Don’t forget, it’s Father’s Day this weekend.
Stuck for ideas? Here’s nine places you can treat your dad on Sunday:
•Penshaw Monument Tours To The Top, Chester Road, Penshaw
A chance to view the North East from atop one of its most iconic landmarks. Tours start from 10am-5pm, Tickets cost £5 and are free for National Trust members.
0844 249 1895 to book.
•Father’s Day Feast, Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Perfect for all those football-mad dads. Have a three course meal in the Montgomery Suite or Riverview Brasserie. £18.95 per person. Call 0871 911 1555 to book.
If your dad’s of the other persuasion, Newcastle is also offering two or three-course Father’s Day lunches complete with tours of the stadium. Call 0191 201 8525.
•The Art of Mining, Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland.
If your dad’s a fan of the historical, the museum’s exhibition on one of the region’s iconic industries of the past could hit the spot. The centre is open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday.
•Father’s Day Lunch, National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland
A three-course lunch, a chance to look round a unique attraction – and a free bottle of ale for every dad.
What better treat for father’s who are fans of the finer things in life?
Three courses costs £18.95. All dads receive a free bottle of ale.
To book call 0191 515 5555
•San Andreas, Customs House Cinema, South Shields
You and your dad could join Dwayne Johnsonon on his mission to California to rescue his daughter from the earthquake.
Starts at 7pm. Tickets range from £4-£5.
Call 0191 454 1234 to book.
•Dad’s Roman Army, Chester Roman Fort, Hadrian’s Wall
If you fancy a more adventurous day, take dad to sample life as a Roman soldier.
A family ticket costs £15. Tel. 0370 333 1181 for more information.
•Laser Quest, John Street, Sunderland
Another one for dad’s who like to get active. Three games cost £9.
Laser Quest is open from 10am – 6.30pm on Father’s Day.
Call 01915 652 916
•Karting North East, Warden Law Motorsport Centre, Sunderland
Take your dad on a mini-F1 racing experience in a World War Two themed arena.
More information call 0191 521 4050.
•Brass Bands at the Amphitheatre, South Shields
For a more laid-back, musical Father’s Day, you can take your dad along to see the North East Concert Band between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.