can enjoy a tour around one of the world’s most famous grounds, which has played host to one of the biggest side’s in the world.

Time slots can be booked online.

Ticket prices: adults £35; under 16s  £15; over 65s £15; under 5s free

Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA,  www.manutd.com

Adam Ant Concert

Pop icon Adam Ant returns to The Bridgewater Hall with his brand new tour, with the 67-year-old part of most dads’ generations, as he had 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK number one singles.

This show has been rescheduled from February, with tickets from that show still valid.

Tickets are still available for the performance, and can be purchased on the official Bridgewater Hall website.

The support act is due to start at 7:45pm, with the main show predicted to come on at 9pm.

The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Mancheter M2 3WS, www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Whistle Punks Axe Throwing

Get your competitive edge on this Father’s Day, by going with your family to throw some axe’s at Whistle Punks.

Single tickets cost £20, but there are many more tickets available, including some bundle deals that include drinks and more and can be booked online.

Great Northern Warehouse, Unit 20, Atrium level, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN, whistlepunks.com

Father’s Day at Worsley Park Marriott

Sometimes, a nice sit down meal is best for occasions like this, with Worsley Park Marriott the go to place for Father’s Day.

They’re offering top quality food, and complimentary beer. Bookings are essential and you can book over the phone by calling 0161 975 2000.

Worsley Park, Worsley, Manchester M28 2QT, www.marriott.co.uk