A boat on Lake Windermere

Father’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to show him how much you care. If you’re tired of buying novelty socks and feel he deserves more than a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug, we’ve got you covered! Think outside the box and treat him to a gift from the Lake District, Cumbria – whether it’s an adventure filled day out or a unique present to put a smile on his face, here are 7 of our Father’s Day gift ideas.

Hawkshead Brewery

Image: Hawkshead Brewery

Say it with Beer

Why not take him on an ale-themed tour of Cumbria? We’ve got plenty of fantastic local breweries like Hawkshead Brewery and Keswick Brewery creating delicious local beers – many with their own pubs too, so you can enjoy your ale just metres from where it was made. Our Cumbrian beers are also stocked in local shops and supermarkets, as well as being available to buy online – so he can enjoy a bottle from the comfort of his own home. 

Prefer Whisky? The Lakes Distillery offers gin and whisky tours - the perfect experience for Father’s Day, with gift vouchers also available.

Time for an adventure

If he’s brave at heart, why not take him on a great Cumbrian adventure? He can see our stunning landscapes from up high in a Lakes Gyroplanes gyrocopter; take on a Via Ferrata experience against the backdrop of the Lakeland mountains at Honister; adventure in the trees at Go Ape! and plenty more.

Yurts at The Black Swan at Ravenstonedale

Image: The Black Swan at Ravenstonedale

Take him glamping

For something a little more luxurious than your usual camping experience, why not take him glamping?! He’ll get to make like Ray Mears and sleep in the great outdoors, but won’t have to put up the tent or suffer a bad back from sleeping on the ground! There are numerous glamping options across the area, complete with facilities like electricity, comfy beds, and wood burning stoves.

Mountains in the Lake District

Scale a mountain together

For some quality time in the great outdoors, why not head to the peak of one of our hills or mountains? Depending on his experience level, you can choose from easier low level climbs right up to England’s highest mountain of Scafell Pike. He’ll get a great sense of achievement, and you’ll both make memories to last a lifetime. Plus, there’s always a trip to the pub afterwards to celebrate your hike!

Masons Arms pub at Strawberry Bank, Lake District

Image: Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank

Give him some soul food

Food is the way to the heart, so treat him to a delicious meal this Father’s Day. Enjoy some local comfort food at a traditional Cumbrian pub, or push the boat out with a Michelin starred meal or a visit to one of our fine dining restaurants.

Ullswater Steamers

Image: Ullswater Steamers

Let him sail away

Why not head out on the water, while staying dry, with a lake cruise? On Windermere, you can see the sights with Windermere Lake Cruises: alight at stops including Bowness and Lakeside along the way. Ullswater Steamers sail around Ullswater, providing a scenic tour of the area and also offering prosecco for special celebrations. On Coniston, head out on Steam Yacht Gondola for a relaxing experience in the heart of the Lakes.

Give him an indulgent escape

For a little last minute getaway, why not go all out and treat him to a luxurious stay at a Cumbrian hotel? Whether you book for the day itself, or save it for the future, it’s a great way to show how much you care. Browse and book accommodation in the Lake District, Cumbria, here.

Gummers How

Gift him a piece of the Lakes

Left it to the very last minute? We’ve got plenty of great gift vouchers available on our website, for a whole host of Lakeland experiences. With everything from food and drink to hotels and adventure days, there’s sure to be something he’ll love. 




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