Father’s Day takes place on Sunday 18th of June – so you only have a couple of weeks to find that special gift to show your dad how much you care.
In addition to a thoughtful gift that he can cherish forever – why not treat him to a unique experience that he’ll never forget?
Whether you’re looking for a high-quality gift experience that you and your siblings can buy together, or something a little less extravagant (but still unforgettable), we’ve compiled our top picks for Father’s Day gift experiences that are a real break from the norm.
Go Speed Boating on the Thames
What better way to see London’s Sights than from the most famous waterway in the world, the River Thames? Add a speedboat into the equation and you’ve got the perfect Father’s Day activity for dads who want a fully-fledged 007 experience.
There are a number of different speed boating experiences to choose from, but we love the look of the Thames RIB Experience – perfectly designed to give the right combination of adrenalin, excitement and sightseeing. This is surely a boat ride that Dad won’t forget in a hurry.
Create Memories at a Classic Car Show
With summer just around the corner, there are a number of classic car shows coming up in the warmer months to treat Dad to for Father’s Day. But if you’re hoping to take dad out on the actual Father’s Day weekend, then there’s still time to arrange a trip to Somerset for the National Trust’s Father’s Day Classics event.
An array of classic cars will descend upon the Tyntesfield estate, giving you a chance to explore all the different makes and models in a picturesque country setting. There’s even the chance to take some photos of Dad behind the wheel – and what’s more, the event itself is free!
Take to the Skies with a Helicopter Ride
Would your dad enjoy taking to the skies this Father’s Day? Then why not treat him to an exhilarating helicopter ride through the beautiful British countryside!
Central Helicopters provide helicopter rides through the picturesque Lake District (as well as other locations) allowing Dad to take in the stunning views of Morcambe Bay and the surrounding landscape as he’s never seen it before.
Gather the Team for the Ultimate Football Experience
This event is perfect for dads who love football – and is a great activity to get the entire family involved. The Football Association’s Ultimate Football Experience gives you (and Dad) the chance to live the day as an international footballer, including a tour of the National Football Centre, a coaching session from an FA licensed coach, A 90 minute fun-based football activity, and much more.
This particular experience is perfect for groups, so it’s great for dads, grandads, uncles, siblings and anyone else who want’s the star footballer treatment.
Be a Brewer for a Day
If your dad is a lover of beer then why not make him a brewer for a day, and treat him to a full, immersive beer-making experience at Kellham Island brewery (the first independent brewery in Sheffield in almost 100 years).
This is the perfect Father’s Day gift for anyone who wants to learn more about the beer making process and get hands-on experience with brewing beer from start to finish. Plus, it even includes a 5 litre keg of the beer made during the day!
Treat Him to a Traditional Barber Shop Experience
Allow Dad the opportunity to relax and unwind, with a little bit of self-indulgence thrown in for good measure. A traditional barber shop experience could be just the ticket if you’re struggling for interesting Father’s Day gift ideas – because let’s face it, dad’s need pampering too!
Barber shops have witnessed something of a resurgence in the last couple of years, so there are plenty of locations all over the UK offering traditional wet shaves, hair styling, beard grooming and more – all in a relaxed setting. We love the look of Murdock’s barbers in London, and they have 8 different barber shops to choose from!
Have Fun at a Family Festival
If a short family getaway filled with food, music and camping sounds like your dad’s ideal treat, then consider a trip to one of the UK’s many family-friendly festivals this summer. There are a number of events across the country that are suitable for families, but we love the look of Latitude festival, set in the beautiful grounds of Henham Park in Suffolk.
With a dedicated kids area, family-friendly activities, and top acts like Mumford and Sons and Fatboy Slim, it’s no wonder Latitude has previously won ‘Best Family Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards. A family festival like this is the perfect place to make some cherished memories, and gives Dad (and the whole family) something big to look forward even after Father’s Day has passed.
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