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Things To Do For Father’s Day 2019

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Dads are great, aren’t they? This Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June), why not show them how appreciated they are by organising a special day out? We’ve put together a guide of the best things to do for Father’s Day, from cigar masterclasses to roast dinners to beer tastings…

Crazy Golf at Swingers

Swingers City London

There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition between family, so why not challenge dad to a game of crazy golf at Swingers? Both their City and West End locations are offering prizes for dads on 16 June, including champagne and street food from their on-site stalls. All groups of four celebrating Father’s Day will be treated to a bottle of wine too. Games from £13pp per round.

Cigar Masterclass at The Wellesley Knightsbridge

The Wellesley houses Europe’s largest hotel humidor, containing over £1.5 million of the world’s finest cigars. They also recently opened a heated cigar terrace which hosts masterclasses with cigar experts – the perfect bonding experience for cigar aficionados and novices alike. From £300pp.

The C&TH Guide to Cigar Smoking in London

Forging, Oyster & Beer Tasting

The Small Beer Brewery

Kingdom Forge, The Oystermen and Small Beer Brew Co. are teaming up to create the perfect Father’s Day event. Under expert guidance, visitors will get the chance to hand forge their very own bottle opener from start to finish by heating steel up to a thousand degrees. Afterwards, enjoy a refreshing beer in their adjacent taproom while watching the master blacksmiths at work, before sitting down to an oyster tasting with Matt and Rob, the masterminds behind The Oystermen. 15 and 16 June. £35 for Forging & Oyster Tasting.

Dinner at The Petersham Restaurant

The Petersham

The renowned Petersham Restaurant in Richmond is offering complimentary three-course dinners to all dads dining with their family this Father’s Day. Enjoy riverside views as you tuck into a special menu of smoked salmon and caviar followed roast beef with all the trimmings, and a choice of traditional puddings to finish. Dads eat for free on 16 June with all tables of four booked after 4pm.

Secret Beer Tour

Secret Beer Tour

Take him to discover some of the coolest craft beer drinking holes across the capital on a Secret Beer Tour. Along the way you’ll stopping at four different venues and taste everything from smokey stouts to smooth ales. £49pp.

The Mighty Tomahawk Challenge at M Bar and Grill

M Bar and Restaurant

If your dad’s a steak fan, enter him into M Bar and Grill’s Mighty Tomahawk Challenge. He’ll be presented with a 1.2kg steak and triple cooked chips and challenged to single-handedly polish it off. If he succeeds, he can waddle home with bottle of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Whisky. No sharing allowed! £65pp.

Sunday Lunch at Roast


There are few better ways to spend a Sunday than tucking into a big, hearty roast. And where better than Borough Market’s historic restaurant of the same name? They’ll be serving a special three-course Sunday menu this Father’s Day, featuring crowd-pleasing classics like pork belly and Hereford beef followed by a tantalising selection of puddings including a particularly good baked cheesecake. £39.50pp for three courses.

Barry’s Bootcamp Charity Class

Barry's Bootcamp Victoria

Put your dad through his paces at Barry’s Bootcamp this Father’s Day, where a special charity class is taking place at their Central branch. All proceeds will go towards Father & Son Day, a charity initiative about inspiring men fighting cancer, raising money for projects at The Royal Marsden. 16 June, 3pm.

Dinner at Sea Containers

Sea Containers

This weekend, every dad dining at waterside restaurant Sea Containers will receive their meal completely free, alongside a complimentary Old Fashioned cocktail.

Bee Nursery Workshops at Petersham Nurseries Richmond

Petersham Nurseries Richmond

Learn about the vitality of bees at Petersham Nurseries, who are hosting a series of workshops aimed at fathers and their children. Guests will learn about ways of protecting the incredible honeybee, before a lesson in how to make their very own miniature bee nursery – all while sipping on homemade lemonade and enjoying freshly-made biscuits. £35 for a father and two children.

Baking Workshop at Bread Ahead

Bread Ahead

Take dad to a special Father’s Day baking workshop at Bread Ahead, where you’ll learn how to make Guinness and cheese flavoured soda bread followed by their renowned brownies. 16 June. £90pp.

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