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Celebrate Father’s Day in Winchester

Cheese and Chilli 2021
Cheese and Chilli 2021

This Father’s Day say a big thank you to the Father figure in your life with a special Winchester celebration. Check out our top ten ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Winchester.

Green fingered fathers

Take your gardening enthusiast on a shopping spree this Father’s Day – visit Gilbert White’s House for their Unusual Plants Fair and find a rare plant to perfect his garden.

Plants in bloom in garden

Unusual plant fair 2021

Take him on an adventure

Take your Father on an adventure across the ocean with the Snail and the Whale  at Theatre Royal Winchester. Travel on this amazing journey with the whole family, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs.

Image of girl, fish, whale

Image of girl, fish, whale

Bring the concert home

Enjoy an evening much anticipated on Hampshire’s cultural calendar. Bring the Winchester Chamber Music Festival home with their online concerts featuring the acclaimed London Bridge Trio and guest artists. Why not visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery website for some great cocktail ideas for your musical celebration?

Explore an exhibition

Show your father figure a great day out exploring the Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective exhibition at the Gallery in the Winchester Discovery Centre. This is the first ever exhibition dedicated to the author-illustrator behind some of the most popular and influential children’s books and graphic novels ever published.

Image of child climbing a beanstalk

Image of child climbing a beanstalk

Dinner and a show

Is your Father figure lucky enough to be going to the Winchester Comedy Festival Summer Show at the Theatre Royal Winchester this Father’s Day eve? Don’t forget to book a table at one of Winchester’s fantastic eateries – there is something for every appetite. Why not stop at Cabinet Rooms across the road from the Theatre Royal for his favourite drink?

The stage at the Theatre Royal Winchester from the auditorium

Theatre Royal Winchester

Explore Winchester’s countryside

Winchester is a beautiful district with so much to see. Grab your bike and helmet and take your Father on a ride through the stunning countryside and market towns.  You could venture onto the South Downs Way and enjoy picturesque panoramic views or try the beginning of the King Alfred Cycle route. For a more local adventure cycle along the Viaduct Way – a gorgeous route leaving from the city centre – don’t forget to stop at the Handlebar Café for refreshments.

biking along the south downs path

A night at the theatre – at home

Bring the theatre home for an evening of family entertainment from the Theatre Royal Winchester. Sit back and enjoy The Three Musketeers – with exceptional sword fights, deception and a right royal romance – don’t forget to order a takeaway from one of Winchesters outstanding eateries throughout the district.

Have an ‘otterly’ great walk around the city

Take your Dad on a journey around Winchester City Centre as you explore the Otter Trail brought to you by Winchester BID. As a thank you to all key workers for their incredible hard work over the last challenging year participating Winchester businesses across the city will display a key worker Otter in its window ready for you and your father figure to find them all. Who knows, if you’re still looking for a present you might even spot the perfect gift in one of the independent shops along the way?

Otter Trail

Otter Trail

Foodie treats

Winchester is a foodie haven, so prepare to treat your father figure to all the tastes of the district. Take your Dad out for his favourite drink, enjoy a pub lunch or visit the independent cafes and delis and put together the perfect picnic for Father’s Day.

Food at the Wykeham Arms

Food at the Wykeham Arms

Plan a future day in the district

Plan a future day in the district as a gift this Father’s Day. Buy a voucher to your favourite attraction and look forward to a visit to Winchester. See your favourite animals at Marwell Zoo, set a family challenge at ClueCapers or treat him to a day or relaxation at the Holiday Inn Winchester Spa.

Meerkat sitting up