Father's Day in the East of England

Boys with their dad sitting on a tree stump next to the lake

This Father’s Day show your dad how much he means to you.

 Spend time together as a family and help make Father's Day memorable.

Man pulling back an arrow ready to shoot

1. Challenge his skills at Wimpole 

Head to Wimpole Estate on Father's Day for our family games day. He (and you) will be able to have-a-go at archery, croquet, cricket, rounders, tennis and orienteering to name just a few. Cotswold Outdoor will also be returning with their 'pitch a tent' competition.

The Bucks Arms

2. Enjoy a beer together at Blickling 

How about taking your bikes to Blickling, for a cycle around the estate with dad on the newly opened 4 mile multi-use trail? Then stop for a pint in the Buck's Arms when you're done.

Audience settling down at an outdoor cinema event at Ickworth.

3. Watch a film together at Ickworth 

Why not treat dad to a film under the stars? We’ll be showing two ‘Before Sundown’ films for families before we switch to our two late night showings for the grown-ups, including The Italian Job.

Kite Flying on Dunstable Downs

4. Fly a kite at Dunstable Downs 

Enjoy making memories together at Dunstable Downs. Take a trip to the highest point in Bedfordshire and possibly the best spot for flying kites in the East of England.

Sutton Hoo burial mound and tree

5. Follow in the footsteps of royalty at Sutton Hoo 

Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, take your dad for a walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.

A boy building a den in the woods

6. Make a den with dad at Hatfield Forest 

How about an outdoor adventure with dad? Build a den together in the forest and don't forget to pack your sandwiches so you can enjoy a spot of lunch together when you're done.

Wicken Fen - sunset over Sedge Fen

7. A gift that keeps on giving  

Give your dad a whole year's worth of discovery, with National Trust gift membership. And while he's out enjoying his membership, your gift will helplook after over 500 special places.

When you escape the crowds, it helps us look after peaceful places

Thanks to you, when you join, donate, visit or volunteer, your support helps us to look after special places for ever, for everyone.