It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 19 June, so why not treat your Dad to a day out in Ruddington? There are lots of great places to explore or enjoy a slap-up meal right here in the village, so keep it local this year and give your Dad a day to remember. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
The great outdoors
We’re lucky to have the fantastic Rushcliffe Country Park on our doorstep, so make the most of it with a leisurely walk or picnic if the weather’s fine. As well as the park’s own wealth of attractions, Chalfield Dog Show will be taking place on the Kite Field – perfect if your Dad’s a dedicated dog-lover.
Wildlife enthusiasts might also like to visit our nearby nature reserves at Wilwell Cutting and Wilford Claypit, both home to an impressive array of flora, fauna, birds and insects including many rare species. You’ll find the entrance to Wilwell Cutting at the far end of Wilford Road, just before the A52 flyover, and Wilford Clay Pit on the left hand side of Landmere Lane (the next right after the flyover).
Museums and heritage
Two of our museums will be open on Father’s Day if you’re in search of a spot of culture. GCRN will be running Father’s Day Specials at 11am, 1pm and 3pm with a free bottle of GCRN-branded Magpie Brewery Real Ale for all Dads on board! Trains will be hauled by heritage diesel or steam locos, with additional attractions on offer at the station site.
If your family has a framework knitting history, your Dad might be interested to visit the Framework Knitters Museum on Chapel Street, open 1:30pm to 4:30pm. There are a variety of historical exhibits and interactive displays to explore, with knitting demonstrations also on offer. There’s also free entrance to the adjacent Chapel Gallery, with exhibits from local artists, plus a tea room and the Textile Emporium gift shop.
Eat and drink
Our village is well-blessed with a wide variety of establishments serving high quality food and drink, often with locally-sourced ingredients. From real ale to fine dining, we have cafes, pubs, restaurants and even a cocktail bar all within a stone’s throw, so there’s something for even the fussiest of fathers! Some venues will no doubt be offering Father’s Day specials, so ask in advance – and don’t forget to book a table as it’s sure to be busy.