Looking for the perfect Father’s Day present but buying for the man who has everything? Why not give the gift of some quality time together with one of the below unique experiences, from father-son barber’s shop days, to oyster shucking classes and luxury brunch dates.
Father’s Day Days Out for 2018
1. Truefitt & Hill’s Ultimate Father’s Day Experience
Looking to treat Dad to the ultimate Father’s Day indulgence? Truefitt & Hill’s Ultimate Father’s Day Experience is a perfect father-son treat. On arrival, guests will be offered a glass of The Tweeddale – The Evolution which, at 28 years-old, is the eldest Tweeddale to be released. Next up, they’ll have a Truefitt & Hill Master Barber to themselves for a haircut & shampoo, a traditional hot towel wet shave, beard trim or facial treatment. They’ll also take home an exclusive goody bag of Truefitt & Hill’s finest grooming products, plus enjoy a sharing plate for two of British delicacies, including a rose veal tomahawk, with drinks at GBR at The DUKES Hotel. There will also be exclusive Savile Row discounts available on the day. Buy tickets here
2. Cottage Escape & Anti-Stress Massage
What better way to atone for years of stressing out Dad than an anti-stress massage and a weekend away? Try Burlton Cottages and choose between three stylish houses on a 500-acre private estate in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, just 20-minutes from the medieval town of Shrewsbury. The Father’s Day package includes a complimentary anti-stress massage for Dad at the on-site spa that has its own 12-metre pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, treatment room and gym. Three-nights in The Granary for £333, saving 10%, for two adults arriving Saturday 16th June. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01939 270404)
3. Berners Tavern Father’s Day Brunch
Forget buying Dad a gift and take him for brunch at Berners this Father’s Day, where all dads will be gifted a monogrammed hip-flask on the day, filled with the Ageing Hipster a mix of Tin Cup Bourbon, Diplomatic Reserva Exclusiva Rum, sacred spiced Vermouth and Bitters. The Ageing Hipster cocktail and hip-flask are both complimentary for brunch bookings made on Father’s Day, Sunday 17th June.
4. Oyster Shucking Class at Wilton’s
Established in 1742, Wilton’s has been shucking oysters for 275 years. Why not get Dad a lesson straight from the experts who serve up the freshest oysters in London with the restaurant’s 90-minute masterclass. It busts the myths, extols the benefits and offers the chance to sample a range from of oysters from around the British Isles. The class costs £85 and includes a glass of Champagne, a dozen oysters and two glasses of white wine. wiltons.co.uk
5. Sportfish Fly Fishing Lessons
What better way to spend some quality time with Dad than by sitting in complete silence 10 metres down a river bank from him with a fishing rod? This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a fly fishing lesson at Sportfish Game Fishing Centre, located in Reading. Sportfish’s expert credentials include teaching Ewan McGregor for his role in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and they offer fly casting lessons, fly tying courses, chalkstream fishing and courses for salmon, trout, pike & sea trout. From £20, www.sportfish.co.uk
6. St John’s Wood Super Car Pageant
Want to spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day, without spending a penny? Take him to the St John’s Wood Super Car Pageant, which is taking place on the day from 10am to 5pm. The event will be held in the heart of St John’s Wood, amongst vibrant independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Check out relatively unseen Classic Cars and a select number of very special modern Supercars at the pageant, with highlights including a 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, a 1967 Ferrari 365 California Spyder, a Brough Superior SS100 motorcycle, a 1987 Aston Martin V8 Volanté and 1961 Lancia Flaminia Sport by Zagato. The event, on St John’s Wood High Street, is free to enjoy, and proceeds from money spent on the day will go to the only independent hospice in Central London, The St John’s Hospice. raysofsunshine.org.uk
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