By / 7th June, 2018 / Celebrations / Off

Father’s day is an opportunity to show your dad how much he means to you and a great way to spend some quality time with your dad. It’s a special day for all fathers. In the UK fathers day is on the third Sunday of June. This year it will be on Sunday, June the 17th. We are hoping for some good weather!

From great days out to picnics by the river, there are many different ways that you can treat your dad this Father’s Day.

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Top picks of things to do on Father’s Day in Berkshire

Here are our top picks of things to do on Father’s Day:

If you are staying at the hotel you can take your dad to Rural Life Museum which is walking distance from our hotel. Explore the history of rural England through interactive galleries. For more details https://merl.reading.ac.uk

You could book an 80 minute Thames Explorer River Cruise. The cruise will take you to Mapledurham Lock. You will see the open countryside, the Berkshire Downs, wildlife, and islands. You can book online www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/book-online/thames-explorer-80min-cruise

If your dad likes his tea ☕, you can have a traditional afternoon tea on Whittington tea barge which is moored on the Thames next to Christchurch Meadows. www.whittingtons-teabarge.co.uk

Mapledurham at War is based on the film ‘The Eagle has landed’ and takes you back to World War II. The days are filled with 700 re-enactors, army tanks, amphibious vehicles, and are expecting a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. There is great food and entertainment for all the family.

Mapledurham House Saturday, June 16th, 2018 – Sunday, June 17th, 2018 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Book a family ticket to Mapledurham at War, your dad will get a free beer from the bar www.mapledurhamatwar.co.uk

  • Here are some other ideas of fun things to do with your Dad on Fathers Day:
  • Look Out Discovery Centre Bracknell
  • Team Sport – Go Karting
  • Go Ape
  • Red Kangaroo Trampoline Park
  • Berkshire Aviation Museum

Picnic spots in Berkshire

If you would just like to relax and have a picnic there are some great places to have a picnic in Reading too.

  • Forbury Gardens
  • Caversham Court Gardens
  • Dinton Pastures
  • Henley by the River
  • Beale Park (entrance fee applies)
  • Palmer Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Cintra Park
  • Kings Meadow
  • California Country Park
  • Mapledurham House

There are lots of things to do in Berkshire on Father’s Day 2018. You can also find more nearby attractions around Reading.

If you want to take your dad to a restaurant on fathers day, you can choose one of these local restaurants in Reading and enjoy some delicious food together.