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Fathers Day ideas in and around St Andrews

Father’s Day is on Sunday the 16th of June.

We thought we would put together a list of ideas for things do with Dad in and around St Andrews this weekend.

Eating Out

Everyone knows the best way to keep Dads happy is to feed them! From GIANT burgers at Rascals bar to fine, fresh fish at the Seafood Restaurant, plus everything in between – you know there’s a place to eat in St Andrews that your Dad will love!

Visit the “EAT” section of our site for lots of great dining ideas.

Food Festival

The Crail Food Festival takes place this weekend. A great day out for the whole family and a must if your Dad is a food fan. He’ll no doubt love the selection of local beers on offer!

Catch a Film

Perhaps Dad would enjoy a movie at the “New Picture House” here in St Andrews? Since it’s Father’s Day you can buy him an extra large popcorn!


If your Dad is a history buff, he’ll love a visit to some of the unique historic sites here in St Andrews. From the spectacular Cathedral ruins to the recently restored Martyrs’ Monument to the bloody history of St Andrews Castle – why not plan your own historic walking tour? Details of all the historic sites here.

Conquer the Himalayas!

A fun activity for the whole family, get a little family competition going at this famous putting green!

St Andrews Aquarium

So much more than just fish! You can feed the seals, compare the meerkats and now also visit the Penguins! The St Andrews Aquarium is a great family day out.

Craigtoun Country Park

Pack a picnic (lots of great delis in St Andrews!) and enjoy a day out to Craigtoun Country Park. Only two miles from St Andrews, with plenty of free parking, there’s a great children’s play area plus the much loved miniature railway!

British Golf Museum

If your Dad is a Golf fan, why not take him to the visit the British Golf Museum where he can learn more about the history of the great game. What better place to learn about golf than in St Andrews, the home of golf?

Spa Dad

Both of St Andrews’ world class spas offer many “just for men” treatments including special Golfer’s massages. Treat Dad to a few hours of relaxation and bliss!


With our unique range of independent stores you can be sure you’ll find the ideal Father’s Day card and gift right here in St Andrews!


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