Father’s Day 2022 ideas in Birmingham: events and outings to treat your dad - from Aston Villa to Land Rover

Father’s Day is soon - here’s what you should do for the day!

Father’s Day is just around the corner, with people wondering how they can show extra appreciation for their father or father figure.

It’s a widespread opinion that fathers are usually quite hard to buy for, so this year, why don’t you opt for a nice event or day out.

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Here’s seven events or outings to treat dad to this Father’s Day.

Aston Villa Stadium tour

Being from or growing up in the area, there’s four major teams in the area. Those being Birmingham, West Brom, Wolves or Aston Villa.

With Aston Villa being the biggest, we will go with them.

Villa Park plays home to around 42,000 loyal fans every other week, and features top class talent such as Philippe Coutinho and more.

In the past they were a powerhouse, and you can view their extensive history and more such as standing pitch side and sitting in the dressing rooms.

A weekend tickets costs £20, and can be purchased from the Aston Villa website and includes:

  • Guided tour with a stadium expert
  • Exclusive Villa Park access
  • Photo opportunities
  • 10% off in the Villa Store

Trinity Rd, Birmingham B6 6HE, https://www.avfc.co.uk/

Birmingham Bears cricket

What dad wouldn’t love a day of drinking, sitting in the sun and watching some cricket?

Luckily, the Birmingham Bears are playing at home to the Derbyshire Falcons, with the day of the game falling on Father’s Day.

Tickets are only £19, and the game is expected to get underway at 2:30pm, enough time to make or buy breakfast for the big man before the game!

Tickets can be purchased from the Edgbaston website.

Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU, edgbaston.com/bears

Cadbury World

Cadbury’s was beaten to the first Easter egg by Fry’s (image: Getty Images)

Cadbury World is solely exclusive to the Midlands area, and the only other Cadbury World could be located in New Zealand, but closed in 2018

It features a self-guided exhibition tour, created and run by the Cadbury Company.

The tour tells the history of chocolate, and of the Cadbury business, and is regarded as one of the biggest tourist attractions in the UK.

An adult ticket costs £21, whilst students and concessions go for £18.

Cadbury World, 69 Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1JR, www.cadburyworld.co.uk/en

Land Rover Experience

Many people may be unaware of what you can actually do here, as you can either have a half-day taster session, take a tour and view how the cars are manufactured and more.

A full list of the different types of days you can have, including prices for each one, can be found on the Land Rover Experience website.

A full day experience costs £549.

Jaguar Land Rover Gate D2, Damson Pkwy, Solihull B92 9EH, www.solihull.landroverexperience.co.uk

British Motor Museum

Located in Warwick, the world’s largest collection of historic British cars is here, and is great for any car lover or just a casual person in regards to cars.

The venue is also slowly coming out of Covid restrictions, so tours are back on and you can get the most out of your visit.

Tickets for Father’s Day are still available, and can be purchased online.

Banbury Road Gaydon, Lighthorne Heath, Warwick CV35 0BJ, www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk

Warwick Castle

Zog Live at Warwick Castle

For a day out steeped in history, take a trip to Warwick Castle.

Admission for everyone three years and above is £21 when bought in advance or £29 on

the day, so it is recommended that you book tickets prior to your arrival.

Primark

World’s biggest Primark in Birmingham city centre

Dad probably doesn’t like shopping that much, but there are some exceptions!

Birmingham is home to the UK’s biggest primark, and comes with a Disney-themed cafe and shopping area, a beauty studio, and a Hogwarts Wizarding World section.

You don’t have to arrange your entire day around this, but it would definitely be cool to check out, and maybe purchase some things that other Primark’s in the UK do not offer.