This year Father’s Day is on Sunday 18th June 2023 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 Surrey too.
Things to do for Father’s Day in Surrey
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 Surrey, many of which have trails to enjoy, play areas and beautiful walks too.
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. Virginia Water and Box Hill are two of our favourite places to walk and you can find more inspiration for family walks in Surrey here.
Days Out in Surrey
If you’re looking for more than just a walk, a full day out could be just the thing. Painshill Park, Kew Gardens and RHS Garden Wisley are all great choices with tea rooms and plenty to see and do.
You can see more inspiration for days out in Surrey here.
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 Surrey has to offer. There’s so much to see and do in Surrey, and here are our favourites:
- The Sculpture Park – Farnham
- The Farnham Arts Trail
- Watts Gallery Artists Village
- The Lightbox Woking
Theatre Shows and Live Music in Surrey
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 Surrey this year and here are just a few suggestions.
- The Serial Killer Next Door With Emma Kenny – 13 June 2023 – New Victoria Theatre Woking
- The Makings of a Murderer – 20 June 2023 – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
- The Sound of Springsteen – 16 June 2023 – G Live, Guildford
- Purple Zeppelin – 24 June 2023 – Camberley Theatre
Cinemas in Surrey
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 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts or Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Fathers Day Lunch in Surrey
No Father’s Day is complete without a lovely meal to celebrate and there are so many great options in Surrey. You could choose a nice hotel or gastro pub. But, Denbies Wine Estate in the Surrey Hills always have some fantastic packages for Fathers Day too.
There are also a few great food and drinks events on in Surrey for Father’s Day this year:
The Whiskey Affair 10th June 2022 G Live, Guildford
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:
Afternoon Tea in Surrey
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 Runnymede Hotel or Frensham Pond Hotel.
Alternatively, there are some lovely cafes that do fantastic afternoon tea like The Dabbling Duck in Shere, The Tea Terrace or the Heather Farm Cafe.
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 services in Surrey:
- Carly’s Afternoon Tea
- Peapod & Co
- Dotty’s Tea House – SM postcodes, CR5, CR8, KT4, KT17, KT20 and KT19 only
- The Cake Merchant
- Tasha’s Tea Room
- Picky Bits
Workshops in Surrey
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.
Here are some of our favourite creative options in Surrey:
- An Introduction to Garden Plants – 22nd June 2023
- Photography Morning – 25th June 2023
Pampering in Surrey
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 Surrey:
- A massage at The Massage Company – Read our review here
- A traditional shave at Ben & Fis
- Men’s Spa Package at The Wellness Garden
- Time Out For Men Spa Package at Pure Spa
Outdoor Pursuits in Surrey
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 Surrey this Father’s Day. Why not take your dad on a GoApe Adventure? Or have a round of golf at Sunningdale, Wentworth or Silvermere Golf Club?
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 Surrey.
Water Activities in Surrey
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 Surrey that have all kinds of activities available.
Weekends away in Surrey
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 Surrey. Here are some of our favourites:
- Nutfield Priory Hotel Health Club and Spa Weekend, Surrey – Hand Picked Hotels
- A Family Friendly Weekend at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel
- Brooklands Hotel Spa Review
If you’re happy to go somewhere further afield, here’s some more hotel inspiration for you:
So there you have inspiration of things to do this Fathers Day in Surrey. 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.