Stylish ways to spoil your dad rotten
Happy Fatherâ€™s Day! Weâ€™re celebrating big time with free p&p on orders over Â£80 today. So hit the BrandAlley sales and snap up some savvy designer bargains before you head out and spend some quality time with your dad.
Â V&A British Design Exhibition
How about taking him on a stylish trip down memory lane at the V&A’s British Design exhibition? Highlighting the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 â€˜Austerity Games’ to the present day, itâ€™s an amazing showcase of significant moments in British design, past and present. For starters, thereâ€™s a brilliant sculpture made from upside-down traffic cones welcoming you at the main entrance.
For more ideas about the best things to do on Fatherâ€™s Day in London, whether heâ€™s the active, cultural or food-loving type of dad, check out Time Outâ€™s website.
BBC Gardenersâ€™ World Live
Got a green-fingered father? Seeing the weather is still decidedly dodgy, you could always treat him to the perfect gardening day out – Â at the BBC Gardenersâ€™ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. The UKâ€™s most friendly and entertaining horticultural show is bursting with award-winning gardens and dazzling displays of plants and flowers, plus all our favourite gardening experts will be there, like Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein and many more.
BBC Good Food Show Summer
Even better, your BBC Gardenersâ€™ World Live tickets include entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer, which is on at the same time, same venue! So, if your dadâ€™s a bit of a foodie too, wend your way over and earn extra brownie points for being so thoughtful! Â Here are all the details for a delicious day out.Â
More Fatherâ€™s Day fun around the UK
Of course, thereâ€™s loads of exciting stuff happening all over Britain to celebrate Fatherâ€™s Day. To see whatâ€™s happening in your neck of the woods, have a look on English Heritage and The National Trust for everything from special events to simple pursuits to make his day special.
A DIY Fatherâ€™s Day gift made with love
And hereâ€™s a lovely gift idea I saw on All About You, which you can make after Fatherâ€™s Day to remind your dad of your memorable day out together.Â Make sure you pick up a map of the place you visit today, or use an Ordnance Survey map of the area, then cut it out in a heart shape and put it in a stylish frame for him. Heâ€™ll love it. Or if itâ€™s for your partner, the children can help and maybe sign it too!
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