We’re talking about spending Father’s Day in Newark in England, of course, not the other Newark. So, it won’t cost the earth to get there, but will be a real treat. Whatever interests him, there is something for most Dads in Newark and Sherwood next weekend. Just have a look at the eclectic mix below.

  • If airplanes are his thing, the Cockpit-Fest takes place at Newark Air Museum on 17th and 18th. It started out as a small event, but this annual display now attracts exhibitors from across the UK and Europe and visitors from across the world. www.newarkairmuseum.org
  • For Shakespeare fans, there will be a performance (with a difference) of Romeo and Juliet by Oddsocks at Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park on Sunday – this is Shakespeare with a musical mods and rockers twist. www.whatsonatthoresby.co.uk
  • If your Dad is a foodie, why not take him to the new Foodie Fest taking place on Saturday and Sunday at Southwell Racecourse? Spend the day sampling and take home some of his favourite products. If you book ahead online, there is a discount available. www.foodie-fest.com
  • There is also the musical bonanza that is Newark Festival and incorporates a wide range of musical tastes across its three days starting on Friday. A perfect event for Dads who enjoy music, food and fun. www.newarkfestival.co.uk
  • For Dads preferring more traditional dancing, you could always book into the ‘Dance like a Tudor’ workshop at Rufford Abbey Stables on Saturday, 2-4pm. www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey/events
  • Finally, if history is his thing, the National Civil War Centre is the place to go. You can follow the National Civil War Trail and journey around key sites in Newark, such as Newark Castle and the Queen’s Sconce. The centre itself has lots to do and see. It is currently hosting an exhibition about Lawrence of Arabia and on Saturday 17th there is a chance to ‘Meet a Musketeer’. www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com

Take a look around our website to find more places to visit, as well as accommodation and places to eat and drink. Dads will definitely enjoy Father’s Day in Newark, whether it’s a quick trip, taking the whole family on holiday or a culture break.