Don't forget Father's Day on Sunday 16th June!!!
10th June 2013
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Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day and was originally inaugerated in the United States of America early in the 20th Century.  A bill was passed through Congress to recognise the holiday nationally in 1913.  In the UK Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and is not a public holiday.

And what ever you feel about 'organised' celebrations days, its always lovely to take sometime out, appreciate the special people in your life especially as the world is whizzing away with at an alarming pace!

So for a few ideas we have.....

Lilico's Tapas Lounge & Bar in Barnstaple is a great place for you and your dad to sit, have a chat, have a drink and eat some great food.  In central Barnstaple, enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and take advantage of their latest offer: order 2 tapas dishes plus bread or a side salad, plus 1/2 Pepsi, lemonade, Tribute, 1/2 San Miguel or 125ml of house wine. All for £7.95. Ideal for you and Dad on Fathers Day!  Call 01271 308086 for more details and to book your table. (Offer for lunchtimes only).

Michael Parker Golf Professional based at Libbaton Golf Club is offering 4 lessons for the price of three, saving £20. Phone Michael on 01769 560191 for details.  If you're looking for something different as a gift for your Dad this year, why not get him some golf lessons? 

Somewhere2travel2 based in Ilfracombe is offering a 'Lest We Forget Our Fallen' World War 1 Battlefield Tour at an amazing price.   2014 will be 100th anniversary year of the start of World War 1. This 5 day escorted trip with SwanTours will include visits to Menin Gate, Cloth Hall Museum, Tyne Cot, Essex Farm, Albert & The Musee de Abris, Ypres Salient and The Somme. Traveling in a luxury coach and with North Devon pick ups from Ilfracombe, Braunton, Barnstaple and South Molton.  A perfect gift for an enthusiast or to spend special time with present family and fallen ancestors.  To take advantage of this offer call Somewhere2travel2 on 01271 308094.

For those of wanting to find a diffferent places to go or visit then these ideas may appeal:

Visit any one of the Pannier or Indoor Market's in Ilfracombe, South Molton and Barnstaple all of which offer local products and gifts at the best possible prices.  Why not visit any one of these places to inspire you or just for a wander?

During Father's Day weekend there are car boot sales at Bideford, Landkey and Pottington.  Visit any of these to grab a bargain, browse the stalls or even sell some of your own wares!  All local and all accessible!

On the 14th June, why not have a night out and enjoy local creativity at Tuned In at The Boston Tea Party?  Bring Your Creativity - every month at The Boston Tea Party: 

  • Music
  • Spoken Word
  • Stand Up
  • Performance

from 7.30 til 11.00pm.  A sophisticated evening to be enjoyed by everyone.

All of the above events are listed here so these ideas inspire or give anybody thinking about a gift or attraction or just a simple, family day out a little food for thought.  

Thebestof Barnstaple wishes all father's and father figures a great Father's Day!  Enjoy!



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Laura H

Member since: 17th March 2011

A busy wife and full time mum to two daughters who's family have lived in Barnstaple and the surrounding villages for a long time!

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