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The Best UK Father’s Day Experiences for 2024

June 11, 2024
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From whisky in the Scottish Highlands to football stadium tours and a Liverpool Beatles tour, make this Father’s Day the best one yet.

With UK Father's Day on the horizon, it's our annual reminder to honour the superheroes in our lives in a way that says a tremendous 'thank you'. It can be difficult to think outside the gift-wrapped box during any yearly occasion, so what better way to show your appreciation for the father figure in your life than with an experiential present? From thrilling adventures to relaxing getaways, an experience offers something special – a new cherished moment that brings you closer to someone you love.

Here’s our pick of the best Father’s Day experiences.

When is Father's Day 2024?

The big day varies depending on where you are in the world. Father’s Day in the UK falls on the third Sunday of June each year, and on the first Sunday of September in Australia. With Sunday 16 June 2024 close for those in the UK, we've found the perfect gifts for you, so you can spend less time searching and more quality time together.

Our top 10 Father's Day gifts

1. Give the gift of travel with a Luxury Escapes Gift Card

If you’re unsure of the perfect present, why not unlock a world of unforgettable experiences with the ultimate flexibility – a Luxury Escapes Gift Card. With thousands of holidays, exceptional experiences, tours and much more, it opens the door to endless adventures.

2. Conjure up some magical memories at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London

For the wizards at heart, nothing beats a magical journey to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Get an exclusive insight into the making of the beloved film series, complete with iconic sets, costumes, props and a little bit of magic. Here, sip on Butterbeer™, explore Diagon Alley, and even see the Hogwarts Express. Whether it’s revisiting favourite scenes or discovering new secrets, this adventure promises spellbinding memories that will last a lifetime.

3. Score big with a football stadium tour  

Go pitch side to celebrate both your loved one and the beautiful game up close. Explore areas usually off-limits to the public at the legendary Anfield Stadium, home to the Liverpool Football Club Museum, or the iconic Emirates Stadium in London, where Arsenal’s history comes alive. Whoever you’re cheering for, make them feel like they’re part of the team this Father’s Day.  

4. Glide down the River Thames over afternoon tea 

If you’re looking for a leisurely experience with a sense of occasion, a cruise on one of the world’s most famous rivers is the perfect escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Meader down the River Thames for sweeping views of London’s most iconic landmarks with live commentary while enjoy a delightful spread of sandwiches, scones and pastries, and of course, as much tea as you can drink.

5. Toast the occasion with a London pub crawl 

For a treat that won't pale in comparison to last year’s Father’s Day gift, explore London’s most iconic pubs on a 3.5-hour walking tour of historic watering holes while tasting the nuanced flavours of local ales, stout and pub grub. Ideal for those who love a good story and even better beer, delve into the world of traditional taverns in the most historic corners of the city, armed with a delicious brew.

6. Capture precious moments with a photoshoot 

Let Dad be the star of the show with a personalised photo session in the destination of your choosing guided by a skilled photographer. Whether it's amid the urban charm of Glasgow's streets, beside the iconic Big Ben or by the stunning Edinburgh Castle, let the backdrop enhance the moment. Capture memories that will last a lifetime, with high-quality images and an edited photo gallery to commemorate this special day.  

7. Let the creativity flow at LEGOLAND® Windsor

Tap into those special childhood memories, and create new ones, with a full day of fun at LEGOLAND® in Windsor (less than an hour's drive west of London). It's a great day out for the whole family, with rides, attractions and interactive exhibits to delight both young and old. From building and racing your own LEGO® Ferrari to exploring a miniature London made of bricks and riding a dragon through a LEGO® tree forest, let your imagination run wild.

8. Take a magical mystery tour in the birthplace of the Beatles

Climb aboard the yellow submarine and take dad on a trip down memory lane in Liverpool, the birthplace of rock‘n’roll legends The Beatles. Take a magical mystery tour into the Fab Four’s rise to fame, visiting more than 30 iconic sites including the Cavern Club, where their journey began. It's perfect for music, history and nostalgia lovers to bond over the band that changed the world.  

9. Navigate the storied streets of Paris

Pack your bags and say “oui!” to an unforgettable day trip. Depart London and in a little over two hours, arrive in the City of Light for a whirlwind adventure through the Parisian streets. Work your way down from the Champs Élysées to the Eiffel Tower, cruise the River Seine and marvel at the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. With the itinerary sorted and Eurostar tickets booked for you, you’ll have more time to enjoy those special Father’s Day moments.

10. Tour the Scottish Highlands and get a taste of malt whisky in Inverness

Whisk your father figure away to the rugged Scottish Highlands and share the flavours of a rich, smooth malt whisky this Father’s Day. Those who appreciate nature’s gifts will have the chance to witness Inverness’ most enchanting coastal views in Moray Firth, go behind-the-scenes at some of the Scotland’s most prestigious distilleries on the Speyside whiskey trail, and round out the day of discovery with some puffin spotting.

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About Siri Smith
Lover of trinkets and a wistful sentimental, Siri likes to collect tiny things and craft playlists to commemorate her favourite places. When she's not daydreaming, find this self-described polymath picking up a new hobby.

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