Father's Day events

A family enjoying tea and cake in the garden of a National Trust café

Treat your dad on Sunday 18 June 2017 with a Father's Day trip to one of our special places. Visit houses full of history or explore the great outdoors then enjoy a barbecue, see a vintage car show or put dad’s den building skills to the test.

You can create lasting family memories in the great outdoors this Father's Day. What’s more, every time you enjoy a day out at one of our places, you’ll be supporting vital conservation work to protect these places for ever, for everyone.

Here's just a few of our top Father’s Day events, or you can scroll down to search what's on near you:

A view of Tyntesfield House taken over the bonnets of a few classic cars

Father's Day classics at Tyntesfield, Bristol 

Get up close to an array of classic cars at Tyntesfield over the Father’s Day weekend. Explore the different makes and models, find a favourite and maybe even take a photo of dad behind the wheel. Stick around for a whole day of family fun and enjoy a picnic on the lawns, or a tasty treat from the Cow Barn Ice Cream Parlour.

Children in Roman dress at Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire

Gladiators at Chedworth, Gloucestershire 

Take Dad back in time and visit the ruins of one of the largest Romano-British villas in the country. This Father’s Day Legio II Augusta, a premier Roman re-enactment group, return to Chedworth with their gladiator arena. Watch displays of gladiatorial fighting, or bring your dad along and see him sold as a slave to fight in the arena. With demonstrations, chats and activities, the weekend will be full of great family fun.

A dad and his daughter enjoying some food at a British Food Festival event

Dinefwr Food Festival, Carmarthenshire 

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so treat your dad this Father’s Day at Dinefwr’s annual Food Festival. There’ll be lots of stalls selling delicious local food, as well as cookery demonstrations from top chefs, talks from industry professionals and chocolate-making workshops. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained too, with seed planting and cookery activities.

Freshly made burgers on a stall at a British Food Festival event

Burgers, beer and bluegrass at Mount Stewart, County Down 

Bring the whole family to Mount Stewart to relax on the lawns and celebrate Father’s Day in style. There’ll be tasty grub in the form of sizzling burgers and live entertainment from a local bluegrass band.

Father and children sitting in meadow blowing dandelion clocks

Father’s Day bioblitz at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire 

Bring nature-loving dads to get stuck in with Nostell's first-ever bioblitz. Drop in throughout the day with your dad and get counting bees, butterflies and creepy crawlies. Not only is it great fun, but you’ll be collecting data that will help protect the area’s wildlife for years to come.


Osterley Summer 10k at Osterley Park, London 

Challenge yourself and take part in the ever-popular Osterley 10K this Father’s Day weekend. Run down the tree-lined drive, past the grazing Charolais cattle and you'd think you're in the country. The run will then take you through the surrounding private gardens, park and farmland in one of the last surviving country estates in London. Relax after with an afternoon picnic on the Temple Lawn.

Father waking daughter across log

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Show your Dad how much he means to you. Go wild in the outdoors with a day of bushcraft, devour a carvery or enjoy a vintage car show.