Longleat lion

If you are stuck for ideas on what to get your dad this Father’s Day, we’ve compiled a list below of top ten things you can do with your dad this Father’s Day in Wiltshire:

1. Whizz about the Wiltshire countryside

Whether on an ATV on Salisbury Plain or the racetrack at Castle Combe Circuit dads can get their pulse racing on one of our driving activities.

2. Drive through Longleat’s Safari on their anniversary year

Celebrate 50 years of Longleat's Safari Park being open on a visit this Father’s Day. Will your dad be brave enough to drive through Monkey Kingdom? Can he make his way through the Hedge Maze? Or perhaps you’d all enjoy a leisurely jungle cruise to spot the sea lions or get hands-on with tarantulas, snakes or even fluffy bunnies!

Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury
3. Take dad out for a good old pub meal

Whether a country pub or a city centre pub sample some of our local ales and good old pub grub with dad.

4. Sample local wines at A’becketts

Make a trip to Wiltshire vineyard, A’becketts (just south of Devizes) to sample the local wines and pick up a tipple for dad.

5. Go cycling around Bradford on Avon

Hire a bike from Towpath Trail – just a short distance from the Kennet & Avon Canal and explore parts of Bradford on Avon. Whether you fancy cycling along the tow path towards Devizes or a shorter route around the town there’s a lot of opportunity for burning off the calories.

6. Make a walk around Langford Lakes

Head to this nature reserve for some wildlife spotting with dad. Check out the bird hides and see the flora and fauna on offer here. Langford Lakes is managed by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and is free to visit.

7. Enjoy an UFO-themed Treasure Trail

Take up the challenge of a Spy Mission Treasure Trail in Warminster. The theme of this trail is Alien Portal Destruction – due to Warminster’s UFO connections. The trail is approximately three miles long and should take 2.5 hours to complete.

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

8. Calling all transport lovers – take a trip to one of our museums

Whether it’s at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum, Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne or STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, there are lots of indoor activities on offer for dad over Father’s Day.

9. Crack the codes at Salisbury Escape Room

After being briefed by a detective, see if dad (and his trusted team) can solve the clues to make their way out of Salisbury Escape Room within an hour.

Ramsbury Brewery

10. Book onto a tour of Ramsbury Brewery

Whether dad’s tipple is real ale or perhaps he favours gin, a tour of Ramsbury Brewery’s factory will enlighten the senses! (Advanced booking essential).

Want to find out more?

Discover other things to do and don’t forget to check out our Father’s Day Special Offers for deals on eating out, attractions and activities.




  1. Minimalc
    The Photos Make Me want to ....POP !!

    Pop to see the Big Cat At Longleat .
    Pop to the Local for a Pint..
    Pop to see the Ford Popular !
    Go Pop Sampling The Ales !!
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