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5 of the best Father’s Day experiences and days out

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Try something that won’t just be shoved into a drawer this Father’s Day with these top experiences.

Shun the usual socks and ties this Father’s Day and instead be spoiled with the best experiences and days out, from brewery tours to cricket masterclasses and obstacle courses.

The Ivy Tower Bridge’s Thames Rocket Boat Trip

This is well-suited for speed addicts as it involves careering over the Thames river in a speed boat. Hop on at St Katharine Pier for a 40-minute trip through the docklands, past maritime Greenwich and beyond the Thames barrier and back. The tour is followed by a refreshing gin & tonic and three course meal at The Ivy Tower Bridge. Enough said.

£62.00 pp from

Total Warrior Obstacle Racing Course

This experience combines fun and fitness at Bramham Park in Leeds over 25 challenging obstacles. It sets the ultimate test of determination and teamwork and includes the goose-pimpingly named Human BBQ along with The Plunge and Sideway. Plus gallons of mud along the way. As a treat, each finisher receives a well-deserved free beer at the end of the race. And for those of you in Lake District this summer, there is also a Total Warrior event at Shap Abbey on 4th and 5th August.

£59.95 from 

Craft Beer Brewing Experience with Ubrew

UBREW Bermondsey is where curious beer enthusiasts can learn how to brew on professional equipment and under the guidance of expert brewers. For some, learning how to brew your own craft beer in one day sound like a dream come true. And the best part is that you walk away with a case of 18 beers that your brewed yourself.

£95 from

Private Cricket Lesson at MCC Cricket Academy, Lord’s Cricket Ground

Tweak your cricketing skills at the father of all grounds, Lord’s Cricket Ground, by enjoying a private cricket lesson by the finest coaches. Using Hawk-Eye Bowling Analysis and PitchVision Batting Analysis, Lord’s is the only place in the world where guests can develop their cricket skills with high-tech assistance.

£105 from

Luxury Driving Experience

Get behind the steering wheel and see how fast you can go in a supercar, from Aston Martins and Ferraris to Lamborghinis and Audis. A qualified instructor will guide you through the track for approximately three to four laps. Release the racer within and enjoy a thrilling day out.

£99.99 from