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Father’s Day 2017 in Devon: Gift Ideas and Free Events May 06, 2017 20:48

We’ve listed some Devon-themed Father’s Day gifts and ideas for things to do in Devon this Father’s Day; a number of local attractions have special events where dads go free.

When is Father’s Day 2017?

Sunday 18th June 2017 (always the third Sunday in June).

Devonshire Father’s Day Gifts

Cider Hampers

Devon cider is produced using traditional methods with a higher percentage of true cider apples which are richer in tannins and sharper in flavour giving a high quality product that tastes amazing.

Cream Tea Hampers

Our cream tea hampers are perfect for dads with a sweet tooth. They contain award-winning local products, have over 100 5 star reviews and come with free next day delivery which can be selected for Friday 16th June.

Devon Food Hampers

Our Devon food hampers are packed with award-winning local food and drink, produced on a small-scale using high quality ingredients, such as Georgie Porgie Puddings, Teoni’s Cookies, Willies Cacao and delicious Devon fudge.

Vouchers for Afternoon Tea in Devon

Buy a voucher to take dad for afternoon tea at the Old Forge in Chagford (winner of ‘Best Afternoon Tea in Britain’ at the Café Life Awards) or to the Orestone Manor near Torquay with it spectacular views over the South Devon coast and 2 AA rosettes for dining.

Events & Attractions in Devon Offering Free Father’s Day Entry for Dads

Father’s Day Welly Wanging at World of Country Life, Exmouth - To celebrate dad’s special day, all dads and granddads get free entry to the park as well as free entry into the Welly Wanging competition – with great prizes up for grabs for the winner! There are all the usual daily activities as well, including goat walking, animal handling, bottle feeding, Lamb Racing or Ferret Racing (depending on the weather!), the Hawkridge Birds of Prey flying display and the Deer Train Safari. https://www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk/event/fathers-day-welly-wanging/

Father's Day Special at Seaton Tramway - Dads travel free with their family. Make Dad’s day extra special and treat him to a delicious roast Sunday lunch or a scrumptious Devon cream tea at the Tramstop Cafe. http://www.tram.co.uk/events/detail/fathers-day

Dads Go Free on Father's Day at Becky Falls. Make Father's Day truly special this year with a visit to Devon's Top Beauty Spot where dads visiting on Father's Day will visit for free when accompanied by a full-paying child. There is a choice of three stunning walks, a petting zoo, children's activities with free prizes, hands-on animal feeding, animal shows and adorable meerkats and it's all included in the entry price. http://www.beckyfalls.com/ (their Facebook page also has some information on the Mother's Day event).

Father’s Day At The BiG Sheep  - Free Entry to the BIG Sheep for all Dads when accompanied by a full paying child – download a voucher from the link below. Dads can enjoy a refreshing pint of real ale from the BIG Sheep brewery over lunch and then an afternoon of whizzing down the slides and monkeying around on the gladiator rings. http://www.thebigsheep.co.uk/events/details/fathers-day-2

Father’s Day at Powderham Castle, Kenton – Dads are invited to visit for FREE when accompanied by a paying child. Enjoy fun, outdoor games from cricket and croquet to wacky races and making daddy a mummy! http://www.powderham.co.uk/events/fathers-day-0


Fathers Day Cream Tea Gifts For Grandparents May 27, 2016 14:45

Cream teas are a perfect gift for Father’s or Mother’s Day:

  • Starting from £20, including delivery, they are an affordable present.
  • They’re an original gift idea, more unexpected than obvious presents like chocolates or flowers.
  • Cream teas have a universal appeal, liked by all ages but particularly popular with grandparents sparking memories of seaside holidays to the West County.

In the UK, Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday of June which makes it Sunday 18th June 2017 this year. Our last cream tea dispatch for arrival before Fathers’ Day is Thursday 15th June so orders need to be with us by 11am on Thursday 15th. This will result in gifts arriving on Friday 16th, this delivery date can be selected from our calendar on the checkout page when ordering in advance.

All hampers also have the option to include a personal gift card message for Father’s Day, this can be entered at checkout. There’s no extra charge to include a personal Fathers’ Day message.

Fathers Day Cream Tea

Our cream tea hampers themselves come with large hand-made scones from the Devon Scone Company. Owner and Chef Richard Hunt is often featured on TV and at food exhibitions, sharing his baking knowledge. His scones are based on traditional Devon Splits, perfect for soaking up the clotted cream when serving cream teas the Devon way with cream first then jam on top. Richard also produces our strawberry jam which was awarded a Taste of the West gold in 2014. Many of the customer reviews featured on our website describe the scones and jam as the best the recipient has ever tasted. The clotted cream used in our cream teas is produced by Langage Farm; Devon’s biggest manufacturer of clotted cream and the UK’s first carbon neutral dairy. Their cream regularly wins awards with the most recent being 1st place at the 2016 Devon County Show.

For those looking for Father’s Day gifts for parents or grandparents based in Devon, we also sell vouchers for afternoon or cream teas at various venues around Devon. One of which that we’re very proud of is the Old Forge in Chagford. It won the best afternoon tea in the UK at the Cafe Life Awards in 2015 and was described as “Britain's best cream tea" by The Daily Telegraph in September 2015.