Still searching for a way to make Father’s Day the best ever?  Then look no further than the beautiful Cotswolds where we’re full to bursting with manly ideas to make your dad’s special day one he’ll never forget.


Jousting at Sudeley Castle (photo by John Ord)
Treat your very own hero with a visit to beautiful Sudeley Castle to see the fabulous Cavalry of Heroes in their joust shows.  King Henry VIII will be joined by ladies of his court to oversee the event and there’ll also be a fantastic falconry flight display.  Sudeley Castle’s huge new fun fort is now open within the adventure playground and visitors can also visit the fascinating new exhibition on the 1,000 year history of the castle. 
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Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park are offering free entry to dads on their special day – a fantastic day out in the countryside enjoying the fresh air and getting up close to their majestic and adorable animals.  To take advantage of the offer simply book your tickets online and dad’s ticket will be free when accompanied by a paying child, toddler or adult.  Tickets must be bought online to get the free offer and can be redeemed on Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th June. 
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The Big Feastival
Treat dad to a weekend to remember with tickets to The Big Feastival this August Bank Holiday weekend.  The music line up includes acts like Craig David, Paloma Faith, Tom Odell and the Undertones – but there’s a whole host of fabulous activities including great food and drink and loads of activities for the kids.  Tickets are on sale now for the perfect family weekend on Alex James’ Cotswold farm. 
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One Minute at the Barn Theatre
Why not treat dad to a night at the Cotswolds' brand new theatre this Father’s Day?  The Barn Theatre in Cirencester’s second production is ‘One Minute’ and follows the story of five characters who become united after a child disappears.  It runs from 19th May to 16th June and includes an original soundtrack by Harry Smith. 
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Cotswolds Distillery
A bottle of whisky is a classic Father’s Day gift, but an award-winning bottle of whisky made from barley grown in the Cotswolds, and matured in the Cotswolds has to be better. Combine with tickets for a tour of the Cotswolds Distillery itself and you’re looking at the Father’s Day gift to see off any sibling competition. 
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Log House Holidays
Make dad very happy with a surprise holiday to a log cabin wilderness through Log House Holidays.  Look forward to spending quality family time around your own private 100 acre lake. Whether it’s a spot of fishing from your rowing boat or exploring on bikes or paddleboards, it’s the perfect place to bond as a family. Tell the stories of the day from your steaming hot tub and plan activities for the exciting days ahead
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Giffords Circus
Roll up, roll up and treat dad to a day out at Giffords Circus on Father’s Day.  To celebrate the 250th anniversary of this particularly English invention, the nation’s most glamorous troupe is throwing a summer-long party complete with a gorgeous array of 1930s costumes.  Gershwin and Cole Porter will provide the soundtrack for sultry nights under canvas and everyone’s favourite mischief-maker Tweedy the clown will put in an appearance too!  Book now for the party of a lifetime. 
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Father's Day at Cogges
It's all about steam, machines, and engines at Cogges to interest enthusiasts of all ages.  You’ll find a farmyard packed full of wonderful vintage and classic motorbikes, cars and working steam engines, as well as traditional farm machinery and tractors.  If it's adventure time you're after why not head into the Cogges woodland for tree climbing and den building.  Throughout the afternoon, visitors can also expect live music and craft ales to complement a great family day.
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The pool room in Tew Farmhouse
Mulberry Cottages property, Tew Farmhouse in Chipping Norton, is the ultimate holiday home for friends and family to get together and celebrate Father’s Day.  You’ll find a games room with pool table that doubles as an air hockey and table tennis table; a generous garden – perfect for a spot of cricket or a kickabout; as well as your very own BBQ on the terraced area – allowing fathers to take pride of place as chief chef!  Enjoy a family bike ride in the stunning countryside then retreat to the snug and let the dads enjoy a snooze! 
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Bamboo massage at Thermae Bath Spa
Why not give your dad a treat with a voucher to Thermae Bath Spa - the only day spa in the UK where you can bathe in naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, including the Minerva Bath and open-air Rooftop Pool.  At Thermae Bath Spa you’ll find a variety of gift vouchers to choose from, ranging from a 2hr Spa Session for £36 to a Timeless Thermae for £110 with which dad can enjoy a deep and firm Bamboo Massage combined with a delicious two course meal in the Springs Restaurant.  
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Forest Live at Westonbirt Arboretum
Treat your dad this Father’s Day weekend to a summer’s evening of music and sunshine at one of Westonbirt Aboretum’s Forest Live outdoor concerts.  On Friday 15 June pack up a picnic, grab a drink and relax in the sun whilst watching Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, along with special guest Billy Bragg, perform live in the stunning outdoor arena.  Heaton and Abbott will be playing material from their duo albums, as well as old favourites from The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.
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Cotswold Grey - fabulous gifts for Father's Day
Say no to boring Father’s Day gifts by making a beeline to Cotswold Grey in Moreton in Marsh.  You’ll find a whole host of fabulous gift ideas – whether your old man is a connoisseur of the finest spirits, a rugged navigator of the great outdoors or the long-term resident of a man cave.  Their Father’s Day arsenal contains everything from pewter whisky tumblers to Avirex bags designed for the US Air Force, designer leather armchairs to real mounted buffalo skulls, so this year: say NO to socks and YES to Dad!
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Father's Day gifts from Highgrove
Whether you’re the proud possessor of a dapper dad, a classic countryman or a father who thinks he has it all, the perfect present is waiting at Highgrove.  There’s everything you need thanks to the exclusive collection of luxury grooming gifts, stylish gentlemen’s accessories and beautifully boxed spirits, ready and waiting to make the fussiest of fathers feel like royalty this Father’s Day.  With all profits going to the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation whatever you choose will make dad feel good, and do good too! 
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The Kings Hotel in Chipping Campden
Pay a visit to the beautiful Kings Hotel in Chipping Campden this Father’s Day and treat dad to something really special.  Dine from their menu and enjoy three courses for £27.50 per person which, of course, includes a treat for dad!  Children dine for half price or can choose from an alternative menu. 
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Vintage Classics
Spoil dad this Father’s Day with a classic car adventure from Vintage Classics.  Let him explore all the Cotswolds has to offer at his own pace behind the wheel of his favourite classic – a trip down memory lane – a fantastic nostalgic experience for him or making new memories he’ll simply never forget.  If you can’t decide which car he’ll love, let him decide with a gift voucher.  
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Brewerism Brewery Tours
Brewerism Brewery Tours have gift vouchers for the brewery and pub tours that are perfect for Father’s Day gifts.  With tours in the Cotswolds and Cheltenham, the vouchers are valid for a year and can be used on any of the public tours.  Fun, informative and full of beer – Brewerism tours make a great day out for dad. 
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Makers and Designers Emporium
M.A.D.E. Makers And Designers Emporium in the heart of picturesque Cirencester is full to bursting with eclectic, quirky and colourful gift ideas.  It’s the perfect opportunity to buy something unique, delightful and perfectly made.  At its heart the emporium specialises in selling British designed or made wares by talented designers and makers.  Their beautiful collections sit alongside carefully selected Fairtrade products and European brands. 
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