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Don’t know what to get for Father’s Day? Looking for the ultimate Father’s Day treat? With top attractions offering fantastic days out, great places to eat and even something a little quirky, we can guarantee that your Dad will have a Father’s Day in Hampshire to remember.

Father’s Day Train Driving Experience on the Watercress Line, Alresford 
Has your Dad ever wanted to drive a train? The Watercress Line are offering all fathers travelling on the railway on Father’s Day the opportunity to drive a 350hp diesel locomotive for free. Your Dad will take control under the guidance of one of the Watercress Line’s instructors and drive the 49 tonne locomotive for a short distance from Alresford station and back.

Entry into Birdworld’s Father’s Day Paper Plane Competition, Farnham
For a more quirky Father’s Day experience, take your Dad to Birdworld and enter him into their Father’s Day paper plane competition. Turn up on the 19th, grab a piece of paper and get folding. Once happy that the paper plane is air worthy, take to the start line and prepare for take-off.  Prizes will be awarded for the plane which reaches the furthest distance.

A visit to Exbury Gardens and Steam railway, New Forest
Is your Dad a keen gardener? Take him for a wonderful day out at Exbury Garden and see the June blooms. As well as a walk through the gardens enjoy a ride on the recently extended steam railway. To celebrate Father’s Day all Dads visiting the gardens on Sunday 18th June will receive 50% off admission.

A day out at Long Down Activity Farm, New Forest
Take the whole family to Long Down Activity Farm, where Dads go free on Father’s Day. Bottle-feed the kid goats and calves, feed the ducks, meet the pigs and have a cuddle with a baby rabbit. A great family day out for an unforgettable Father’s Day.

A day of rollercoasters and rides at Paulton's park, Near Romsey
Take your Dad and the whole family on an adrenaline fuelled day out to concur the roller coasters at Paultons Park. Voted the number one theme park in the UK by Tripadvisor, Paultons is home to more than 70 rides and attractions giving you a day of memorable experiences with your Dad and family. 

A day of adventure at Go Ape, Moors Valley Park and Itchen Valley Park
Is your Dad the adventurous type? Take him to new heights on a tree tops adventure at one of the two Go Ape sites in Hampshire (Itchen Valley Park Go Ape and Moors Valley Country Park Go Ape). This adrenaline activity will see him swing from the trees and fly down zip wires, all whilst creating one of the most memorable Father’s Days. To top it off you could even book onto a forest Segway session at Moors Valley Go Ape for that extra level of adventure.

Tour of the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, Whitchurch
Is your Dad a gin lover? Hampshire is home to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery which offers guided tours for gin lovers to see just how their favourite tipple is distilled. A number of packages are available including self-guided tours and cocktail making classes. Book a tour for the 19th or purchase as a gift for a later date. 

See Cool Hot Rods at Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum, New Forest
Is your Dad a petrol head? If so, adventure into the heart of the New Forest this Father's Day and discover over 250 vehicles in Beaulieu's world famous motor collection. As a special Father's Day treat Beaulieu will be hosting a Hot Rod and Custom Drive in day. See hundreds of cool, colourful custom cars and enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the day. 

Father’s Day Brunch, Lunch or Dinner
Treat your Dad to a meal out in one of Hampshire’s Eateries. Discover country pubs, awarding restaurants and cafes with a view by visiting our Food and Drink page

Don’t forget whatever you decide to do in Hampshire this Father’s Day we’d love to see your photos on our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages by using the #VisitHampshire.

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