A Fabulous Father's Day
Sunday 16 June 2013
Families will find plenty of great activities in Winchester to celebrate Father’s Day this year. Whether it’s soaking up the history of cricket with a fascinating guided tour, catching a classic film or welcoming the summer with a BBQ in a stunning location, there’s something in Winchester to put a smile on any Dad’s face this June. Take a look at our suggestions below.
Cradle of Cricket
Visit Winchester has created a pilgrimage to Cricket’s birthplace with a Cricket Guide - a self guided tour of the landmarks which highlight the sport’s evolution in Hampshire. The Cricket pilgrimage is perfect for Father’s Day and takes visitors on a tour around the “cradle of cricket”. Fortunately for those looking to celebrate Father’s Day in style, cricket’s evolution is strongly interwoven with inns and pubs. The guide can be downloaded from www.cricketingwinchester.co.uk, or ordered by calling the tourist information centre on 01962 840 500.
Father's Day BBQ at The Holiday Inn
This Father's Day Dad should take centre stage, so The Holiday Inn Winchester is throwing a BBQ in his honour.
Two course BBQ costs just £12.95 per person and children under 12 are £6.50. To see what delights will be being cooked on the BBQ click here.
Location: Holiday Inn Winchester, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, SO21 1HZ
Enquiries: 0871 942 9188 or visit www.hiwinchester.co.uk
Father's Day at Winchester Cathedral
If your father is a keen gardener and enjoys the finer things in life treat him to a day out at Winchester Cathedral and a glass of bubbly!
For the first time in ten years the Cathedral is hosting a stunning Flower Festival which will see beautiful and structural arrangements throughout the building which can't fail to impress!
A marquee in the Cathedral's inner close will house a summer market, champagne and seafood bar and cafe serving afternoon teas.
Tickets: £10 adults, £5 children
Location: Winchester Cathedral, The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS
Enquiries: 01962 857 275 or visit www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk
Father's Day BBQ at Lainston House Hotel
Tell your dad that he can have the day off from washing the car, mowing the lawn or fixing the garden gate and bring him to Lainston for a mouth watering BBQ. Join in the fun with the egg and spoon race, tug-of-war, coconut shy, giant games and croquet!
Tickets: £40 per person, £20 under 12's, under 4's free (including a special gift for all dads!)
Location: Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2LT
Enquiries: 01962 776 088 or visit www.lainstonhouse.com/dad
Father's Day at Rimjhim Indian Restaurant
Why not treat dad to an Indian meal this father's day at one of Winchester's central Indian Restaurants. All dad's will receive a complimentary glass of prosecco.
Location: Rimjhim, 1-3 City Road, Winchester, SO23 8SD
Enquiries: 01962 868 352 or visit www.rimjhim.co.uk/winchesterhome.html
Father's Day Brunch at Hotel Du Vin
A opportunity to get together to celebrate a day for Dad. Enjoy a heart warming soup course, followed by a help yourself lavish French Market Table, the centrepiece of Sunday Brunch at Hotel du Vin. An exciting choice of fresh seafood, crustacea, charcuterie, pâtés, rilletes and a selection of salads, vegetables and freshly baked artisan breads. Then a plethora of your Sunday lunch favourites including traditional roasts. And a few delectable delights to finish including traditional crumble. For full details of the menu click here.
Join us from 12pm for £24.95 per person for 4 courses, and a gift for Dad.
Location: Hotel du Vin, Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EF
Enquiries: 01962 841 414 or visit www.hotelduvin.com
Father's Day Roast at Eighteen71
The Guildhall Cafe, Eighteen71 will be offering a full roast dinner for dad's on Sunday 16 June. Booking is advisable to avoid disapointment.
Location: Guildhall Winchester, High Street, Winchester, SO23 9GH
Enquiries: 01962 840 820
Father's Day BBQ at Basing House
Join us for a Father's Day BBQ at Basing House. The day includes traditional craft demonstrations and the opportunity to have a go yourself! BBQ food and drinks are not included in the entry price
Cost: £5.10 Adults, £4.60 concessions, £4.10 children
Location: Basing House, The Street, Old Basing, RG24 8AE
Enquiries: 01256 463 965 or visit /www3.hants.gov.uk/basing-house.htm