Fathers Day Edinburgh

Father’s Day 2018

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Sun 17 Jun 2018, various venues.

Father’s Day is a special day honouring Dads and fatherhood. It is celebrated all over the world on different days of the year. In the UK we celebrate it on the third Sunday in June. In 2018 Father’s Day falls on Sunday 17th June.

Edinburgh is the perfect city to visit with your Dad on Father’s Day. Here is Edinburgh Tourist’s pick of the best things to do on a day trip …

Whisky Tasting

Whisky is Scotland’s national drink and a special tasting would be a popular choice for lots of Dads out there! Jeffrey Street Whisky offer a great Malt Whisky Tasting for just £13 per person. For the more experienced connoisseur, the Scotch Whisky Experience Whisky Masterclass delves deeper into the art of tasting.


There are lots of activities in and around Edinburgh for thrill-seekers, sporty and adventurous types. Perhaps a supercar thrill ride or helicopter flight? A paintballing experience or golfing masterclass? Search Red Letter Days for more ideas (make sure you check the location before booking).


If your Dad loves history, you can build your own custom tour of Scotland’s best attractions with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. The 3 or 7 day pass would make a great Father’s Day gift. It offers free entry to more than 78 Scottish attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Craigmillar Castle and Holyrood Abbey.


Take your Dad for a slap up meal. There are so many great restaurants in Edinburgh to choose from. Or for something a bit different, treat him to Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at The Dalmahoy. (You can get there on the 28 First bus from the city centre).

Things to see and do on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day weekend event highlights include Leith Festival, Edinburgh Whisky Festival and the Canal Festival and Raft Race. Check the what’s on calendar and list of attractions for more things to do in Edinburgh.