Treat your dad to a Father’s Day out
Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to get out and about to explore one of Britain’s many beautiful gardens. Treat your dad to a special event at a grand manor house or for a stroll around a sprawling park. Whether he likes the stateliness of afternoon tea, hitting a summer barbecue, or going on a wild adventure, there’s something happening for dads everywhere.
Mount Stewart vintage car display
The neo-classical house and glorious gardens at Mount Stewart in County Down is once again hosting its acclaimed vintage car display to celebrate Father’s Day. With dozens of classic motors popping up at the front of the mansion, your dad will enjoy reminiscing about yesteryear amongst the impressive backdrop. And don’t miss out on a photo opportunity with a Spitfire.
Captain Geoffrey’s Discovery Day at Dudmaston Estate
For those in need of some adventure, Dudmaston Estate in Shropshire has a whole selection of traditional sporting pursuits on offer for dads (and the rest of the family). Challenge your dad to archery, watch the amazing Falconry displays, take a stroll around the classic car show, or just have a wander amongst the enchanted woodland grounds and home.
West Wycombe Park’s Summer Solstice Big Camp
Head to the home of Downton Abbey, and other literary screen adaptations, for the weekend, and don’t forget your tent. West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire is opening its gardens for the very first time for their Summer Solstice Big Camp event. What better way to bring the family together than with campfires, story telling and stargazing, within one of England’s most beautiful 18th Century landscape gardens? There’s even an Outdoor Show on the Sunday too with all sorts of sporting displays, exhibits and orienteering activities.
Chartwell afternoon tea
The regal home and gardens of the late Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill are inviting guests to a special Father’s Day afternoon tea. Celebrating all things British, treat your dad to a ploughman’s lunch in the Mulberry Room at Chartwell, above the café. To top it all off, try a classic slice of jam roly-poly and custard with a nice cup of tea.
Period display at Standen House and Gardens
Take a trip through history with the ‘Day in the life weekend’ event at Standen House and Gardens in West Sussex. Standen will come alive with period costume and old tales from the 1920s. If your dad is a bit of a history fanatic, he’s sure to appreciate the magnificent Standen house too, which displays some of the finest examples of craftsmanship, reflecting the era of the booming twenties.
Prior Park barbecue
Let your dad have the day off to unwind and relax surrounded by the idyllic lakeside setting of Prior Park. The Bath estate has spectacular views out across the city, as well as the endless woodlands and some impressive 18th Century architecture. Put your feet up at lunchtime and tuck into a burger and ice cream overlooking the lake, courtesy of Prior Park’s Tea Shed.