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Father’s Day Ideas: The Best Free Days Out For Dads

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Free entry? Free pints? Some places just know how to treat a dad.

So, the secret’s out. Most families are looking to make this Father’s Day as cheap as possible. But don’t worry! When some of the country’s top restaurants and attractions are falling over themselves to give us free Father’s Day ideas, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Read on to find out FQ’s top picks.

Father’s Day Ideas for Free Days Out

Howlett’s Wild Animal Park, Kent

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Elephants at Howlett’s

Howlett’s wants dads to go wild this weekend. Not only do fathers go free with any fee paying person this Sunday 18th, but they’re invited to experience the park from a monkey’s perspective in the exhilarating Treetop Challenge.

Other special events run throughout the weekend, including opportunities to see animal dads get their own treats!

Sea Life Centre, Brighton

Summer’s pretty much here, and dads need to be ready to jump in the pool and pretend to be a shark at a moments notice. There’s nowhere better than Brighton’s Sea Life Centre to pick up tips.

Dads can enter for free across Father’s Day weekend when accompanied by a fee-paying adult. The offer is not available online, but can be claimed by quoting the code DAD17 at the door.

Knowsley Safari, Merseyside

Dads can return to their natural habitat and roam Knowsley Safari park for free with any fee-paying child this father’s day weekend.

If you don’t want to risk your beloved car – maybe (was someone looking for Father’s Day ideas?) the kids cleaned it for you – book a ride on the baboon bus and watch someone else’s cheeky monkeys swing alongside your own!

Longleat, Wiltshire

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Longleat House

Lions, beware! The dads are coming to Longleat!

Just print off a voucher to present at the gate or book online with the code DAD17 to get free entry with any full-paying adult or child throughout Father’s Day Weekend.

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire

Dads can get in for free at Twycross when accompanied by one full paying adult, child or concession. Just arrive on the door this Saturday or Sunday, look significantly at the sales assistant, and ask for the ‘Father’s Day Offer’. Fedoras, sidelong glances and whispers out of the corner of your mouth are optional.

Gulliver’s Theme Parks

Get down to Milton Keynes, Warrington or Matlock Bath for the chance feel like Gulliver in a world designed for people considerably smaller than you are!

Seriously, you can’t put a price on sharing in your children’s joy. That’s why all three Gulliver’s Theme Parks are welcoming dads for free with any fee-paying entrant this Father’s Day weekend.

Father’s Day Ideas for Free Food and Drink

Free Steak at Beefeater Pubs

Dads. Steaks. Sense. Made.

For a particular thrill, have your free flat-iron steak after watching the big cats eat at one of the attractions above. Just pre-book a table after 5pm on Sunday 18th June and show your server this code: 3016256897.

Free Beer at Las Iguanas

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A Las Iguanas in Brighton

Fun and atmospheric South American Restaurant Las Iguanas promise want to make some Happy Papis this Father’s Day.

With a free bottle of Brahma with every main course on the a la carte menu and the chance for kids to eat free with a paying adult, FQ thinks they’ll be successful.

Free Pint at La Tasca

Not to be outdone, Spanish eatery La Tasca is giving away a whole pint of San Miguel to any dads who book a table on Father’s Day.

What’s more, kids eat free all day every day when accompanied by an adult who spends over £10.