Sunday 20 June is Father’s Day. A day dedicated to recognising Fathers, Dads, Stepfathers, Stepdads and Father figures.  Now whilst Mothers have had a day to celebrate them since the early 1900’s in the UK, Fathers had to wait until the late 1940’s before the arrival of Father’s Day.

It was accepted in society that Fathers were the providers, a task they undertook without recognition or fuss.  It was simply not de rigueur for Fathers and Dads to seek praise… and almost 80 years on, we Fathers are still a little light in the praise department, hey Dads?

If you’re aiming to make your Dad feel special this year make sure you read our Definitive Guide to Father’s Day in Chester!

Father’s Day much like Mother’s Day was born in the USA. Sonora Smart Dodd celebrated Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June for the first time in 1910 in Spokane, Washington to honour her Father. The idea quickly caught on in the USA and started to travel around the world.  Whilst the date of the occasion varies in different countries from March in Mongolia to November in Scandinavia; the third Sunday in June is the chosen date for well over 90 countries.

Why not make a day for the Dads and Fathers in your life this year?

Your Dad, the Father or Fathers in your life are unique characters, celebrate and spoil them with a meal in one of the many restaurants in Chester that have busy kitchens providing mouth-watering food to treat Dad. Whatever your fancy, a Sunday lunch or pasta just like Mama used to make, the delights are there if you seek them out and as Dad’s big day falls in the beautiful British summer time you may want to explore all the amazing eateries and bars with outdoor seating.

The food and drink establishments of Chester will be full of families celebrating Fathers, daughters treating Dads and sons saluting their senior and if you have a young family there are loads of child friendly options.  If Father’s Day this year is not going to see you eating out then the restaurants can come to you with a host of great Chester takeaways to choose from!

If you’re outing of choice with your Dad is for a pint or two there are pubs and bars in Chester to suit all tastes and a great selection of specialist craft and real ale for the beer connoisseurs out there.

Make this Father’s Day about family and celebration whether you choose to eat and drink or find fun activities and events to enjoy together salute the Fathers and Stepfathers and Father figures; celebrate Dad, whatever the whether.

Father’s Day is Sunday 20 June. Make it about him!