Father's Day in Cheltenham


Top dads assemble! This weekend it's your time to shine. We've selected some of the best local-loving ways to celebrate our star superheroes, featuring food, festivals, gift ideas and animal antics!

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Paint a gift at Paint It Yourself Pottery. Choose a piece of pottery from over 200 items from mugs to teapots, plates to pastry dishes. Paint-It-Yourself Pottery was Gloucestershire’s first pottery painting studio and is great fun with kids, for personalised gifts or something just a bit different. Prices start at £4 and range to £120 with the average piece costing £13.75. All paints, firing and finishing is included in the price. They accept walk-ins but booking is advised. Find out more.

The Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is back for 2021, running Friday 25th - Sunday 27th June. A celebration of food, wine, champagne and food producers and the perfect treat for Father’s Day! With Local chefs from leading restaurants and hotels showcasing local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking and wine tastings and talks. As always there will be a range of entertainment on offer, including music and children's entertainment from Punch & Judy! Find out more and how to book.

Eco-Able is an online eco friendly products shop, with a wide range of products from homeware to gifts you are bound to find the perfect gift for that special Dad in your life. They work with numerous independent businesses to bring together the best eco friendly products available. They also have a range of gift box options available, you choose the price and the recipient and they do the rest! Choose from their wide selection of eco friendly cards for all occasions and let them know if you'd like them to write the card and send it for you as well.

Vinyl Labels allow you to personalise any gift. Personalise anything you like in any style with a vinyl label! Perfect for making creative bespoke gifts. Free delivery available around Cheltenham. Find out more.

Cheltenham Animal Shelter offers people the chance to sponsor a Pet Pen. Why not Sponsor a Pet Pen at the Shelter as a different kind of gift for Father’s Day? By sponsoring a pen you are helping the animals at Cheltenham Animal Shelter. The Sponsor receives a welcome pack with their sponsorship certificate and updates about the animals they have been helping. Find out more.

Father's Day Decorations

The Ultimate Party Shop is a great place to get decorations for your Father’s Day celebrations! They supply balloons, decorations and fancy dress for all occasions. They have a store located in Cheltenham with a wide range of products for you to look at, as well as offering an online store and local balloons deliveries. Find out more.

Things to do in Cheltenham this Father's Day

Cotswold Farm Park is a great place to spend the day with all the usual fun on the Farm – including Farm Safari rides, rabbit and guinea pig cuddles and Bottle Feeding of our lambs and goat kids. Don’t miss the Farming Demonstrations, Sheep Shearing and Milking. Pre booking is essential. Find out more.

Treat Dad like a real King with a visit to Sudeley Castle! The Great British Food Festival is taking place at Sudeley Castle on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June, 10am-5pm. It’s the perfect day out with foodie fun for all. There is so much to enjoy with an Artisan Market, Street Food, Bars, Chef Demos, Live Music and much more. Find out more and where to book.

The Jet Age Museum is the perfect day out for any aviation fan. Jet Age Museum celebrates Gloucestershire’s rich aviation heritage from the early days of flight, through the birth of the Jet Age to the present day. With a wide range of aircraft, engines and restoration projects on display. Open 1pm-4pm Saturdays and Sundays. Entry is free! Find out More.

Hire a boat from Pittville Park Boathouse if you’re looking for a fun activity to do together. At the Boathouse you can set sail and explore Pittville Park’s lower lake in a range of boats depending on your group size. Larger boats can accommodate up to 5 people. Smaller boats will hold a maximum of 3 adults. The Boathouse staff will provide life jackets and advise on the right type of boat. There is also an advisory minimum age of 3 years. Boats are available to hire every day from 10am - 5pm and cost £7.50 per half an hour. Find out more.

Eating Out this Father's Day

Over at the Bayshill Inn there is an extensive range of alcoholic drinks, homemade fresh food and locally sourced coffee for Dad to enjoy. The Bayshill Inn has a casual and friendly atmosphere and are one of the greatest traditional pubs in Cheltenham. They offer breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner. They do Bottomless Brunch on the weekends too (booking essential). Find out more and how to book

That's all folks! We hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating Father’s Day! Don't forget you can browse the site any time and find activities by day, age, cost, distance and more!