Father’s Day is just around the corner and while you may be tempted to get him the latest gadgets or a pair of cosy slippers, a family day out could be the perfect alternative. Check out our inspirational ideas for you to properly treat your dad this year.
1. Become a golfing pro
Take your dad off to the driving range for some friendly competition at TopGolf. With a casual ‘swing and score’ set up, he doesn’t have to be Tiger Woods to have fun. Pitch up, choose your games, get to a bay and tee off – it’s as simple as that. You can also grab some snacks and drinks while you play to help fuel your quest for glory.
2. Brew something brilliant
If your dad is a fan of a good pint, take him on an award-winning, tour of Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame. See the brewing process for yourself, taste some mineral water fresh from the well and smell the locally-grown Kentish hops on this 80 minute immersive tour of this 300 year old brewery. You can take the experience home with you by visiting the shop after your tour where lots of historic souvenirs and on-site crafted beers are on offer.
3. Master the BBQ
Whether your old man is a natural at manning the BBQ, or his skills are a bit burnt around the edges, there’s a master-class waiting just for him at the Weber Grill Academy. Set him up for a summer of barbecuing success with a Grilling Academy course where your dad can learn the art of barbecuing to perfection and even discover some new recipes and techniques along the way.
4. Visit a quirky museum
Do something a little different this year and venture out to one of the UK’s more unusual museums. The British Lawnmower Museum is a great pick for green fingered dads with lots of vintage gardening tools on display, as well as more modern machinery. If your dad is feeling brave, The Old Operating Theatre museum is a fascinating hidden gem that houses Europe’s oldest operating theatre dating back to the 19th Century. Be sure to stick around for the Victorian Surgery talk where you can learn all about what this place would’ve been like for a medical student (and the patient!) at the time.
5. Be a flying legend
Make your dad’s dreams of flying come true at one of the UK’s iFLY centres. Get your flying suit on and let go of all inhibitions as you experience the thrill of flying alongside a trained instructor who will help you get the most of your experience. Dad can even have a go at some mid-air skills too if he’s feeling brave. With lots of flight packages available, including a special 40% off deals for Father’s Day, it’s never been a better opportunity for dad to earn his wings.