Father's Day is on the horizon (make sure Sunday the 19th of June is in your diary!), and if you’re looking for creative activities you and your old man can do together, you’re in luck. So, get ready to be inspired with fun and thoughtful ideas guaranteed to maximise quality time with the no.1 man in your life. Whether you’re looking for DIY activities, cheap outings or unique experiences, we’ve got just the ticket to make this year’s Father’s Day the best ever.
How’d You Like Your Eggs in the Mornin’?
If you’re lucky enough to start the day together, make Father’s Day extra special with breakfast in bed and a nice hot brew. Make sure to sweeten him up with all his favourites — whether it’s a pain au chocolat, waffles with honey and banana or a good old full English, head down to your local store to pick up his favourites for a cheap and inexpensive Father’s Day idea that’ll make him feel like the luckiest man in the world.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
When bellies are full, gifts unwrapped, and the dishwasher loaded, dust off your walking shoes, find a nice route and let your legs lead the way. Whether you live in a built-up urban area or a rural village, there are bound to be some fabulous walking trails to explore and picturesque natural spots to sit and relax. Smell the fresh air and flowers, listen to the birds, and enjoy quality time with this unique Father’s Day activity idea. With a National Trust Gift Card, there are countless places to explore.
Put the Telly on For Movie Night
If a walk isn’t his thing, or the British weather is living up to its name and the heavens have opened, pull out your pillows and blankets and create a family fort in the living room. Then, just settle in and pop on dad’s favourite movie for a DIY Father’s Day idea he’s bound to appreciate — just don’t forget the popcorn!
Cook Up a Storm
They say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not put on your chef’s hat and whip up dad’s best-loved meal? Whether it’s a simple stir fry or a 4-hour lasagne, it’s the perfect thoughtful, DIY Father’s Day idea that will get his tummy rumbling. Recruit the family to help and each tackle your own course, or have a go doing the whole thing yourself. Whatever you choose, we promise dad will be filled with joy — all you have to worry about is whether it tastes good!
Or… Leave Cooking to the Professionals
Eh, who needs a home-cooked meal? Put your comfies on, pick his favourite takeaway and get a delicious Indian, Chinese, fish and chips or pizza delivered straight to your door. Better yet, combine with our movie night suggestion for a chill evening together that’s low-fuss and super enjoyable this Father’s Day.
Pints and Trivial Pursuit at the Local Boozer
Pop down to your local watering hole for intellectual training (and a few pints) with a pub quiz — let dad show off his flair for general knowledge and maybe even win some prizes in the process. If the other teams are wiping the floor with yours, give dad a participation gift with one of our fabulous gift cards and vouchers. Or gift him a Great British Pub Card
and he can visit at a later date!
Give Him the Gift of Choice this Father’s Day
As great as our Father's Day activity ideas are, nothing beats a thoughtful gift to show dad just how much you care — our versatile gift cards make fantastic presents for every kind of dad, whether he’s a foodie, fashionista or fanatic bookworm. Check out a few of our unique father’s day gift voucher ideas below.
|Book & Magazine Gift Cards, perfect for dad on days when
he's lounging about at home or soaking up the sun
in the garden.
|Treat the green fingered in your life with our
National Garden Gift Vouchers. Watch him
transform his outdoor space into an oasis you'll
benefit from too (win-win!)
|A firm Father's Day favourite and a gift he's
sure to love, discover beer and chocolate gifts
from Green & Black's, master chocolatiers of
organic, fairtrade and ethically-sourced sweet treats.
Still undecided? Visit our round up of other Father's Day Gift ideas for further inspiration.