Celebrating Father's Day
On Sunday 20th June, we get to dedicate a whole day to the amazing men in our lives. Whether he may be a Dad, father figure, Pops or step parent we can celebrate and say thank you for all that they do for us! We have picked out some of our favourite activities in the Southampton area, gifts from local businesses and home-made present ideas to spoil him big time on Father’s Day this year.
Ship Shape Jazz
Sail away on the Steamship Shieldhall Father’s Day Cruise on June 27th 2021 for a fun filled day for all ages. Hop on board and head down Southampton Water to the Solent, whilst enjoying toe-tapping music from the excellent Shieldhall Stompers Jazz band whilst admiring the beautiful views from the deck! Also included in the 4 hour boat cruise is access to explore the steam engine room, impressive brass equipment and chat to the Captain.
Book your tickets online for the Father's Day Cruise on Steamship Shieldhall – they have a great value family ticket for just £24.95 which includes 2 adults and 2 children (under 16).
Lepe Country Park located on the edge of the New Forest is an idyllic place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and is just a 9 mile drive from Southampton. With a quiet beach to relax, scenic country paths to stroll, fun outdoor playground and nature to watch, Lepe Country Park does have something for kids of all ages to enjoy on Father’s Day. Pack your own picnic full of Dad’s favourite foods or order the feast of a BBQ Box from local Butchers Owtons and book one of the cool BBQ areas at Lepe!
Get hands on making a Father’s Day Terrarium for a plant loving Dad! There are easy to follow guides online (check out this great step by step Terrarium from Kew Gardens) using glass container, sand, pebbles, mini succulents and cactus so you can make him his very own Terrarium to proudly display at home or on his office desk.
If you need some inspiration or want the professionals to create one for you, get in touch with The Flower Shop Southampton team as our florists can create a bespoke design or help pick out a plant perfect for Dad.
Paddle with Pops
Woodmill are putting on a fab Father’s day activity this year – Paddle with Pops! Led by an expert guide, paddle on down the scenic River Itchen in the heart of Southampton on your Double Kayak or Canadian Canoe , stop for a relaxing picnic lunch before paddling back to your starting point. Great for a fun day out for all the family and enjoy some quality time together exploring the local area.
Local Gifts Inspired by Southampton
Made in Here stock a unique range of artisan products, all expertly hand-crafted using local ingredients for a truly authentic gift. Check out the So Southampton range online, which has a selection of Southampton inspired presents which are perfect for Dad.
Father’s Day Meal
Book in for a delicious Father’s Day meal at The Chilworth Arms, perfectly located near Southampton, just minutes from the M27/M3. They have a special 3 course menu created with Dad’s in mind – rib eye steaks, chicken pie, classic fish & chips, chocolate brownies and cheese boards are all part of the Father's Day set menu. You can book your family table online too, which is advised as it is a popular pub!
The Chilworth Arms is a modern, family-friendly pub with a sunny courtyard and garden to relax on a Sunday, Dad can enjoy spending some quality time and delicious food with his nearest and dearest.
Bake his Favourite Cake
Cook up a storm in the kitchen to spoil your Dad with a yummy baked goodies - he will love the thought and effort put in. We love this easy Jamie Oliver recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake, which has a velvety rich but not too sickly sweet taste thanks to the Guinness. Trust us, its hard not to have more than 1 slice!
Test your golfing skills at Mighty Adventures Crazy Golf in Southampton! Discover this fun course full of mythical sea creatures, come face to face to Dinosaurs older than Dad and survive the shipwrecks – all whilst trying to get that little golf ball in the hole! Who will be crowned winner of the crazy golf tournament this year?? You can book your playing time slot online to avoid the queues too, which is so handy.