Haverhill has everything a dad could want so it’s easy to Buy Local this Father's Day!
5th June 2014
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Haverhill’s Buy Local week is well under way, and it is heartening to see so many local people visiting thebestof Haverhill to pledge their support for our independent businesses (with each one being entered into the daily prize draw with a prize of £100 to spend with one of our businesses).   

Let’s keep this momentum going, while at the same time finding something dad will really appreciate for Father’s Day.

Novelty mugs, Homer Simpson slippers, singing fish and comedy socks… dad has seen them all, and has accepted them with a forced smile whilst secretly wondering if he’ll ever get something remotely useful or enjoyable any Fathers Day soon.  So this year why not ‘think outside the box’ a little and present him with something that might not be the norm? It may not be in the slightest bit ‘amusing’ but will most certainly be genuinely appreciated.

Don't forget the World Cup!

Let’s bear one thing in mind, come June 12th, the 2014 World Cup will be underway, a fact which should be borne in mind if dad is of that persuasion.  If my investigations are correct, England’s first match (against Italy no less!) kicks off at 11.00pm on Saturday 14th June.  Father’s Day itself, Sunday 15th June, sees France vs Honduras at 8.00pm and Argentina vs Bos-Herce (who?!) at 11.00pm.

I mention this purely because if you were thinking of dining out, then obviously this schedule may need to be taken into consideration.

Eating out

One Haverhill dining experience not to be missed is the winner of the Haverhill Weekly News 'Best in Town restaurant and takeaway' award in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Raj Mahal is something of a jewel in Haverhill’s culinary crown.  Authentic, aromatic and simply delicious Indian cuisine in relaxed, stylish surroundings will give dad a night out to remember. 

Treat him on the Saturday early evening, home to watch the match and offer breakfast in bed after a Father’s Day lie in!  Or book in advance for Taj Mahal’s ever popular ‘all you can eat’ buffet, either on Sunday lunchtime or in the evening.  

Please click here for further details about Raj Mahal in Haverhill.

Eating in

If yours is the type of dad who prefers to kick back and relax in front of the football, with a couple of cans and a mouth watering takeaway in the comfort of his own home, then Tiffin Cup finalists Haverhill Tandoori not only prepare an extensive selection of Indian specialities catering to all tastes, they will deliver right to your door.  Let dad take the weight off his feet whilst you serve up an Indian feast (with none of the hard work!) so he doesn’t miss a minute of the football action.

For more information about Haverhill Tandoori, please click here.


If dad’s more of a sporting participant than a mere observer, why not visit Aerocycles? Here you will find everything the cyclist could possibly want. 

Whether he’s just a sunny day cyclist, or a serious contender Aerocycles of Haverhill have a massive selection of accessories and clothing (and of course bikes if you want to push the boat out!) all backed up by expert advice from their friendly helpful staff.

Please click here to find out more about Aerocycles.

Feeling a little weather beaten?

Of course you can’t be even an amateur athlete without occasionally suffering for your sport.  We’re none of us getting any younger and there probably aren’t many dads who wouldn’t appreciate the benefits of a sports massage from Perform Sports Therapy. 

It’s not just professionals who need a quick rub down from time to time, and the experts at  Perform know exactly which buttons to push (or muscles to knead, as it were!) to leave dad feeling like a new man!

Click here for more information about Perform Sports Therapy.

Metrosexual dad?

And if he’s not averse to a bit of pampering then arevolution’s award winning beauty salon in Haverhill offer Gift Vouchers which can be used in their unique Gentlemen's Club.  Make your selections from a manicure, pedicure, facial, eyebrow tidy, back/chest wax and massage treatments.  In discreet, luxurious surroundings, more and more men are finding out what we ladies have known for years, that a little bit of pampering not only makes you look good, it makes you feel great!

Please click here to view the men's treatments available at arevolution in Haverhill.

So swerve the socks and hankies this year, give the novelty gifts a miss and present dad with something he will genuinely enjoy (and often wouldn’t get for himself) this Father’s Day.  And with it comes the added bonus of Buying Local and supporting our Haverhill businesses.

Don’t forget to click the link to pledge your support, and be in with a chance to win £100 to spend in our local businesses (or give to dad to spend, obviously!)

About the Author

Amelia C

Member since: 6th November 2012

I am a long-term resident of Haverhill and love sharing information and advice on the best places to visit, businesses to contact and people to speak to!

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