Father's Day in Bedford 2019

Make Dads day with unique and thoughtful gifts from Bedford Town Centre

Father’s Day is approaching fast (Sunday 19th June) and Bedford Town Centre with its smashing range of independent shops and entertainment venues is just the place to find something special to make Dad’s day! 

Happy feet!

Happy feet!

Gifting dad a pair of colourful, finely knitted Swole Panda bamboo socks from The Arc will not disappoint. The brand is known for its bright and colourful eye catching designs and they’re super comfortable too! Made from sustainably sourced Moso Bamboo, they are breathable and moisture wicking. Every sock is seamless with a reinforced heel and toe to be extra comfortable and stand the test of time.

£9.95
The Arc
7 Howard Street, Bedford, MK40 3 HS
01234 344784

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Off the cuff!

Off the cuff!

Cufflinks have long been a go-to-gift for Father’s Day, and as many dads are now heading back to the office after the long lock-down, wearing a smart shirt and tie is back on the cards. What better way to add personality to a formal outfit than with some cool cufflinks from Bedford’s finest gentleman’s emporium since 1928, Harrison & Simmonds? Offering a wide selection of simple, elegant designs and popular themes such as NHS rainbows, MOD scooters and 3D designs such as these crazy, bright yellow diggers! Prices from around £20.

Harrison & Simmonds
80 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1NN
01234 300777

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Sugar daddy!

Sugar daddy!

You can pretty much be sure that the combination of rich, dark chocolate and luxurious malt whiskies and spirits will go down a treat this Father’s Day. Anton Berg Chocolate Liqueurs from Arcadia in The Arcade contain genuine spirits in a crisp dark, chocolate shell. There’s 16 individually wrapped liqueurs containing, Tia Maria, The Famous Grouse, Drambuie and Cointreau to name a few – £10.99. As an alcohol-free alternative… a retro hamper in small, medium or large can be filled with a plethora of sweets from childhood, including Sherbet Dips, Finger of Fudge, Love Hearts and Space Dust! Since 1905, the shop has been a treas-ure trove of sweets in glass jars, fresh chocolates and delicious liqueurs.

Arcadia
11 The Arcade, Bedford, MK40 1NS
01234 352322
www.arcadiasweetshop.com

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Be a pub landlord!

Be a pub landlord!

Many a dad has often dreamed of owning and running their own pub! We’ll now for the grand sum of just £10.50 you can make his dreams come true and spend time together hav-ing a laugh building it. ArloArts is a superb gift and craft shop in The Arcade full of things to make and do, from build your own rubber band powered plane, to create your own world ‘flick golf’ set and you can even ask the owner to teach you how to make origami swans.

ArloArts
5 The Arcade, Bedford, MK40 1NS
07771 995545
www.arloarts.co.uk

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Pop a Cold One!

Pop a Cold One!

Bedford’s indie beer shop and taproom has been providing Bedford with a brilliant selection of ciders and craft beers on tap and in cold cans since it opened its shop on St Cuthbert’s Street in 2018. Awarded Young Person’s Pub of the Year Best Craft Beer Selection, it’s got the top credentials to make sure dad’s gift is up to scratch! Check out their Beer of the Week, or discover unique summertime favourites, Festival Juice 4% NEIPA and Heidrun Special Hop: Nelson Sauvin 4.5% Pale Ale.

Beerfly
www.beerflyshop.co.uk
45 St Cuthberts Street, Bedford, MK40 3JG
01234303211

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Escape together!

Escape together!

Don’t Get Locked In Escape Rooms – Voted Bedford’s Best Escape Room Experience and Traveller’s Choice 2020 with over 300 reviews on Tripadvisor. This family friendly activity with uniquely themed escape rooms has a superb special offer to be taken on Father’s Day, 19th June. ‘Dads go for free when 4 players are playing in a room together when using voucher code DADS4FREE at the checkout.’ (Terms and Conditions apply.)
Book online today at www.dontgetlockedin.com to avoid disappointment.

Don’t Get Locked In
23 – 27 Allhallows, Bedford MK40 1LN
Tel: 0333 242 7357

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Back to the future….

Back to the future….

Godfather, Back to the Future, The Simpsons, Knight Rider, Dr Who and much more.

Cool gadgets, keyrings and pocket-friendly gifts complete their fun and unique offering. A go-to shop for lovers of arcade games popular in the 80’s, such as Space Invaders, Pac Man and Donkey Kong to name a few!

Rewind Entertainment
www.rewind-entertainment-merchandise.com
20 The Arcade, Bedford, MK40 1NS
0743 2250823

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Binge the fringe!

Binge the fringe!

Time to book the babysitter! The Quarry Theatre plays host to Bedford Fringe Festival Bedfringe 2022 and it’s back with a bang. After taking a year off, there are over 100 events and 20 FREE shows taking place from 21st to 31st July, featuring 42 Edinburgh previews, in-cluding not-to-be-missed ‘Winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2021’ Jon Courtenay: Against The Odds (Edinburgh Preview), Humberside police sergeant-turned-comedian Alfie Moore: It’s A Fair Cop, and hysterical musical comedy – War of The Worlds (on a budget).

The Quarry Theatre
www.bedfringe.ticketsolve.com/shows
The Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peter’s Street, Bedford, MK40 2NN
Email: admin@bedfringe.com

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Spin some discs!

Spin some discs!

Vinyl lovers will be in their element when they enter Slide in The Arcade. A vinyl lover’s dream come true with listening stations complete with ear hugging headphones to enjoy sampling the sounds of vinyl records old and new. Highlights released before Father’s Day are David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust (50th Anniversary Edition) £36 and Dire Straits – Money For Nothing. For those that have serious cash to spend, the Complete Works of Queen box set £250 is bound to bowl over a serious Freddie fan. If you’re not sure, then gift vouchers are always available.

Slide
9 The Arcade, Bedford, MK40 1NS
01234 261603
www.sliderecordshop.com

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Cool vintage garms!

Cool vintage garms!

Does dad fondly talk of the designer clothes from their younger years, circa 1980’s – 2000’s? Kappa, Fila, Nike, Adidas, Stone Island and Burberry are just a few brands that are highly sought after and much loved. Caution Vintage in the Howard Centre has collectible trainers by Nike and an eclectic mix of vintage baseball caps, cool tees and lightweight bomber jackets. It’s a mine of vintage streetwear, sportswear and high-end clothing. Buying vintage is a great way to get fresh looks whilst being more sustainable too! There’s 20% off on Father’s Day, so not to be missed!

Caution Vintage
9 The Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1 UH
07946297923
www.cautionvintage.com

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Simply a card!

Simply a card!

There’s nothing better or loved more on Father’s Day than a hand-written card. For around a couple of pounds Buzz Bees Cards a fantastic, family run independent card and gift shop in the Howard Centre, has a huge selection of cards for dad. From comedy cards to bring a laugh, rude ones, sentimental ones and even cards for grandad and for those people we love ‘as a dad’ in our lives, the shop is a go-to for cards and small gifts for every taste and budget.

Buzz Bees Cards
6 The Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH
01234 217023
www.buzzbeescards.com

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Cheers beers!

Cheers beers!

Brewhouse & Kitchen award winning microbrewery on Bedford High Street is the place to book if dad enjoys a craft pint with his Father’s Day lunch. With the smell of hops in the air, inside Brewhouse you can often watch the professionals brewing beers in shiny copper tanks as you tuck into a hearty lunch. Head over to their website for special beer and burger deals in the week and for Father’s Day, a complimentary flight of craft beers with a meal for dad must be booked by 15th June. A brewery experience gift card for £85, is a great gift to club together and buy. Send dad to Bedford branch for a hands-on day spent with the experts brewing an amazing craft beer.

Brewhouse & Kitchen
115 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1NU
01234 342931
www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

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