Four Supercar Driving Blast
Any petrol-head dads will love this once-in-a-lifetime driving experience. He’ll head to a top UK track and get behind the wheel of four different cars, with a fleet of iconic models to choose from including Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lamborghini.
With a total of 12 miles and plenty of horsepower in his hands, you’re certain to win lots of brownie points! Prices from £139.
Whether your dad is an aspiring Heston Blumenthal or his kitchen skills need some serious improvement, Swinton Cookery School offers a range of courses for beginners to professionals.
Perhaps he’d like to learn how to make the Ultimate Sunday Lunch or attend the Indian Masterclass? The cookery school is located on the Swinton Estate, near Masham on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Adjacent to the main hotel, it boasts a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen with all the latest equipment and gadgets. Maybe dad might like to enjoy a meal in one of the hotel’s restaurants in the evening or spend some time in the spa.
A full day cookery course costs £160 or a half day is from £85.
The Broad Chare
There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than going out for a perfect Sunday Dinner. The Broad Chare in Newcastle does an amazing Roast Beef as it’s Sunday dish of the day, which dad can wash down with a ‘proper’ hand-pulled beer.
The Impeccable Pig
The Impeccable Pig in Sedgefield offers a Sunday Pig Out menu which includes chicken, beef, pork, lamb or turkey, with all the trimmings, plus a great choice of starters and desserts. Two courses £20 and three courses £23.
Gadget Discovery Club
If your dad loves gadgets you could treat him to a subscription to The Gadget Discovery Club so that every month, he’ll receive something new and innovative, straight to his door.
You can select from various options when you sign up, so they know whether your dad is tech-savvy or not. He’ll then receive a range of gadgets depending on his preference and you can choose from 3, 6 or 12 months.
The gifts include smart home devices, new music tech, wearables, smartphone gadgets. A 3-month subscription costs £32.99 per month.
Dad can be reminded how much you love him whenever he checks the time if you give him this classic Time to Trovalize watch from Swatch. With a combination of brass and antiqued gold, it’s classy and sophisticated – just like his favourite child! £157.
Or how about this stylish Bifold wallet from Polo Ralph Lauren so that dad’s never searching for his cards again? Showcasing classic, distinctive Polo style, it’s understated and compact enough to fit in his pocket. £55.
Both from fenwick.co.uk
Farm treats hamper
Wilde Farm is a 12.5 acre smallholding in Northumberland which rears rare and native British breeds and produces organic fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and hops.
They’ve got a fabulous range of products available on their website including the Wilde Farm gift basket which would make a perfect gift for dads who love home-grown, fresh produce. So, all of them really!
The gift baskets are packed with fabulous free range rare breed produce including scotch eggs, streaky bacon, free range eggs and black pudding. Even better, the baskets are delivered for free to addresses in Newcastle and Northumberland. Prices start from £20.
If your dad fancies trying fishing, or is a seasoned pro, Chasing Fins offer everything from a three-hour introduction to casting a fly rod (£80), to a full day flyfishing for salmon and seatrout on a private stretch of river in Northumberland or the Scottish (from £200). They also organise bespoke fishing holidays and guiding.
Golfing at Matfen Hall
If your dad is one of the thousands of golf fanatics whose been itching to get back on the green this is the perfect gift.
He can enjoy an overnight stay in one of the individually decorated classic rooms, coffee and a bacon roll on arrival in The Keeper’s, 36 holes of golf, full Northumbrian breakfast and complimentary use of the Aqua Vitae Spa and leisure facilities.
Prices start from £170 per person in high season (May to September).