Father’s Day is, of course, best honoured by spending quality time with your Dad. Avoid the same old predictable days out by following our guide to 2017 Father’s Day experiences to treat your Dad and enjoy the summer sun.
Sail the French Riviera
Adventure meets luxury on a sailing trip in the French Riviera. Nice, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Monaco- the coastline is celebrated for its beauty and class. Hire a set of sails in Antibes or Cannes and hit the water for a dreamy getaway with your Dad. Miles and miles of magnificent coastline packed with beaches, rock inlets and towns; there’s everything to explore. Boats can be chartered from almost all the ports for varying prices and experience levels. Stop at each port, crack open a cold beer and enjoy the culture, food and celebrity spotting.
Scramble the Via Ferrata
The Via Ferrata is a hair-raising adventure in the Lake District. Originally from the Dolomites in Italy, Via Ferrata means “Iron Way” and it’s an exhilarating journey across the Honister Crag using fixed iron footholds and handholds. Dangle off the slippery edges and narrow gorges for more than four hours with views of the surrounding Lake District. The Via Ferrata Xtreme is twice as high as The Shard and seven times the height of Big Ben. Treat Dad with an unforgettable rush of adrenaline completed with a ‘skywalk; across the formidable Infiniti Bridge that sits more than 2,000 feet above the valley floor.
Spice things up at a Cooking Class
Its common knowledge that all Dads love food. Whether you play it safe, signing up for a BBQ masterclass locally, or whisk your dad off for an adventurous lesson in the art of cooking abroad, it’s a trip that is sure to go down a treat. Thai cooking in Bangkok, or Italian cuisine in Rome or even Greek recipes in a little Island town in Corfu- the options are endless to fill your Dad with some delicious grub as a thank you for being him! If your Dad is a keen chef, then options for masterclasses from famous chefs could be a winner. Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay both teach the art to their loved cooking for reasonable prices.
Cheer for your country in New Zealand
The 10-match British and Irish Lions tour began on June 3 and continues for six weeks across New Zealand. Host cities include Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei and other fantastic destinations that will be ignited with the spirit of Rugby Fans from the other side of the world. Tickets are still available for matches and a spontaneous surprise to see the tour would be a once in a lifetime dream for those rugby fan dads. It goes without saying that New Zealand is an enthralling destination in its own right, so be sure to see the sights. The Aoraki National park is for the adventurous, the Geothermal Wonderland for the culture hunters as it explores the best of the Maori world and Hawkes Bay is for the wine lovers, holding a place of wine royalty in the industry.
Race for freedom in the Escape Rooms
What better way to spoil your Dad on Father’s day than by getting his cogs turning. Pressure, problem solving and frantic detective work make for a unique experience. Following the opening in 2006, the Escape Rooms have become all the rage. In a group you’re placed in a room and given a mission to solve by exploring to find hints and clues. Searching for containers with passcodes, or keys for unknown locks you’ll be working against the clock to free yourself. The Escape Rooms are worldwide making it an easy option wherever you live. They vary from Sherlock Holmes, bank heists, Prison Break, The Mummy, and the Da Vinci Code.
Treat your Dad to some luxury Eyewear
Luxury fashion house Prada amaze again with their quirky vintage round lens glasses. The timeless frame shape features in a unique transparent blue for a bold finish, perfect for solving clues in the Escape Rooms.
Adventure and Oakley go hand in hand. For the adrenaline rushing Father’s Day activities these Flak Draft Sunglasses are ideal and feature in a bold red colour scheme to ensure your Dad stands out from the crowd.
For lapping up the sun in the French Riviera, these stylish half rim round sunglasses by Ray-Ban® are must. Have your Dad shining among the rich and famous of the French towns in the unique gold turtledove sunglasses from the new collection.
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