Seven Fathers Day staycations in the UK to treat your dad
Whether the Father figure in your life loves action-packed adventures or a laid-back weekend, show him how much he means to you with a staycation he’ll never forget. Choose one of these seven holiday cottages and discover a fun-filled Father’s Day break.
1. Howegrain Lodge
Location: Lake District
Best for: Escaping off the grid for a while
Surrounded by nothing but majestic fells and rolling green countryside, Howegrain Lodge is the perfect staycation for the dad who wants to escape the stresses of everyday life. There are plenty of walks right on your doorstep, including a wander around the Lake District’s tranquil Ullswater Lake. And with plenty of pubs and restaurants around, you can even treat him to a meal and a well-deserved pint at the end of the day.
2. Waterside Cottage
Best for: Waking up to sea views
If a holiday by the sea is dad’s cuppa tea, then look no further than Sevenstones. There’s truly no better treat than hearing the waves crash against the sand from your cottage. Bring him breakfast in bed and let him enjoy the sea views from the master bedroom. There’s a Blue Flag status beach just a short walk from your stay too, so you can spend Father’s Day splashing in the sea and soaking up the sun’s rays in Cornwall.
3. The Promenade
Best for: Exploring a historic city
Discover the historic city of Edinburgh and stay at The Promenade. Just a short bus ride into the city centre, this incredible city has so much to offer its visitors. If he loves nothing more than dining out, he’ll love the food scene here. There’s everything from quirky street food to Michelin-star restaurants for him to enjoy. Or for the dad who loves a tipple, why not treat him to a whisky-tasting tour? He’ll get to tour the local distilleries and sample some of the area’s best spirits.
4. Woodhill Cottage
Best for: A weekend brimming with activities
Bring the whole clan together for a break in Surrey. This 18th-century former barn has plenty to keep the family entertained during your stay. Head to the games room and challenge dad to a game of pool, table tennis or even table football. The property even has a croquet lawn and there’s a cricket pitch in the village too. And if that wasn’t enough, the starting point for plenty of walking, cycling, and bridle trails is all on Woodhill Cottage's doorstep.
5. Bryn Conwy
Best for: Dads who love the outdoors
This charming chocolate-box cottage is your gateway to Snowdonia. Nestled in a pretty village in Conwy, book a Father’s Day staycation here and enjoy a peaceful rural retreat. Bryn Conwy is perfect for dads who love character properties. Inside you’ll find wooden beams, an original oak staircase and exposed brick walls. Head outside and enjoy a picnic along the river. Or if the man in your life is more adventurous, there’s always mountain biking or rock climbing in Snowdonia National Park.
6. Linskill Cottage
Best for: A fun-filled seaside break
Stay along Yorkshire’s spectacular coastline at Linskill Cottage. Located in the heart of Whitby, you’ll be within walking distance of all the seaside town’s shops, restaurants, harbour and sandy beach. Why not make use of the cottage’s BBQ and put on a family al fresco dinner. The property even has its own private hot tub, so why not celebrate the father figure in your life by raising a glass, as he enjoys some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
7. The Heart of Summertown
Best for: Exploring a city together on foot
Brimming with historical landmarks and family-friendly attractions, Oxford makes a great staycation choice for Father’s Day. The Heart of Summertown is a contemporary cottage, that has everything you need to treat him to a special weekend, and you’re only a short trip away from the city centre, where there are tons to explore. If he’s a history buff, why not book a walking tour so he can marvel at the city’s incredible buildings? Or book a Sunday lunch at one of the traditional pubs in the area.