Father’s Day will be here before we know it – falling on 16th June, you’ll no doubt be overwhelmed with gift ideas, regardless of whether you are celebrating a father, grandfather, brother, uncle or anyone else who has provided love and support through your life.

To help narrow down the options available to you, here are some of our suggestions – the beauty of these is that you can tailor each one to your dad’s taste and your budget! Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll make some amazing memories!

Go out for lunch

Sidmouth and the surrounding villages are full of delightful hotels and restaurants offering Sunday Lunch and special menus for Father’s Day. Whether you just want a light bite or a Sunday carvery, there is something to suit every taste and budget here.

Explore by bike

Why not enjoy a good June day by hopping on your bike and exploring the wider East Devon area? There are some lovely bike trails around Sidmouth and as you get further out, there is the East Devon Way and places through the East Devon Natural Landscape too. Don’t want to bring your bikes? Hire some!

Spend the day on the beach

Whether you’re looking to skim pebbles, build a sandcastle, do some sunbathing or go fossil hunting, there are plenty of beaches in and around Sidmouth you can visit over the Father’s Day weekend. In Sidmouth you have Jacobs’ Ladder and the Town Beach, while nearby there is Seaton and Budleigh Salterton beaches.

Visit the Jurassic Coast

This part of the coastline is incredible and with an array of coastal walks, boat trips and more, there are lots of opportunities to see the Jurassic Coast in all its glory over Father’s Day.

Enjoy a cream tea

Perhaps one of the best exports from Devon is the traditional cream tea and one of the best ways to enjoy a cream tea is in beautiful surroundings – there are fewer places more picturesque than Sidmouth and the surrounding area. Full of Regency buildings and views across the bay, you’ll find several places where you can enjoy a cream tea with incredible views.