With Father’s Day fast approaching, have you made plans for the weekend yet? We’re lucky to have a fantastic array of leisure hotspots, countryside escapes and fun activities for the whole family right on our doorstep, so have done some research into just a few ideas for how to treat Dad this weekend…

Check out the birds

Spend the day at Birdworld, the UK’s largest bird park, with a whole host of entertainment and fun to be had; visit Penguin Island, take a look at the Parrots in flight, have an animal encounter and take a trip on the safari train… with over 26 acres to explore there’s plenty to do and see. This Father’s day, dad’s go free with a full paying visitor, click here for a voucher.

Celebrate with beer

Join Ringwood Brewery during Father’s Day weekend  for a family friendly beer festival, including a fabulous BBQ, beautiful shire horses, lots of games for all the family along with face painting. Entry is free and all dads will receive a free pint on the day as well! Click here for more details.

Music in the Meadow

Every Sunday through the summer, Farnham Town Council put on an afternoon of live music. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow, supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats. This week’s band is Farnham Brass Band. The charity tea tent will be hosted by local volunteer organisation, The Farnham Hedgehogs. Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch. Entry is free of charge. Click here for further details.

Make your own gift

The Square in Camberley are hosting free workshops where children can make the perfect gift for dad, including pebble painting and a button workshop, during Saturday 16th June. Click here for more information. 

Make some dough

If he’s into cooking, how about visiting Winchester for the day, along with the city offering plenty to see and do, visit Winchester City Mill to see how seasonal ingredients can be combined with the mill’s stoneground wholemeal flour to produce delicious bread, cakes, biscuits and much more. Sample different recipes and be inspired. Click here for full details. 

A spot of  luncheon

If dad has a taste for something a little more refined, how about Tylney Hall’s Father’s Day Luncheon. Along with an indulgent three course menu, Andwell Brewing Company will be offering samples and children’s entertainment will take place from 2pm. Click here for more details. 

Let’s go fly a kite

Hatchlands Park, a National Trust destination, is hosting a Father’s Day kite event, not only is it the perfect place to get in some practice flights, but they’re also offering a kite craft workshop, archery and pony rides. Dad’s go free, for more information, click here

Live life in the fast lane

The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsports Festival takes place over the weekend, celebrating their rich motor history with speed trials, driving tests, races and challenges, along with a range of family friendly entertainment. For full details and ticket information, please click here