It might seem a long way away, but Father’s Day is just around the corner. Sunday 19 June is the special date for your diary this year and, if you’re like us, you’ll want to avoid the last minute dash to pick up that perfect gift for “your old man”!
Some dads can be notoriously difficult to buy presents for. For some people, their imagination ran no further than a gift pack of beer, something for the car or a card with a gift voucher for the local DIY store. Thankfully, Father’s Day gifts are a little more inspiring these days.
Today, finding a Father’s Day gift that your dad will truly remember has never been easier, with experience days being a particularly popular choice when it comes to this particular occasion, as well as birthdays and Christmas.
One experience that is understandably popular is the opportunity to drive luxury supercar. After all, how many dads haven’t dreamt of owning a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Aston Martin? Whilst a Silverstone Thrill won’t quite put an Italian supercar on your driveway, it will let you put your foot to the floor in your choice of supercar, racer or rally car and one of the world’s most famous Grand Prix circuits.
Under the guidance of professional racing instructors, you’ll have the choice of putting your driving skills to the test around some of F1’s most challenging corners in a Ferrari supercar or Lotus Exige, trying out your handbrake turns in a fully prepared rally car or getting as close as possible to F1 as you can possible imagine with a single-seater thrill.
If your dad is more “adrenalin junkie” than “petrol head”, then give him the thrill of his life with this Bungee Jump experience.
After all, he is looking for a bit of excitement, what better way than jumping from 160 feet in the air and hurtling towards the ground on an elasticised rope? Granted, this experience isn’t exactly for everyone and a head for heights is very much an essential, but for the sheer thrill, it’s hard to beat.
But perhaps your father would prefer something a little more sedate than jumping from a crane? Well, don’t worry. If your dad is more for watching sport rather than taking part, especially rugby union, then he will love this official Twickenham Stadium tour experience.
Rugby’s vibrant history will come to life as your father and a partner of his choosing go deep into the bowels of the game’s most famous stadium. You’ll find out exactly how it feels to run out of the player’s tunnel, sample the view from the dugouts and visit the World Rugby Museum, where the largest collection of rugby memorabilia helps tell the story of how a schoolboy game became an internationally renowned professional sport.
Finally, for that true luxury experience, why not treat your dad to a Helicopter flight over London? Your father will feel like a true VIP as he is treated to a unique view of all the major attractions of the capital city, including the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. This is one 30 minute experience that he will never forget!
Whatever your dad is in to, consider giving him a Father’s Day gift that he will truly never forget.