Here are the best things to do with your dad this Father's Day

Regardless of whether you're all over the Father's Day hype or you think it's a holiday invented by Hallmark to sell cards, it's always nice to spend some quality time with your old man. 

Father's Day in the UK is this Sunday 16 June. This year, instead of just dropping a text on your family group chat or picking up the phone, why not plan to spend some quality one-on-one time with your dad? 

And you don't have to worry about organising it all, or wracking your brains to think outside the box. We've got you covered - with heaps of experiences, meals out and drinks deals all specifically tailored for two people. Whether your dad appreciates a craft beer, is a creative type or likes to get out and about -  there's something for everyone on our site.

If you don't want to choose what you're both going to do yourself, that's fine too. Check out our gift cards, and present your dad with the gift of choosing exactly how he wants to spend his day with you. Everybody wins. 



We worked our way through all our dates in Bristol and Brighton, and chose the top three dates in each location that we think make a perfect Father's Day out. Some are obvious (let's be honest: beer) but some are a little different. Just click on the titles to find out more, and book for any day you'd like. Enjoy! 

Bristol Hopper’s Harbourside beer tour

Nothing beats a long walk around Bristol’s harbour. Why not spend a day with your dad wandering round Harbourside, stopping only to frequent the best pubs Bristol's got to offer and jump on a ferry to enjoy a ride across the water. Marvel at the SS Great Britain, spot an original Banksy and - most importantly - have a much-needed catch up with your old man.

Indoor golf

A trip to the driving range might be a classic Father's Day activity. But how about a full 18 holes in Georgia, St Andrews and Pebble Beach? At indoor golf, you and your dad will play virtual golf with a drink in hand. Whether you're a big golfer or just fancy a laugh, this experience is always a winner. 

Burgers and beers

Ok, we’re generalising here - but most people’s dads love a good old-fashioned burger, right? If this sounds like your dad, then why not head to Burger Theory Bristol and get stuck in to any one of their delicious burgers, all washed down with a beer. You can't go wrong! 



And, these are the three best experiences in Brighton for a DadDate (...as these will be now be known). 

Indian sharing menu for two

This is grabbing a curry with a twist. At Curry Leaf Cafe in the heart of Kemptown, you and your dad will receive a selection of Indian delicacies, from finger-licking south Indian street food to meats carefully cooked in the tandoor oven. Trust us on this one... it's not to be missed.

Bison beer and cheese pairing

You’ve all have heard of wine and cheese, but now meet its cooler older brother: beer and cheese. The folks at Bison beer will talk you through a range of six beers, each specifically paired with a delicious cheese. 

eBike along Brighton's coast and forest

If your dad loves a bike ride, then this is the perfect Father's Day present. With the help of your electronic bike, prepare to take in the views as you bike around the historic villages, dramatic coastlines and the dense forest of the Sussex coast. ebike brighton fathers day ideas

ebike brighton fathers day ideas


There you have it - six experiences we think would be perfect for your dad this Father's Day. If none of those caught your fancy, then don't worry - there are loads more where they came from at www.datemakers.co.uk.

And, as a little something from us to say thanks to all the dads out there, we're giving you 20% off any date with the code DAD20. 






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