Make a note, Father's Day is on 18th June this year! In Exeter you’ll find the perfect gift or activity to show Dad how much you appreciate him. We’ve pulled together some exciting ideas so you don’t have to – whether Dad is a massive foodie, adrenaline junkie or has a particularly sweet tooth, our city is the place to be...

A Turk's Head brew society membership

Treat Dad to a Turk's Head brew society membership! Members can enjoy exclusive perks, including discounts on their own micro-brewed beers and free pints on new brew launch days. Head to the website or visit the pub to receive a membership card. Memberships are valid for a year and can be renewed annually!

Enjoy a day on the water

Enjoy a family day out on the water at Exeter Quay. Hire a paddleboard, kayak or canoe (and safety equipment!) from our incredible local businesses, ready to help you with their advice and expertise. Test your skills, balance and embark on a glorious adventure along Exeter Canal.

Book your spaces now at:

A Father's Day cruise

Cruise along the calm waters of the River Exe with your family, on a Stuart Line Cruise this Father's Day! Tickets include a scrumptious Chunk pasty - yummy! Find out more here.

A sweet treat

All Dads love fudge, right? Pop to Roly's Fudge Exeter for their wide selection of tempting fudge - available in single packs or gift boxes, you can even pick 'n' mix his favourites...

Or if your Dad or father figure is a chocoholic, we know the perfect gift! Head to award-winning Chococo on Gandy Street and select from a wide range of chocolate assortment boxes, lollies and figures - the only problem you'll have is choosing!

Take Dad out for his favourite food

Exeter’s location in the heart of Devon, surrounded by glorious rolling hills and close to the stunning coastline, means that we aren’t short of locally-sourced food and drink. It’s easy to see why our city has been voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK, by Which Good Food Guide! Take Dad to his favourite restaurant or surprise him with an eatery he's always wanted to visit! Check out our Food and Drink page to discover more.

An InExeter gift card

Take the decision out of gifting and buy an InExeter gift card. A great way to support local independents and discover a huge choice of retailers from boutiques, artisan producers, lifestyle and homeware shops, jewellers, makers and crafters. With over 100 independents to discover, explore and support, you’ll be spoilt for choice of where to spend it! The card works in the same way as department store/shopping centre gift cards but for independents across Exeter city centre. The card will come with a backing and envelope, perfect for sending to Dad!

A relaxing spa day

If your Dad is in need of a little relaxing, The Spa at St Sidwell's Point has just the treat for him! Gift Dad the thermal spa experience where he can enjoy the sauna, steam room, hot stone beds, spa pool and foot spas - then top the day off with a back massage and a glass of fizz! Available from 12th-25th June. To book please call 01392 265390 or email thespa@exeter.gov.uk.

A Land Rover Experience

Land Rover Experience West Country, based just outside Honiton offer exhilarating off-road driving experiences from 1 hour tasters and half days, to full days for those in need of a real adrenaline fix! Gift vouchers are available for the perfect present or post lockdown family treat. Land Rover Experience West Country, covers 135 acres of outstanding East Devon countryside, with 35 acres of challenging off-road course. View and buy the full range of experience gift vouchers here.

A bottle of Exeter Rum

Introducing... Exeter Rum! Featuring warming notes of coffee beans, sweet tones of salted caramel, this specially blended rum has the same earthy signature botanicals as Exeter Gin! Purchase your bottle for Dad here

An escape room experience 

If you're looking for a family fun experience like no other, why not treat Dad to an escape room? Exeter has many city centre locations, including:

A beer and cider festival

If your Dad is huge beer and cider fan - it's only right to take him to Winslade Manor's FREE festival between 16th-18th June! Find out more and book your space here.

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