Treats for Father’s Day in Newcastle
Father’s Day falls on Sunday 19th June and it’s a time to thank Dad, Grandad, or someone special for their love, support and taxi service over this last year, and many years. If your gift ideas ran out somewhere between booze and gardening implements, never fear! We’re here to show you that Newcastle has a plethora of retailers, events and experiences ready to provide the perfect treat!
Michael Kors, 8 Blackett Street
If your Pops is a man of discerning tastes, the summer menswear options at Michael Kors are a great choice. From leather wallets and belts to classic sunglasses and more, there are a multitude of gifts which are certain to bowl him over. You can even book a private shopping experience virtually or in-store!
Always reliable for affordable, comfortable and fashionable clothing, Next’s Father’s Day range includes some great grooming gifts, stylish polos and shirts, personalised chocolate and aftershave. What else says “I love you Dad” than quirky embroidered socks?!
Charles Clinkard, Eldon Square
A real North East success story, Charles Clinkard should be your first stop in Newcastle for footwear. Top brands like Sketchers, Clarks and Birkenstock will see your Dad stepping out in style.
Jack Wills, Eldon Square
Fun and fashionable Jack Wills is the place to go for a young-at-heart Dad. Choose from a great beachwear selection for the summer, or go for tropical printed shirts perfect for BBQ weather!
Waterstones, Blackett Street
Waterstones’ brilliant multi-level store is crammed full of rip-roaring yarns, elegant prose and books on every subject you can think of. Top tips for Father’s Day include Jarvis Cocker’s new biography Good Pop Bad Pop; Young Mungo, the new heartbreaker from Booker Prize sensation Douglas Stuart; or try a bit of lighter reading with the Reverend Richard Coles’ Murder Before Evensong thriller! They also stock a great range of cards, games and gifts.
Millie’s Cookies, Eldon Square
Every man wants a cookie bigger than his head, particularly if it proclaims how great he is in icing! Millie’s Cookies’ range of limited edition giant cookies include a sticky toffee pudding cookie pie which contains a giant double layer cookie stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate and topped with butterscotch sauce, cake crumbles and toffee icing. What’s a few more calories between family, eh?
Berry’s Jewellers, 122 Grey Street
Here’s one for the larger budget – Berry’s Jewellers celebrate 125 years in business in Newcastle this year, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about luxury jewellery. They have a great range of Patek Philippe watches for the very epitome of sophistication, or an extensive collection of elegant cufflinks from designers from around the word.
Bagnall And Kirkwood, 28 Grey Street
Perfect if your Dad’s the hunting and fishing type, Bagnall And Kirkwood’s superb range of products will guarantee you’ll find something to suit. How about a pair of birding binoculars, a handy Swiss Army knife or a set of flies to help him land the perfect catch.
If you’d rather gift the gift of memories, you could always treat your Dad to an experience he’ll never forget…
Kings of Leon or Jason Manford @ Utilita Arena
Music is a family affair for the Followill clan (aka Kings of Leon), so for the rocker in your life tickets to their gig at Utilita Arena on Wednesday 29th June will go down a treat. If he’d rather have some laughs, Jason Manford steps away from the musical theatre stage to return to stand-up comedy on Thursday 13th October.
Treat Dad to a fun experience at Point Blank Shooting, where their replica guns swap bullets for laser guided technology, meaning he’ll have a precision shot every time. They also serve bottomless pizza, frosty beers and bespoke cocktails! If he’s handy with a sharp implement, send him along to Hatchet Harry’s, where he can learn to throw an axe like a proper Viking (or Canadian, which is where the sport originated).
Tours @ St. James’ Park
Guaranteed to set a great big smile on the face of any Toon fan, Newcastle United’s Access All Areas tour will give your Dad access to the amazing stadium out of hours. The Classic Tour provides an understanding of the club’s proud heritage, plus the opportunity to walk down the tunnel or sit in his favourite players’ seat. On the Rooftop Tour he’ll get a magpie’s view 150ft above the ground, along with a rare glimpse of the stadium from the dugout.
You can’t go wrong with a nice meal and some quality family time. Try these…
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea @ Vermont Hotel
For some real indulgence, Vermont Hotel’s extravagant Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea hasn’t got a mini cucumber sandwich in sight. Their rustic platter includes scotch egg, Vermont burger, pork pie, cheese and fries, and is served with tea or coffee.
Pitcher & Piano, Quayside
The Pitcher & Piano’s lovely Quayside location is certain to go down a treat, as are their delicious dishes and great drinks selection. Share a portion of masala corn ribs, pulled chilli beef tacos or nachos, and leave room for espresso Martini tiramisu for pudding!
The Forth, Pink Lane
A real Newcastle favourite, The Forth offers a relaxed environment to celebrate Father’s Day. Treat him to something tasty from their menu and they’ll even throw in a pint of Goose Island Today’s Haze for free! Our recommendation lies squarely with their Southern-fried crispy chicken!
The Bridge Tavern, Akenside Hill
When only a pint of excellent beer will do, look no further than The Bridge Tavern. Artisan ales are served from their on-site micro brewery, and their food is top notch too. A Sunday Roast with a pint of bespoke cask or keg ale will keep you in the good books for the rest of the year!
As you can see, Newcastle’s shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues have everything you need to say thanks to Dad this Father’s Day. Now the only problem is...which one are you going to choose?!