5 Very British things to do with Dad this Father’s Day


Dads are great. They are there when we first learn to ride a bike, pick us up when we graze our knee and help us with the DIY when we finally find our own home. Each dad is a one-of-a-kind, with his own unique way of helping you on your way. Saying thank you to dad, on the other hand, is often easier said than done. How do you possibly thank the man who has always been there for you?

If you’re struggling for the perfect gift, our award-winning team here at our luxury Cotswold hotel have put their heads together to bring you our top five unique things to do in the Cotswolds this Father’s Day.

1. A Trip to the Theatre

Whether it’s smooth Jazz or a night of poetry and wit, ghost stories or dramas, there is something for every dad at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. Why not treat him to an extra special evening and give him the VIP treatment in the Director’s Lounge? Launching this June, The Director’s Lounge offers everyone the chance to have a VIP experience prior to performances at the Everyman Theatre. Relax in the comfort of a private space and enjoy a drink and canapes on arrival.

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2. Father’s Day BBQ

Here at Ellenborough Park, we know how to make dad feel special. Renowned as one of the best Father’s Day events in Cheltenham, our Father’s Day BBQ is back for another year of fun & games for all the family on Sunday 18th June, 11.30am – 4.00pm. Our chefs will be grilling, searing and smoking delicious steaks, sausages and burgers. Combine this with a refreshing cider, beer or glass of Pimms from the outdoor bar and some live music and you have yourself the perfect Father’s Day event!

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3. Whisky Tasting Tour

What dad doesn’t love a little dram every now and again? This Father’s Day, you can treat him to a tour of one of the area’s finest whisky distilleries, The Cotswolds Distillery. Nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, The Cotswolds Distillery is the first of its kind in the area. Their shop and tasting room is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm and has been designed with visitors in mind. Much like at home, dad can sit back, relax and enjoy a tasting in comfort and style.

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4. Cotswolds Safari park

Take a walk on the wild side this Father’s Day with a family trip to the Cotswolds Safari Park. Watch the Asiatic lions grazing around their enclosure, get eye-to-eye with a giraffe on their fabulous giraffe walkway, and don’t miss the daily penguin talk and feed. Whether you’re going with small children or playful adults, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this family-friendly attraction.

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5. Enjoy a bike ride in the beautiful Cotswolds Countryside

If you’re staying with us here at our beautiful Cotswolds hotel and are looking for something a little more active to do with dad this Father’s Day, why not take one of our fantastic Bainton Bikes out for a spin? With so much beautiful Cotswold Countryside to explore, and so many fantastic cycle routes right on our doorstep, there really is no better time to hop on your bike. Simply ask at reception for more information.

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If you’re planning a trip to the Cotswolds and are looking for somewhere special to rest your head, join us at our luxury Cotswolds hotel and start creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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