Whether you’re celebrating your dad, your grandad, an uncle, an older brother, a stepdad or just any other man in your life, we’re here to help you make 16th June special. Whatever you’re looking for, from days out for the whole family to Sunday lunch, here are some of our top suggestions.

Ideas for Sunday lunch

One of the best things about a Sunday is the amazing Sunday Lunch options available across Devon and when it’s a special occasion, like Father’s Day, you can find additional menus, offers and more!

The Devon Hotel in Exeter is one of the places doing a Father’s Day Sunday Lunch. Serving between noon and 2pm, enjoy a carvery followed by a wide variety of desserts. View the menu and find out more here.

Elsewhere, the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock are offering three delicious courses, with a bottle of Jail Ale directly from Dartmoor’s Brewery as an additional Father’s Day gift! Book online now and learn more here

If you happen to be in the Dartmoor area, Mill End Hotel in Chagford are also offering a special menu for Father’s Day, giving you a chance to enjoy a real taste of Devon. Starting at 12.30 pm and running until 2 pm, you can enjoy either 2 or 3 courses, make sure to check out the menu and book online here.

Or for something a little different where your dad can be fed and enjoy a day out, check out Stuart Line Cruises Pasty and a Pint Cruise! Held especially for Father’s Day, much like the name suggests, dads get a pasty and a pint! Setting off from Exmouth Marina at various times throughout the day, tickets include an award-winning pasty (choice of meat or vegetarian) and the drink of your choice, including Devon Red Cider or a choice of beers, ciders, wines or softs! The cruise takes you along the River Exe where you can enjoy a whole new side to Devon’s coastline.

Ideas for a day out with the family

Many of Devon’s top attractions are offering discounts and extra activities for Father’s Day, so whether you want a theme park or something a bit more gentle, there are plenty of options.

In Dartmouth is Woodland’s Family Theme Park – Devon’s largest family theme park featuring some of the largest water coasters in Devon, a host of superhero-themed fun and an incredible zoo farm! On 16th June, dads go free when tickets are booked online and alongside a ticket for a paying child! You can book online here. 

Dads also get to go free at Seaton Tramway in East Devon. Once again, dads and grandads travel for free with an accompanying child all day on 16th June. Seaton Tramway is a great nostalgic day out, with trips on trams running through some of the most beautiful East Devon countryside. You can even make the day even more special by stopping off at the Tramstop Café for a lunch or Devon Cream Tea.

Or how about spending the day making friends with some cute animals? Head to Dartmoor Zoo where dads get to visit for free all day. As well as a chance to meet the animals, to help you celebrate the men in your life, you can also enjoy some exciting, competitive activities at the zoo! Hyped events will be bringing a host of activities including axe throwing just for 16th June! Dads receive free admission with a full paying adult or child – so you don’t even need to be a dad to someone under 18! Find out more here.

Is your dad a railway enthusiast? Check out the Devon Railway Centre, who are also offering the chance for dads to go free this Father’s Day. With everything from train rides to model exhibitions and indoor soft play, there is something for everyone here. Book your tickets online here

For a day out just for dad, head to Bovey Castle for their Father’s Day Activity Morning. Start off with coffee and breakfast at the award winning hotel, before then enjoying a falconry display, having a go at archery and ending with an air rifle session! Find out more and book here.

Not planning a day trip? Why not treat your day to a short stay or golf holiday with a Devon hotel? Find a host of accommodation options offering gift vouchers and more here.

Whether or not you celebrate, we hope you have a lovely weekend!

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