Treat Dad to an exciting Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June. From thrilling activities to tasty treats, Exeter has endless ways to say ‘thank you’ to your Dad.

Spoil Dad with a delicious meal at The Cosy Club, where all Dads will be given a free pair of slippers with a main meal! Book a table at The Wear Park Restaurant at The Exeter Golf and Country Club, who are serving a three-course menu for £25 or a two-course menu for £20. Alternatively, book a table at Las Iguanas where all Dad’s will receive a free bottle of Brahma beer when they order a main course.

Is your Dad the adventurous type? Why not book a visit to Go Ape at Haldon Forest Park, you could even grab a bite to eat in the forest’s café before you climb the trees or put together a picnic and enjoy the views.

Enjoy a ‘Day out with Dad’ at Grammarcombe Woods, where their event ‘A Touch of the Wild’ involves den building, camouflage face painting and an obstacle course. Perfect for young families.

Whatever the weather in Exeter on Father’s Day, you’re guaranteed a great time at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre or AS Watersports at Exeter Quay. Hire a paddle board, kayak or canoe and explore the River Exe like never before. If you don’t fancy getting geared up in a wetsuit and life jacket, hire a bike at Saddles and Paddles for a leisurely cycle along the canal and Exe Estuary!

There are a number of events taking place on Sunday 17th June in Exeter. If your Dad likes comedy, then a ticket to see Tim Key at Exeter Phoenix might be an ideal gift. Westpoint Arena hosts the 2018 BHP Fuel Festival with live demonstrations and displays with modified cars and motorcycles… the ultimate Father’s Day out!

The RAF's Centenary Celebration takes place this year; RAF 100. Between 15th and 17th June, celebratory activities will take place at Exeter Airport to mark their long association with the RAF. Expect military memorabilia, static displays including two RAF 100 Aston Martins as well as interactive showcases. Another Father's Day idea for all of the family!

You don't need to spend a fortune to show Dad you care, Exeter has plenty of free things to do which will get your family outdoors for some fresh air. Walk around Exeter Quay, head to one of the many picnic spots within the city or visit The Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

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The Cosy Club
Bar
Busy interior of Cosy Club

Quirky, eccentric and playful, the Cosy Club offers informal, casual dining, drinking and lounging in a homely and family friendly environment.

Go Ape! Haldon
Adventure Park/Playground
Person in the trees at Go Ape!

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.

Wear Park Restaurant at Exeter Golf and Country Club
Restaurant
Sunday Roast at Wear Park Restaurant

Located on the ground floor of our Georgian manor house, with views across the putting green and 18th, you can choose to dine in the bar, restaurant or outside on the veranda or terrace.

Hire a kayak from AS Watersports to take a trip down Exeter Canal
Watersports Centre
Kayaks on the River Exe

AS Watersports are pleased to offer Canoe, Sit on top kayak and paddleboard hire on the historic Exeter Ship canal. The canal is a nice and easy paddle that is perfect for all paddlers including families and novices. There is some great wildlife to be seen along the Exe Salt Marshes and two great pubs! We also offer canoe, kayak and paddleboard tuition. One of the greatest things about paddling is gaining skills to make these experiences even better. All activities are based from our waterside shop, where our extensive selection of kayaks, canoes, and all sorts of watersports equipment caters to all needs from the beginner to the expert. Being right beside the canal, you can get out on the water and try before you buy!

Saddles and Paddles
Waymarked Trail
Saddles and Paddles

Saddles & Paddles is a local business based on the historic Exeter quayside that offers something different for those looking for an outdoor adventure.

Exeter Phoenix - Tim Key
Performance
Exeter Phoenix - Tim Key

A brand new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner years ago.

Westpoint - BHP Fuel Fest, The Devon Car Show
Show/Display
Westpoint - BHP Fuel Fest, The Devon Car Show

The Ultimate Fathers Day Out! This adrenalin pumped day out is great for all the family! This one day event features: Static displays from Supercars, Performance Cars, Motorsport Vehicles, Classic Cars, Show Cars, as well as, Modern, Classic, On/Off Road Bikes and much, much more!

Las Iguanas Exeter
Restaurant
Chicas Cocktail Club

Las Iguanas Exeter is home to fresh & authentic Latin American food & cocktails. Here you’ll discover the finest Latin American dishes with unique flavour blends & inspiring recipes from Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond. The menu comes to life with quality, fresh ingredients, cooked with passion, love & lots of Latin magic. Eat Latin, Drink Latin!

Learn to canoe or kayak along England’s oldest ship canal
Outdoor
Kayaking on Exeter Quayside

Exeter is home to England’s oldest ship canal (built in the 1560s) which is still navigable by boat and idea for canoeing and kayaking – or if you fancy something a bit different, paddle boarding!

Exeter Quayside
Historic Site
Monolith at Exeter Quayside. Copyright: DOminic Lowther

Exeter's Historic Quayside is the most attractive area in the city, popular with locals & visitors for its fascinating history, pubs & restaurants.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM
Museum
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Queen Street Exeter

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.

Exeter Airport
Aviation and Airports
Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport, part of Regional & City Airports, a division of Rigby Group PLC, offers scheduled flights to a wide range of UK and European destinations. Scheduled Airlines currently operating to/from the airport are: Aurigny, Blue Islands, British Airways, Loganair, Ryanair and Skybus.

RAF 100 at Exeter Airport
Family
RAF 100 at Exeter Airport

Celebrating Exeter Airport's long association with the RAF This year is the RAF Centenary Celebration, RAF 100. To mark the occasion and Exeter Airport’s long association with the RAF, we are holding a weekend of celebratory activities at the airport on 15-17 June 2018 – and you’re invited!

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