Fathers’ Day is just around the corner, and across Devon are so many unique gifts and experiences to treat dad to this year. Whether he’s a foodie, stay indoors type, or lover of the outdoors, our top ten list is sure to inspire a thoughtful gift for him this year.
Darts Farm – Farm Shop, Topsham
Based just outside of Exeter, the locally renowned farm shop at Darts Farm is filled with exciting local produce that would make a very tasty treat come Father’s Day. The award-winning farm even offer an exclusive range of Father’s Day gifts which include hand cut steaks, hampers of local produce, and a cider tasting experience – all celebrating the West Country!
Devon Hampers, Lifton
Straight from the heart of Devon, the Father’s Day range at Devon Hampers features the very best food and drink from across the UK. Put a smile on his face with a beautiful basket of local ciders and beers, cheeses, pastries and other indulgent goodies. With prices ranging from £19 to £41, there is so much to choose from that will leave your dad feeling very spoilt on Sunday 20th!
Chunk of Devon, Ottery St.Mary
Who doesn’t love a pie! The award-winning pie and pasty makers at Chunk of Devon are known across the county for their outstanding bakes. And with a wide range of meat, veggie and vegan based selection boxes to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect ‘food hug’ for your dad this year. And you can bet he won’t go to bed feeling hungry!
Sharpham Estate, Totnes
If your dad is a wine and cheese lover, then Sharpham Estate is the place to visit with him for Father’s Day. Bringing together Devon’s finest cheesemakers, Sharpham’s Essential Devon Cheese Board features five artesian cheeses, all individually gift wrapped with tasting notes included. And to accompany this treat, why not go the extra mile and splash out on a bottle of Sharpham Wine, grown from their very own vineyard (which you can take a tour of!)
Devon Sea Safari, Teignmouth
For those whose dads love to get out in the great outdoors, the Devon Sea Safari is an exhilarating experience for all the family to enjoy on Father’s Day. Hop on a ten-meter RIB boat and follow the stunning South Devon Coast, stopping to view an abundance of marine wildlife and breath-taking geological formations. This is a memorable gift experience and adventure that will be tough to beat next year!
Go Segway, Exeter
Another perfect gift for outdoor dads is an adventure through Haldon Forest, but on a Segway! Suitable for all levels of experience, hire a Segway and take a guided tour though the forest park, exploring twisting trails and stopping off at stunning viewpoints. With over thirteen years of experience hosting tours on two wheels, the Segway team will definitely provide a thrilling day out.
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
For the animal loving dads out there, this is a truly unique day out, and all for a great cause! Interact with the resident donkeys, learn all about the sanctuary’s wildlife and conservation programmes, and even stop for a bite to eat and a walk through the gift store! You’ll be surprised what impact a donkey can have on your mood, so give it a go and treat dad this year.
Woodlands Family Theme Park, Totnes
The biggest theme park in Devon has invited all dads to enjoy a day at Woodlands FOR FREE on Sunday 20th! No matter what age, they’re never too old for a thrilling day of fun. And as he’ll have free entry this year, you can treat him to a bite to eat in one of the park’s restaurants or cafes!
Canonteign Falls, Exeter
This stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon have invited all dads to visit for free this Father’s Day, as well as hosting a great big BBQ on the terrace with local food and drink! So, pack your bags for the day and explore the beautiful waterfalls, lakes, gardens and activities on offer at Canonteign Falls. For Dad’s free admission, use the code DADS21 at the checkout.
Plymouth Gin Distillery, Plymouth
The unique character of Plymouth Gin Distillery attracts thousands of visitors every year. Take a guided a tour around the classic distillery, book a gin tasting experience, distil your own personalised gin, and browse through the distillery’s shop for an extra Father’s Day treat.