Unique Ideas to do in Bristol for Father’s Day Sunday 17th June

Unique Ideas to do in Bristol for Father’s Day Sunday 17th June

Posted on: 14 Jun 2018

Father’s Day is fast approaching, on Sunday 17th June to be exact. Why not get your dad (or stepdad) something that he will never forget…a balloon ride for instance, a beer tour or boat trip! We have compiled a list of ideas to do for dads (and stepdads) in Bristol.


Take him to eat:


Mint Room 

The Mint Room in Bristol

The Mint Room is well worthy of the copious hyperbole which has been heaped on it, by critics and diners alike, on account of the consummate quality of their food. The chefs behind the restaurant pride it on being more than just your average curry house; as such you’ll find much more exotic and luxurious dishes on the menu, as well as more classic tandoori dishes augmented with their signature twist.


Head chef Saravanan Nambirajan - who has worked at the Michelin-starred London restaurant, Tamarind - serves up exciting and innovative infusions in dishes which draw from both traditional and modern Indian cuisine, as well as using British ingredients to add a contemporary note.



Steam in Bristol

Steam Bristol is a pub located next to Clifton Down Railway Station, just off Whiteladies Road. A fantastic venue with steam punk inspired interiors and lit as well as covered outside decking. It's a welcoming pub serving excellent ales, wine and prosecco at the best prices in the area. They recently achieved the Cask Marque award for their ales. Kitchen residents, 'Cornish Burger Co' serve great burgers, brunches and Steam's rotisserie chicken. Along with their acclaimed weekend brunches and street food parties, Steam is offering something a little different to the pub scene in Bristol. 


They have a range of summer events going on, such as bottomless brunch, street food parties and more!


Take him to watch a new release in style:



Everyman Cinema in Bristol

Everyman Cinema is a beautifully restored Art-deco Picturehouse on Whiteladies Road. Launched in May 2016 by Everyman as a modern boutique cinema, bar & restaurant experience.


With a warm and friendly atmosphere, an excellent food and drink selection and fantastic customer service, a visit to Everyman is more than just a trip to the average cinema.


Offering food and drink table service to your seat, with the likes of wine and homemade pizza on the menu, you can sit back and relax with 5* service whilst watching a great new release. The luxury sofa-like seating makes you feel as comfortable as possible, grab a blanket get cosy and wait for drinks and nibbles to be served! Click here to book tickets.


If he likes sport:


Gloucestershire Cricket

Cricket in Bristol

It’s cricket season!


Based at the newly renamed Brightside Ground - formerly the County Ground - in the Bishopston area of Bristol, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is one of the eighteen first class county cricket teams in the UK. Tickets for games are available here.


For the cider and beer drinking dads (and stepdads):


Cider Tasting at Bristol Cider Shop

Bristol Cider Shop

Located at Wapping Warf Bristol Cider Shop is a showcase for the very best cider and perry produced in the West Country. They only sell ‘proper’ cider made from 100% fresh-pressed juice and they were named Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2018. They have made it their mission to tell as many people as possible about traditional craft cider and they’ve even written a new Cider Tasting Guide which is available to download free from their website.


Cider tastings are held every Friday night in the shop, offering people to learn about cider whilst tasting 10 of their favourite ciders. You can also order one of their Cider Tasting Kits, containing all of the ciders and a guide, a glass and a miniature Somerset Cider Brandy. Click here to book tickets.



Beer Tour with Bristol Hoppers

Bristol Hoppers Beer Tour

The tour meets at Brunel's Bristol Temple Meads station at 3pm. Attendees then walk all around the city to the various Brewery's and bars to try the very best beer that is available in Bristol. Click here to book tickets.


Go on a balloon ride:


Bristol Balloons

Bristol Balloons

Ever seen a hot air balloon gliding over the city and thought I wonder what those views are like. Well wonder no more - this Summer is as good a chance as any to see Bristol like never before on a ride with Bristol Balloons. With a huge variety of packages on offer, from sunrise journeys to serene weekday afternoon flights, you can find the perfect one to suit you and celebrate - or just treat your dad (or stepdad) - in style.


Bristol Balloons are also offering 2018 Balloon Fiesta ‘Early Bird’ Vouchers, which includes a slot for a Champagne Flight at the annual famous Balloon Fiesta! Click here to find out more. 


Take a boat trip:


No.7 Boats 

No.7 Boats Bristol

Number Seven Boats have been the premier Ferry Boat service in Bristol since they were first established in 1999. Operating a number of ferries and running everything from 2 minute trips between the Broken Dock and the SS Great Britain to day trips along the Avon, Number Seven let you experience Bristol in the best way - from the water.


One of their most popular trips is that to Beeses Bar and Tea Gardens on Saturday afternoons. Beeses is a riverside bar and restaurant that was founded in 1846 as a rest-stop for travellers and workers using the river, and is still going strong today. Known as one of Bristol’s hidden gems, it sits next to a woodland area that is just an hour’s ride up the Avon. Beeses provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in their secluded spot which is best reached by boat. 


Saturday Beeses River Trips with Number Seven Boats are £14 for Adults, £11 for Seniors, £8.50 for Children 6-16 years or £5 for Children 2-5 years. Click here to book tickets.


One for the history dads (and stepdads):


Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol

Treat them to a fascinating, fun and interactive journey through more than century of remarkable aerospace history.


A visit to Aerospace Bristol makes the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for aviation, an interest in science and technology, or parents and grandparents looking for a fun day out with the kids. Whether you want to treat them for their birthday, surprise Dad with gift tickets this Father's Day, or help celebrate a special anniversary, what could be better than a flight through history and a ticket to board the last Concorde ever to fly?


Gift tickets are valid for free return visits for a year from when they are first used, click here to book tickets.







Article by:

Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.