12 ways to treat your dad this Father's Day

Whether you want to enjoy a family outing, treat your dad to something special or head out for a delicious meal, discover 12 ways to spoil your dad this Father's Day.

With Father’s Day on the horizon, now’s the time of year to show your dad just how special he is to you – whether you’re looking to impress on a budget or splash-out in style.

Taking place on Sunday 17 June 2018, check out SoGlos’s round up of 12 ways to treat your dad in Gloucestershire this Father’s Day, featuring delicious meals out, fun-filled family trips and memorable gifts.

1. Delicious dining at The Barn at Severn and Wye Smokery

If your Dad loves artisan food and drink, booking a table at Severn and Wye Smokery’s The Barn restaurant is the perfect suggestion for Father’s Day lunch! The stylish open-plan restaurant offers an informal dining experience and serves a delicious range of fish dishes, along with meat and vegetarian options.

And while you’re there, the onsite shop is ideal for snapping up a gift for Dad – from luxury chocolates and wine, to local cheeses and delicious condiments, there’s plenty of present inspiration.
For more information, call (01452) 760191, email reservations@severnandwye.co.uk or visit severnandwye.co.uk directly.

2. Explore the outdoors at Painswick Rococco Gardens

Lose yourself amongst the lofty trees and woodland paths at Painswick Rococo Gardens. The only complete surviving rococo garden in the country, Painswick is the perfect location to explore the beautiful countryside, hide away inside one of the garden’s ornate buildings and take some stunning family photographs to remember Father’s Day.

The garden also has an on-site café, selling freshly ground coffee and delicious home-made lunch, as well as a maze, providing all the ingredients for a fun day out for the whole family.

3. Berkeley Castle

Family-friendly attraction Berkeley Castle is playing host to a fun-filled Father's Day event on Sunday 17 June 2018, offering dads free entry and a free BBQ lunch.

The family fun day includes lots of bouncy castles, inflatable games, arts and crafts and the chance to explore the Castle and its stunning grounds.

Dads can take advantage of free entry with a full paying child ticket at £7. Lunch is also included for dads.

4. High speed action at Prescott Bike Festival

Having rearranged this two-day event following bad weather and terrible ground conditions, the organisers of Prescott Bike Festival say they’re promising two amazing days across the Father’s Day weekend.

2018 is the first year that the event has been run across two days. Offering track action and paddock viewings, through to craft beer tasting and a fun kids zone, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained during this weekend of high-octane fun.

5. Foodie treats and tipples at Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

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If your Dad loves delicious delicacies and tempting tipples, Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival at Montpellier Gardens, is the perfect place to spend Father’s Day.

The three-day event promises an exciting day of entertainment in the Chef’s Kitchen Theatre, a plethora of food and drink exhibitors and wine tastings throughout the day.

6. Father’s Day Joust at Sudeley Castle

If your Dad is a history buff who sees himself as a budding knight of the round table, tickets to this year’s event at Sudeley Castle will make the perfect gift. Back by popular demand, the castle opens its medieval doors to families for a Father’s Day Joust this summer.

There’s also a fabulous falconry display as well as a royal appearance from King Henry VIII and his six wives, who will oversee the jousting battle.

7. A clay shooting experience at Ian Coley

If your dad is a bit of a thrill-seeker then he’ll enjoy the chance to take aim at Ian Coley Shooting School near Cheltenham. The Have-A-Go session is £54 per person, with a minimum booking of two people and offers the perfect outing for Dads, Sons and Daughters.

During the session you’ll get to try hitting clays from a variety of different targets, with the experienced instructors guiding you along the way. Ian Coley also has monetary gift vouchers that are ideal for dad to use in the on-site shop or for one-to-one lessons.

8. A lesson at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex

If your dad fancies himself as a budding Tiger Woods then he’ll love the chance to perfect his swing with a lesson at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex. The individual lessons, taught by PGA-qualified instructors, take place in Brickhampton’s 28-bay floodlit driving range and offer a choice of 30, 45 or 60 minute one-to-ones, with prices starting at £30.

For a family day out with a difference, why not challenge your dad to a game of footgolf? The fun game combines the disciplines of football and golf and tests players’ aim as they try to complete the course with the fewest amount of shots. A nine-hole round of footgolf costs £10.

9. A Gloucestershire brewery tour

With Gloucestershire home to an array of craft breweries, beer-loving dads are truly spoilt for choice. Hillside Brewery in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester Brewery and Stroud Brewery all offer tours, inviting visitors to learn more about the art of brewing and of course sample some beers!

Or you could set your dad up for barbecue season by creating a bumper hamper featuring a range of local beers – perfect for sampling in the sunshine while flipping a burger or two.

10. Royal Three Counties Show

A perfect family day out in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Royal Three Counties Show shouldn’t be missed if you’ve got a Dad who loves the outdoors.

Having been held at the Malvern showground for more than 50 years, this year’s event is set to be the biggest and best yet. Featuring festival favourites such as the Farming Village, Equine Village and Arena Entertainment. There’s also foodie treats, friendly animals, outdoor activities and a packed schedule of displays, activities and entertainment – something to please the entire family.

11. Reggae Roast at The Prince Albert

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If your Dad loves his food hot, why not try out this perfect blend of Sunday tradition and fiery flavours with the Reggae Roast at Stroud pub, The Prince Albert.

Taking place at the Stroud pub weekly, visitors can look forward to a host of fresh and wholesome Caribbean dishes, with the menu including Jamaican patties, plantain, goat curry, vegan Ital curry, rice and peas, chicken wraps, dumpling, salt fish and ackee and more – offering something for everyone!

12. Father’s Day at Stonehouse Court

Treat your Dad to a food and drink experience to remember, with a three-course lunch at Stonehouse Court Hotel. Promising a deliciously good celebration, families are invited to enjoy Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings, and even a free dessert for Dad!

Booking is essential, with three courses costing £19.95 per person.

By Melissa Hamblett

© SoGlos
Monday 04 June 2018

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