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From City Beats to Festival Streets..

After all the times you’ve eaten him out of house and home, springing for dinner is the least you can do. You probably know Dad’s favourite lunch spot. But if you need inspiration, you could do a lot worse than treating him to a Sunday roast in the elegant, 1930s grandeur of The Vermont Hotel.

Does Dad love nothing better than real ale and real music? Then treat him to live blues, soul and jazz music at a special Father’s Day gig - outdoors at The Foresters Arms in Romiley, Stockport.

Treat Dad like a king in a wonderful, historic location. Revisit the days of chivalry and also take him for dinner in the majestic Black Knight restaurant or the grand Baronial Hall. It will make for a truly epic day.

Make Dad feel special with Gentleman's Afternoon Tea at the Customs House in South Shields. With an elegant selection of food the whole family can enjoy - plus live music from swing legend, Danny Reed – it’s all very suave and sophisticated. Just like him.

Go along and celebrate the courage and contribution of the United Kingdom's armed forces. The highlight is a parade through the city centre featuring service men and women, past and present. There’ll also be a variety of displays, military vehicles and military-related stalls. It all climaxes with a flyover by the famous Lancaster Bomber.

Don’t miss the chance to meet this year’s winner Nadiya Hussein. She’ll be there with the finest of Manchester foodie talent as they show off their latest creations. There’ll also be plenty of tips and recipe ideas for aspiring and accomplished chefs alike.

Everybody loves a giggle and you’ll have more than a few at Jesterval – the North East's premier comedy festival. From established names to hotly-tipped up-and coming acts, there’s plenty to tickle your funny bone. Book now and you’re laughing.

Don your trusty headband and running shorts and get yourself over to Etihad Campus to take part in the almighty Colour Run! Running 5k sprinkled with a rainbow of coloured powder all over your chops sounds surreal but trust us, it’s the most fun you can have with your trainers on! Put some colour into your life with this extraordinary event taking place July 2.