Two Whole Weeks of Father’s Day Fun for Dads in Calderdale
What’s the best present for dad on Father’s Day? Quality time with their kids!
This year, the men of Calderdale are being treated to an extra special gift – a whole fortnight of experiences especially for them and their children aged under five.
Men as Parents Fortnight runs from June 1-15, 2019 and hopes to inspire dads, granddads, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be.
From stay and play sessions to teaching your child to ride a bike, rollerskating, pyjama reading parties at libraries, getting ready for baby sessions and first aid courses, there’s something for everyone.
There’s also a chance to hear from renowned author, midwife and expert on men and parenting, Mark Harris, who is visiting Calderdale.
Paul Butcher, Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “Our recent Men as Parents survey showed that dads and male carers of under 5s in Calderdale wanted access to more activities and information to help them improve their parenting and strengthen the connections they have with their children.
“Men as Parents fortnight is the first step to helping men to access the support they want, to give their children the best start in life. It’s great to see so many different organisations getting involved. It doesn’t matter if you’re a dad, grandad, step-dad, uncle or carer, there’s something that everyone will benefit from during the fortnight.”
Organisations involved in the campaign include Locala Community Partnerships CiC, Calderdale Council, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, North Halifax Trust Children’s Centres and Halifax Opportunities Trust Children’s Centres.
Find the full event timetable here or follow the updates on social media using the hashtag #menasparents
OTHER FATHER’S DAY EVENTS
All parents love a lie in and breakfast in bed on their special day, but there is loads going on locally when everyone’s awake.
If you’ve already got a ticket (they’re all sold out) this annual music festival promises to be a fabulous day out, with fun for all the family. As well as the music, there is an action zone, food and drink, inflatables zone, vintage fire engine and roaming entertainers.
Brodstock, Saturday, June 15. Old Brodleians Rugby Union Football Club, Denholme Gate Road, Halifax
Todmorden Agricultural Show:
A great one for animal lovers, with all kinds of events including a Children’s Farm where you can see new chicks, meet the piglets, feed the lambs, walk the goats and have a go at walking the lambs. There’s also a craft area.
Todmorden Agricultural Show, Saturday June 15
Get back to nature on this Father’s Day special and make a bow and arrows, spears and fire!
Forgotten Forest Father’s Day Special, Sunday June 16, 10am-noon. 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse.
Always a favourite for kids, this year you can explore the new Digital Dimensions exhibition.
Eureka! National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax
Ripponden Children’s Day
Annual races and fun day with races, BBQ, prizes, tombola and raffle.
Ripponden Children’s Day, June 15. Mill Fold Recreation Ground, Ripponden.
Darkland Brewery First Birthday
One for dad if he gets chance to sneak off on his own! Darkland Brewery, in Boothtown, is celebrating its first birthday with all Darkland ales at £2 a pint.
Darkland Brewery, June 15 at 1pm – midnight. Unit 4c, Ladyship Business Park, Mill Lane, Halifax.
Pre Father’s Day Men’s Afternoon Tea
Treat dad to an afternoon tea with a twist at The Black Horse Inn in Brighouse. Tempting treats will include sliders, mini pork pies, chocolate ale cake and salted caramel donuts.
The Black Horse Inn, Clifton village, Brighouse. Saturday, June 15. Noon. £17.50 or £19. 95 with beer or Prosecco.