Father's Day in Cirencester


Sunday 21st June 2020

It may not be a conventional Father’s Day this year, but that won’t stop us from treating our wonderful Dads! To help inspire you, we've put together a guide to some of the best local companies who are providing special Father's Day treats, as well as some ideas for how to spend the day itself.

Father's Day Ideas in Cirencester

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for, especially in a lockdown situation! We have some fantastic local businesses who are offering some lovely Father's Day gifts. We hope this gives you some inspiration!


A Relish Food Hamper

Treat your Dad to one of their unique, local, delicious boxes full of lovely local produce. We love the sound of the Father's Day Rugby Box.

A Jesse Smith Xtra large 4lb Father’s Day pork pie

This is guaranteed to feed your Dad all day! Available online and collection from any of their stores.

A Dolcetti Ice Cream Voucher

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.

Drizzle Chocolate 24 Chocolate Gift Box

Make up your own box choosing dark, milk and white chocolates. Available to purchase online.


A Bottle of English Sparkling Rose

This crisp and fruity Rose is a first for the Royal Agricultural University's Cotswold Hills Wine and available purchase (from 1030am - 3pm Monday to Saturday) from Pheonix Wines.

A Bottle (or carry out) of Corinium of Ale

Available in 2 or 4-pint carry-outs or bottles from the brewery door between 3pm to 7pm on Fridays and 3pm to 5pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday.


Book a Pet Portrait Session

For those animal-loving Dads why not purchase a voucher for a pet pastel portrait session with talented local Artist Claire Sloman.

Browse Cirencester's Virtual Market Place

Shops in the town have started to re-open this week, yet many, smaller gift stores remain closed. There are hundreds of gifts to choose from on Cirencester locals including some Father's Day gifts.


It's fantastic to see so many restaurants in the town offering a takeaway (and collection) service for their delicious, home-cooked meals. We have a selection of local restaurants listed on the site.


There are some great day trip ideas on our website for you to explore – some remain closed due to the government guidelines. Of those that are now open, here are our favourites:

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

The Arboretum has over 15,000 trees from all over the globe offer, the perfect place to relax, learn or have an adventure. Some facilities as closed (including the play areas and shop) and tickets must be booked in advance online.

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. The AquaVenture and play park equipment remain closed. Tickets must be booked in advance online.

There are also many great circular walks around the Cotswold Water Park, varying in distances from 2km.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

The wildlife park re-opens to the public on Wednesday 17th June. The park is operating with a limited capacity and some facilities remain closed. Head to their website for the latest information.


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.

Don't forget you can visit our homepage where you can use the handy filters to find lots of ideas for family-friendly things to do and places to visit including online activities for kids and outdoor spaces to visit.