Celebrate Father’s Day in Winchester

Press Release: 08/06/2010

Celebrate Father’s Day in Winchester

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday 20th June, there will be an exciting range of special events taking place on the day across the District.

Watercress Line

Let off some steam and enjoy the special dining trains running for Fathers Day on the Watercress Line.  There will be a choice of a four-course roast beef lunch or a delicious cream tea aboard The Countryman train.  Prices start from £18 per adult for cream tea, £10 for children. The four course lunch is priced from £45 for adults and £40 for children.

Winchester’s Famous Fathers

Join one of Winchester's official Tourist Guides to find out about some of Winchester's famous fathers such as King Alfred the Great. The walk will begin at the Discovery Centre and finish on St Giles Hill.  Bring a picnic and some games to play whilst admiring the view over the city.  The walk up St Giles Hill is steep so be warned!

Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson

Treat him to a free day out at Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson. Hear the roar of more than 350 guns on display, as well as enjoying battle re-enactments spanning all periods of history and visiting the spectacular restored Victorian hill fort.

BBQ skills at the City Mill

Dads can hone their BBQ skills for free by visiting the Winchester City Mill to watch the demonstrations under the 'Eat into Green Living' programme.  The theme is ‘food for a barbecue’ and, along with the freshly baked bread, Winchester City Mill will have other local foods to taste.

Half-price for dads at Marwell Wildlife

Father’s go for half price (£8 instead of £16) at Marwell Wildlife on Sunday 20th June.  There is a host of animals to see including ring-tailed coatis, red-eyed tree frogs, laughing kookaburra, frilled lizards, giraffe-nosed catfish, and bat-eared foxes. The 140-acre park caters for all animal lovers, and is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful landscaped surroundings.  Enjoy a great day out for everyone in the family, with children’s play areas, a free road train to get around, and fantastic picnic spots.