It's not that long ago that a father's role was to go out to work to support his family, mow the lawn occasionally, maintain the car and discipline misbehaving children. Fathers would spend maybe an hour a day in the company of their children whilst mother took care of all the housekeeping and nurturing tasks. There was a clear line between what mum did and what dad did, and each had a very different relationship with their children because of this.
In most families this line has been all but obliterated. Mum goes out to work, often in a full time capacity just like dad does; she can wield a drill and change their own tyres. Dad can be seen doing the school run, making dinner, some of them even change nappies!
So what better way to celebrate this progress than to treat dad to a real family occasion for Father’s Day? And with the offers available through thebestof Southend, you may just be able to push the boat out.
The Saffron Lounge prides itself on being a truly child friendly Indian restaurant. Book your table on a Sunday and one child eats free from the children's menu, with every full paying adult. With its unique 'Indian Tapas' selection and range of healthy eating specials, Saffron Lounge Indian Restaurant & Takeaway offers a fusion of authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist. Complemented by excellent service in a friendly atmosphere this promises to be a treat guaranteed to add some spice to dad's special day.
Want to step it up a level? How about a touch of luxury at the Roslin Beach Hotel? Situated in a quiet location opposite an award winning Southend beach, this stunning hotel has just been awarded a four star rating by the AA to add to its already impressive list of accolades. The atmosphere at the hotel is warm and friendly, and you can dine in style from the specially created a la carte menu in the restaurant, or share a lighter bite in the comfort of the Terrace bar or in the sunshine on the outdoor terrace.
And until the 30th June (excluding Bank Holidays) if you book a Family Room at the Roslin for £150 this will include tickets to the fabulous Adventure Island, Southend's famous Family Fun park with rides and attractions galore – a brilliant treat for all the family, and dad gets to revisit his inner child!
The roles may have shifted, the dad in your household may be a 'new man' – he may be a househusband or still be the traditional breadwinner. No two fathers are the same, but on their one special day, all dads deserve more than socks!