Quirky Things To Do In London On Father’s Day

Published by Georgie Baker 6 days ago

It’s that time of year again, whether it’s your Grandad, Dad, Uncle or Stepdad, it’s your chance to show your appreciation to those special figures in your life. Struggling for ideas of the perfect London Father's Day out that will make your siblings green with envy that they didn’t think of them first? We’ve got you covered…

When Is Father’s Day 2024?

Father’s Day falls on Sunday 16th June 2024 in the UK. So, don’t panic! You still have time to organise the perfect gift.

What Should I Get My Dad For Father’s Day?

Bored of the endless wallets, whiskey glasses and golf balls you’re expected to gift your loved one this Father’s Day? Us too! So, why not give them something they REALLY want? Not only a day out with the family but a day out with the family at 35mph along the Thames!

At Thames Rockets we take thrill-seeking VERY seriously which is why a trip on one of our famous red rocket speedboats is the perfect present for Dads looking for something a little different.

Does your Dad think he knows it all when it comes to London? Prepare to learn something new as our hilarious, professional comedian and actor guides take you on a quick-fire tour of London’s most iconic landmarks. Enjoy the sunshine and some family time in our open top vessel, as you see the city’s sights from the unique perspective of the water. Snap some shots of these breathtaking backdrops before holding on tight…

It’s time for your skipper to put their foot down and speed you past Canary Wharf at a hair raising 35mph! We’ll bring the tunes and your Dad can bring the embarrassing dance moves (sorry about that…)

We’ll twist and turn in the summer sun before heading back to our start point of the London Eye, where you will continue your London day out and bask in the knowledge and praise that you have got your Dad the best possible gift!


What Thames Rockets Experience Is Best For Father’s Day?

  • The ultimate family day calls for the Ultimate London Adventure. Our most popular experience, this is a real crowd pleaser and suitable for all ages! Begin at the world-famous London Eye and enjoy 50 minutes of sights, speeds and fascinating tour guiding.
  • If you’ve got an adrenaline junkie in mind, they’ll love our Break the Barrier experience. Discover 45 minutes of ALL SPEED as we whisk you from Bankside Pier all the way down to the Thames Barrier and back again! This trip is perfect for older families or if you’ve planned a day out without the kid, as we recommend this experience for ages 10 and over.
  •  A summer sunset tour on the river? Yes, please! Our Thames Lates trip is an evening cruise filled with picturesque views PLUS a delicious drink courtesy of our partners, 6 O’Clock Gin. It’s the ideal way to top off your Father’s Day evening. This experience is suitable for ages 18+ because we serve alcohol onboard.
  •  Finally, if you fancy going all out on our most premium experience, head to the London Eye and jump on our Thames Barrier Explorer’s Voyage! Enjoy ALL the sights and ALL the speed in this 80-minute epic adventure. Start at our famous home, the London Eye and fly all the way down to the Thames Barrier.

After you’ve felt thoroughly invigorated from your Thames Rockets experience, why not keep the good vibes going and head to these other Dad-approved spots…

Speedboat may be one way to travel in London but what about all the other ways? The London Transport Museum explores the fascinating history of our great capital through its vehicles and the incredible people who have helped us get from A to B for the last 200 years. There are exhibits for all ages to enjoy and is especially perfect to indulge the bus and train-mad Dads.

Head from the speedy water of Thames Rockets to the lofty heights of Go Ape! Frolic through the trees in fun, family-bonding challenges. It’s a fabulous dad-venture infused with nature and fascinating landscapes.

Football fans, this one’s for you! Follow in the footsteps of your Dads favourite players with a stadium tour. No matter the colour they root for on a Saturday afternoon, there is nothing like walking down the tunnel to the pitch and seeing the child-like wonder spread across their face! 

With everything London has to offer, there is NO excuse for a boring Father’s Day. Book your Thames Rockets blast now!

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