Last minute ideas for Father’s Day 2022
From the gardens of Staffordshire to the streets of London and the Devonshire coast, it's not too late to plan a special treat for dad this Father's Day on the 19th June.
Whether looking to mix up gifting with a bespoke travel guide or feeling the urge to splash out with a Michelin starred tasting menu, here are some suggestions from all corners of the UK on innovative ways to say thank you this year for their help in the wedding planning.
FOR THE WINE LOVER: Taste the Triassic Pinot Noir at Lympstone Manor
May 2022 marked the unveiling of Lympstone Manor's first wine from the hotel's vineyard - a Triassic Pinot Noir. Inspired by the unique soil of the Jurassic coast (dating back over 240 million years) the exquisite wine tells a tale of 2020's rare and fruitful harvest. Working with Lyme Bay Winery, Lympstone Manor possesses the only vineyard on the River Exe and denotes flavours of blackberries, cherries and smoky chocolate. Chef and MBE Michael Caine worked tirelessly to produce the Triassic Pinot Noir which will be exclusively available to purchase from the hotel. The perfect choice for a Father's Day lunch in the South West, after a Michelin starred lunch and swim in the new heated pool, Dad can leave with his own bottle in hand as a keep sake from the special day.
HOW: Nightly rates in the main house at Lympstone Manor available from £395 per night including breakfast and based on two sharing. Bookings for Father's Day available online at lympstonemanor.co.uk
FOR THE HORTICULTURLIST: Explore the seven-acre gardens at The Tawny
Spend time in nature this Father's Day with a weekend trip to The Tawny, where the Plumicorn restaurant are celebrating Father's Day with complimentary drinks and a delicious two or three-course menu. Treat Dad to delectable bites such as cured salmon with pernod oranges, Dunwood Farm beef with brined brisketand dill popcorn or curried cauliflower with pakora bits and crispy onions. The Tawny is set within the 70-acre grounds of the wonderfully restored wild garden of Consall Hall Estate, where Dad and son or daughter can get back to nature: wandering through the woodland, admiring lakeside gardens and discovering delightful fells. After lunch, why not enjoy the hotel's heated outdoor pool or indulge in a GAIA spa treatment at the estate's Treatment Cottage?
HOW: Sunday Lunch will be served in The Plumicorn Restaurant from 12 noon to 2.30pm. Two-course £30pp, three-course £40pp. One-night stay at The Tawny starts from £230 in the Wildwood Huts.
FOR THE URBAN EXPLORER: Give the gift of discovery with Page8's Undiscovered London GuideNewly published in April, hotel and lifestyle brand Page8 have partnered with food and travel writer Milly Kenny Rider to produce an 'Undiscovered London Guide'. The book contains a guide to the city of London, crafted by a series of conversations with some of the hotel's Urban Explorers (past guests, inspiring entrepreneurs and interviewees), ideas of what to do in the city and beautiful photography. Divided into North, South, East and West, the book is full of hidden gems and suggestions of where to find the best Colombian coffee or finest local fishmonger. Gorgeous imagery from Gabrielle Kenny Rider makes this family produced book an authentic and eye-opening insight into how locals do London. Much like the hotel, the style of Page8's Undiscovered London Guide is minimalist and sophisticated, making for the perfect Father's Day Gift.
HOW: Available to purchase from the hotel and on shopify for £15. Rates at Page8 start from £180 based on two sharing on a B&B basis.
FOR AN OFF-TRACK ADVENTURER: Enjoy an array of outdoor activities at the The Coniston HotelIn partnership with the exclaimed car company, Land Rover, The Coniston's 'Stay, Dine & Drive Break'includes a 1hour taster off-roading experience followed by dinner at The View and an overnight stay complete with a full Yorkshire breakfast the following morning. The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa is offering exclusive deals on an array of outdoor experiences this Father's Day. Try your hand at archery, clay pigeon shooting or fishing, or detox at the Nàdarra Spa with their 'Twilight Private Spa Garden Bath Experience for Two'.
HOW: The Coniston's Fathers Day vouches start at £25.
FOR THE FOODIE FATHER: Make Time for Taste with Cookery Classes at Lainston House
Treat Dad to a day in Season's kitchen garden cookery school at Lainston House, a 17th century country house hotel in Winchester, set amongst 63 acres of rural Hampshire countryside. The hotel's cookery school enables guests to become a true master of outdoor cooking, in the beautiful English countryside – the perfect bonding opportunity for families this Father's Day. Choose the Cooking with Fire class to test your BBQ skills, choosing between steak cookery, veggie grills, Indian classics and woodfire pizzas.
HOW: Season cookery voucher at Lainston House: £195.
FOR THE STRESSED-OUT DAD: Indulge in an Overnight Spa Break at South Lodge
For a Dad that never stops and is always on the go, what better reward than an overnight break at the luxurious South Lodge spa hotel, to truly unwind and relax. Plus, Dad can bring a plus one to enjoy this relaxing break with, taking in the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs. This voucher includes bed and breakfast in a Cosy Room at South Lodge, with full access to the spa throughout the stay. Choose from a range of treatments, from bamboo back massages to skin boosting facials, or just relax in the wild swimming pool in the sunshine.
HOW: Spa voucher at South Lodge: £455.