Top 10 things to do with dad on Father's Day

Want to say thank you to Dad for all that he does, but stuck for Father’s Day ideas? No problem! We’ve made a list of great experiences you can treat him to. So why not make this Father’s Day a bit different and...

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Visit the National Motorcycle Museum

If your Dad is mad about motorbikes, he’ll love a trip to the National Motorcycle Museum. This motorbike collection in Solihull is the largest in the world. There’s an incredible number of vintage and new motorbikes on display, dating from 1898 to the latest British superbikes of today.

Dad will get revved up walking round the exhibits and learning about the development of the motorcycle, as well as the UKs motorcycle manufacturing heritage.

Get tickets at http://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/

Enjoy a bike ride

Spend some quality time with Dad by taking a bike ride together. The National Cycle Network offers miles and miles of cycling routes for you to try.

You’ll find routes that pass by some of our country's most iconic landmarks, including Windsor Castle and the River Thames. And others will take you through RSPB reserves that are perfect for spotting birds and wildlife.

Find a route that’s just right for Dad here: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/walking-and-cycling-inspiration/routes-families/great-rides-dads

Picnic at the beach

If the sun has got its hat on this Father’s Day, why not pack up your bucket and spade, and head to the beach?

Depending on where you go, Dad can dip his toes in the sea, play frisbee with the little ones or sit back and soak up the sunshine as he enjoys a special Father’s Day picnic.

You can find a beach near you, popular destinations and hidden gems here: http://www.goodbeachguide.co.uk/

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If the sun has got its hat on this Father’s Day, why not pack up your bucket and spade, and head to the beach?

Race go-karts

Who said go-karting is just for kids? Treat Dad to a go-karting experience with Virgin Experience Days.

If he’s got the need for speed, Dad will enjoy whizzing round the track when he’s behind the wheel. It’ll give him a great adrenaline rush and make lasting memories.

Book an experience day at https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/go-karting

Drive a steam train

If go-karting isn’t Dad’s thing, make his childhood dream come true by giving him with the chance to drive a steam train.

This nostalgic day out will have a lot to offer – whether he’s experiencing a slice of railway history or tucking into afternoon tea on a train ride through the charming British countryside.

Get tickets at https://www.buyagift.co.uk/days-out/steam-and-diesel-trains

Spend time at a car show

This Father’s Day weekend, Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent will be hosting a special car show. With the childhood home of Anne Boleyn as the backdrop, a range of classic cars will be on display, as well as lots of activities for the family.

From Alfa Romeos to Ferraris, Dad can admire the huge collection of motors – and get a snap of himself in a Ferrari! Meanwhile, the little ones can make their own card for their Dad in a free craft workshop, or perhaps try the kart simulator at Buckmore Park.

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Take on Escape Room

If your Dad loves puzzles, see how he gets on in a real-life escape game.

Escape Room is an interactive activity that your whole family can enjoy. You’ll be locked in a room and have 60 minutes to solve head-scratching puzzles to escape.

Think your Dad can take on the challenge? Book your place at http://www.theescaperoom.co.uk/ - they are located in Manchester, Preston, Stoke and Barrow.

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Go on a brewery tour

Toast Dad this Father’s Day with a brewery tour. Up and down the UK, many craft breweries welcome visitors for a fun day out.

Dad can learn about the history of the Brewery, watch how beer is brewed and even have a little tipple at the end of the tour.

A quick Google search will help you find your nearest brewery or you can find tickets at Red Letter Days to Sadler's Brewery, Wadworth Brewery, Inveralmond Brewery and many more around the UK.

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Play a round of golf

If your Dad loves nothing more than hitting the perfect swing on the golf course, why not treat him to a special Father’s Day round?

Whether you choose a golf lesson with a PGA Professional, where he’ll pick up new skills from the best or 18 holes at one of Britain’s famous golf courses, this will be a Father’s Day hole in one!

Find the perfect golfing experience at https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/golf

Take cooking classes

Does your Dad love to cook? Rustle up a cooking class experience where he can brush up on his culinary skills and be king of the kitchen.

From meat masterclasses and street food lessons, to sushi making workshops – there’s a mouth-watering menu of cooking classes you can sign him up to.

Find the nearest cooking class here:  https://www.buyagift.co.uk/food-and-drink/cookery-lessons

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