Men are notoriously hard to buy for but this Father’s Day, Sunday 19 June, we have the ultimate gift guide! With unique experiences for all types of enthusiasts, eateries for all taste palettes and an array of local makers and shops, you won’t fall short of getting something your Dad is sure to thoroughly enjoy…

Upcoming Experiences

For the drinks connoisseur

Paws for Gin | 19 June (Father’s Day)
11.30am - 12.30pm


Discover the history of Donaghadee on this dog friendly walking tour. After the tour, enjoy a gin cocktail in the Pier 36 Beer Garden. Your four-legged friend will receive a goody bag.

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For the foodie

Comber Earlies Food Festival Spud Tour | 24 June

3pm and 5pm

Paula McIntyre, author, TV presenter, and one of Northern Ireland's leading chefs is joining us this year for the first ever Comber Earlies Spud Tour on Friday 24 June. This event is part of Taste Summer in Ards and North Down - view the full programme

For the history buff

Historical Guided Walk Comber | 25 June
11am – 12 noon

The town of Comber may be small in size, but it is big in terms of history! Comber is synonymous with the famous ship Titanic, thanks to Thomas Andrews, whose family had been part of life in the town for generations. Come along to find out more!

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For the water enthusiast

Bread and Board | 6 July
6pm - 8.30pm

This is an experience you will never forget.  Combining paddle boarding on Strangford Lough with the cosy atmosphere of an Irish kitchen as you make and eat soda bread having worked up an appetite on the still waters of Ballymoran Bay in Killinchy.

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For the wanna-be farmer 

Ballyboley Dander with the Dexters: Farm Walk | 17 July

This experience offers you the opportunity to meet the Alexander Family and their Dexter cattle in the heart of Greyabbey on the shores of Strangford Lough. The family rear their herd of Ballyboley Dexters and are totally committed to nature friendly farming. They want to invite you to the farm to learn all about their approach.

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Locally handmade

Find something lovingly created by one of our local makers and producers showcased in our local shops and at our local markets dotted around the borough.

Find out more about our markets

Treat their tastebuds

Dine out in one of our award-winning restaurants, cosy cafes or why not create a hamper of goodies made up of some of our local producers of cheese, granola, meats and chutneys.

For those partial to a whiskey or gin, Copeland Distillery and Echlinville Distillery offer tours throughout the year, check them out!

Find out more about our breweries and distilleries

Try something new

We have a number of opportunities for the Dads who want to try something new, like paddleboarding, kayaking and golf just to name a few.

Check out our full range of unique Experiences

Walk in the footsteps of legends and rising stars

No matter if your Dad is a beginner or a well-practiced golfer we have a number of golf courses to suit all, some are renowned for hosting golf legends such as Rory McIlroy, and rising stars – look out for more details on the upcoming PGA Euro ProTour Masters Golf Tournament being held at Clandeboye Golf Club in Bangor this August.

Find out more about Golf in our area

Visit our outstanding attractions

The Ulster Folk Museum and the Ulster Transport Museum in Cultra offer a fantastic day out for all the family, of all ages and for those looking something a little more active to do with the family why not have a go at mini adventure golf at Pickie Funpark and take a ride on the giant swan pedalo boats!

More things to do and places to see

Time together

Give your Father the gift of time, priceless by all accounts. Enjoy scenic walks in one of our stunning locations for free, pack a picnic and just relax. Enjoy the moment.

Inspiration – walking routes

Happy Father’s Day

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