If it’s time to get some ‘poppa’ time then why not head to London with your Dad for a truly British Father’s Day week-end filled with sightseeing, delectable munching and of course spending some valuable time with your Dad…
Father’s Day used to be defined as:
“Father’s Day festival is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and therefore the date of the festival is never fixed.
People celebrate the occasion by honoring their father and expressing affection for them by presenting popular gifts like cards, flowers, chocolates and neckties. Little children often give handmade gifts to their dad.”
Nowadays with travel being so affordable and great days out and week-ends being so easy to arrange, it is a completely different affair with Father’s Day being a great excuse to ‘get away from it all’ and really experience whatever surrounding areas have to offer.
London is the ultimate destination to travel to in the UK in 2012 so why not make this your destination of choice for your Father’s Day getaway…
How to get there
You can book your tickets in advance and save a lot on transport costs allowing for you to spend more on sightseeing.
Why not pack a picnic with all your Dad’s favorite things. You could pack some novelty personalised beer and ale with his name on it along with some crunchy French loaf sandwiches filled with his favorite fillings.
You can surprise your Dad with an early card with the tickets enclosed in it so that he can clear his calendar to spend his Father’s Day week-end with you!
Take a look at the Pintrest image below on a great picnic treat idea that you can put in your Dad’s train-travel, picnic basket.
Father’s Day in London Town
Once you’re in London you’ll have a lot to do and many tourist attractions to choose from so to make it more Father’s Day specific why not narrow down your choices to more Father’s Day themed activities.
Here are our top picks of things to do in London for Father’s Day:
- For adventurous Dads: Spend a few hours taking some time to use one of the many London climbing walls and build on your teamwork skills with your Dad as you work on your rock climbing.
- For history buff Dads: If your Dad likes nothing better than to spend a day in a museum or an art gallery then why not let him? You can show your Dad that you know what he likes doing and buy him a day full of tickets to various museums such as the Charles Dickens Museum, Clock Makers museum or even spend some time taking in some modern art at the Tate Museum!
- For connoisseur Dads: If you are of legal drinking age and your Dad has a fine taste for fine amber liquids like whiskey then indulging in a little London whiskey tasting could be a fine way to spend a rainy evening indoors and reminisce about all the years your Dad has been a Dad as well as learning about whiskey in all it’s forms.
- For sightseeing Dads: One of the best ways to see London is to embark on one of the many cycle routes on a set of hired bikes and see what London has to offer. Cycling allows you to go a lot further than walking if sightseeing is at the top of your list and it is a great way to spend time with your Dad while also working up an appetite and seeing what London has to offer.
- For exploring Dads: If your Dad likes nothing better than to
get lostexplore then indulge him -make sure you have a GPS on your smart phone just in-case- and catch a tube or two and walk around the beautiful and ‘full of nooks and crannies’ areas of London such as Camden, Regent’s Canal or Parliament Hill. This will be a great experience for you and your Dad to have time away from the crowds at popular spots and you can really make sure that he is having a great time on his Father’s Day
If you are staying the week-end in London then Thistle Hotels offers various hotels in London that will provide a comfortable stay but also offer a place where you can come back to after a long day of sightseeing. You can indulge in a restaurant meal or a high tea, anything to spend a little downtime with your Dad.
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Tell us how you are planning to spend your Father’s Day with your Dad whether it’s a day out or a week-end away! Let us know in the comment section below and share your ideas with us!