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5 Great UK days out for Father’s Day

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June every year, and if you’re planning something special for your dad, grandad, or the father-figure in your life - we’ve got you covered. From a nail-biting climb in London to a proper pub lunch in Canterbury, these UK days out are great fun any day of the year – but they’re guaranteed to go down a treat on Father’s Day. So get your itinerary planned and your megabus tickets booked, then surprise your favourite gent with a great day out.

Scale the heights of The O2, London

Got a head for heights? Climb over the roof of The O2 entertainment venue with your dad for the ultimate bonding experience – not to mention some incredible London views. Up at The O2 takes about 90 minutes to complete, and you’ll have an expert climber with you as you navigate the rooftop walkway. You can book daytime, sunset and twilight walks – and even add in a Champagne toast at the top if you fancy pushing the boat out.


Go on a treasure hunt around Glasgow

There are no end of scavenger hunts and treasure hunts running around Glasgow, and they’re a great option if you like your sightseeing with an element of adventure. You can play The Great Game’s Glasgow Original Treasure Hunt as a race against another team, so it’s great if you fancy a family trip. This one starts from Glasgow Central Train Station and ends at one of the city’s historic pubs, so you can round it off with lunch and a pint.

Step onto Brunel’s mighty ship in Bristol

Heading to Bristol? A visit to Brunel’s SS Great Britain could easily fill a whole day. Once the biggest passenger ship in the world, the ocean liner is now an interactive museum with a historic dockyard and a dry dock to explore while you’re here. You can climb the rigging for amazing city views, or book in for afternoon tea if you fancy something a bit more sedate. Plus, on selected dates over summer there are live bands, BBQ food and beers and cocktails in the dockyard.


Head to the National Football Museum in Manchester

If your Dad loved the beautiful game, a trip to the National Football Museum in Manchester is a must. The world’s biggest football museum is right in the city centre in the Urbis building, and it’s wall-to-wall with football memorabilia. Get a snap of you both next to official replicas of the Premier League and Women’s Super League trophies in the Pitch Gallery, see the oldest surviving FA Cup trophy in the Match Gallery, and have a go at interactive games like a penalty shootout and Match Of The Day commentary challenge.

Go for a proper pub lunch in Canterbury

Love a good pub? Make tracks for The Old Gate Inn on the outskirts of Canterbury and book in for the Father’s Day three-course set menu. Mains include everything from juicy burgers to seared sea bass, or you can dine on Sunday and tuck into a full-on roast. The inn dates back to 1728 so it’s a great shout if you’re looking for a traditional watering hole. And if you’re staying in the area, pop for a pint beneath the mighty oak beams at The Parrot – the oldest pub in Canterbury.