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6 Fun Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day 2018 in Edinburgh!

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Finding the perfect present for Father’s Day can often be tricky! If you’re struggling to find your father or grandfather something a little different, we’ve put together a guide to celebrating Father’s Day in Edinburgh. We think experiences are often better gifts as they create memories and any excuse to get the family to take a break from the busyness of everyday life and spend some quality time together can’t be a bad idea.

1. Edinburgh Film Fest in the City

  • When: 15th-17th June
  • Where: St Andrew Square
  • Price: Free

Edinburgh’s ever-popular free outdoor cinema is back with a great line-up! With six shows on Father’s Day to choose from, there’s the option to start your day with Paddington 2 (where you’ll receive complimentary Dundee Marmalade sandwiches, alongside a Paddington fancy dress competition) or Jason and the Argonauts then head off for lunch. On the other hand, you could enjoy brunch then sit down to enjoy The Greatest Showman or Ghostbusters in the afternoon. Lastly, there’s the option to finish your day with Big Trouble in Little China or Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

If your dad or grandad doesn’t fancy sitting outside, there’s also the option of watching Spartacus at the Cameo!

Website: www.edinevents.com/film-fest-in-the-city

What's On In Edinburgh - June

Photo Credit: Edinevents

2. Dads Rock Father’s Day Family Takeover

  • When: 17th June
  • Where: Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Price: Free

Here’s a bit of family fun to celebrate Father’s Day. The Royal Botanic Gardens has arranged creative activities, dancing, outdoor play, singing, storytelling plus much more to keep your little ones entertained and ensure you’ll have a great day too!

Website: www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/DadsRock

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3. Father’s Day/Child Survival Skills Weekend

  • When: 16th-17th June
  • Where: Dalkeith Country Park
  • Price: £180 for Father and child including all meals

Looking for an original gift for Father’s Day? We’ve come across Primal Bushcraft and Survival’s Father and child Survival weekend! Perfect for both fathers and children to enjoy a little quality time together in nature. Everyone will learn how to build survival shelters, source and purifying water, making fire by traditional methods, wild foods, tracking skills, traps, archery plus spend an evening under the stars!

Website: www.primalbushcraftsurvival.com/father-son-gift-ideas

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Photo Credit: Primal Bushcraft Survival (website)

4.  Edinburgh’s Festival of Cycling

  • When: 17th May
  • Where: Various Locations

Here’s another family-friendly event! Edinburgh’s Festival of Cycling runs from the 7th-24th June with various fun events taking place on Father’s Day. Take, for example, Edinburgh All-ability Bike Centre’s 3rd Birthday Party where you can expect bikes, chat, pictures, talks, and cake. Additionally, Waterways of Edinburgh guided bike tour, Power of Food Festival led rides, and one for all the Outlander fans, the Outlander Edinburgh location tour.

Website: www.edfoc.org.uk/event-calendar/

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Photo Credit: Edinburgh’s Festival of Cycling

5. Father’s Day Sunday Roast

  • When: 17th June
  • Where: Brewhemia

Treat your dad like a king and take him out for a scrumptious Sunday roast, lazy brunch, breakfast cocktails, tank beers and some fabulous entertainment. The best bit is if your group has four or more, all fathers will also get a specially crafted 500ml bottle of Father’s Day brew, crafted by the Brewhemians along with the beer geniuses at Stewart’s brewery to enjoy with their lunch or take it home!

Website: www.brewhemia.co.uk/fathers-day/

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Photo Credit: Brewhemia (website)

6. Father’s Day BBQ

  • When: 17th June
  • Where: The Secret Herb Garden

If the good weather continues, this sounds like a fantastic day out! Enjoy a burger and a gin in The Secret Herb Garden’s beautiful Sunken Garden to celebrate Fathers Day.

Website: www.edinburgh/fathers-day-bbq-secret-herb-garden / Email: [email protected]

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Decorated with pops of colour, this two bedroom home on Morrison Street has a stylish contemporary feel and a great location opposite Edinburgh’s conference centre. There are great local restaurants in the neighbourhood too.

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