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Celebrate Father's Day at Haverstock School from 1pm. There’ll be lots of free fun activities for dads, uncles, granddads and male carers to do with their children. Come along for a free family portrait photo, interactive workshops, indoor sport and games.
Does your dad fancy himself a DIY expert? Why not get him a draught proofing workshop. Workshops are delivered by experienced draught busters from Transition Town Belsize and are held in residents’ homes. During the workshop dad will be shown how to install high quality draught proofing around sash windows and doors. Every attendee will receive £20 worth of free draught proofing to get started on their own homes.
Picnic in the park
Gather the troops, pack a gourmet feast and head to one of the many parks and open spaces in the borough for a picnic. Fingers crossed it’s sunny – and if it does start to bucket, you can always duck into a local for a Sunday roast. We recommend Primrose Hill for the best view of London or of course there’s Hampstead Heath.
Raining? See a movie
Fancy taking dad to see this year’s biggest blockbuster Prometheus over warm buttery popcorn? You can’t go wrong with taking dad to the cinema on his special day, or better yet, buy him some vouchers to use whenever he fancies. Independent favourites the Renoir and Everyman cinemas also hold special Q&A sessions with film makers and other events throughout the year for the die-hard arthouse lover.
Everyman cinema - Hampstead
Everyman cinema - Belsize Park
Watch the footy
Football fever has hit! If dad loves sport why not take him to a pub to watch the game. Our picks for the best football watching in the borough are the Euston Flyer or Grand Union Camden, but really any pub with a telly is good. Beware – seats fill up fast!
Battle of the sexes comedy night
If dad fancies a laugh why not send him to the comedy. Battle of the Sexes is a rather strange idea, where the first half features female comics Felicity Ethnic, Glenda Jaxon and Kayleigh Lewis followed by male stand-ups Kane Brown, Funmbi and Mr Cee. The comedy will be followed by a men vs women dance battle. This is an all-out variety show battle - ladies control the first half, men control the second half. Who will steal the night?
Take him to an exhibition
Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands at the British Library explores treasures from the last 1000 years of English literature that have been shaped by the country’s unique spaces and places. From idyllic rural landscapes to gritty cities, the exhibition showcases a literary map of the British Isles and highlight how writers, from William Shakespeare and Walter Scott to John Lennon and J K Rowling, have recorded the changing spaces of the British Isles in some of their greatest literary works.
Whisky talk and tasting
What better way to treat dad this Father’s Day than to join whisky ambassador Darren Rook, ‘the whisky guy’, for a masterclass about the world’s most prized and complex spirit – single malt whisky. Sampling four unique whiskies paired with cheese, dad will be guided through a sensory experience of aroma, taste and flavour for £32.50 a ticket.
The big midsummer fest
Head to the Camden Arts Centre for a big summer hurrah for a festive evening of food, music and fun. Whether dad’s a culture vulture or prefers to grab a burger and sit in the fantastic garden, he’s sure to enjoy the event.