Things to do on Father's Day in Kent from racing and railways to cricket and watching the Euros
Want to make Dad's day?
From axe throwing and cricket to racing and railways, we've found some ways to make Father's Day on Sunday, June 20, one to remember this year.
Spa Valley Railway
Dad can tuck into a ploughman's lunch while enjoying a ride of the steam train on Sunday, June 20.
Watch the Weald countryside fly by from the comfort of your restored carriage on the journey from Eridge at 12.20pm to Tunbridge Wells. There's also a roast chicken lunch if the ploughman's isn't Dad's dish, as well as a starter and dessert. To help with social distancing the lunch package will be on the table before you leave the station. A table for two is £70. Book here.
Kent Cricket, Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
The Kent Spitfires will be taking on the Essex Eagles at the Canterbury St Lawrence ground as part of Vitality Blast on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20. Play starts at 2.30pm. To find out more and book tickets go to kentcricket.co.uk
Tunerfest South, Brands Hatch
On Father's Day, Sunday, June 20, there will be a full day's action devoted to performance tuning and raw power.
A first for the Brands Hatch Tunerfest South will be the Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship, featuring the best drivers and most professional Drifting competition held in the UK. Tickets cost £19 for adults. Book and find out more at brandshatch.msv.com
Did you know you don't need to be having a flying lesson or for a big event to be on to get to see the planes fly above the aerodrome? Visitors can watch the airborne action, including parachuting, and then pop to the Holding Point Café for takeaway only or visit the Wings Bar. Find out more at headcornaerodrome.co.uk
Lydden Hill Race Circuit near Canterbury
Take Dad for some adrenalin-fuelled action at the race circuit on the day before Father's Day - Saturday, June 19 - when the Kent Outlaws oval racing club race at their home circuit. The Kent Outlaws Oval Racing club is formed of four different formulas that each have four races on race days. Find out more and book tickets at lyddenhill.co.uk.
Watch the Euros
Make it a Father's Day treat by watching the England v Scotland game on Friday, June 18 on the big screen. You can book tickets to the Dreamland Summer Social screening - partnering with Shepherd Neame - where there is a large outdoor seating area with a range of drinks and food delivered to your table here.
For our guide on where to watch the Euros on the big screen click here.
Axe Throwing at Hever Castle
The annual Father's Day weekend activities at the castle near Edenbridge involve a display of vehicles from the late F1 champion John Surtees, as well as a range of other cars, but this year the event on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, there will be an axe throwing contest which Dad can step up for. The activity is being run by professionals in a controlled manner. There's also all the usual attractions, including the Tudor Towers adventure playground, Acorn Dell for little ones and the chance to splash Dad in the Water Maze. Tickets are not on sale until 14 days before. Find out more at hevercastle.co.uk
Curious Brewery, Ashford
Kent is home to dozens of top brewery and vineyard tours, but if your Dad loves a drop of beer, the Ashford-based brewery - which is now under new ownership - has award-winning beers and a trendy brewery restaurant overlooking the brewery and outside seating too. Book here.
Does your dad like historic houses, glorious gardens or wild coastline? If so the National Trust's sites will have walks to set out on, and cafes to come back to. For days out ideas and Father's Day recipes, click here.