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Father's Day in Cirencester

Fathers Day in Cirencester 2023

Top dads assemble! This weekend it's your time to shine. We've selected some of the best local-loving ways to celebrate our star superheroes, featuring food, Gladiators, gift ideas and lots of appriciation!

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for - However - We have some fantastic local businesses who are offering some lovely Father's Day gifts. We hope this gives you some inspiration!

For the Foodie:

Regency Hamper

So many gifts all in one box - where can you go wrong. With an abundace of choices to suit what Dad likes, you are sure to find something. Plus they will give you a free balloon with some of the options. If your looking for an all-rounder then this is a great option. Find out more!

A Dolcetti Ice Cream Voucher

Everyone loves ice cream - Right? Dolcetti Gelato is a traditional artisan Italian style ice cream and sorbet, created using locally sourced ingredients. Pop into the parlour and pick up a voucher - or just stock up whilst your there. As well as producing seasonal changing flavours of Dolcetti Gelato and Sorbet, they have developed a range of alcoholic sorbets and even ice cream for dogs (Gruffles)! Find out more!

Drizzle Chocolate 24 Chocolate Gift Box

If you are heading into town to celebrate with Dad, then why not head in to Drizzle, not only can you make up your own box choosing dark, milk and white chocolates to make this gift extra special, they even have a brilliant cafe to make it a real experience. Available to purchase online.

For the drink connoisseur:

Poulton Hill Estate

If Dad likes to chill with a beautiful wine then Poulton Hill Estate is the place to go. An elegantly packaged Poulton Hill Estate wine gift box could be just the ticket, with a range of white Bacchus, Seyval Blanc and Phoenix to the red Pinot Noir, Regent and Rondo. The grape varieties complement our climate, geography and soil perfectly. These are carefully blended and balanced by their experienced contract winemaker and distiller to create their range of white, rosé, red and sparkling wines and spirits. Let's raise a glass to Dad this Fathers Day. Find out more!

Corinium of Ale

If wine is not Dad's thing then head to Corinium Ales, with an impressive array of options to chooce from why not select a few brews for Dad, you could even take him with you and enjoy a drink from the Tap room, which make for a really lovely day. This local micro brewery is worth a visit. Find out more!

For the Eco-Dad:


For the eco-conscious Dad! Eco-Able is an online eco friendly products shop, with a wide range of products from homeware to gifts you are bound to find the perfect gift for that special Dad in your life. They work with numerous independent businesses to bring together the best eco friendly products available. They also have a range of gift box options available, you choose the price and the recipient and they do the rest! Choose from their wide selection of eco friendly cards for all occasions and let them know if you'd like them to write the card and send it for you as well. You can even visit them in their shop in Cirencester. Find out more!

For the cyclist:

Ride 247

Does Dad like nothing more than to get out on his bike most weekeds - Then Ride 247 could be your answer to the perfect gift. He can never have enough accessories so this could be exactly the place to buy. Take him to Ride 247 to ogle over the fabulous bikes and shop then take 5 and stop for a coffee in their 'in house' cafe! Find out more!

For the coffee lover:

Rave Coffee

If Dad's idea of the perfect Sunday is to wake up late, chill out in the morning and drink his favourite coffee then Rave Coffee is your answer! Rave Coffee allows you to complete the experience with seeing where their beans are roasted, whist trying their flavours in the cafe. Upon leaving you can sign Dad up to a Coffee Subscirption box - It's the gift that keeps giving! Find out more!

Days out wit Dad:

Chedworth Roman Villa

Here you can show Dad around for free! and even better than that it's Gladiator weekend, so you can see how life was way back when and maybe sign your Dad up to spar a Gladiator. You will be able to enrol in Gladiator School to hone your fighting skills, watch exciting military demonstrations and attend the ultimate Gladiator show to find out who the Gladiators were, where they came from and how they engaged in combat. As it is Father's Day Weekend, every show will end with families being able to take on the dads in 'combat' Find out more!

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

If Dad loves to be out in nature, switching off and connecting with familiy again, then Westonibrt is a must! The Arboretum has over 15,000 trees from all over the globe offer, the perfect place to relax, learn or have an adventure.Take a journey up into the canopy on the STIHL Tree Top Walkway, stop by the café for a tasty treat or see if you can spot the Gruffalo! Find out more!

Coinium museum

Bring your Dad to Corinium Museum for free this Father’s Day! As a thank you, any Dad visiting on Father’s Day, Sunday 18 June 2-5pm, can enjoy free admission to the Museum. Use the coupon code Father’s Day when pre-booking online claim your ‘Dads go free’ ticket at the Welcome Desk. Find out more!

Cotswold Country Park and Beach

Whether relaxing with friends and family on a sandy beach beside a beautiful swimming lagoon or enjoying activities from water sports to volleyball within mature parkland, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach offers the perfect day out, time after time. There are also many great circular walks around the Cotswold Water Park, varying in distances from 2km.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Is Dad as tall as a giraffe, loud as a lion or as chilled as a tortoise? A perfect way to spend the day with the family is to head to Cotswolds Wildlife Park where you can see an array of animals, take a train ride, pay in the park and cool down with an ice cream! We would advise you pre-book. Find out more!


There are some wonderful walks in and around Cirencester from short and easy walks around town, to longer countryside treks through the surrounding villages.

Neigh Bridge Country Park is a particular favourite for families with a buggy-friendly lakeside walk (takes around 40 minutes) and a small playground for youngsters (currently closed due to COVID 19).

Just outside of the Abbey Grounds lies Harebushes Walk; a working wood with an abundance of wildlife to be enjoyed by walkers. The 1-mile circular walk is great for families.

On the outskirts of Cirencester lies Cirencester Amphitheatre. The undulating hills are great for the kids to run up and down and you can also explore the network of paths in the adjacent Querns Wood.

We hope our list of ideas has given you some inspiration.

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