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Fantastic Fathers: Best Father’s Day gift ideas and days out

By Eloise Nelson
Posted 11 June 2021
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If you’re looking for something great to spoil the father figure in your kids' lives, you’ve come to the right place! Father’s Day is coming up on the 20th June 2021, so we’ve rounded up a list of the best things to do this Father’s Day to celebrate, from the football-mad Dads to the thrill-seeking Dads, there’s something for everyone!
Struggling for what to give them? We’ve even rounded up 10 of the best Father’s Day gift ideas too, and the best part is these gifts can even be used on your next big day out with the whole family to enjoy.

Days Out 

We’ve rounded up 10 of the best days out to do this Father’s Day that Dads are bound to love, from thrill seekers to motor-enthusiasts, there’s a perfect day out for everyone, plus the whole family can have a great time together too, fingers crossed for sunshine! 

  1. Go Ape, national
    Take your tribe to the trees and release your inner monkeys at Go Ape! There are over 34 locations to pick from across the UK, and each one is packed full of exciting adventures, from making your way across wobbly bridges to flying down on a zip wire, plus some locations even have a Forest Segway experience! 

  2. Hollywood Bowl 
    Take to the lanes and discover the 26 state-of-the-art bowling lanes at the newly refurbished Hollywood Bowl Stevenage or Basildon! Enjoy the classic game of tenpin bowling and add a little bit of competition into your day out to see who can get a strike, plus there's even an amusement arcade for an extra bit of fun.

  3. Treetop Adventure Golf, various locations
    Make your day out golfing a little bit more crazy and head down to Treetop Adventure Golf! With locations in Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Leicester, you’ll be able to step into a tropical paradise and tee off with two exciting 18-hole courses, and each course is packed full of all sorts of fantastic twists, turns and surprises. 

  4. Escape Reality Manchester, Greater Manchester
    Put your thinking caps on and put your skills to the test at Escape Reality Manchester, a thrilling escape room. Take your pick from one of the themed rooms, and with 60 minutes on the clock, you’ll get to work together as a team to solve the puzzle and get out!

  5. The Bear Grylls Adventure, West Midlands
    Ready for some thrills? Head to The Bear Grylls Adventure, where Dads will get to put their skills to the test and have a go at being Bear Grylls! Go diving with sharks, have a go at archery, and you can even have a go at the epic Royal Marine inspired assault course!

  6. GO Paintball, Surrey
    Step into a huge 50 acre forest and get ready for an epic game of paintball at GO Paintball! Put on your camo overalls and gear up as you head deep into the forest, plus kids as young as 8 years old can even take part too so the whole family can experience the fun!

  7. Silverstone Interactive Museum, Northamptonshire 
    For any motor enthusiasts, a trip to Silverstone Interactive Museum should definitely be on your list for Father’s Day. You’ll get to discover the history and stories being the epic sport of British Motor Racing and there’s even over 60 hands-on exhibits, including climbing into a replica Grand Prix car and getting up close to Lewis Hamilton’s Racewear!

  8. Kirklees Light Railway, West Yorkshire
    Experience the ultimate train lovers day out at Kirklees Light Railway and hop onboard for an exciting steam train ride! Journey through the countryside in a hand-painted carriage on an exciting adventure, plus for any smaller train enthusiasts hop aboard the miniature railway and zoom around the duck pond.

  9. Football stadium tours
    Got football mad Dads? Give them the ultimate day out and step behind the scenes at their favourite Football stadium with a special tour! Pick from Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton stadium tour, or Arsenal Emirates and discover all of the secrets behind your favourite football team, you can even take a tour of Wembley Stadium

  10. Zip World, Wales
    Looking for a thrilling day out? Discover Zip World and pick from 3 of their different locations, Fforest, Penrhyn Quarry or Slate Caverns, and each location is packed full of up to 6 different adventures! From zooming across on an epic zip wire to bouncing around on trampolines in a cave, there’s all sorts of exciting things for daredevils of all ages.

 Gift Ideas


Looking for the best Father’s Day gift ideas? We’ve rounded up a list of 10 awesome gift ideas to make his day, from things that can be enjoyed with the whole family on a sunny afternoon in the park to some of the classic Father’s Day gifts, there’s plenty of great gifts you can pick from to make the day even more special.

  1. Kite
    A kite is a great and classic gift, and it’s perfect for a sunny afternoon in the park. Dads will love figuring it out and letting it fly up high in the sky, plus it’s the perfect activity to do as a whole family.

  2. Gift voucher for a day out
    If you’re not planning a day out on Father’s Day, then why not make some exciting plans for the future and give a gift voucher for their favourite attraction? Lots of attractions can offer gift vouchers, from zoos to theme parks, you can give the gift of making wonderful memories, plus you’ll get a head start on your summer holidays planning! 

  3. Cricket bat
    Let Dad brush up on his cricket skills with a mini cricket kit that’s perfect for sunny afternoons All you need is a bat, some stumps, and some balls and you’ve got all you need to make sure Dad can play an epic game of cricket and get the whole family involved too!

  4. Frisbee
    With summer coming up fast, it’s time to hit the park! A frisbee is the gift that will keep on giving on those sunny days, and there’s plenty of fun and loads of great games you could play.

  5. Cooking kit
    Ready, set, cook! Step into the kitchen and whip up a storm in the form of a tasty dish, or if you fancy it, discover the joys of BBQ season and fire up the grill for a tasty summer treat.

  6. Golf set
    Take the golf course to you and get a portable mini golf kit to bring with you on your next big family day out - he’ll be able to teach the kids how to properly putt their way around a golf course, or go solo! 

  7. Mini telescope
    See the stars and give the gift of a mini telescope! This unique gift will definitely blow his mind, and it’s the perfect summer evening activity that the whole family will love.  

  8. Gardening kit
    Get your garden summer-ready with a great gardening kit for Dad to enjoy, plus the kids will be able to get their hands dirty and get involved! 

  9. Personalised travel flask
    If you’re a family that loves going off on adventurers, then a personalised travel flask is a great gift. You can bring it everywhere with you on all of your favourite day outs, and you can bring your favourite hot or cold drink with you too. 

  10. Socks
    Of course, we couldn’t do a list of the best Father’s Day gift ideas without a mention of the classic gift of a pair of socks! Whether you want to go for personalised socks, funny socks, or totally wacky socks, they’re always a winner!


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