Father’s day is a great excuse to get out and explore South Devon, not only are there great foot paths and beaches to be visited, but many of the attractions are putting on special events and offers. Here are some great suggestions on things to do throughout the region, whether it’s just Dad and the kids or the whole family. 

Father’s day at Powderham Castle

All Dads & Service Personnel are invited to visit Powderham Castle for FREE when accompanied by a paying child. Enjoy entertaining guided tours inside the castle, a walled garden play area, pets corner and nature trail.

Fathers Day Lunch at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne

Treat Dad to a delicious three-course dinner in Hannahs at Seale-Hayne Bistro for just £16.95 with coffee, before enjoying a lovely spring stroll around the beautiful grounds.

Dads go free on Father’s Day at Becky Falls

Spend Father's Day at Becky Falls where all dads accompanied by a full-paying child go free! With a full day of entertainment, including hands-on animal encounter shows, animal feeding sessions, meerkat encounters, as well as stunning woodland and waterfall walks. All activities are included in the entry price.

Father’s Day at Pennywell Farm

All dads visiting Pennywell can enjoy a FREE pasty and pint courtesy of Pennywell. Enjoy up to 20 hands on activities, shows and displays every day with a new activity starting every half hour, as well as amazing falconry displays with the Hawkeye Falconry team.

A visit to Haldon Forest

Whether you want to explore the forest on foot, bike, or swinging through the canopy, you'll find something exciting and new places to explore around every tree in Haldon Forest. With plenty of paths for walking and cycling, as well as a play area and cafe, not forgetting some great views, a whole day of fun can be had at Haldon Forest.

A visit to Slapton Sands

With a 3 mile long shingle beach Slapton Sands provides the perfect location for a day out filled with relaxing sunbathing and beach activities. Home to the largest body of freshwater in the South West the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is packed with rare plants and wildlife waiting to be discovered. The area was also used by the allied forces for the rehearsals of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, and a Sherman tank stands as a memorial to those who were lost in the ill-fated military exercise.

For some great free ideas of things to do with the whole family on Father’s Day and throughout the whole year, check out our list of 50 free things to do in South Devon, you’ll find great ideas like -

  • Go Crabbing at Dittisham
  • Packing up a picnic and spend an afternoon skimming stones on Teignmouth River Beach
  • Go Geocaching in the countryside
  • Visit the Ted Hughes Poetry Trail at Stover Country Park.




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