It’s never too late to plan the perfect day for Father’s Day, and that’s certainly the case across Cornwall. There are so many unique shops and exciting experiences for you to share with your dad. From farm shops, to gift hampers, surf lessons and special events, here are our top ten ideas for Father’s Day in Cornwall.
Etherington’s Farm Shop, Redruth
This award-winning farm shop have a whole host of inspirational gift ideas that will leave your dad feeling very full, and very spoilt. Book a butchery course, and gift your father a new skill, as well as his very own butcher’s kit! Browse from Etherington’s remarkable range of gins, wines beers and rums. Choose the perfect cut of steak and hear tips on the best way to cook it. Or treat him to the deli counter to choose from some delicious Cornish Pasties and local cheeses.
The Cornish Hamper Store, Redruth
The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so accept Cornish Hamper Store’s challenge and put this to the test this Father’s Day. With plenty of specialised hampers to choose from, you’ll certainly find the treat to suit dad’s taste, and with a personalised message added free of charge, it’s got all the touches to make it a special gift. Examples include the Cornish Pasty and Crisps Hamper, Cream Tea Hamper, Cornish Ale and Cornish Chocolate lovers hamper – We told you there’s something for every dad!
Cornish Wave – Surf Lessons, Newquay
When in Cornwall! If you’re on the coast with your dad on June 20th and he’s never given surfing a try, then this is a must. Starting from beginner group lessons, this is a fantastic introduction to surfing, with sessions delivered in a relaxed, structured format with experienced coaches at hand. There’s no need to worry about equipment as it’s all available to hire from just £10 per person!
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell
Re-discovered only thirty years ago, these incredible gardens offer a truly unique day out for any dad who loves to be around nature. Take in the scenery, walk under majestic trees, through bamboo tunnels and winding paths. There’s no need to worry about bringing a packed lunch, because the good people at Lost Heligan Gardens are serving the finest food and drink across different locations of the gardens. Including Sunday roasts, paella picnics, pasties and ice creams, this event is perfect for any outdoor loving fathers!
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Truro
Family owned and Cornish born and bred, this is the largest independent cider maker in the county, and the first distillery in 300 years! And with an access all areas pass with any admission, there is so much more to see than you think. Including guided tours and experiences, sampling sessions, Cornish cream teas, farm animals to meet and a calendar of events, the day will soon fly by! So, if your dad enjoys a cider, then this looks to be a pretty ideal for him.
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek
This is for the wildlife loving dad’s out there, meet the seal pups from around the Cornish coastline, experience incredible marine animals up close, and learn all about their individual stories. Including several species of seals, penguins, sea lions, beavers, paddock animals and more, any animal loving dad will appreciate this thoughtful day out.
Padstow Sealife Safaris, Padstow
Another one for outdoor and animal lovers! See the amazing wildlife and stunning geology of Cornwall’s magnificent coastline in this thrilling experience that would make for an exciting gift on Father’s Day. Choose from a safari boat trip, seal spotting voyage, an offshore trip and several other experiences available from £25 per adult and £15 per child (14+). We’ll see you on the water!
Tarquin’s Cornish Gin, Padstow
Sat on the windswept hills looking over the wild Cornish coast, this beautiful distillery offers an intimate behind the scenes look into the production of Tarquin’s Gin. Discover their rich history of distilling, learn about their ethos, see the copper stills where the magic happens and taste the four core gins! Not bad for one day out? And as a thoughtful extra for Father’s Day, wax your own personalised bottle to take home, a real first-hand experience at gin making!
English Tea from Tregothnan, Truro
We all grew up watching our dads drink tea, right? So what more could a tea-lover want than a day getting lost in the largest tea gardens in Europe, sitting on the banks of the River Fal. This breath-taking tour of Tregothnan’s tea plantations shows you everything you need to know about producing the perfect cuppa, even offering you the chance to become a tea guru in a masterclass. And with a Father’s Day section in their online shop, you’re sure to find a thoughtful gift that will top this day off for your tea-loving dad!
Sharp’s Brewery, Rock
Home to the UK’s best-selling cask and bottled ale, Sharp’s brewery sits right on the stunning Cornish Coast in Rock. Looking over the Atlantic Ocea, this really is a one of kind producer of Beer. Whilst their exciting brewery tours and tasting sessions are postponed due to Covid 19, you can still head online to browse their shop for merchandise, ales, lagers, spirits and wines. You’ll be sure to find something personal and unique for any beer-drinking dad. Don’t forget to check in and book a tour when it all reopens!