Today’s the day of the year where it’s all about treating your dad, to say thank you for everything that he has done for you all year. If you’re celebrating this on the Isle of Wight, we’ve come up with a list of interesting and delightful ways to treat your dad with Island experiences, dining out and more.
Dining Out with dad
Known more and more regularly as a foodie destination, there are plenty of places for dad to enjoy on the Isle of Wight for food. From a beautiful burger at The Hut in Colwell Bay, through to game pie at The Pointer Inn, there’s a huge range of places for you to treat dad. What’s more, this year many of these restaurants are offering a variety of special offers – for example this year dad’s eat for free at Rookley Park. Dads will get a free carvery lunch when accompanied by a full paying adult and child on Sunday 17 June at Rookley Park between 12pm – 3pm.
Treat dad to a drink
If you don’t fancy taking dad for a full meal, then why don’t you treat him to a pint? With many traditional pubs for you to enjoy with dad, serving a variety of Island-brewed beer and real ales, there’s plenty of options. From the Bargeman’s in Newport through to The Steamer and the Spyglass in Shanklin. The Island is excellent beer territory – taking into account its small size and geographical isolation, it boasts an impressive range of beers, many excellent pubs, and no less than three breweries. The Sun Inn in Hulverstone is our recommendation for a great place to get hearty fayre with a thatched-roof, inglenook-fireplace, and a beer garden with sea views.
Fathers Day at Shanklin Theatre
If you’re looking for something a little bit different for your dad to enjoy, how about an evening at the Theatre in Shanklin? With tickets starting from £23, available to book directly with the theatre, and spend an evening with your dad listening to the sounds of The Big Chris Barber Big Band. The Big Chris Barber Band feature everything from New Orleans to blues to late ’20s Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. Barber is an icon of traditional jazz in the UK.
Open Workshop day at the Steam Railway
For Dads that like to get their hands dirty, how about a day in the workshops of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Discover how the trains are restored and repaired using the craftsmanship of a bygone era. Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning. Equally appealing to adults and families, your visit to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories of a special day out.
That’s just four different ideas for Dad, what are you going to treat your dad to this Father’s Day?