Father’s Day fun in Hampshire

May 16, 2024

Father’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the incredible men in our lives, and Hampshire offers a wealth of attractions and activities to make it truly unforgettable. From historical sites and car shows to outdoor adventures and family-friendly fun, there’s something for every dad to enjoy. Whether he’s a history buff, a car enthusiast, or simply loves spending quality time with loved ones, discover the Father’s Day fun in Hampshire for the perfect experience!

Day’s out 

This Father’s Day, transport Dad to 878 AD! Perfect for those fascinated by history, fans of Assassin’s Creed, or adventurers. Experience Anglo-Saxon life with live actors, intriguing artefacts, and an AR city tour of Winchester. An immersive journey awaits him! 

Father's Day fun in Hampshire
Exbury Gardens

Visit Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway for a fantastic Father’s Day weekend.  Dads are offered half-price garden admission on Sunday 16 June, and across the weekend will be a Model Railway Exhibition in the Engine Shed and on Sunday the Austin Counties Car Show.

Discover hundreds of cool American motors, colourful custom cars and bikes at Beaulieu this Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June. From hot rods to muscle cars to weather-worn trucks, will you spot your favourite? There’ll also be live music, and entertainment and you’ll have access to the rest of the Beaulieu attraction!

Make Fathers Day extra special with a FREE beer for Dad (or Grandad) at The Putt Hutt, Clarence Pier! Simply purchase at least 1 adult entry alongside a child’s entry, then, after tackling 18 holes of adventure golf, unwind with your complimentary drink at their fully licenced bar The 19th Hole! 

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend at Milestones! Dads receive a ration card for half a pint of beer at our very own pub, The Baverstock Arms, where there will be games and sing-a-longs, or 2oz of sweets! A charming mix of history and fun awaits!

Amazing dads deserve amazing adventures! Celebrate their daring side this Father’s Day at Go Ape and cheer each other on as you zoom down ziplines and conquer wobbly bridges. Creating those lifelong memories together is guaranteed!

Enjoy a hands-on day out this Father’s Day and discover what life was like in the Roman Army! Learn about ancient weapons and the lives of brave warriors. Discover how the Roman army fought in Britain with reenactments from Butser Ancient Farm’s own legion and test your mettle with a spear-throwing activity!  

Visit the Watercress Line 15th-16th June and go back in time to the 50s and 60s with a weekend full of vintage vehicles from classic motorbikes to full-size traction engines, unlimited travel on steam and heritage diesel locomotives and live music at Ropley and Medstead stations. 

Father's Day fun in Hampshire
Hawk Conservancy Trust

Treat dad to a day of flight and fascination at the Hawk Conservancy Trust! Witness some of the most exciting bird of prey flying demonstrations in the world, ramble across the Hampshire countryside in Reg’s Wildflower Meadow, and tuck into a hearty lunch at Feathers Restaurant.

Explore together

Do something out of the ordinary with your dad this Father’s Day and take him to SeaCity Museum to explore the Titanic exhibition and discover Southampton Stories. Southampton Stories tells the stories of people, events and activities connected with the city and guides you through the varied elements of Southampton’s historic timeline up to the present day.

Great visit for Dad at the only remaining Victorian brick factory in Britain featuring original, steam-driven machinery, The Brickworks Museum. But not just about bricks – about the locals who made them. Dad will love 1970s and 1900s rooms and vintage penny arcade machines. New for 2024 walkway tour of huge kiln roof. 

Treat Dad to an adventure this Father’s Day! Explore the New Forest by bike for the day and maybe even stop off for a delicious pub lunch. Better yet, Cyclexperience is offering 20% off your online booking, just use the code DAD20 at checkout. 

Dads love solving puzzles and Dads love spending time with their family. So surprise your Dad by taking him on a Text Quest. You will all enjoy exploring together and maybe solving a mystery on the way.
Text Quest, let your phone take you on an adventure!

The Magic of Terry Pratchett (15 June) at Theatre Royal Winchester explores the fantasy author’s life, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Discworld, and features plenty of stories about the great storyteller – hosted by and based on author and comedian Marc Burrows’ award-winning biography.

Activities

This Father’s Day, give the gift of adventure at Hampshire Outdoor Centres. From a chance to speed down the Slope at Calshot, to an archery adventure at Tile Barn or a guided canoe tour at Runway’s End, there’s sure to be something for your dad to enjoy.

Give Dad an unforgettable experience at the New Forest Wildlife Park! With their Keeper Experience, he’ll step into the shoes of an animal keeper, getting hands-on with incredible creatures and discovering their fascinating world. Working alongside expert keepers, he’ll gain unique insights into the daily lives and behaviours of amazing animals, whether that’s feeding playful otters or tending to majestic deer. His New Forest Wildlife Park t-shirt will make him feel like a true member of the team. This personalised and one-of-a-kind gift is guaranteed to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Unleash Dad’s inner speed demon on the Thruxton main circuit and push the limits of the latest supercars, channel the inner F1 driver in a genuine race car, or take on the rugged terrain of the 4×4 Off-Road track, conquering challenging obstacles in a powerful Land Rover. 10% off all driving experiences with HTA.

Make Father’s Day unforgettable at Riverside Bowl! Treat Dad to a fun-filled day with their exclusive offer: 1 Free Game of Bowling using the code RSBDAD10. Spend quality time together and create lasting memories. Let’s make Father’s Day a striking success!

New Forest Activities

Celebrate Father’s Day with a paddle and a pint on New Forest Activities Father’s Day Papas Paddle to the Pub. Canoe along the historic Beaulieu River to the Master Builders Pub for some riverside refreshments. Perfect for families with young kids and big kids, looking to create long-lasting memories and share laughter together! 

Get ready for an epic Father’s Day adventure with dad at Ironsight Activities! Unleash your inner warrior in heart-pounding laser tag battles, experience the adrenaline rush of airsoft, or dive into the ultimate paintball showdown! Create unforgettable memories and bond over the thrill of the game.

Presents to wrap

The D-Day Story has perfect gifts for the history fan in your life. The water bottle LCT matches the original paintwork of the restored landing craft LCT 7074, the last surviving LCT from D-Day, now housed outside The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth. And a unique 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle based on the D-Day ‘Bogus’ map held in The D-Day Story’s collections. ‘Bogus’ was a type of map that had been given incorrect place names to keep the exact locations secret.

Engross yourself in history this Father’s Day at The Great Hall. Witness the iconic Round Table in person and delve deeper into its rich backstory. Spoil Dad with a gift from our diverse gift shop, offering everything from fresh local produce to figurines and games! Fun for everyone! 

Treat dad to the ultimate gift this Father’s Day with a Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ultimate Explorer giftcard. From the historic fleet of The Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior to the unsung heroes HMS M.33 and HMS Alliance and more, Dad will be able to take on all nine of the Dockyard’s attractions with unlimited access for a year!

With its diverse range of options, Hampshire ensures a memorable Father’s Day for everyone. Whether you explore ancient ruins, embark on outdoor adventures, or indulge in delicious treats, you’re sure to create lasting memories with your dad. This Father’s Day, show your appreciation and create an unforgettable experience in beautiful Hampshire.

With its diverse range of options, Hampshire ensures a memorable Father’s Day for everyone. Whether you explore ancient ruins, embark on outdoor adventures, or indulge in delicious treats, you’re sure to create lasting memories with your dad. This Father’s Day, show your appreciation and create an unforgettable experience in beautiful Hampshire. Be sure to check out our blogs, itineraries, events and vouchers for your wonderful days out!

Published May 2024

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