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Treat your dad this Sunday: 10 things to do in Diss on Father’s Day

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 June 2018

Diss Mere boardwalk. Photo: Sarah Olen.

Diss Mere boardwalk. Photo: Sarah Olen.

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It’s Father’s Day this weekend and from a pint with a view to a spot of shopping or a hearty lunch out there are lots of ways to treat someone special and make it a Father’s Day to remember in Diss.

The Cock Inn on Fair Green, Diss. Photo Lucy Begbie.The Cock Inn on Fair Green, Diss. Photo Lucy Begbie.

Enjoy one of the best views in Diss.

Voted as the best view in Diss by the town’s residents, enjoy a stroll around the Mere and take in the views looking either across to the park or back towards the high street and town’s roof tops.

Owner Alan Knight in Diss Emporium, with antique, vintage and collectable items. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYOwner Alan Knight in Diss Emporium, with antique, vintage and collectable items. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Delve back into Diss’s past at Diss Museum

Open daily from 11am-3pm Diss Museum features selection of exhibitions relating to the town and local area’s history. Current exhibits include an display on the Mere Players, The Roydon Riots and the history of the Salvation Army in Diss.

Go out for lunch

Tradional ice creams for sale in Mere's Mouth Diss. Photo Lucy Begbie.Tradional ice creams for sale in Mere's Mouth Diss. Photo Lucy Begbie.

Or dinner, although small, Diss offers an impressive array of restaurants from the vegetarian cafe Amandines to fish and chips, or the latest addition to the town’s restaurant scene Number 11. Diss has something for all tastes.

Escape to some nature

Although not a bustling metropolis, escaping to the countryside in and around Diss could be the perfect way to spend a few hours and get away from it all on Father’s Day. Frenze Beck, Fair Green or Diss Park are all easily accessible green spaces in the area.

Watch the World Cup

The biggest football tournament in the world has just kicked off so why not head to one of the venues in Diss screening matches. The Waterfront and The Greyhound will both be showing the contest.

Feed the Ducks at Mere’s Mouth

Duck feed is available from shops in Mere Street.

Buy your dad a treat

Does you dad love a good read, enjoy cooking or need a new outfit? Why not take him shopping on Father’s day, from The Diss Publishing Bookshop to DIY supplies and household goods at Larter and Ford to lots of clothes shops. Diss has a host of independent businesses in which to find the perfect present.

Enjoy a Pint over looking Fair Green

The Cock Inn, overlooking the picturesque Fair Green, has been welcoming visitors for more than 500 years.

Go antique hunting

See if you can uncover a hidden treasure in Diss Emporium, full of antiques, vintage items and collectables Diss Emporium in Vince’s Road is a treasure trove of items from different periods and countries.

Enjoy an ice cream

If the sun is out why not indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy an ice cream from either the Amandines ice cream stall at Mere’s Mouth, the van in the Market Place or kiosk the park pavilion.

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