After the kids have served you breakfast in bed, what else can dads look forward to on Father's Day?

There's the obligatory hand-made card but often there's not much else on the agenda.

This year, why not really push the boat out to celebrate Father's Day, which is on Sunday, June 19.

Here's our guide of fun things to do in Huddersfield and beyond that all the family can enjoy...

Picnic at a beauty spot

The Packhorse Bridge at Eastergate, Marsden
The Packhorse Bridge at Eastergate, Marsden

Return to one of dad's childhood haunts for a picnic. There are some lovely spots across Huddersfield - Magdale at Honley; Castle Hill; the reservoirs above Holmfirth; Beaumont Park; Standedge Tunnel at Marsden, and so on. Pack his favourite snacks and a bottle or two of pop/beer.

READ MORE: 10 pretty places for a picnic in and around Huddersfield

Movie matinee

Flash Gordon (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980)

If it's raining, choose a family-friendly film and get dad his favourite snacks and pizza. Little ones will love Jungle Book, Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Older ones might like Back to the Future or The Incredibles. Huddersfield-based film critic Tony Earnshaw, whose daughters are aged eight and 10, suggests watching Jason and the Argonauts, Flash Gordon or The Red Balloon, a French short about a boy and a sentient balloon.

Trip down Memory Lane

Filey Beach, Filey
Filey Beach, Filey

If the weather's fine, ask your dad where he holidayed as a child. Was it Filey, Bridlington, Blackpool? Take a drive out and let him reminisce as you stroll on the beach.

READ MORE: Where are the best beaches in Yorkshire?

Adrenaline rush

Paintball target

Is dad an action man? You could unleash everyone's inner warrior with a game of paintballing - it's a lot of fun and exhilarating. Or why not enjoy the full-throttle fun of Go Karting? There are tracks at various locations across West Yorkshire.

Visit a historic site

Tour around Tolson Museum.

Step back in time with a visit to a museum or a site of historic interest. Favourites include Tolson Museum, Royal Armouries in Leeds, Leeds City Museum and Bankfield Museum, Halifax. There's a Father's Day Afternoon Tea event at the National Mining Museum, near Wakefield, from 1pm to 4pm on the big day. Music by Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band. Tickets on 01924 844581. Booking essential.

READ MORE: 10 free museums in West Yorkshire

Go for a bike ride

A crisp Spring day - Slaithwaite Canal Huddersfield

If the kids are old enough, get the bikes out of the garage and head off on two wheels. A ride along the canal towpath from Milnsbridge to Marsden will blow away the cobwebs. Stop off for lunch in Slaithwaite or Marsden. Treat him to a pint of Yorkshire Blonde from the Riverhead Brewery Tap, Marsden.

Take a hike

Yorkshire Water's Holme Valley reservoirs, Yateholme Reservoir.

Huddersfield is blessed with beautiful landscapes, so why not explore the landscapes around Holmfirth. There are walks around reservoirs such as Digley, Ramsden, Yateholme and Bilberry. Pack a picnic.

And if you want to venture a bit further afield...

Trip for a soccer-mad dad

George Best, Manchester United

The National Football Museum, situated in Manchester city centre, is brilliant and what's more it's free. There are several floors of interactive exhibitions. You can test your skills at penalty taking and passing with Football Plus tickets (charges apply). There are various items to see including a shirt worn by Pele in 1958 and George Best's Ballon D'Or from 1968.