It's always tricky to find the perfect gift for fathers. With this in mind, we wanted to share with you some Father's Day ideas to help you ahead of the weekend.

As the forecast for this weekend looks lovely, why not head over to Kent Cycles to rent a bike for you and your dad. Check out their recommended routes on their website, whether a beach trail is preferred or a bit of shade with a cycle through the woods, there is a route for all:

  1. The Crab and Winkle Way
  2. The Oyster Bay Trail
  3. The Blean Wood Trail

Does your dad enjoy old-school music or just the aesthetic pleasure of having a record playing? Why not pop into Vinylstore Jr and pick out some of his favourites. With a wide selection of new and old, you're bound to find the perfect vinyl for him.

If you're looking for a more unique and creative gift, why not check out Rock Paper Scissors, who were just voted Best Lifestyle Store in the Muddy Stiletto Awards. They have a range of homemade, ethical products including homeware, books, art, fashion and pantry for whatever your dad likes.

Maybe you're looking to gift him with something he can keep on him wherever he goes. A. Simmonds has a variety of watches and gifts for you to choose from. You could get a message engraved on it to add a personal touch.

Has your dad been so busy and not had the time to pamper himself? Why not book him an appointment at Taylors Hairdressing. Using eco-friendly products and modern equipment, Dad's hair will feel fully refreshed once Taylor is done. There are other great salons in the Castle Quarter, you can always book your dad an appointment with the very professional and enthusiastic teams at COAH, Steven James or Stone Hairdressing.

Alternatively, Chaucer Bookshop offers a wide range of books for a fellow bookworm. If you already have a book in mind, pop into the shop to see if they have it or take your dad so he can browse through the two floors of books to find something truly unique from this ever so quirky bookshop.

After a lot of Father's Day fun, make sure to show a final appreciation by booking a 'Dads Table' at The Three Tuns. With options from mouth-watering prime-cut seasoned steaks to their special Sunday roasts, there's something to please every dad's appetite.

If your dad prefers a drink, why not take him to The Foundry Brewpub where he can get a free Lager/Pale Ale or IPA to say cheers. They also have a selection of gins, beers and ciders - the majority of these are being made on site, so you'll have an experience you can't get anywhere else. They have Father's Day gifts if you want to end the day with a nice touch.

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