With Father's Day (16 June) on its way, it's time to start thinking about where to take your dad to say thank you for all that he does. We've got an array of great places for you to choose from, ranging from seaside hotels and country cottages to stylish glamping cabins. Read on for a selection of our top picks.
High above the Herefordshire village of Wigmore, Cruckbarn is the ideal country break for active families – and the perfect gift for your dad this year. They have some last-minute midweek availability this June and July, and it's a wonderful place for wise old pops to take stock of the world, make a fire and then head off to eat their fill at the excellent village pub The Oak. It will be a Father's Day they won't easily forget. And remember, the owner also has a fabulous bed and breakfast – Abbots Lodge
– just down the road.
Right by the river Witham in southern Lincolnshire, Millside Wigwams has six cosy yet uxurious wooden glamping pods – each with a double bed and sofa bed, an en-suite shower and toilet, a small kitchenette equipped with crockery, cookware and cutlery, and a dining table and chairs. They have electricity and hot water, TV and DVD, their own dedicated firepit and picnic table outside. Plus, they're currently offering 2-hour beekeeping taster sessions for guests – how about that for an offbeat but very sweet Dad's Day present. He even gets to take away a jar of honey.
Godney Arts House is tucked away in the heart of Somerset and they have discounted their stays in June by 15%. On the ground floor, there's a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, a living room complete with wood-burner, and flagstone floors throughout. Owner Simon's hugely varied artworks adorn the walls of the house, adding a special touch. Upstairs, the three en-suite bedrooms are characterful and spacious, decorated with an eclectic mixture of items that have been collected over the years. So why not treat your Dad to a few days at this very stylish 18th-century Georgian farmhouse, it's a first-rate place to stay for all the family.
What Dad doesn't love a pub? The Bildeston Crown is a contemporary coaching inn renowned for its food and boutique bedrooms, so why not take advantage of their 'Staycation' offer this June – check-in for 2 nights and get the second half-price. The 12 guest rooms come in all shapes, sizes and designs, an individuality that the owners have decided to emphasise with a variety of decorative styles from traditional to modern. It's a beautiful time to visit Suffolk a superb treat for your dad this Father's Day.
Our good friends at St Hilda are offering a £500 per person saving for their 7-night 'Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer' which departs on Father's Day – 16 June. This delightful cruise gives the opportunity to explore the beautiful Small Isles, and admire the breathtaking mountains, spectacular islands and wildlife. It's a unique experience – there really is nothing like being rocked gently to sleep by the waters of the bay or waking up to the sound of water lapping against the hull. Be quick and book now.
Located in a gorgeous part of Devon's South Hams, this plush family hotel is offering 'Stay Longer - Save More' breaks this Father's Day – save up to 20% if you stay 5 nights or more. Accommodation is spread across several options – all with beautiful views across the rolling hills or down to the cove. Some larger rooms and suites are ideal for families, whilst those looking for a little more privacy can stay in one of the self-catering retreats. The restaurant is top-notch and Dad also gets a complimentary Devon Cream Tea on arrival.