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Where to take Dad this Father’s Day


With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to show some extra love and appreciation for your deserving dad. Our Father’s Day Edit is sure to help you in your search for the perfect gift, but Dad deserves the best, so we’re here to save the day with our rundown of the best places to visit, too.

There’s something here for all types of dad, so go the extra mile this year and share an experience together.

An adrenaline-fuelled luxury weekend with De Vere Tortworth Court and Land Rover Experience Eastnor, South Gloucestershire

Impress dad this Father’s Day with an exclusive package from De Vere Tortworth Court and Land Rover Experience Eastnor. Located just north of Bristol, De Vere Tortworth Court is a beautiful Grade II* listed manor house hotel with a story that dates back as far as the 11th-century. Perfect for the dad who loves his history – and luxury – this recently refurbished hotel is also located in stunning surroundings and offers an exceptionally modern experience, combining 21st-century style and the latest technologies with a wealth of original features and fittings.

Guests booking this exclusive break will enjoy an overnight stay in one of the Mansion House’s luxurious bedrooms; a three-course meal in the 1853 Restaurant and Bar; a hearty breakfast; an opportunity to borrow a pair of Hunter wellies so they can explore the 30-acre estate; and a half day off-road driving experience based at the 5,000-acre Eastnor Castle estate.

During the off-road experience, expert instructors at Land Rover will help guests hone their off-road driving and obstacle handling skills as they navigate challenging terrains with steep inclines, daring descents, muddy slide slops and wild streams.

Prices start from £594 for two people. To book, call 01454 263 000 and quote promo code LRE19.


Triple Supercar Driving Blast Experience, Multiple Locations

Satisfy your dad’s need for speed this Father’s Day with this exhilarating experience day from Buyagift. The Triple Supercar Driving Blast with Free High Speed Passenger Ride is available in 49 locations across the UK, with guests able to choose three supercars or American muscle cars from the world’s top motoring marques including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Chevrolet and more.

Once you’ve been welcomed at your chosen location, you’ll receive a thorough safety briefing to ensure you feel confident and ready to go when it’s time to get started. You’ll then have the chance to take on the circuit yourself, putting pedal to the metal as you show off your driving skills around the track.

You’ll also enjoy a complimentary high speed passenger ride with a qualified instructor, so you can ride in style in one of your favourite supercars. If your dad is a car enthusiast, this is definitely an experience not to miss.

You can book this experience online with Buyagift for a reduced price of £79 per person. Watch Dad show off on the track or join in on the fun yourself!


Zip Now, London Southbank

The biggest and fastest city centre zip wire is returning to London’s Southbank this summer, and just in time for an exhilarating Father’s Day! 2019 brings a third summer season for Zip Now London, with their popular inner-city zip line experience being the perfect gift for thrill-seekers.

Do something different with Dad this year and try out the zip wire for yourself. With great views of London’s skyline including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Gherkin and the Shard, the world’s fastest and biggest inner-city zip line travels over 225m in Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth, at speeds of up to 50km/h. Riders launch from a 35-metre high tower and also have the option to add on a free-fall Mega Drop for an even bigger thrill.

Zip Now London opens to the public on 12th June and will stay open until 15th September 2019. An extra wire this summer means up to 4 people can now ride side by side, so why not get the whole family involved?

Book online at an early bird price of £27 per person.


Foxtrail Urban Treasure Trail, London

If you’re looking for a fun family activity to try in London this Father’s Day, look no further than Foxtrail. This unique urban treasure trail experience offers a new and exciting means of exploring our bustling capital city and all its landmarks, and is a great way to spend some quality time with your dad.

Foxtrail is an interactive adventure that is a fantastic mix of scavenger hunt, sightseeing and escape game. The trail leads groups across some of London’s most popular spots, and participants must work together to break codes and find hidden messages in order to continue on their adventure.

Whether you know London well or not, Foxtrail is a fun and intriguing way to explore the city and re-discover our capital. As well as exploring iconic landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Canary Wharf, St Paul’s Cathedral, Regents Park and Tower Bridge, you’ll also discover some hidden gems along the way.

Groups of up to 18 participants can book a start time directly on Foxtrail’s website. If you’re a larger group, you can call the team on 020 3434 5035 to book.


Driverso, multiple locations

If your dad is more into doing his own thing, let him take the driver’s seat this Father’s Day – literally! With Driverso you can rent him his favourite luxury car, so he can get around in style and spend the whole day feeling super special.

Driverso is Europe’s leading luxury car hire service and renting with them couldn’t be easier, with door-to-door delivery included. The hardest part is choosing which car Dad would like best – do you go for the Mercedes-Benz C AMG convertible, or maybe Lamborghini’s brand new Urus SUV…?

Give a gift with a difference this Father’s Day and let Dad’s taxi take on a whole new meaning, as he transports you through the city or into the countryside in a beautiful luxury vehicle.

With a number of UK cities available to hire from, you can simply go online to book your dad his favourite car, and leave the rest up to him!


Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa, Suffolk

Treat dad to a special Father’s Day lunch at the 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa. Nestled within beautiful Lavenham in the heart of Suffolk, this stunning luxury hotel is offering an exclusive lunch menu, which will be served in the AA two rosette Gallery restaurant.

The exterior of The Swan is sure to impress Dad as you approach, as this extraordinary venue is an iconic medieval inn steeped in centuries of history. The stunning timber-framed building is a sight to behold, while the historic village of Lavenham makes for the most charming of settings.

Lunch is comprised of a choice of four dishes for each course, with vegetarian options available. To start you might enjoy fresh courgette and thyme soup or soused mackerel, while for your main you can choose from a selection of traditional roasts including sirloin of Suffolk beef or leg of lamb as well as pan fried sea bass and an asparagus and basil tagliatelle. A selection of tempting desserts completes the meal – why not indulge in a chocolate brownie honeycomb with toffee ice cream, or a delicious apple and blackberry crumble? Sounds good to us…

Lunch will be served from 12 noon with last orders by 2.30pm. To book a table or for more details, call 01787 247 477.


Baluchi Pan Indian masterclasses, The LaLiT London

If your dad’s a big foodie and loves to experiment in the kitchen, he’ll love one of the masterclasses at award winning Pan Indian dining destination Baluchi, which is located within luxury five-star hotel The LaLiT London.

Offering the ultimate gastronomic experience for any Indian food fan, guests will join Executive Chef Santosh Shah at the Naan’ery, the dedicated bread bar within Baluchi, for the chance to take their culinary skills to the next level. Dad can try his hand at traditional tandoori naan cooking and will also be offered the opportunity to create and taste his own three-course masterpiece, complete with paired wines.

As well as learning a host of new recipes and skills from Baluchi’s expert chefs, guests will receive an apron to take home as well as a selection of Indian spices, plus a few more surprise treats. The series of masterclasses will tackle different aspects of Indian cooking, and are suitable for everyone from amateur cooks through to confident chefs.

Upcoming masterclasses include:
Saturday 20th July 2019 – the art of Indian BBQ and street food
Saturday 10th August 2019 – authentically Indian vegan dishes

Masterclasses are prices at £150 per person and take place from 10am-4pm. To book, call 020 3765 0000.


Bocconcino, Mayfair, London

If dad loves fine dining, Bocconcino is a fantastic choice. Located on Berkeley Street in the heart of Mayfair, this renowned restaurant serves both classic and modern Italian dishes from Executive Chef Marco Corsica. With a focus on quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods, Bocconcino offers an excellent menu of delicious Italian dishes to be enjoyed alongside first class service, a luxurious setting, welcoming atmosphere and a selection of the finest wines from Italy and around the world.

Chef Marco Corsica trained as a chef in Naples and expertly balances his respect for classic Italian flavours with a touch of contemporary flair. He uses the finest quality ingredients in order to recreate the authentic flavours of his homeland, with the produce being the star of each dish.

When treating Dad to an exceptional Italian dining experience at Bocconcino, you’ll have a host of culinary delights to choose from. A tempting range of antipasti is followed by primi including Linguine with Scottish lobster and cherry tomatoes and Tagliatelle with wild boar ragu. If pizza is more his thing, a team of talented pizzaiolos prepare Pizza Napoletana, Pizza Diavola and the signature Pizza Bocconcino in the traditional wood-fired oven. You can also choose from a selection of flavourful steaks, seafood dishes such as Roasted octopus with caponata and traditional desserts including Tiramisu and Semifreddo alla nocciola.

To enjoy this remarkable Italian dining experience for Father’s Day, book online or call 0207 499 4510.


Tuk Tuk & Beer52 Father’s Day dining offer, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Say cheers to Dad this Father’s Day with this excellent value dining offer by Tuk Tuk and Beer52. Authentic Indian street food restaurant Tuk Tuk has teamed up with the UK’s number one beer club to give dads a free curry and Beer52 gift voucher at the popular Edinburgh and Glasgow restaurants.

The Beer52 gift card is worth £24 and includes eight of the finest craft beers, perfect for your next visit to Tuk Tuk which operates on a BYOB policy. As well as the voucher, you’ll also receive a copy of award-winning magazine Ferment to help you discover exclusive small batches of craft beer. If dad loves Indian food and is a craft beer enthusiast, this is the perfect gift to show him how much you appreciate him.

Dads will be spoilt for choice when choosing a Tuk Tuk Street Curry, with a wonderful range of dishes available including Tarka Dhal and Bombay Chilli Chicken. Tables will be available from 12pm on Sunday 16th June and due to high demand, booking is required.

*Ts & Cs: The offer is only valid for tables of four guests or more, with a maximum of one father dining per booking. Side dishes not included. One curry and one Beer52 gift card to claim free 8 craft beers online, strictly per each table booking.

To book, go to tuktukonline.com and quote TUKTUKPAPA.


Overnight beer tasting break for two, the Great Yorkshire Brewery, North Yorkshire

For a beer experience in the North of England, look to the Great Yorkshire Brewery’s Overnight Beer Tasting Break for Two from Red Letter Days. Home to a number of exceptional award-winning ales, the Great Yorkshire Brewery is the perfect place for any beer loving dad to visit.

Enjoy an informative tour of the brewery and gain insight into the intricate art of brewing on this fantastic trip, whilst sampling some fantastic real ale along the way. Visitors will take home a gift pack including beer and glassware, and will also spend a relaxing night at the family run New Inn, located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.

During your stay, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course evening meal from the set menu and sit down to a hearty cooked breakfast the following morning. From there, it’s really up to you, but thanks to the New Inn’s close proximity to the North York Moors National Park, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the countryside with dad.

Book this experience online with Red Letter Days for a special offer price of £149 and treat dad to a fantastic Father’s Day that offers a bit of everything.


Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley

Treat dad to a little luxury at Wynyard Hall this Father’s Day and indulge in afternoon tea. Located on the outskirts of Durham in the Tees Valley, Wynyard Hall is a beautiful four-star hotel with stunning surroundings.

As well as a classic afternoon tea which includes a mouthwatering selection of sandwiches, scones and delicate cakes, Wynyard Hall also offer a wonderfully original Gentleman’s Afternoon tea, which is a popular choice for dads who prefer something a little less sweet.

The Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea offers a range of savoury pastries and sandwiches and is the perfect treat to enjoy with dad. Served with a glass of Malt Whisky and loose leaf tea or coffee, this option includes Raised Pork Pie, Rare Breed and Sage Sausage Roll, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese, Ham Knuckle Terrine and Piccalilli, Salt Beef and Pickle Rye Bread, Tea Cake & Fruit Load, Custard Tart and a Fruit Scone. Throughout June, Wynyard Hall also have a special offer to include an upgraded glass of Glenfiddish 15 year malt whisky for £27.50. After all, dad deserves it!

As well as afternoon tea, Wynyard Hall also have a fantastic Father’s Day Ale Trail for you and dad to enjoy together. Priced at just £5.50 per person (entry to the Gardens only), this fantastic family day out features fairground rides, entertainment and a range of fine ales alongside a 3km trek through beautiful woodland, or a stroll around the picturesque Gardens.

You can book afternoon on Wynyard Hall’s website or by calling 01740 644811. Vouchers are also available for purchase.


An overnight stay and dinner at the Five Arrows Hotel, Buckinghamshire

For a wonderful Father’s Day experience that will last all weekend, treat Dad to a stay at the charming Five Arrows Hotel. Located in Buckinghamshire, this authentic arts and crafts hotel has been recently refurbished and sits at the entrance to the beautiful National Trust property, Waddesdon Estate.

Tucked into the heart of historical Waddesdon village, this picturesque boutique hotel offers scenic views out across the surrounding countryside, with visitors able to visit the nearby manor house. If your dad has a passion for late 19th century architecture or simply appreciates beautiful surroundings, he’s sure to love Five Arrows and the unique experience it offers.

As well as enjoying a relaxing overnight stay, be sure to dine at the Five Arrows restaurant during your stay. Here you’ll enjoy traditional British inspired dishes, with ingredients sourced from the Eythrope Walled Gardens in the estate. The restaurant has an extensive wine menu from the Rothschild cellar, including the recently launched sparkling wine, which is perfect for summer on the terrace.

For an overnight stay or meal at Five Arrows Hotel, book online or call 01296 651727.