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Father's Day 2020 in Lincoln

Father's Day in Lincoln

Sunday 21st June marks Father's Day, and while it's looking a little different this year, it doesn't mean we can't plan a day out or a few treats for our wonderful Dads. We have rounded up some ideas for ways you can celebrate this special day, including ideas for Father's Day food and drink, day trips and places to visit locally and gift ideas from local businesses.

Family Friendly Walks and Days Out

Lincoln Castle Grounds and Wall Walk

If you're looking for somewhere nice to spend this Father's Day, why not head up to the centre of Lincoln for a stroll around the grounds of Lincoln Castle? The medieval wall walk is now open, giving you stunning views across the city. A family ticket for the wall walk is £25.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children) and must be pre-booked via their website. Social distancing measures are in place in the grounds (which are free to enter) and a one way system is in place.

Doddington Hall- Gardens and Estate Walks

Doddington Hall Gardens are now open for you to enjoy, 10am-4pm daily. Garden admission: Adult £7.50, Child £3.50, Family £19. Tickets are available on arrival at the Gatehouse. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines. Or if you fancy a peaceful family walk, there are some routes you can explore around the estate free of charge. Details can be found here. The coffee shop in the Giant cycle shop is open and it’s the perfect location for a takeaway treat before or after visiting the gardens or going on a walk. If you're out on a Father's Day cycle ride around the Doddington area, it's the perfect spot got a stop off.

Tortoiseshell Woods and Porters Lodge Meadows

If the weather is good, why not pack a picnic and head out to explore this 21 hectare nature reserve? You can follow a waymarked path through beautiful woodland and around meadows. Please note dogs are not permitted. For more information please click here.

Lincolnshire Limewoods

Another area to visit for a Father's Day walk is The Lincolnshire Limewoods area, between Wragby, Bardney and Woodhall Spa- a great place to explore, with ancient woodlands, medieval abbey ruins, and lots of wildlife. For maps and more information please visit here.

Whisby Nature Park, Lincoln

Whisby Nature Park is the perfect spot for a post lunch Father's Day walk. The reserve is a beautiful landscape just off the A46 in Lincoln. It's full of wildlife, walks and trails. A former quarry, the reserve now features a series of lakes, surrounded by walking trails, woodland and lots of wildlife. There are six waymarked trails to choose from ranging from 1.2 to 3 miles. Paths are level and in many places have a hard surface of compacted limestone, ideal for pushchair walks. For more information about the walks, click here.

For other walks in the Lincoln area, please read our handy article on family friendly walks in Lincoln, which you can find here.


Have you been waiting for a special day to order some delicious food to enjoy at home? Father's Day is the perfect excuse to order something extra special from one of the local pubs or restaurants offering a takeaway menu.

The Royal Oak, Aubourn

The Royal Oak are providing a takeaway and deliery service of Sunday lunch, pub food, cans of soft drink, wine and bottled beers. The menu is changed on a weekly basis. To see the week’s menu, and to find out about delivery areas, please visit their Facebook page. Order by phone on 01522 788291

Takeaway Meals- The Market Lounge, Witham St Hughs

The Market Lounge in Witham St Hughs are offering a Front of House menu including hot drinks, soft drinks, alcohol, smoothies, milkshakes, cakes and traybakes. They also have a Kitchen Take Out Menu offering All Day SUNDAY Breakfast, and a selection of Main Choices including a Children’s Menu. Collection and delivery is available. Please see their Facebook page for current menu and delivery areas. You can just pop in to The Market Lounge or you can pre order for collection or delivery by phoning us on 01522 861864. Card payments only.

Sunday Roast Dinner- My Father's Moustache, Louth

Want to treat your Dad? My Father's Moustache in Louth are offering Father's Day Roast Dinner.
To pre-order call 01507 606906 and place your order for 12-3pm. Head to their Facebook page for more information.

Afternoon Tea

Rose Cottage Afternoon Teas

Rose Cottage Afternoon Teas are offering a special Father's Day menu (**limited availability) for afternoon tea. They can deliver to: Lincoln (Heckington, Sleaford, Caythorpe, Fulbeck, Leadenham, Welbourne, Wellingore, Navenby, Waddington, Bracebridge Heath, North Hykeham, Lincoln central and north, Skellingthorpe, Branston, Potterhanworth, Metheringham, Digby and Ruskington) on Sunday 21st June. Priced at £15 per head including delivery. To see the menu please visit their Facebook page or call 07546 100294.

Uncle Henry's High Tea

Uncle Henry's Farm Shop are offering a special Father's Day high tea. To see the menu and order form please click here. £12.50 per person. Add a bottle of prosecco for £12.

Orders can be placed Monday - Wednesday 9:30-4:30pm via phone - 01652 640308. Collection slots are available on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June between 12 and 4pm. They can deliver if you are within a 10 mile radius of Uncle Henry's (to include Scunthorpe, Brigg, Caistor, Market Rasen, Dunholme, Welton, Gainsborough and villages in between. They are also including Lincoln City LN1 and LN2 postcodes.

Father's Day Graze Boxes

Busy Bee Bakery is offering Father’s Day Graze Boxes The box is a mix of sweet and savoury treats.
Includes pies, cheese, crackers, chutneys, cakes, pastries, sweet treats and a FREE £30 gift voucher from The Lavender Room Holistic Therapies. They can offer no contact delivery to Lincoln, Market Rasen & Welton areas. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

*last booking day is the 18th June 2020* ⠀


Sweet Hampers- Goodies of Lincoln

Why not treat the special man in your life to a special Father's Day sweet hamper from Goodies of Lincoln? These are £25 including delivery in Lincoln (in a radius that they deliver to) and they will be delivered on Father’s Day or a date you prefer. Also available for collection at Goodies Sweet shop (5 The Strait, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1JD). Order by messaging via their Facebook page or visit their website.

American Candy Gift Box

If Dad has a sweet tooth, why not treat him to a special box of American candy from American Snackin' Lincoln? Boxes range in price from £10 to £40, and there is also an all chocolate box available too for £25. Order ASAP to avoid disappointment via their Facebook page.


Beer and Treat Hamper

The Lincolnshire Brewing Company do a hamper packed with six of their beers, a branded stem glass, gourmet popcorn, and The Naked Marshmallow Co. treat for £30.00. For more information head to their Facebook page or the website.

Pie and Beer Treat Box

Choose one of the favourite Brown's Pie Shop pies and two bottles of Lincolnshire Brewing Company Beer. Presented in a Brown's Pie Shop box. Available to pre order, but collection only from Wed 17th June. £9.50. Visit the Brown's Pie Shop Facebook page or head to their website to see other Father's Day deals.

Round of 9 Hole Golf- Lincoln Golf Centre

Is Dad a fan of golf or does he want to have a go at trying it perhaps? Lincoln Golf Centre in Thorpe on the Hill is allowing 3 balls of members and non members on their cracking 9 hole golf course. 9 holes - £10. Great for beginners and Dads who may not have played in a while. To book a 10 minute tee time slot please visit their website.

We hope our list of ideas has given you some inspiration for ways you can celebrate your wonderful dads, husbands, partners and grandads! We hope you have a wonderful Father's Day, and do let us know over on our Facebook Page if you try any of these ideas!

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.