Father’s Experience Days

Father’s Experience Days

With Father’s day nearly upon on us. Why not treat your dad to something a little different this Father’s Day?

Instead of adding to his cufflink collection, why not take your father out for a truly memorable experience – whether it’s indulging him in his passions or trying something new. With summer upon us there is no better time to explore what adventures Britain can offer for Father’s Day.



Whatley Manor

Whatley ManorWhatley Manor hotel and spa is a restored Cotswold manor house, which is full of surprises for Father’s Day. Nestled amongst the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds, Whatley Manor is surrounded by some of the most beautiful villages in the country.


They take a different approach to country weekend breaks. Whatley Manor truly moves at it’s own pace and provides a welcome break from the fast pace of the modern world. The hotel boasts an award-winning spa, 26 unique gardens in it’s extensive grounds and luxury bicycle hire for exploring the surrounding countryside.

Whatley Manor will cater to your father’s every whim with a choice of two restaurants, overseen by Michelin two-starred chef Martin Burge. Chef Burge has focused the menus around seasonal produce, which has been locally sourced whenever possible.As bonus, should the weather be agreeable, then opt to dine on the ‘Kitchen Garden Terrace’, which overlooks the impressive gardens and grounds.


If your dad has been a little worse for wear recently then take the opportunity to indulge him in the ultimate spa experience at Whatley Manor, complete with a hydrotherapy pool and expert masseuses.


Whatley Manor is near to a number of golf courses, fishing lakes, horse riding as well as polo clubs, and is less than 2 hours drive from London, and is around 40 minutes from Bath/Bristol.


Donington Park

Donington ParkDonington Park is a major international motor racing venue at the centre of the UK. The Grand Prix track hosts both track day and driving experience events for Father’s Day and other such occasions. It is known in professional circles as one of the world’s most challenging but exhilarating circuits, with crafty corners and stretching straights.


If your dad hasn’t got the physique of an F1 driver, then maybe he would enjoy one of Donington Park’s High Speed Passenger Rides, although it is not for the faint hearted! Your father will be taken for a head spinning, heart pumping ride by a professional.


They also offer specific car track days with some of the world’s leading supercars, such as the Ferrari 360, the Aston Martin V8, the Porche 911 and the Ariel Atom.



Manchester’s Entertainment Hotspot

Manchester Entertainment HotspotCelebrity Chef James Martin’s Manchester restaurant is a spectacular eatery, twinned with Manchester’s premier casino Manchester 235. Transformed from a Great Northern warehouse, the lavish restaurant is an inviting dining space.


James Martin’s a la carte menu utilises UK produce from award winning farmers, fishmongers and breweries throughout the seasons. For Father’s Day, the special menu includes a range of options from a light yet filling lunches and mouth-watering three course meals.


Manchester235 is widely considered the North West’s premier entertainment and gaming destination, which now including a new bespoke cocktail bar, Vega. It’s Poker Lounge has an innovative interactive twist, such as Learn to Play lessons for beginners and private dealers for more advanced players. For something really special on Father’s Day, the Icon private bar for VIPs only features a salon privé offering Blackjack and Roulette tables.



Target Sport Activity Day

Target Sport Activity DayVirgin offers a whole host of experience days, such as the Gold Package Target Sport Activity Day at The Crazy Bear outdoor activity centre in Oxfordshire.


The centre is set over 80 acres of land, which allows every participant to have a private experience, which makes it a perfect opportunity for a father and son bonding.


If your father would enjoy the ultimate target shooting day then nowhere in the country is more highly recommended. Test yourself and your dad in seven different target activities including clay shooting, air rifle shooting and archery with the professional guidance of the Crazy Bear tutors.A hearty breakfast to set you up for the day is included in the package, as well as a pig-roast later on in the afternoon.


Get the most out of the experience with expert advice and shooting displays performed by world champions.




GlidingIf your dad has always had a head for heights, then a gliding experience is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Soar at 2,000 feet over the beautiful British countryside, taking in breath-taking views. Your dad will be flying a dual-controlled glider with an expert instructor, and once released he can enjoy the feeling of freedom and the open sky.


Soar and surf thermal currents around the country with Red Letter Days numerous gliding centre partners. Your dad can take over the controls with the pilot’s go-ahead and manipulate the glider to experience the pure thrill of gentle flight.



We hope you feel inspired with our range of father’s day experiences. Over and above all of our ideas, the most important element of Father’s day is Dad himself! It’s fairly easily to let the year pass without showing much appreciation for him, therefore ensure he feels truly adored this Father’s day.



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