It's that time of year to treat our Dads and fatherly figures to some extra special loving. From a Father's Day BBQ's and foodie festivals to tram rides and a pasty and pint out to sea, we've put together some top ideas that he's sure to love and will make great memories.

Mercure Southgate

Dad's love nothing more than a delicious BBQ so instead of being the chef, why not treat him to a Father's Day BBQ at the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, on Sunday 16th June. There'll be burgers, hot dogs, fries and salad, and all Dads will also be treated to a special gift to remember the day by.

Exeter Street Food Festival

If your Dad's a bit of a foodie then he'll absolutely love a trip to the Exeter Street Food Festival, which takes over Northernhay Gardens from 14th to 16th June. Dine out on delicious dishes from over 25 of the UK's top street food traders and don't miss a great selection of craft beer and fresh cocktails to make it a truly great Father's Day.

Dad's Army Radio Show

For Father's of a certain generation, or those who love their nostalgia, take a step back to the good old days with the Dad's Army Radio Show. Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects! The Dad’s Army Radio Show brings Perry and Croft’s classic BBC comedy to life in this highly acclaimed stage production. Performing for one night only, on Saturday 15th June at the Barnfield Theatre.

A pint and a pasty out to sea

Sailing on the calm assured waters of the River Exe, what better way to show your Dad, or your father figure in your life, how much he means to you than spending time out on the water with a delicious pasty and a pint on board Stuart Line Cruises. Setting sail on Sunday 16th June, enjoy a mouth watering pasty (meat and vegetarian options) washed down with a refreshing cider, beer or glass of wine. For those who prefer a clearer head, and for the kiddies, there's also a selection of hot and soft drinks to choose from.

St Sidwell's Point

Everyone loves a bit of pampering and R&R, Dad's included. Treat Dad to a relaxing break he deserves with Father’s Day Spa Package at St Sidwell's Point. Enjoy a tranquil 3-hour experience in the thermal spa, featuring a sauna, steam room, hydro pool and much more to discover.

Woofstock Festival 2024 at Powderham

For Father's Day then why not treat man's best friend to a day out too, as Woofstock Festival comes to Powderham. The UK's largest independent dog festival this summer, enjoy a weekend of fun with live music, dog shows, displays and non-stop entertainment. It's sure to be a 'paw'some day out that's full of fun for all the family.

Canonteign Falls

How about spending the day with your Dad wandering amidst stunning waterfalls, ancient woodlands, and Victorian gardens across 90 acres of stunning Devonshire countryside. Then, after all that exercise, treat him to a pint of local Tarka Ale and a pasty at Canonteign Kitchen. It’s a perfect way to spend the day with your dad on Father’s Day. The best part is that Dad's go FREE for the whole weekend at Canonteign Falls!

Mercure Rougemont

In celebration of Father's Day, the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is hosting their very own Parent and Child Ball. Dress up in your finest attire and dance the afternoon away in their elegant ballroom for a truly memorable afternoon with your little ones. You'll also be treated to a delectable selection of refreshments and treats from their buffet, especially prepared to satisfy both young and adult palates.

Dad's go free on Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway is offering a fantastic day out for everyone this Father’s Day as Dad travels FREE with an accompanying paying child on their standard service – all day long! You can make the day even more special and memorable by treating him to a delicious Devon cream tea at the Tramstop Café.

Pizza Express

It's a big day for Dad this weekend, with the football and Father's Day landing on the very same Sunday. Add his favourite pizza and lunch with his loved ones and you might be looking at the greatest day ever. Join Pizza Express before the match and treat Dad to a Father's Day celebration menu of two or three-courses and a large Peroni.


Stuart Line Cruises
Boat Trip
Geology Day Trip

A family owned passenger boat business operating from Exmouth. With sailings along the East & South Devon coastline & River Exe. A large variety of trips available from scenic river cruises to all day excursions. Operating all year round.

St Sidwell's Point Leisure Centre
Leisure/Swimming Pool
External shot of St Sidwell's Point

Welcome to St Sidwell’s Point, Exeter’s brand new, state-of-the-art leisure centre, in the heart of the city centre. St Sidwell’s Point is the first leisure facility in the UK to be built to the ultra-energy efficient Passivhaus standard, meaning energy consumption is reduced by 70% when compared with industry best practice standards. Visitors can also enjoy improved air quality, optimal air temperatures, and natural lighting due to the unique design and materials used to build our city’s new leisure complex. Find three pools at St Sidwell’s Point - 25 metre, 8 lane competition pool, a 20 metre learner pool, all of which has a moveable floor to suit various activities. Enjoy an exceptional swimming experience thanks to ultra-filtration an

Canonteign Falls
National Park
Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.

Seaton Tramway
Seaton Tramway logo

For a great day out in Devon, visit Seaton Tramway a attraction featuring a narrow gauge electric tramway running 3 miles from Seaton to Colyton via Colyford.

Pizza Express Exeter – Cathedral Yard
Perfect location by Exeter Cathedral

Come and see us on the corner of Exeter’s charming Cathedral Yard, in a listed building once known as Tinley’s tea shop. Inside, the restaurant is split over two floors, so there’s room enough for everyone, with original features like timber frames, exposed brick walls and a cast iron fireplace giving a warm, cosy feel. Sit downstairs to watch our talented pizzaiolos at work in the open kitchen, or take a seat upstairs, where large windows overlook the Cathedral itself. You’ll find us just 5 minutes’ walk from Exeter train station and 10 minutes’ walk from the bus station – and with plenty of car parking nearby too, there’s really no excuse not to visit us.



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