6 Things to do with Dad this Father’s Day


6 Things to do with Dad this Father’s Day

Whether you're local to Southampton Airport or you're flying in to spend Father's Day in the region, we have the perfect activity for you.   

The Summer Solstice Sprint - Southampton Airport

Sunday 21st June 2015, 6am

Join us on Father's Day for our brand new charity run; the Summer Solstice Sprint. The 5km fun run gives you a unique opportunity to run up and down the runway of Southampton Airport whilst raising money for Sophie’s Appeal, a local charity close to the airport’s heart. The event is open to ages 12 and over and runners are encouraged to run in fancy dress! £15 per entrant. 

Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day at Beaulieu– The New Forest

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10am-5pm

Don your glad rags and head over to Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day, one of the largest events of its kind in the south with hundreds of fantastic cars on display.  Take a stroll through the Vintage Market, pop in to the authentic vintage tea tent and enjoy the live music, Lindy Hop and Jive demonstrations.   Early bird tickets (before 24th May 2015) £12 Adult, £7 Child, £35 Family.

HMS Sultan’s Summer ShowGosport

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st June 2015, 10am

Exciting entertainment for the entire family with a variety of acts from high adrenaline Motorcycle Display Teams and The Devil’s Horseman through to the more traditional Steam Fayre and The Festival Circus. Advance purchase tickets: Adults £5, Child 3, Family E15.

Camp at the National Trust’s Hinton Ampner – near Alresford

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st June 2015, 5pm-10am

Take Dad on a camping adventure in the magnificent gardens of this elegant country manor with breathtaking views of the South Downs. Cook on a camp fire, lie back and stare at the stars or take a night time nature walk.  Adult £15, Child £10.

Test Dad’s Bravery at SeaCity Museum’s Dino Encounter – Southampton

13 June – 27 September 2015, 10am-5pm

Is Dad ready to come face to face with history’s most fearsome beasts? Be greeted by moving dinosaurs, discover more about our obsession with the gigantic creatures from the past and uncover how new techniques are helping us understand more about the mighty dinosaurs. Adults: £6.50, Child (5-16yrs), £4.50, Under 5s Free.

Fulfil Dad’s Secret Dream to drive a trainRyde, Isle of Wight

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10.30am-4pm

For trainspotting Dads who like to reminisce about travelling on steam trains as a boy a day on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is the perfect day out.  Plus, book early and get your Dad riding upfront with the driver with one of the limited Footplate Experiences!  Advance purchase tickets: Adult 10.50, Child (5-15) £5.50, Under 5s Free, Family £26.50.