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Father's Day in Kent 2022

Holly Loftus
24th May 2022

Dads are there when you need them most, whether that's being your taxi service or making you laugh by popping a (not so funny) dad joke. It's time to repay them for all they do, and treat them to a special gift that says thank you. If you're hunting for something that is as extraordinary as he is, we're sure you'll find something, just remember to bring the fizz!


For the dads that enjoy a tipple or two, Gusbourne might just have the perfect gift for this Father’s Day. From still to sparking, Rose to Pinot Noir, if you know your dads favourite then treat him to a bottle of one of Gusbourne’s finest wines. Their award-wining wines will be sure to impress, you could even go the extra mile and gift him with a bottle from their limited edition collection.

Dungeness – Sound Mirror Open Days

RSPB Dungeness is excited to re-launch their highly anticipated Sound Mirror open days to the public this year and it might just be on your dad's list of things to do…So why not treat him! On the day you will gain exclusive access to the island at Lade Pits in Dungeness, Kent and discover the three spectacular relics of a pre-World War 2 acoustic aerial defence system. The day includes refreshments and a special guest speaker, so what are you waiting for?!



The Macknade subscription gifts will make the ideal unique gift for your dad this Father’s Day. If he is a fan of beer then treat him to a 3 month subscription where he will receive nine great beers delivered directly to his door. All the beers are produced in Kent from a variety of hops cultivated around the world and grown in the Garden of England. Selections range from pale to dark and he will also receive some top tips and tasting notes, as well as a score card booklet so he can keep notes of which tipples are a favourite (we’d be surprised if he doesn’t list them all!).

A Wild Day out for Dad at Howletts or Port Lympne

If you know you have a wildlife-loving dad then an experience at either Howletts Wild Animal Park or Port Lympne should make the perfect gift for this Father’s Day! Has you dad ever been face-to-face with his favourite animal? Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could surprise him with just that? Now’s the time! Joining one of the park’s expert keepers, your dad will be introduced to the animal of their choice, from western lowland gorillas and tigers, to European grey wolves, primates and cheetahs. The experience involves feeding where possible and behind the scenes access, whilst learning facts about the animal as they immerse themselves in a fascinating wild world.

Canterbury Guided Tours

If your dad has a passion for history and enjoys a little walking, a Gift Certificate at Canterbury Guided Tours should make its way to their hands this Father’s Day. Providing entertaining 90 minute walking tours around the city, led by a fully qualified Green Badge Guide, you and your dad are in for treat! Capture the stunning sights of the city and learn a thing or two about its history!

Hever Castle & Gardens

Hever Castle

Treat dad to a car themed Father Day’s celebration at Hever Castle. Come and see a variety of cars through the ages over the weekend including Porsche, Jaguar, Mustang and Lancia and have a chance to ride on the pedal cars. On Saturday 18th June get up close to Lancias and Jaguars and on Sunday 19th June have a chance to see Mustang, Porsche, Lancia and MG. Have a ride in one of 10 genuine Austin J40 Pedal cars as part of a traditional fun fair ride. Go home with a car related memento from Signature Stores who will be onsite selling signed memorabilia. Enjoy a range of tempting food options including pizza, barbecue and a hog roast.

Penshurst Place

Okay, Is your dad by any chance a fan of cars? If so, Penshurst Place might just have the perfect Father’s Day gift for your car loving dad. The grounds at Penshurst Place will be welcoming petrol heads far and wide for the opportunity to see some classic VW campers and cars. Ahead of their show in the Penshurst Parkland from 8th – 10th July, Volks Weald will be bringing along a handful of their finest classic cars for fans of these beautiful classics to see and enjoy. So fill the tank, start your engine and head over to Penshurt Place this Father’s Day…

Creative Retreats and Holidays

Fancy something a bit different this year? If there’s nothing your dad enjoys more than doing something practical, why not bring him to a leaded stained glass weekend in the Kent Downs, at Creative Retreats and Holidays glass studio in Chilham. Discover the traditional techniques needed, then construct your very own stained glass panel. Get creative this Father’s Day!

Shepherd Neame

All dads have a thing for delicious food…Right? This Father’s Day, give dad what they really want – the gift of yummy food and drink at a Shepherd Neame pub! Whether that’s choosing from the wonderful range of award-winning ales and lagers, special merchandise packages or for the non-beer fan, and for something a bit more quirky, why not purchase the versatile Grant’s Morella Cherry Brandy. When it comes down to deciding on what to get for Father’s Day, Shepherd Neame have got you covered.

The Micro Pubs of Thanet

There’s nothing quite like heading down to your local with your dad for some bonding time (and a drink of course!). Or if you’re a visitor then the micro pubs of Thanet will have your interest too! This Father’s Day treat your dad to a drink at one of Thanet’s many micro pubs, all with their own unique style and atmosphere. Some are no bigger than a living room, while others offer live music, beer gardens, or fantastic views! Or because you are spoilt for choice, why not go on a mini micro pub crawl, it is Father’s Day after all!

Escape to Thanet

Has your dad got the brains to break free from one of Thanet’s Escape Rooms? Make this Father’s Day one to remember at one of Thanet’s awesome escape rooms! Solve the puzzles, find the hidden clues and work together to escape. Immerse yourselves into the game and work together, we’re sure your dad will love it! Feel up for the challenge?

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