How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Hampshire 2024

*This article is in the process of being updated – many attractions haven’t announced their activities for this year yet so I’ve kept last year’s events on for some attractions until I can update them.

This year Father’s Day is on Sunday 16th June 2024 and I know it’s something that people start planning and thinking about weeks before. Whether you want to buy your dad the perfect gift or organise a day out to spoil him, it’s bound to be an important day on your calendar.

I thought it would be helpful to put together options of things to do for the Father’s Day weekend in case you’re stuck for inspiration. From the cheap and cheerful to the extravagant, here’s a whole host of ideas for you including any special Fathers Day events across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight too.

Father's Day in Hampshire

Things to do for Father’s Day in Hampshire

National Trust

A day out at a National Trust property is always a great choice that everyone from young children to grandparents will enjoy. There are so many National Trust properties in Hampshire, many of which have trails to enjoy, play areas and beautiful walks too.


Hampshire Walks

It’s always nice to just go out and get some fresh air and so a walk could be a lovely way to spend a chunk of Fathers Day. Hogmoor Inclosure and the New Forest National Park are two of our favourite places to walk and you can find more inspiration for family walks in Hampshire here.

Father's Day in Hampshire

Days Out in Hampshire

If you’re looking for more than just a walk, a full day out could be just the thing. Wellington Country Park, Hurst Castle and Beaulieu Motor Museum are all great choices with tea rooms and plenty to see and do.

You can see more inspiration for days out in Hampshire here.

Father's Day in Hampshire

Art & Culture

You might prefer to spend the day wandering around a museum, taking in an art gallery or simply immersing yourself in the art and culture that Hampshire has to offer. There’s so much to see and do in Hampshire, and here are our favourites:


Theatre Shows and Live Music in Hampshire

Theatre show are a fantastic way to celebrate any occasion or your dad might be more partial to live music. There are so many options in Hampshire this year and here are just a few suggestions.


Cinemas in Hampshire

Going to a cinema could be another nice option and a really relaxed way to spend Father’s Day. There are new films being released all the time and our top pick for Fathers Day this year would be Bad Boys: Ride of Die, Horizon: An American Saga or Something in the Water.


Fathers Day Lunch in Hampshire

No Father’s Day is complete without a lovely meal to celebrate and there are so many great options in Hampshire. You could choose a nice hotel or gastro pub and here are a couple of suggestions of places with Father’s Day menus:

A chef at home experience could be a great alternative to eating out too. You save money as can provide your own alcohol but the chef saves you having to cook so you can simply enjoy time with your family. Here are a couple of options:

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Afternoon Tea in Hampshire

Instead of a formal meal, traditional afternoon teas can be a great option to indulge the dad in your life. With finger sandwiches, cake, scones with clotted cream and so many teas to choose from, afternoon tea always goes down well. We love popping to Bills or Cafe Rouge for an informal afternoon tea any time or you might prefer the more fancy surroundings of a nice hotel like the Oakley Hall Hotel or the Four Seasons Hotel.

You can see get more afternoon tea inspiration in these posts too:

Plus, you could always get Fathers Day afternoon tea delivered as well. Here are some of our favourite afternoon tea delivery and collection services in Hampshire:

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Workshops in Hampshire

If you’re looking for something creative to do for Fathers day then a class or workshop could be a great choice. Whether it’s a woodworking class, gardening course, chocolate making session or a cookery school class there’s bound to be something for every dad.


Pampering in Hampshire

Spa days are something typically reserved for Mother’s Day but there’s no doubt that a lot of dads would enjoy a nice massage or getting a proper shave for Father’s Day. Here are some suggestions across Hampshire:

Father's Day in Hampshire

Outdoor Pursuits in Hampshire

Many dads love the great outdoors but if you’re looking for more than just a walk or forest ramble, there’s so much more that you can do in Hampshire this Father’s Day. Why not take your dad on a GoApe Adventure? Or have a round of golf at

You could go orienteering, take the whole family on a Treasure Trail, go on a themed tour or even start geocaching – a fantastic activity that so many people love. But, if you’d like something a little more adventurous how about an assault course, going clay pigeon shooting or rock climbing?

For something a bit more extravagant, you could organise a flying lesson, a circus skills class, skiing lessons or a go karting session for the extended family. There are so many great options across Hampshire.


Water Activities in Hampshire

If your dad loves the water then it might be nice to go on a boat tour or hire a row boat or pedalo and have some time on the Basingstoke Canal. You could hire an electric GoBoat in Kingston or maybe go paddleboarding or visit an Aqua Park. There are so many stretches of water in Hampshire that have all kinds of activities available.

Father's Day in Hampshire

Weekends away in Hampshire

If you’re looking to extend the celebrations and take your dad somewhere lovely for a break away, to explore the local area and have some quality time together, there are so many choices in Hampshire. Here are some of our favourites:

If you’re happy to go somewhere further afield, here’s some more hotel inspiration for you:

Father's Day in Hampshire

So there you have inspiration of things to do this Fathers Day in Hampshire. We also have a Fathers Day Gift Guide if you’re looking for the perfect present this year. Whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend.

If you’re looking for even more things to do in Hampshire, these articles might help:

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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