Things to do in Cambridge for Father’s Day

May 1, 2024

Father’s Day is celebrated across many countries, and this year in the UK Father’s Day is celebrated on the 16th of June. Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate, pay respect and show appreciation to our dads and father figures. If you are celebrating this special occasion in the charming city of Cambridge but are unsure of what to do, this blog explores great ideas for how to celebrate Father’s Day. From spending time playing golf to enjoying a special meal at The Folio Bar & Kitchen, Cambridge has all you need to enjoy a happy Father’s Day whether it is on your own, or with family members.

Explore the city of Cambridge

For those fathers who love to take a leisurely stroll, you could celebrate Father’s Day by exploring the city of
Cambridge on foot. There is plenty of history to see in Cambridge, which can be appreciated through many guided tours which typically start at the Cambridge Market Square. Depending on the tour you book, there are various famous Cambridge colleges and buildings to see, such as Kings College, Queens’ College, Trinity College and the University Library. It may be an excellent gift for Father’s Day, to learn something new! Especially in the month of June, the vast amount of green spaces and parks Cambridge has to offer will be fully flourished for a memorable scenic walk, or even a Father’s Day picnic. Such spaces include Jesus Green and Parker’s Piece which are close to the city centre for celebratory places to eat, and Grantchester meadows located further out of town for a more countryside walk.

Cambridge is also home to the River Cam where you can walk or cycle along the river, and take in the beautiful nature. If you would like to cycle down the river or explore Cambridge by bike, bicycle hire is available at The Fellows House for you to enjoy Father’s Day yourself, or with all the family members too. Cambridge is known as the bike capital of the UK and is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and travel around Cambridge, due to the splendid bike lanes for cyclists. Feel free to have a look at our complete guide to cycling in Cambridge City, with bike safety advice and great cycling routes for you to take.

Another traditional Cambridge activity known as punting, is a perfect activity for a Father’s Day celebration to be enjoyed by all family members. Punting tours are available from many companies along the river bank, that take you down the River Cam, along the back of famous Cambridge Colleges, and an in-depth tour of Cambridge. It is a unique experience, the perfect surprise for Father’s Day, as the stunning views of the colleges and gardens are hidden from the public footpath, and can only be seen from punting down the river. If you love a challenge and are feeling brave, you can hire a punting boat from the punting tour companies, and give it a go yourself!

Celebrate with a memorable Father’s Day dinner

It is always lovely to celebrate Father’s Day with a special meal in a fine-dining luxury restaurant and bar in Cambridge. Just a short 20-minute walk or 10-minute cycle through the charming city of Cambridge, The Folio Bar & Kitchen offers home-cooked classics and the finest drinks, both filled with clever twists and inspiring turns, perfect to celebrate and spend time with family members. The interior spaces of the Cambridge restaurant and luxury bar are a blend of historic and contemporary, ensuring your Father’s Day visit is filled with luxury and individuality. There is a beautiful outdoor covered courtyard dining area – The Fellows Garden, allowing your father figures and family members to unwind and enjoy the exquisite food and drink outside on this official holiday. To have a glance at all of our drinks and dining menus, click to visit here.

Special Father’s Day Sunday Roast & Carvery

The Folio Bar & Kitchen offers a delicious Sunday Roast & Carvery on the first Sunday of every month, and this Father’s Day you can enjoy a one-off fantastic Sunday Roast & Carvery to celebrate Father’s Day. There is nothing more traditional to do when celebrating on a Sunday than enjoy a mouthwatering Sunday Roast & Carvery. Indulge in a traditional British Sunday Roast & Carvery at The Folio Bar & Kitchen and watch our Chefs hand-carve your delectable slices of meat right before your eyes. You and the family can relax and unwind in a contemporary luxury interior dining space, that has hints of the history of Cambridge city and the famous fellows. The Father’s Day Sunday Roast & Carvery costs £40 per person. Bookings must be reserved via email in advance.

Father's Day Sunday Roast - The Fellows House Cambridge

Enjoy a day at the Golf course

Whether your father figure is an avid golf player or never even held a golf club, this is a great idea for an active Father’s Day gift, which can be enjoyed both independently or with the whole family. Father’s Day falls close to the warm summer months, so the weather is ideal for playing golf. There are a number of golf courses across Cambridge, such as Kingsway Cambridge Golf Club located near the city centre which is easily accessible. There are more golf clubs on the outskirts of Cambridge, like the Gog Magog golf course that is only 5 miles from The Folio Bar & Kitchen, ideal for a short drive or breezy bike ride. As Father’s Day approaches, consider giving the gift of golf.

Indulge in an Afternoon Tea in Cambridge

Why not invite and treat your dad and father figures to indulge in a luxurious Afternoon Tea at The Folio Bar & Kitchen. There is an array of delicious homemade savouries, scones and sweet treats to choose from, accompanied by high-quality speciality tea, all freshly prepared by the in-house pastry chef. For Father’s Day, you can enjoy the Fellows Afternoon Tea in a beautiful cosy environment, and elevate your experience even further by celebrating with a glass of champagne, giving you the full Champagne Afternoon Tea experience. Let your dad or Father figures feel pampered and appreciated this Father’s Day, by surprising them to experience a pleasant Afternoon Tea at The Folio Bar & Kitchen.

Even if it is someone’s first Father’s Day or one of many, Father’s Day only comes once a year so it is important that this public holiday is celebrated. Not only can you give Father’s Day gifts on this national holiday, but Cambridge offers plenty of experiences from exploring Cambridge City to enjoying a sit-down dinner at The Folio Bar & Kitchen. You can surprise your father figure and celebrate Father’s Day this year in Cambridge.


Afternoon Tea

Offered from Thursdays through to Sundays from 12:00 to 16:30 at The Folio Bar & Kitchen.