There is no other job that comes close to being a Dad. From chauffeur to life coach, handy man to bank of dad, this Sunday really is the day to truly appreciate your wonderful father and Shrewsbury is the perfect place in which to do it.

Explore the entire world of flavour in Shrewsbury’s Market Square

On both Friday 16th and Saturday 17th, if you take a walk to the Market Square on High Street you will find yourself in a sea of new sights and smells. ‘Flavours of the World Market’ is the perfect place to pick up a gift for your dad or to grab yourself a delicacy from the French themed market.

Shopping he’ll love

Whether he’s in to music, sports or fashion Shrewsbury’s eclectic range of independents will provide you with inspiration galore.  From Stan’s Cycles to Pockets in the Square there is something to treat every dad.

Private boat cruise

Why not have an extra special treat on the water this Father’s Day. Take a private cruise on board ‘Little Rea’, a small pontoon boat run by the Sabrina riverboat team. Simply bring your own picnic and sit back and relax whilst sipping drinks amongst friends and family. The boat can accommodate up to ten people. To book visit

Tempt the tastebuds with a Father’s Day meal

Add to the fun during some last minute Father’s Day shopping with a stop at Umai for lunch. A wonderful selection of Japanese cuisine for the seasoned sushi lover, as well as a host of other dishes. No need to book on Saturday lunch time as it’s walk-ins only. For more information visit

Spoil him with a touch of Paris for dinner at Côte Brasserie in the Square where the recently opened restaurant offers authentic French classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Why not start with Charcuterie Board with its selection of delicious meats and crusty French bread. For main is there any better gift than a 30-day aged fillet steak with frites to satisfy that hard-working father’s appetite. To book visit

End on an al fresco note

Enjoy a glass of his favourite tipple. With plenty of cafes, bars and pubs in Shrewsbury to choose from, there is no excuse not to take a seat and make the most of the British summer, however short it lasts.

So come and enjoy all the town has to offer this weekend and cheer on the Shrewsbury Carnival on Saturday and lap up the spectacle of the Half Marathon on Sunday.

It’s easy to get into town by Park and Ride on Saturday with three services from Oxon, Meole Brace and Harlescott running every 20 minutes. On Sunday you can park for £1 at both short and long stay car parks.