if you fancy taking your dad out to the pub for Father's Day, you could do a lot worse than picking one of these beauties - our list of the best pubs in Manchester.
Maybe your dad likes a fancy meal? Here are some of the best places to treat him to some fine food - check to see if there are special Father's Day menus or offers.
Keeping your fingers crossed may do the trick, so keep them crossed and let's hope that Father's Day brings with it lots of lovely sunshine in which you can enjoy some wonderful beer gardens.
If he's more into your Pinter than a pint, tickets to a theatre show might be right up his Danny La Rue. From The Lowry to the Royal Exchange and now HOME, here are Manchester's best upcoming theatre shows to pick from.
So we all know that dads can't dance but it doesn't mean they have crappy taste in music and don't go to gigs. So whether he's into bangin' hard house, indie pop or stadium anthems, there's bound to be a gig in here that's just right for him.
Continuing with the music theme, how about getting him some rare vinyl? You'll be spoilt for choice at this city centre shrine to the record.
Feeling ike getting him an unusual gift? Awarded 'Best Independent Retailer' at the 2013 Manchester Tourism Awards, Manchester Craft & Design Centre boasts over 30 artists, designers and craft makers under one roof so, if youcan't find something here, you'd better just go and get him some socks, the poor man.
Arty dads could do a lot worse than a gift from this great Northern Quarter gallery which also has a framers in the basement, so you can pick out a riff on a classic film, something music related and much more, and get it framed whilst you wait!
Over at the Hard Rock Café in Exchange Square there's a special Father's Day event hosted with Access to Music. Not only is there a full breakfast, but Dads will be able to try their hand at playing a musical instrument to bring out their inner rock star... The whole family is welcome.
Sun June 21 at 9am
Visit the Hard Rock Café website for more details.
More shopping ideas for Father's Day
A shopping and entertainment mecca to some, a gaudy retail fairground to others, however you look at it there's no denying that the Trafford Centre is a monumental success.
Considered something of a monstrosity for decades thanks to its unpleasant '70s design, a major refurb and modern extension have made Manchester Arndale Centre a very pleasant shopping experience.
One of two Manchester locations for the department store behemoth, expect a huge number of quality retailers as well as events including launch parties and product premieres. The food offering is pretty special, too.