celebrating fathers day

Now THIS is why we love celebrating Father’s Day!

It’s worth celebrating Father’s Day when you’ve got gifts this good to give him! We’ve put together a list of our eight favourite Father’s Day experiences. It includes perennial best sellers, activities that are new to the books and even one that makes an old gift favourite cool again. Read on to see how you can celebrate Father’s Day with IntotheBlue.

iFLY Father’s Day offer

You love a bargain as much as we do, so when the team at iFLY told us we could do a 2 for 1 offer for Father’s Day, we jumped at it! Take Dad for a spot of indoor skydiving and you get to go with him. Both of you have two 60 second flights in the vertical wind tunnel, which is the equivalent of three tandem skydives’ worth of freefall. Hair raising fun for Dads and kids from just three years old. £54 for two.

Twickenham Stadium tour and museum visit

If your Daddy loves his rugby, he’ll love this. He gets to tour the home of English rugby at Twickenham. An expert guide will show Dad all the behind the scenes stuff, from the Royal Box to the dressing rooms and he’ll even be have his moment running down the player’s tunnel towards the pitch! Access to the World Rugby Museum, which is packed full of rugby history and memorabilia, is included too. Just £20 per person.

fishing Dad

Send Dad off to catch supper on a deep sea fishing day for Father’s Day!

Norfolk sea fishing day

Send Dad out on to the open seas for a fantastic day of deep sea fishing. All aboard the 32ft offshore fast fisher ‘Off the Hook’ to catch your tea off the coast of Lowestoft or Brancaster. With any luck, Dad will be bringing back some nice skate or cod for the freshest fish supper ever! All you need to do is make the chips. All the gear is included and it’s £70 per person for the whole day.

VIP Spitfire tour

Everyone loves the Spitfire plane – fact. The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar is a working hangar that houses a priceless collection of warbirds. A VIP tour gives you an insight into the painstaking work the dedicated team carries out to restore and maintain these beauties in full airworthy condition. It’s utterly fascinating and a highly recommended day out for all the family, not just Dad! From £39 per person.

trucking dad

Keep on trucking’ Dad! Celebrate Father’s Day by driving not one, but two huge articulated lorries!

Ultimate trucker experience

Keep Daddy truckin’ with this fabulous lorry driving experience that’s new this year. Dad gets to drive both a huge long-nosed American rig and a modern articulated truck, the likes of which you see pounding the motorways of Europe every day. There’s something quite cool about sitting high up in the cab of your HGV with 16 (yes,16!) gears to choose from! Weekday truck driving was £129, now £109 per person.

National Brewery Centre guided tour

Take Dad to the epicentre of beer for a brilliant Father’s Day outing. Head to Burton-upon-Trent and explore the National Brewery Centre that also happens to incorporate the Bass museum and the William Worthington Micro Brewery. Learn about the history of brewing, see Shire horses and steam trains at the brewery’s own station, before visiting the Brewery Tap Bar for a beer tasting. Tours for two £49.

dad in a tank

Now that’s one cool Dad celebrating Father’s Day in a tank!

Dads and lads or lasses tank driving

Without doubt a perennial favourite, this experience will see you and Dad sharing tank driving time on a crazy, mud-filled off road circuit. And if you needed any more convincing that this is a fun thing to do, just take a look at the photo. That’s someone’s Dad having an absolute ball in a tank. ‘Nuff said! Buy it for just £105 for the two of you.

And finally…celebrating Father’s Day with socks!

You know how we always say socks are the most boring of Father’s Day gift? Well, we’re having to eat our words here at ITB HQ thanks to this funky sock club that we’ve just signed up. Every month your Dad will receive a pair of high quality socks in beautiful packaging delivered to his door. The designs are brilliant and will turn your dull Dad into a very stylish Dad! £30 for a three-month subscription.

sock wearing dad

Your Daddy could look just as dapper with a sock club subscription for Father’s Day!

If that little lot still hasn’t inspired you with ideas for celebrating Father’s Day this year, take a look at our more in-depth selection of Father’s Day activities and gifts on our main website.


Father's Day last minute gifts

Last minute Father’s Day gifts – on land, on sea and in the air

We’ve got a whole load of fantastic last minute Father’s Day gift ideas for you. Whether your Dad’s a land lubber, a bit of an old sea dog, or an aerial adventurer, we’ve got Daddy’s special day covered. What’s more, if you’re up against it and don’t think the post will get to you in time, you can opt for a free e-voucher, which you can then print out to give to Dad.

So, let’s take a look towards Land, Sea and Air for our inspiration for our pick of the best last minute Father’s Day gift ideas.

LAND

Tank driving Dads

We talk about our ‘green and pleasant Land’, which is all very nice, but sometimes our ‘brown and muddy Land’ is best. And that’s because that’s what tank driving is all about! One of our best-selling Father’s Day gifts of all time, there’s something about Dads getting stuck in to the mud with a fully-tracked military vehicle that they adore.

Military vehicle driving starts at just £29, whilst the ‘Dads and Lads’ (or lasses’) tank day is a winner at £99 – and it means you, as their beloved son or daughter, can take part in the mud-filled tank driving fun too. Our top tip is a car crush tank driving experience. It’s not cheap, but then it’s not every day you can send Dad off in a 55-tonne Chieftain tank to go and drive straight up and over a car and squash it flat is it? 

Tank car crush for father's day

If you’re reading this and that’s your car being crushed to bits by a Daddy in a Chieftain – we’re sorry!

Getting into Bushcraft with Daddies

Dad doesn’t have to be as gnarly as Bear Grylls to enjoy a bushcraft experience. Whilst there’s no climbing inside the carcasses of large mammals to try and keep warm, Daddy will be leaving the comfort of his favourite armchair and leaving the TV remote behind to survive in the wild for a while. That means foraging for food, making fires and building shelters.

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day present for the kids to give, we have a family bushcraft day in Surrey, so all the gang can enjoy life by the campfire together. But if these sound rather tame, we have got the original Bear Grylls Born Survivor bushcraft course that really will push them to limits, with an intense day hosted by members of Bear’s team.

family bushcraft2

Enjoy Father’s Day together on a family bushcraft experience

SEA

Dad’s sailing away day

They say nothing beats the feel of the sea spray and wind if your face as you sail the open waters of the sea. As to how you get that feeling, there are several ways for Dad to enjoy the sea air. If they love a challenge, book them onto a dingy sailing course where they learn to sail solo. If you reckon Pops will think modern yachts and dinghies lack soul, how about a tall ship sailing experience? They can be a hands-on ship’s mate for the voyage, or simply sit on deck and enjoy the sheer pleasure of being on such a beautiful vessel.

Father's Day tall ship sailing

Would your Dad find his sea legs on a tall ship sailing day?

JetBoards for go-getter Dads

For daredevil Daddies who feel the need for speed, we have some rather action-packed ways to ride the waves. Our JetLev and Flyboarding section is packed full of madcap waterborne activities, but the maddest has to be Jet Surfing. Just as the name implies, this is a surf board, but with a built-in motor. No need to seek out the perfect swells to ride the 20ft barrels dude, surfing Dads can hang 10 on flat water!

Go-getting Daddies will love giving motorised surfing a go this Father's Day!

Go Daddy, go! Daddies will love giving motorised surfing a go this Father’s Day!

AIR

Flying and Spitfire flights for Father’s Day

Dads and planes. They kind of go hand in hand don’t they? That’s why the go-to section on our website for Father’s Day is the Flying experiences page. Absolutely everything aviation-related is in here, from your 20 minute trial flying lesson in something like a Cessna, to a nice floaty hot air balloon ride.

But nothing could possibly prepare him for the ultimate air-bound experience ever: a flight in a two-seater Spitfire. Club together, raid their retirement fund and roll all their birthdays into one to give them that once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly in the wondrous Spitfire, with that Merlin engine sound we all know and love.

This is Maurice. He's just landed back at Biggin Hill after his two seater Spitfire flight. This could be your Dad  on the next departure!

This is Maurice. He’s just landed back at Biggin Hill after his two seater Spitfire flight. This could be your Dad on the next departure!

Drone flying – Dad’s new thing!

Equally aerial, but an experience where Dads keep their feet firmly on the ground is drone flying. With advances in drone technology, it’s become far more accessible, which is why drone flying is becoming really, really popular. There’s even a whole competition sport based around drone racing. Even though it’s a world away from their youth when they got into sticky situations with AirFix kits and superglue, Dads are bound to love piloting a high-tech, high-definition quadrocopter!

Forget model train sets and aero modelling, the new hobby for Dad is drone flying!

Forget model train sets and aero modelling, the new hobby for Dad is drone flying!

Land, Sea and Air just for Dad

All these and a whole load of other experiences that take place on land, at sea and in the air are all available now on intotheblue.co.uk. And whilst they make superb gifts for Father’s Day, they are fabulous presents to give for anyone you love on any occasion. Have a browse and find that perfect day out for Daddy that’ll make him really smile with utter glee this year. And don’t forget, you can buy online and opt for an e-voucher, so you can print out your gift for Dad at the very, very last minute if you need to!


Father's Day Gift ideas

Two wheel treats for Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day coming up, we imagine many of you are stuck for a gift to buy for your Dad. We thought we’d take a bit of a sideways look at what gifts to buy for Father’s Day, with a selection of our best experience days for Dads – on two wheels!

Call us nostalgic, but we think there’s something wonderful about harking back to those carefree-days when you all played outside on your bikes and Dad was the one who first showed you how to ride with the stabilisers off. We reckon Daddies all over the UK of any age will love these two-wheeled gift experiences that’ll give them lots to smile about this Father’s Day.

In our two wheeler collection we’ve got vintage, we’ve got high-tech, we’ve got hip and happening, we’ve got eccentric and we’ve even got aerial thrills. Intrigued? Well, without further ado, here’s our top two wheel experiences for a fun Father’s Day celebration this year.

Happy Dads getting ready for their Father's Day Harley Davidson ride out

Happy Dads getting ready for their Father’s Day Harley Davidson ride out

Harley Davidson hire

When you think of two wheels you think bike. When you think motorbike you think Harley Davidson. This is surely a dream experience for biker Dads. They’ll get to ride their very own Route 66-style road trip with a day’s Harley hire. Although a tassled biker jacket and Ray Bans aren’t obligatory for this experience, they will need a motorbike licence to be at the helm of a Harley, but we also have experiences to ride as a pillion passenger too. This has got to be the king of all two wheeled, adrenaline-filled experiences for Dads!

Dirt bikes for dads

Dirt biking Daddies having (environmentally-friendly) fun on electric dirt bikes

Electric dirt bike riding

We’re still talking motorbikes here, but swopping the big American cruisers for agile trial bikes. Get Dad in all the gear and hope he’s not going to be all ‘no idea’ when you take him dirt biking on these fabulous electric-powered trials bikes. Less noise, just as much power and possibly even more fun than their traditional petrol-powered counterparts, you can only watch in awe as Dad gets back to his lost youth, ripping it up those mudbanks like a naughty teenager.

Segway Dads

Watch in despair as your Dad tries (and succeeds) to be as embarrassing as possible on a Segway

Segway treks

These gyroscopic personal transporters are quite possibly the most eccentric thing on two wheels! We’ve got loads of locations around the UK offering Segway treks and safaris. You could be sending Daddy off around a country house estate rounds parts not normally open to the public, or attacking a tricky obstacle course. And whilst these things look easy, when you first get on them they are tricky little things to master. Riding a Segway will be like nothing your Dad has even been on before and will, quite possibly, turn him into a giggling fool!

Chocks away Dad, you're going on a Tiger Moth flight for Father's Day

Chocks away Dad, you’re going on a ‘seat of your pants’ Tiger Moth flight for Father’s Day!

Tiger Moth flights

Ah yes, these fabulous vintage biplanes only have two wheels!  Whilst everything from light aircraft like Cessnas to big Airbus jets have three wheels, the good old Moth is, what aviators affectionately call, a ‘tail dragger’. That’s to say there are two wheels on the undercarriage under the wings and just a skid on the back. Come to think of it, the Moth doesn’t have a nose wheel, any brakes, no starter and not even a roof. You could say this really is back to basics flying ‘by the seat of your pants’ and we think your Dad will love a flight in an open-cockpit Tiger Moth.

DJ Dad on the double-decked wheels of steel having it large this Father's Day

DJ Dad on the double-decked wheels of steel having it large this Father’s Day

DJ experience

Transform him from a terrible Dad dancer into a superstar ‘who’s the Daddy’ DJ with this learn to be a DJ experience. You might be asking where the two wheels come into it? Well, have you never heard of the DJs playing the latest tunes on the double-decked wheels of steel? Two decks (they’re the wheel bits), a mixer, some records and a sense of rhythm and you’re away. Next stop for your disco Daddy is Ibiza to give the likes of David Guetta and Calvin Harris a run for their money on the dance floor!

Some Airstream love for Dad (and Mum) on Father's Day

Some Airstream love for Dad (and Mum) on Father’s Day

Stay in an Airstream

Caravans have two wheels. But mention the word ‘caravanning’ to Dad and he’ll probably wince and wither, with visions of being stuck on the M5 to Cornwall towing a caravan for hours on end. Well, rest assured, with these vintage Airstream holidays everything is ready for you, right down to the vintage crockery and board games. So how about treating Dad and Mum to a funky retro weekend away for Father’s Day (and you can have a party in the house while they’re gone…).

So there you have it – our collection of Father’s Day experiences on two wheels to get you rolling when it comes to ideas for gifts for Dad this Father’s Day. We’ve got a whole load more of suggestions for you on our Special Occasion Father’s Day gift page too.