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Is Dad impossible to buy for? Searching for some inspiration? Look no further – we’ve put together a guide of some great Father’s Day gift experiences and family meals out in Cardiff!

Avoid the traffic and take the Princess Katharine, the covered water taxi which runs between Bute Park in the heart of the city, and the Pierhead in Cardiff Bay. Leaves the Bay on the hour 10am to 4pm and the city half past the hour 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Join the boat at either end for a relaxing hour-long cruise, or go one way and get off to explore all that the Bay and city have to offer. OR New this season is the vintage open boat Singfly which is available to pre-book for small groups, ideal for a private family treat! Find out more here.

On Sunday 20th June, Football Fiesta want to make sure all fathers have loads of fun and so they can visit for free!

They’ll have all of the usual fun games and activities to take part in but this time you get to challenge your dad! But that’s where the generosity ends the challenge is on, let’s see which generation is the best at Football Fiesta. Just book your tickets online here and bring your dad on the day.

Red Dragon Centre

This year all Dads who bowl at Hollywood Bowl on Father’s day will get a free pint or soft drink when they bowl with their kid/s!* Simply quote: ‘DAD LOVES BOWLING & BEER’ at reception upon arrival.

Join us this Father’s Day & celebrate being awesome *One complimentary pint per Dad or 16oz soft drink, per booking when bowling with his child/children. Offer valid Sunday 20th June 2021 only. To book bowling click here.

Cardiff Castle

If he’s a bit of a history buff, why not book him onto a Castle tour? Explore more of the Castle’s spectacular Victorian interiors and delve a little deeper in to the story of this amazing building.

Later, treat him to a pint and a bite to eat in The Keep Terrace, situated on the Castle’s spacious terrace, this spot has the best view in Cardiff! Relax in the covered, outdoor seating area and take in the spectacular views of the Norman Keep and the Castle grounds. Book your tickets here.

Give dad the VIP experience with a tour of one of the most famous stadiums in the world. Principality Stadium Tours have resumed with a new route, the Champions Lap of Honour with an exclusive viewing of the Guinness Six Nations Championship Trophy and Triple Crown.

Gift vouchers available. Book a tour here.

Cardiff International White Water

Does dad see himself as an adrenaline junkie? Cardiff International White Water offers dedicated white water rafting family activities for groups who wish to ride the rapids together.

More relaxed than the traditional course, white water rafting family sessions are great fun for the whole family, giving everyone the opportunity to experience unforgettable family adventure days on the water. Book your experience here.

St David's Dewi Sant

If you want to combine Father’s Day present hunting with a day out shopping, St David’s Cardiff is your place. The new flagship ZARA store and Hugo Boss have fantastic menswear ranges while in John Lewis you’ll find great fashion alongside accessories, gadgets and eclectic gifts. If food and drink is more your thing, stop by new independent brand Cold Black Label – a trio of Welsh breweries selling traditional and contemporary beers – or Sheffs, another local independent selling delicious shortbread and confectionary.

No matter what you’re looking for and whatever your budget, with more than 150 stores at St David’s you’ll find your perfect Father’s Day gift. Find out more here.

Future Inn’s homemade Sunday roasts come with a selection of meats and a vegetarian option, and familiar favourites such as roast potatoes all of which can be covered in a delicious gravy.

Tables still available Sunday 20th June 2021 12pm-5pm. Pre-booking is essential on 02920 487111 or by emailing

Take dad to a place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion…

From bottomless Sunday roasts, the famous Hanging Kebabs or a pint of Madri on The Terrace cheering on Wales V Italy on our huge outdoor screen; they has the day covered for you and Dad. Book your table ahead here.

Why not treat ‘Dad’ this Father’s Day with a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Clayton Hotel Cardiff. A little savoury twist on the classic Afternoon Tea and suitable for all the family. Served in the Grill Bar and Restaurant you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

£19.95 per person and ‘Dad’ gets a complimentary pint – because let’s be honest, he deserves it doesn’t he? Available on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June. Pre-booking essential. Call to book on 02920 668866.

It’s all about family at The Coconut Tree. This Father’s Day, you can bring your father figure for an Island-inspired feast anytime from midday until 9pm, and they can choose any three dishes from the menu for free – just don’t forget to book!

Ts & C’s: Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Management reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any time. Dads can choose any three dishes for free from the regular menu. Offer valid 20th June 2021 for ‘eat in’ only. Book your table here.

Café Rouge is a buzzing, contemporary twist on the traditional French restaurant where you can enjoy a slice of life, Parisian style. Book your table for Father’s Day – and ‘Dad’ will enjoy a drink on Free Drink this Father’s Day when ordering a main from the a la carte or set menu!

Download your code here to take up this offer and to check the T&Cs. Booking essential. Book in advance here.