Give your Father a treat this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a customary day proposed by the Catholic Church for celebrating fatherhood. It’s been dated back to 1911 where many tried to adopt this catholic celebratory day. Every single year I feel Father’s Day is becoming more and more commercialized and losing its full meaning. This year rather than spending a fortune on a presents, why not make it a family day out. There is no shortage of activities to make it a memorable day not just for Dad but for all of the family.

Here are just a few suggestions that you can utilize this Father’s Day :

Visit a National Trust venue and event

Across the country the National Trust have venues that will be holding events from classic car exhibitions to historic re-enactments and festivals of food with musical accompaniment. Whatever the venue it will be of great historical interest and the featured events will entertain the whole family. Facilities are usually very good at venues and all ages are usually catered for. For details of events go to: ( There will be fees for those who are not already members of the National Trust, and certain events may also require additional costs.

Driving experiences

Why not give Dad a chance to drive the way he’d really like to? There are a variety of driving experience gifts that can make this Father’s Day full of memories that will last a lifetime. Starting at just £49 for an hour’s off-road driving to a reduced price of £120 for the chance to drive no less than five supercars, there are a wide variety of driving experiences available across the country. As Dad gets behind the wheel, the rest of the family can enjoy watching and make a day out of the trip. Information here: ( and select driving from the categories list.

Take it to the beach

It doesn’t have to cost money to give Dad a great Father’s Day with his family. Weather permitting, get a picnic together or take food for a portable BBQ and head for a pleasant beach. The day can be taken at everyone’s pace, the sea, sand and beach activities will entertain everyone, and there will be plenty of opportunities to photo-calls. Costs can be kept low, especially if there is a beach nearby. This is just one of the suggestions to be found here:(

Play an Exit Game

For the more adventurous family who want to share an exciting experience and find their way out of a locked room within the given time limit, Exit Games offer chances to do just that across the country. There are a number of centres that offer the chance to play Exit Games. Fees will vary. Find more information here:(

Taste of London Festival

The last day of this event falls on Father’s Day. The day will feature celebrity chefs doing their thing, tasting experiences, opportunities to brush up on culinary skills, exhibitions of artisan cookery and produce and a host of other events and demonstrations. There are of course a number of excellent restaurants to stop and refuel on and around the site. The day is split into sessions, and then tickets are priced according to the sessions chosen. Prices start at £28. Information here:(