The best places to take dad this Father's Day

June is perhaps best known for being the month of the summer solstice, wedding anniversaries, and the World Cup 2018, but there is another big event which is reasonably understated – Father’s Day!

Don't forget about dear old dad this June, and give him the day out he deserves. Throughout Kent, there are countless things to do with your dad on the weekend of 16-17th June, so show your appreciation for him and check out our fool-proof Father's Day favourites below...

Fishing at Ightham Mote

The ultimate dad day out

What springs to mind when you think of dad - possibly fishing? Maybe a beverage, such as beer? Or a little bit of history searching? Well why not tick off all three for Father's Day at Ightham Mote! The National Trust property has exactly what you're are after, with fishing in the moat and beer tasting in the grounds of the historic estate. Rounding all of this up in one day, it's going to be the perfect Sunday. Fishing for Father's Day

Celebrate one of the worlds greatest

...And we aren't just talking about your dad. The life and works of Charles Dickens is being celebrated on 15-17th June in Broadstairs with the famous Dickens Festival. There's plenty going on all weekend, including talks, performances, fairs and walks - perfect for a dad who needs a little more than a box of beer! Enjoy Dickens' works, life and times

Keep dad and the kids busy at Penshurst Place

The beautiful gardens at historic Penshurst Place are surely worth a visit on their own, but they have some special events to enjoy on Father's Day weekend. From arts and crafts for the kids on the Saturday to the exciting Junk Orchestra playing on Sunday! There'll even be a special family menu served at The Garden Restaurant across the weekend. Get crafty and musical at Penshurst

Enjoy a beer or two by the rails

The ultimate dad day out could see you riding the rails on The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, which is also hosting a beer festival at both New Romney & Dungeness stations! Both the New Romney Paint Shop and the garden at the End of the Line restaurant will be serving beer and ciders from draught and bottle. Take a day out don the rails

Supercar weekend at Hever Castle

If classic and current supercars set in a beautiful setting are your dad's thing, then Hever Castle is the perfect destination for the weekend. If the excitement of seeing exotic and fabulous cars wasn't enough, ex F1 driver David Piper will be there on Sunday to meet and greet. Experience supercars at Hever 

Rare Breeds celebrates rare marques

If you would like a little more than the Italian supercars on offer at Hever Castle, then Rare Breeds is celebrating classic cars the world over this Father's Day. From Aston Martins to Morgan's sitting alongside stalls, a falconry display and their famous pig racing, this is a Sunday at Rare Breeds like no other! See Aston Martins and falcons in one afternoon