Father’s Day is fast approaching (20th June), along with the age-old question – what do you buy your Dad for Father's Day? So this year, why not treat your Dad to a special day out in Dorset.  

There’s plenty of options for days out on or around Father’s Day. Here are some ideas of activities you can all enjoy together this Father’s Day, as well as gift ideas. 

Outdoor Adventures

If your Dad is a fan of the great outdoors, why not treat him to a day out with a difference. Fore Adventure offers various foraging courses on the beautiful Studland coastline, followed by cooking and feasting on what you’ve found. There is even a Kayaking, Foraging, Fishing and Feasting course, for those who want even more adventure.

Fore Adventure Foraging BBQ

Or enjoy the great outdoors as a family on one of the many hiking or biking trails in Dorset. Try the North Dorset Trailway or the South West Coast Path. Take a picnic of local Dorset produce to enjoy en route.

Car and Motorbike Enthusiasts

Dad’s visit free this Father’s Day at Haynes International Motor Museum. The museum is home to the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars, from around the world, a perfect day out for any car and motorbike enthusiasts. The museum has over 400 cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50’s and 60’s, Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s to the supercars of today. There are also some brand-new exhibitions, including Williams F1 the Drivers and the Driven, Ferrari and John Haynes OBE.

Cars lined up at Haynes International Motor Museum

For the Wildlife Explorer

If your Dad is a nature lover explore one of Dorset's nature reserves together and get some fresh air whilst admiring the beautiful views over the Dorset Countryside. Many nature reserves welcome dogs, so the whole family can join in and spend the day reconnecting with nature. Remember to pack a picnic so you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

Take a boat trip 

Treat your Dad to some time sailing a classic gaff-rigged cutter, Tall Ship Moonfleet. Moonfleet Adventure Sailing offers the opportunity for both novice and experienced sailors to try your hand at classic tall ship sailing around Southern England’s stunning Jurassic coastline. If you prefer not to get involved and enjoy the ride, then you can relax and take in the sights and sounds of sailing Dorset’s beautiful coastline.

Tall Ship Moonfleet

For the Foodies

Spoil your Dad with a gourmet gift or delicious meal out this Father's Day. With many restaurants and pubs now open across Dorset book a table at his favourite place or try somewhere new. You can find a list of eateries on our website

Or surprise your Dad this Father’s Day with a lovely hamper of local Dorset beers, cider, tea, and chocolates from Cherry Picked Hampers. There are several delicious options available depending on your Dad's favourite treat. 

For cheese lovers the Dorset Blue Vinny Cheese company has a special Father's Day cheese box on offer, with a selection of three tasty cheeses and a jar of chutney to enjoy. 

Pub lunch on a picnic bench looking over the coast

Dorset Drinks

Treat your Dad to a gift of his favourite tipple. From award-winning wines to local breweries and vodka, there is something for all tastes made here in Dorset. 

There are various wine vineyards across the county Furleigh Estate, Langham Wine and English Oak Vineyard all have online shops offering a selection of red, white, rosé or sparkling wines. So spoil him with a bottle of something special this Father's Day. 

For those who prefer something stronger Black Cow Vodka has some lovely gifts online, including their original Milk Vodka, flavoured vodka, Black Cow Cheese, glassware and barware. Perfect for cocktail lovers. 

Or delight your Dad with a selection of beers delivered directly to his door from Dorset. Hall & Woodhouse offer selections of mixed beers and merchandise on their online shop, there is a great range on offer including limited edition beers. 

Palmers Brewery has bottled as well as draught ales and ciders available for purchase online. Surprise your Dad this year with some of his favourite ale or cider. 


Fore Adventure
Adventure Sport Centre
Fore Adventure - kayaking and fishing

Adventures include: kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, foraging, fishing, wild cooking, feasting, forest school, beach school, bushcraft, wild camping and mini expeditions.

Haynes International Motor Museum
Haynes International Motor Museum

This multi-award winning Museum is home to the UK’s largest Collection of cars and motorbikes and is truly a must-see attraction for the whole family. Situated in Sparkford, close to the A303, the Museum takes you on a journey through time following one of the most significant and successful inventions, the motorcar. Get up close to your favourite vehicles in 17 large exhibitions, including some of the very first cars in The Dawn of Motoring , nostalgic favourites in Memory Lane, a sea of red sports cars in the famous Red Room and the exclusive new Williams F1 exhibition ‘The Drivers and The Driven.’

Moonfleet Adventure Sailing
Boat Trip
Moonfleet Adventure Sailing

Sailing daily from Portland - check website for availability and to book. Both novice and sailor can try classic tall-ship sailing around Southern England’s stunning Jurassic coastline and the fascinating chalk downlands of The Isle of Purbeck and The Isle of Wight.

Cherry Picked Hampers
Online Shopping
Cherry Picked Hampers

Discover ideal gifts containing 100% Dorset only award winning produce We know working from home is hard. Call to discuss 'brightening' up your business zoom calls and meetings with cream teas, treats and corporate hampers! All delivered direct to your colleagues homes. Perfect for any occasion for Family, Friends, Collegues and Clients Please Call 01305 307107 or email sales@cherrypickedhampers.co.uk if you require a bespoke service - we would be delighted to assist with any order from a single hamper to large B2B orders.

Furleigh Estate Wine Online Shop
Online Shopping
Furleigh Wine Estate

Online shop offering delivery to your door. Set in West Dorset’s wonderful green and rolling hills, Furleigh Estate makes some of the best sparkling wine in the country. We have over 22,000 vines and a purpose-built winery containing state of the art equipment.

Langham Wine Estate Online Shop
Online Shopping
Langham Estate

World class sparkling wines from the heart of Dorset! The 30 acre vineyard is solely planted with the classic Champagne varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier. Everything is grown and made at our single site allowing us to take control of the production process from grape to bottle. Winners of ‘The Most Outstanding English Sparkling Wine’ 2015 and 2016.

English Oak Vineyard Online Shop
Online Shopping
English Oak Vineyard

Choose from Engelmann Cuvee, Chinkapin, San Gabriel or Wainscot sparkling wines. You can also purchase a tour voucher to use at a later date.

Hall & Woodhouse Brewery Online Shop
Online Shopping
Hall & Woodhouse Brewery Badger Ale

*Online shopping delivered to your door* - Hall & Woodhouse have been brewers of Badger beers sine 1777 and the Brewery is right in the heart of Blandford Forum, Dorset. Visit the Brewery Shop to purchase your favourite Badger beers and merchandise! There is a great range of products, including Limited Edition beers exclusive to the shop, so take the opportunity to stock up for yourselves and purchase gifts for friends and family.

Palmers Brewery Online Shop
Online Shopping
Brewery Tours, Palmer's Brewery

*Online shopping delivered to your door* - Palmers ales are brewed in one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest breweries and have been since 1794.



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