Father's Day in London and the South East

This Father’s Day, on 18 June, we invite you to treat your Dad to a day out he will love. From wildlife walks, garden visits and archery, to re-living his childhood orienteering or going camping with the kids in here are our suggestions for a special day out with Dad in the South East

Father and children sitting in meadow blowing dandelion clocks


This Father's Day weekend, 18 and 19 June, treat your dad with a trip to one of our special places. Visit houses full of history or explore the great outdoors, from scented rose gardens to wild woodlands. We've got some special events too, such as tree climbing at the Vyne and baking demonstrations at Winchester City Mill.

Family enjoying the wild play area at Chartwell


Treat Dad to a lovely day out to celebrate Father’s Day at one of our special places in Kent. From fishing at Ightham Mote to music at Owletts, there's plenty to show him how much you care.

A father holding a child at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight 

If you’re wondering what to do with Dad on Father’s Day then come along to one of our places on the Isle of Wight. With everything from rockets to rockpools, you’ll be sure to find something different to do together on Sunday 18 June.

The summer border in July at Nymans

In and around West Sussex 

Does Dad love gardens? There's great photography workshops and wishboat making in the gardens at Standen. Or you can explore garden design and development at a special exhibition at Nymans.

River Wey near Bowers Lock


If Dad loves to get active, there's archery at Hatchlands or orienteering around the River Wey. More of a history buff? Take in the Wedgewood exhibition at Leith Hill Place, or consider Polesden Lacey's links with royalty.

A view across the bridge at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex in early morning sunshine

In and around East Sussex 

There's a special chance for Dads to visit the armour room at Bodiam Castle on Father's Day. It's not normally open, and all your 'Knights in shining armour' can try on some of our kit too. Or why not bring Dad to the Father's Day BBQ at Sheffield Park?

Two visitors inspecting plants in the summer sunshine

In and around Buckinghamshire 

Come to Hughenden for a model railway exhibition that will keep dads happily busy, or enjoy some jazz together at Canon's Ashby. The gardens will be looking glorious as they bloom at places like Cliveden and Waddesdon too.