Father’s Day at Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

May 18, 2021

Marwell Zoo

Spoil dad this Father’s Day at Hampshire’s Top Attractions! We have lots of attractions and days out that your dad is sure to love, take him to enjoy a fun day out, we are sure you will find something for every dad to enjoy here. Keep reading to find out more!

Father’s Day with a trip to Marwell Zoo! Enjoy quality time together as you explore 140 acres of open parkland, home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals. From Amur tigers and rhinos to sloths and cheeky meerkats, there’s plenty to learn about and admire! 

Treat your Papa to a relaxing paddle on the stunning Beaulieu River this Father’s Day with New Forest Activities! Enjoy paddling together through the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve as a family – and of course, they’ll pop open the coolbox and provide you with some ‘boat bevvys’ along the way to keep Dad refreshed on his special day. The perfect Father’s Day gift for deserving Dads. Great for all ages!

Make it an unforgettable Father’s Day and get your tickets to the Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In Day on 20th June! With custom cars, live music, and hip entertainment there will be something for all the family to enjoy.

Thruxton Race CircuitTreat your dad to an adrenaline-pumping day out at Thruxton. Choose from Supercar and Racing Car Driving Experiences on the main circuit. Learn to control a sliding car on the Skid Pan or get muddy on the 4×4 Off-Road. Driving Experience gift vouchers start from £99 and are valid for 12-months, giving plenty of time to book a date to attend.

Dads get into Eling Tide Mill for 50% off plus they also get a free drink in the Café by quoting Dadsatthemill!

What better way to treat dad or grandad than a family trip to Gilbert White’s House & Garden’s Unusual Plants Fair? Not only do you get a great family event, but you’ll also get a chance to buy plants, hone your gardening skills, enjoy great al fresco food and explore Gilbert White’s House & Garden at a discounted rate! 

Treat dad to a day out at The Watercress Line, Hampshire’s heritage railway. Take in the beautiful Hampshire countryside as you travel by steam locomotive, stopping off at the period stations to get up close to the engines, or grab a drink (and a rest!) while the children can enjoy the new playground. 

Adopt an Aircraft this Father’s Day to make every ‘Plane Mad’ dad’s dream come true! Treat him to an Army Flying Museum visit on Sunday 20th June and he can enjoy a free hot drink and tasty slice of cake in the café – simply download a voucher from their website!

Take a trip from the Lee-on-the-Solent’s Hovercraft museum to the Isle of Wight with our Lunchtime Flyer. Enjoy a leisurely ride across the Solent from Lee-on-the-Solent’s slipway to the stunning beaches of Ryde. You’ll arrive just in time for lunch, so why not bring a picnic or enjoy one of the many restaurants & cafes Ryde has to offer! Or visit the Hovercraft Museum from Ryde or Southsea in an exclusive hovercraft experience. How about giving dad a 15 Minute Spin Around Lee-on-The-Solent Waters with the Hovercraft Experience Flight?

Butser Ancient FarmAt Butser Ancient Farm come face to face with the Romans this Father’s Day as you step back in time. Do you have what it takes to join the Roman Legion?! 

Steamship Shieldhall is staging a Father’s Day sailing – delayed by one week, on Sun 27 June! Treat dad to a steamship experience – guests are encouraged to visit the Engine and Boiler Rooms and Bridge. Playing on board will be the Shieldhall Stompers Jazz Band. 

Why not head out for a day of cycling on an electric bike in The New Forest with Cyclexperience! There’s plenty of routes to choose from and lots of recommended pubs dotted throughout the forest, so there are definitely lots of opportunities to have that well-deserved pub meal! It’s recommended to book in advance via the website as electric bikes are very popular. 

Book a family day out that your Dad would choose himself: a day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust promises three world-class flying displays each day where you can marvel at the majestic Bald Eagles soaring through the skies, and witness the epic speed of falcons, amongst many other species!

Celebrate Fathers Day with an afternoon or evening of stand-up comedy with Marcus Brigstocke, Sally-Anne Hayward, Jarred Christmas and James Gill (MC) at Theatre Royal Winchester on Saturday 19 June 4pm or 8pm.

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