6 Places in London to Take Your Dad On Father's Day

14th June 2017

Father’s Day is just around the corner and no doubt you'll be looking for some fun things to do. You might be looking for something to do as a couple or with the whole family to celebrate Father’s Day. While it can be difficult to find things that everyone will enjoy, if you're in travelling distance of London, there are plenty of options. We have come up with a guide to some of the best events happening in London on Sunday 18th June, sure to go down well with dad.

Taste of London – Food Festival

For dads into their food, there aren’t many events better suited to him than the Taste of London food festival. The event takes place in Regent’s Park from the 14th – 18th June and is a showcase of the capital’s best chefs, restaurants and food. Sample food from some of the best restaurants in London, visit artisan producers and attend talks from some great speakers. There are also masterclasses and plenty of other activities throughout the event. Entry will set you back £28 on Sunday, and you will need to spend some money on tasting the food on offer, although this is at a fraction of the cost usually charged.

Find out more information on their website here.

London Festival of Architecture

If your dad is a bit of a culture vulture then London Festival of Architecture might be the perfect event for him. There are hundreds of events taking place around the capital throughout June, with lots to see and do on Father’s Day itself. The festival is Europe’s largest annual architecture event with talks, exhibitions and plenty of other things to entertain your dad. There are loads of free activities but some of them are paid, so make sure you take a look at all of the details beforehand.

Find out more information on their website here.

Hidden Depths Canal Cruise

For a Father’s Day treat that won’t break the bank, this canal cruise might be just what you are looking for. There are cruises leaving from Kings Cross on the day every hour from 11 am and it only costs £10 for adults. The cruise down Regent’s Canal is the perfect day out for dad and all the family and offers a different experience. You can bring your own drinks and food onto the cruise as well so it makes for the perfect picnic spot.

Find out more information on their website here.

Gelato Festival

Does your dad have a sweet tooth? The Gelato Festival could be the perfect place to take him this Father’s Day. The event is a celebration of gelato and also a competition across Europe, with various unique flavours on offer for tasting. The festival takes place at Old Spitalfields Market and from the 16th – 18th June so is perfect for Father’s Day. Tickets to the event are a respectable £15 for adults but there are ticket prices for families on offer too.

Find out more information on their website here.

Pyjama Party – Father’s Day Family Rave

Should you be looking for something a bit different for your dad, then head to Balham for a rave that’s perfect for the whole family. The event is hosted by Big Fish Little Fish who have made a name for themselves for creating family raves and music events suitable for all ages. The crew have appeared at a number of major festivals around the UK including at Glastonbury and are known for putting on a great event. Head down on Father’s Day to The Bedford in Balham for a fantastic pyjama party and family rave like no other! Expect glitter cannons, bubbles, giant balloons and a parachute dance finale, with all kinds of music including old skool, house and garage.

Picnic Day Out

Alternatively, with good weather forecast for that weekend, you could opt for a picnic in one of London’s many delightful parks. Hyde Park is one of the most popular choices in the capital with a number of cafes, playparks and even boating available. The park is also just around the corner from some of the London's best free museums with the Science Museum and Natural History Museum. Entry to the museums is free but there are some premium events inside, like the latest robots exhibition at the Science Museum.

For more in London, read the best things to do in Islington.