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Some Didsbury Ideas For Dad

June 14, 2012

Sunday 17th June sees the annual celebration where we’re supposed to treat Dad – although hopefully, we don’t just do it on one day a year! However, Father’s Day does make it a little bit easier for us to spoil him, as lots of businesses have very enticing offers, which do make things a little bit easier!

So, in order to help you come up with a grand old day of indulgence for your dad (or, the main man in your life), we’ve done a round-up of what’s going on in Didsbury – plus a few other ideas thrown in, to help you make Sunday 17th June, perhaps just a little bit different. Please make sure you check with businesses/venues first as these are only recommendations and Didsbury Life can’t take any responsibility for events/offers being changed.

If dad’s an early riser, a breakfast treat could be on the cards. Did you know that Thyme Out Delicatessen on Nell Lane has a lovely enclosed garden at the back, with lots of seating and chickens? And, a very extensive menu with lots and lots of breakfast options, including the highly recommended Pimped Up Baked Beans. Over on Burton Road, The Bakery serves up a mean breakfast – even the veggie option packs a real punch. If you feel dad needs needs a pick me-up, new bar The Violet Hour is open during the day for light snacks – and also, on a Sunday, serves a bacon buttie and a Bloody Mary for £6.00, between noon- 5.00pm.

Lunchtime offers lots of options in Didsbury. At the top of the village, The Didsbury Pub is offering a Father’s Day Menu up until 5.00pm and if you take dad to Gusto Didsbury, and give them your email address, you may end up with a little bit more than a meal! Didsbury and West Didsbury are awash with fantastic eateries – check our Eat Guide on Didsbury Life for Sunday Lunch info, including restaurants such as The Rose Garden, Rhubarb, Greens, The Metropolitan.

If you fancy treating dad to a bit of a pampering, have a look at this offer from Evie’s Beauty Spa in West Didsbury – an offer for a back massage and a facial, which can be redeemed until the end of June 2012.

Another lovely option is Afternoon Tea – with a twist. If you take dad to And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon in West Didsbury, you can indulge in a gorgeous tea comprising pork pies, sandwiches and guiness cake 🙂

If it’s a bit of culture you’re thinking dad might like, why not take a stroll over to the Wendy J Levy Art Gallery in Didsbury Village, where there are currently two exhibitions running, or maybe a walk around the beautiful Fletcher Moss Park with a stop-off at the Alpine Tea-Room? There’s also the annual Didsbury Open Gardens Event happening on Sunday 17th June – tickets are available now and with all the rain we’ve had, those gardens will be blooming lovely! Maybe dad’s a cinema buff, so why not get him tickets for the 4.00pm National Theatre recorded performance of “Frankenstein“, directed by Danny Boyle, at Cineworld.

Steranko Clothes, on Burton Road is packed full of gorgeous gift ideas for the well-dressed Didsbury father, and just a couple of doors away, Frog Furniture has beautiful one off, unusual gifts from paperweights to corkscrews to bookends. You could always say it with flowers or a plant too, courtesy of Sian at The Flower Lounge.

A little bit further afield, you could take dad to The Manchester Photographic Gallery where he can maybe re-live his Madchester youth, with The Stone Roses exhibition, or if you’re up for a laugh, how about The Laughter Festival which starts on June 17th?

So – no excuse not to treat Dad this weekend – and do keep checking back as we update this blog with more events and ideas 🙂

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