THE 10 BEST FATHER-SON ACTIVITIES FOR FATHER’S DAY
1: DRIVING EXPERIENCES
Struggling to find gift experiences for men? Then you need look no further than an exhilarating day-out at Silverstone. Fast cars, motorbikes, helicopter rides, behind the scenes tours, tuition from the pros: the ultimate Father’s Day experience. Also their gift voucher scheme lets your dad curate his own day, so you’re guaranteed to put a smile on his face.
2. GOLF DAY OUT
If your dad is golfing-mad then you’ve got a few Father’s Day options. Just select what type of ‘Woods’ best describes you below:
- Tiger Woods – Get out there and show him how it’s done: find your local course here.
- Lost another ball in the woods – Don’t hold your dad up on the first hole. Book him in some golf lessons or an afternoon at the driving range.
- What the hell are the woods? – Don’t know your woods from your irons? Level the playing field on your local crazy golf course.
3. FOOD FUN
Treat a foodie father with a day out at one of the UK’s many farmers markets or street food festivals. Dad gets to browse the award winning sirloin and you get to pick up a few groceries: everyone’s a winner. For a more hands on experience why not take him to a one day cookery school
4. FOOTBALL STADIUM TOUR
For the football mad father nothing will beat getting behind the scenes at his beloved club. Walking down the tunnel, standing on the pitch like he’s Bobby Moore, waving to the invisible crowd, perusing the packed trophy cabinets (not available at all clubs): let your dad see what it’s like to be on 200 grand a week for the day.
5. PAINT BALLING
The UK Paintball industry claims to be one of the fastest growing extreme sports with apparently over 1 million people blasting each other into multi-coloured agony each year. Team up with your dad and assassinate complete strangers (with paint) alternatively seek revenge for those awful Christmas socks by machine gunning dad down in broad daylight (again with paint).
Find a venue here.
What better place to re-connect with your dad than among the great outdoors? Don’t fancy a lecture on how to put the tent up? Head to pitchup.com and find yourself a ready-made wigwam, yurt or tipi.
Fishing is a great opportunity to sit have a good long overdue chat with your dad. Bring in a good catch and you can both lie about how big that bass was for years to come. Priceless. Make sure that you get a rod licence before you catch that carp though.
Now don’t skip straight past this one. It may sound like work but volunteering is an incredibly fulfilling and enjoyable way to spend your free time. Turn Father’s Day into a meaningful opportunity to help those around you as well as creating unique experiences and memories for you and your dad to share forever.
9. HISTORIANS’ DAY OUT
Is your dad a bit of a David Starkey? I mean a history buff not a controversial social commentator. If so then get him out of the house and down to one of the National Trust’s many historical sites, events or museums. You may even learn something yourself.
10. MUSIC FESTIVAL
Does your dad know his Beethoven from his Bach? Have strong opinions on the Beatles and the Bee Gees? Prefer bebop to beat boxing? A music festival might just be the perfect adventure for you and your dad this June. The festivals below all fall around Father’s Day: