Father's Day Gift Guide

This Father’s Day, we want to celebrate the wonderful ways that dads support and encourage us, including the life lessons they teach us. So, our gift guide this year is all about activities and excursions that dads and kids can do together; adventures that will create new memories and opportunities to learn new lessons from each other.

Take Up Photography Together

Snap happy! Gift Dad a fab new camera and set out on a photographic journey together to improve your picture-taking skills. From entry-level DSLR cameras to pocket digital models, there’s a piece of kit available for every budget. Take a look at Digital Camera World for some helpful buying hints. This beginner’s guidebook will help with some useful tips and tricks or check out Masters Of Photography for a range of free and paid-for online photography courses to really set you off on the right track.

Get On Your Bikes

An exhilarating day of mountain biking will make agreat dad and kids adventure. There are courses across the USA for all levels, from complete beginners to sessions aimed at improving techniques on more challenging tracks. Here are a few suggestions for bike skills courses to explore.

Learn To Blacksmith

A truly unique father-and-son gift! There are various venues that offer wonderful day-long experiences and the opportunity for fathers and their kids to learn the skill of blacksmithing. Dad and his little guy can hammer out a range of tools that they’ll take home and cherish forever. Here are some suggestions of venues:

A Classic Chess Set

If your dad plays chess, why not treat him to a new fancy set this year? He can teach the young ones how to play too!  Take a look at this swanky one by Radicaln – it has marble pieces!

An Online Cookery Course

An idea for dad chefs! Sur la Table Cookery School has an array of online courses for all levels that he could do alone, or with the kids as his kitchen assistants! Also check out classes by Yes Chef.

Build a Robot (the Lego variety!)

A Lego mega-build session is a classic activity for all ages. This Robot Inventor kit will challenge Dad and the kids for several hours, and the finished results are amazing!

A Cultural Membership

Your weekend activity with the children is sorted when you take out a membership to visit a plethora of gardens and protected green spaces. Gift Dad an annual American Horticultural Society membership, valid for entry to 345 public gardens and arboreta across North America. Or for visits to various National Parks across the county, you can purchase an America The Beautiful annual pass, which can have up to two ‘’owners’’ and children under 16 have free admission.

A Big Adventure

For dads who love the wild (and being on the water), give him an extra special treat this Father’s Day with a family holiday that’s all about canoes and kayaks in northern Canada. A perfect trip to do with older teens or adult offspring, Canadian River Expeditions have a 7-day experience that will take you through the Nahanni Canyons, Virginia Falls and many of the iconic features for which the Nahanni River is renowned.

Build a Bird House Together

Dad can encourage the family’s interest in birdwatching with this DIY bird house by Spark Jump. In a simple and stylish design, this kit includes everything needed to put the house together – a lovely project to do with the kids.Add these lovely bird topic books – one for dad and the other for the little ones. They’ll all become ornithologists in no time!

Plan a Camping Trip

Love a camp out? Help Dad plan an outdoor weekend with the little ones by treating him to a sleek new tent, such as this Campros CP Tent. It’s generously sized, durable and easy to set up.

Enjoy and Upcycling Project Together

Go through Dad’s or Grandpa’s shed and get started on an upcycling project together. Give him this lovely book by Max McMurdo for some great ideas to get you started.

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