Score Big with Dad: Watching the UEFA Euros on Father’s Day!

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Que the drumroll please…the UEFA Euro 2024 is back! And can you guess when the first England match is? On Father’s Day – can it be on any more perfect day?! Not only is watching the Euros on Father’s Day the perfect occasion to celebrate the incredible dads and father figures in our lives, but to kick off England’s (hopefully winning streak!).

Father’s Day 2024

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As we know, Father’s Day is coming up and it’ll be on Sunday 16th June! So, this year, why not combine the celebration with the excitement of football? Whether your family is full of avid football fans or just enjoys the occasional match, watching the Euros can be a thrilling way to bond!
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How To Watch The Euros On Father’s Day

1. Home Viewing Party

Hosting a viewing party at home can be one of the most comfortable and enjoyable ways to watch football. Here’s how to make it special:

Set the Scene:

  • Decorate the Living Room: Turn your living room into a mini stadium. Hang flags and banners of the teams playing, and maybe even set up some comfy seating with pillows and blankets.
  • Create a Snack Bar: Prepare a selection of Dad’s favourite snacks. Think burgers, nachos, popcorn, and maybe some themed cupcakes decorated like balls or England’s flag. Don’t forget a range of drinks from beers for Dad and soft drinks for the kids!
  • Big Screen Experience: If you have access to a projector, use it to create a big screen experience. Otherwise, make sure your TV is set up for the best possible viewing angle and sound.
  • If family members or friends can’t join in person, set up a virtual viewing party.

2. Garden Viewing

If we’re having an unforgettable summer, then it’s time to take the viewing party outside:

Outdoor Setup:

  • Projector and Screen: Set up a projector and a large screen or a blank wall in the garden. Add some comfy seating with lawn chairs or picnic blankets.
  • BBQ Time: Fire up the grill and have a BBQ. Let Dad be the grill master or treat him to a relaxing day while someone else handles the cooking. Offer a variety of Dad-approved favourites and some refreshing drinks. Whether it’s beef burgers, hot dogs and vegetable skewers to rack of ribs and corn on the cob! Don’t forget the potato salad and crisps too.
  • Picnic Style: Prepare a picnic basket with easy-to-eat finger foods and enjoy a relaxed, alfresco meal while watching the game. It’s the perfect time to show your Dad appreciation with his favourite sandwiches!

3. Pubs and Family-Friendly Restaurants

For those who prefer to watch the game in a more social setting, consider visiting a pub or a family-friendly restaurant:

Choosing the Right Spot:

  • Family-Friendly: Look for venues that are known to be family-friendly and have a welcoming atmosphere for kids.
  • Special Events: Some pubs and restaurants may host special events for the Euros, complete with themed decorations and special menus.

Enjoying the Experience:

  • Reservations: Make a reservation in advance, especially if you know the place will be crowded on game day. You know tables will be booked out fast!

Where Can We Watch The Euros on Father’s Day?

So, let’s get down to it. Where can you go to watch the match on Father’s Day? Well, I’ve listed some amazing pubs and restaurants that you can make your way to!
fathers day meal at greene king pubs

Walkford, Greene King Pubs

It’s time to get your game face on and head down to Walkford for the kick off of England’s football season! Plus, you can’t beat delicious pub food!

Not only are they showing the England match on Father’s Day, but also ALL the matches in the Euros. So, this will be your go to pub this year!

One thing to note, you HAVE to book your table and you will need to get to your table within 15 minutes of your time.

What’s the food like?

They’ve got a good spread on with some delicious food! From a nacho sharer plate and chicken strips, to burgers, scrumptious pies and so much more from their British food menu! Oh, and you can’t forget a cheeky drink! 

It’s a no brainer for football fans and is the perfect afternoon for the entire family! Celebrate Father’s Day in the morning with breakfast in bed and head to the pub for a match. Can it get any better?

Psst…this may just be one venue, but you can watch the Euros at Greene King Pubs ALL over the UK!

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BOXPARK, London

You all know BOXPARK right? The venue where you get the BIGGEST cheers on the big screen. Well, they’ll be kicking off England’s game and the ultimate summer of football at multiple of their London locations!

If you’re ready for the adrenalin-fuelled action and celebrate the day in style this Father’s Day – this is the place to be. From a wide selection of cold pints and fantastic street food, you’ll be spoilt for choice! And don’t forget the epic atmosphere.

BOXPARK is the ultimate venue for sports fans, so why not head there to conclude your Father’s Day celebrations?

There are multiple venues in London where you can catch the game.

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Father's Day at Farmhouse Inns

Treat your Dad or Pops to the very best of British classic pub grub. From scrumptious roast dinners and carvery (with all the trimmings!) to super super moreish desserts. We all know a chocolate lover, right?

Plus, of course, with this can’t-miss football kicking off in the late afternoon, it’s a no-brainer to book a table for the Sunday! Then you can wash all the food away with a starting line-up of beers, wines and spirits to your refreshing soft drinks, hot drinks and coffee!

A pub is the perfect place to watch the Euros on Father’s Day, whether you travel to one further away or stick to your local.

Please note: when booking, they’ll require a £5.00 deposit per person. And you can watch the game at your local Farmhouse Inns!

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Brewer's Fayre

Of course, the reliable British classic pub and restaurant is here to help you celebrate Father’s Day AND kick off the football season.

And their Father’s Day feast is a must-taste! They’ll definitely have your dad’s favourite food and all the pub classics. From the unlimited breakfast and the beloved Sunday roast to a juicy burger, scrumptious grilled meats and meaty pies to indulgent desserts.

Psst..they also have beer bundles for Dad and friends! 

We couldn’t think of a better place to head to!

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Hungry Horse

Another classic pub that has the sports fans back!

You can catch ALL the latest sports events at any Hungry Horse pub, and yes that 100% means the Euros!

They’ll be showing the very first match, of course, the England match and of course the rest of the Euros on Father’s Day and every match until the finals!

The best part? You don’t need to pay a deposit for your booking AND if they’re fully booked, they have plenty of walk-in space too. So, you’re covered.

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No matter where you choose to watch the UEFA Euros on Father’s Day, just know your football-loving Dads will appreciate the fun-filled day out with the family! Whether you’re cheering from the comfort of your living room, enjoying the outdoors in your garden under the summer sun, or heading to the local pub, the memories you create will be cherished for years to come.

So, gather your loved ones, whack on your team colours, and get ready for an unforgettable Father’s Day full of football excitement!

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