With Fathers day coming up we know this year it will be hard to come up with ways to celebrating considering restaurants and bars are not open. So we have come up with some fabulous ways of celebrating Fathers day this lockdown;
- Breakfast in Bed
If you’re lucky enough to be together, start Dad’s special day with breakfast in bed and a brew (Yorkshire tea of course). Make sure to sweeten him up with all his favourites, whether it’s a pain au chocolat, waffles with honey and banana or a good old pork pie, head down to Sainsbury’s or M&S to pick up his favourites. Or as an alternative; order a sharing platter from any local companies. Local to us are; The cornish bakery in Lancaster, grape and fig grazing boxes, Larder & co. All of which can be found on Instagram.
- Get your hiking boots on
When bellies are full and the dishwasher is loaded, dust off your walking shoes, find a nice route and let your legs lead the way. Whether you live in a built-up urban area or a rural village, there are bound to be some fabulous walking trails to explore and picturesque natural spots to sit and relax. Smell the fresh air and flowers, listen to the birds, run from the bees, enjoy the quality time together.
If the sun is shining that can only mean one thing – BBQ (and an ice-cold beer)! If you don't have a BBQ already, not to worry, with Argos and B&Q stores open until 4pm on a Sunday and convenience stores open until later in the evening. Make sure you're being careful and following social distancing rules (or try if you're prepared, try ordering online first)!
- Watch his favourite movies
If a walk isn’t his thing, or the British weather is living up to its name and the heavens have opened, pull out your pillows and blankets and create a family fort in the living room. Settle in and watch your favourite family movies via Amazon or NowTV, or your favourite series on Netflix.
- A Home Cooked Meal
Dad might prefer a home-cooked meal and this is something the family could do together, with a designated family member on each course and even a bartender! You could theme your family meal, maybe Mexican, Chinese, Italian, or good old English food. Make it fun by dressing accordingly too!
- Virtual Pub Quiz
With Video-calling, you can hold an online pub quiz, with dad taking charge and fulfilling the role of Quiz Master of course, allowing him to reel off his dad jokes and flair for general knowledge. Why not take your Pub quiz to the next level for Dad and set up a Virtual Pub Crawl. You’d need to decorate every room as a pub, and you’d obviously need to offer to be chauffeur for Dad (laptop rather than limo though!).
We hope you enjoy this Fathers day!
Little Secrets xx