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This year Father’s Day is on the 16th June 2019 and if you are looking for the ultimate Father’s Day treat you have come to the right place! This Father’s Day Hampshire has events, top days out and delicious places to eat and drink that your Dad will love.

See our 2020 Father's Day inspiration and ideas

Read on for our guide to the very best Father’s Day events, days out and gift ideas, so that you can plan the best Father’s Day ever! We can guarantee that your Dad will have a Father’s Day to remember in Hampshire.

War on the Line at The Watercress Line

Step back in time with to the 1940s with your Dad and experience the ‘Blitz Spirit’ with The Watercress Line. Enjoy unlimited train travel through the beautiful Hampshire countryside whilst hopping off at each station to explore period displays, music, dancing, vintage vehicle and retro stalls.

Find out more about The Watercress Line’s War on the Line

Speed Boat Driving Experience with Saber Powersports

Get out on the Southampton Water with your Dad and enjoy a self-drive adrenaline expereince like no other! Saber Powersports are the UK's only speed boat experience provider that provides you with the chance to drive genuine a Offshore Honda Formula 4 Stroke Racing Boat and the Thunderbolt. Choose from a variety of experiences and packages from full days out on the water to a couple of hours thrill ride. This is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Price is dependant on experience, must be booked in advance. 

Find out more about Saber Powersport's speed boat experiences.

Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In at Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

Is your Dad a petrol head? If so adventure into the heart of the New Forest National Park this Father’s Day and discover over 250 vehicles from across the decades 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 a vintage village and live entertainment throughout the day.

Find out more about Beaulieu’s Hot Rod and Custom Drive-in Day

Have a go at Archery at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Try something new this Father’s Day and have a go at Archery with the Romsey Archers in the beautiful setting of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Bring the whole family and have a go at archery under the expert guidance of experienced coaches. No need to book, just turn up. Garden entry fees apply.

Find out more about Sir Harold Hillier Gardens’ archery event

Half Price Entry for Dads at Exbury Gardens

Exbury is the perfect venue for a family day out this Father's Day. Stroll through miles of vibrant late-flowering rhododendrons, enjoy the model rail exhibition and marvel at the Centenary Garden. Half price on entry to gardens only. Steam railway and buggy rides can be purchased at £5pp. 

Father’s Day Paddle to the Pub with New Forest Activities

Treat your Papa to a relaxing paddle along the stunning Beaulieu River, in the New Forest National Park. Enjoy floating along the river through Beaulieu River Nature Reserve before disembarking for a well-earned pint at the Master Builder pub on the riverside. Make sure you book this activity in advance.

Find out more about New Forest Activities’ Father’s Day Paddle

Beer Day Britain and Father’s Day Festival at Ringwood Brewery

Does your Dad love a good pint of beer? If so, take him to Ringwood Brewery on Father’s Day and celebrate Beer Day Britain. Within the Brewery’s yard you’ll find a marquee hosting live music, gourmet BBQ and lots of family entertainment. Plus, most importantly there will be a huge selection of craft beers to try! Entry is free and all Dads can collect a free pint voucher on arrival.

Find out more about Ringwood Brewery’s Beer Day Britain event

Dads go free at Longdown Activity Farm

Enjoy a day out on the Farm with your Dad. See cows, goats, pigs, ponies, donkeys, rabbits, play on the indoor and outdoor play areas and have ago on the ride one tractors. All Dads are free of charge alongside the purchase of a fully paying person’s ticket.

Find out more about Longdown Activity Farm

Visit Bombay Sapphire Distillery

This is a perfect day out for any gin loving Dads! Be taken on a guided tour around Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Discover how their gin is made, the history of their gin and the botanicas they use. At the end of the tour you can enjoy a gin based (or alcohol free for any drivers) cocktail based on your own likes and dislikes. Tours must be booked in advance or a tour voucher can be purchased.

Find out more about Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Father’s Day Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Hampshire

Hampshire is well known for its food so why not treat your Dad to a meal out this Father’s Day. See our food and drink guide for country pubs, fine dining, delicious restaurants or cafes with a view.

See our guide to Food and Drink in Hampshire

Father's Day at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

Show your Dad just how much he means to you this Father’s Day at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. The whole family will enjoy digging into a sumptuous Sunday lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Restaurant, Wild Carrot Restaurant with a delicious selection of starters, mains and deserts from the Farmer’s Market. Father’s Day also sees the return of the classically trained pianist Lewis Bolland, playing a range of music to dine too. And as an extra special treat, all dads will receive a bottle of our signature 1086 Wild Carrot beer.

For more Father’s Day days out see our guide to the best attractions in Hampshire.

If you are looking for a more adrenaline fuelled day out with your Dad? Check our advenuture and outdoor activities guide.


Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
Steam Railway
Autumn on the Watercress Line

Experience the golden age of steam on the Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'! Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel through the heart of quintessential English countryside by steam train, looking towards stunning views of the South Downs National Park.

Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum
National Motor Museum at Bealieu

Beaulieu featuring the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House home of the Montagu family and Abbey Ruins containing an exhibition of monastic life.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The magnificent Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is world famous for its arboretum and gardens – set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside; this garden is stunning whatever the season.

New Forest Activities
Sports Ground
Family Canoeing with New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities offer a variety of safe and enjoyable activities for families, couples, individuals and groups of all ages and abilities led by expert outdoor instructors. For tours with a difference, take to the water with Canoeing and Kayaking on the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve.

Ringwood Brewery
Ringwood Brewery

Beer and Ringwood go hand in hand, as brewing has been part of the town's heritage for centuries.

Longdown Activity Farm
Longdown Activity Farm

Fun for all ages with hands-on activities every day - small animal handling, bottle-feeding calves and kids, duck feeding. Indoor and outdoor play areas. Tearoom, and farm produce shop.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Bombay Sapphire Distillery

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 10 miles from Basingstoke. The Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows you to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.



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