How to have a happy indie Father’s Day in Harrogate

Father's Day in Harrogate

June 19 is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for something special to do for an indie Father’s Day in Harrogate, we’ve got a few ideas that might help.

There are actually a number of events taking place in the district on that Sunday. But whatever you decide to do, make sure you visit Baltzersen’s for some refreshments either before, afterwards or in between.

Father's Day in Harrogate

Here’s a quick run-down of some events you could visit on Sunday, June 19:

Friends of Valley Gardens 1940s Day

This hugely popular event in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens is now in its sixth year. It offers a chance to step back in time to the era of swing dances and big bands, with a variety of music being performed live on the bandstand. There’ll also be vintage stalls, children’s games, and a display of Second World War vehicles and 1940s cars. But the highlight for many is sure to be a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The Colour Rush at Ripley

This charity event in aid of Saint Michael’s Hospice invites people to dress in white and take part in a sponsored run, jog or walk around the Ripley Showground. As they do so, they’ll get doused every so often in bright colours. There’ll also be live music, crazy fun and lots of surprises.

Studfold Adventure Trail

Over at Lofthouse near Pateley Bridge, dads and grandads get free admission on Father’s Day to the family-run Studfold Adventure Trail. As well as exploring the beautiful countryside, children can find clues and discover secret boxes on a magical adventure.

Brimham Rocks

This National Trust site near Pateley Bridge is holding a ‘Den Building for Dads’ event especially for Father’s Day. Grandads are also invited to join in and step up to the challenge of showing the kids how to build a den.

Concert at the Royal Hall

Local singing ensemble Rock Up and Sing! will be performing at Harrogate’s Royal Hall on the evening of Father’s Day. The programme will feature hits from Adele, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, U2 and more. The concert is being held in support of the Harrogate and District National Autistic Society.

At Baltzersen’s, we’ll be open as usual on Father’s Day from 10am to 4pm, offering our Sunday menu plus some special Father’s Day treats. Our brunch menu is always really popular on Sundays. Served until noon, it features dishes such as smoked bacon or spinach on sourdough toast with a poached duck egg and hollandaise sauce, or fried potatoes, beetroot, garlic and onion, with smoked sausage or cheese and topped with a fried egg.

We serve some really great coffee, too. Our espresso coffee comes from local roasters North Star, who source their coffee from sustainable farms. Our filter coffee is provided by Leeds-based Maude Coffee Roasters, who also have strong links with their farmers.

We also have a great menu for the rest of the day, with a variety of hot and cold Scandi-inspired dishes.

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