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Ultimate Father’s Day Experiences

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Make Father’s Day one to remember with our pick of the ultimate days out.

Bear Grylls Survival Camp

Learn rescue skills from TV’s famous adventurer via his handpicked team of highly trained experts. This is a special chance for outdoor enthusiasts to be taught Bear’s extreme survival techniques on what’s dubbed ‘the most challenging but empowering survival course on the planet.’ The Bear Grylls Survival Academy has been going since 2012 with an intensive five-day ‘Survival in the Highlands’ course in Scotland. Since then his UK academy has also launched a 24 hour family course aimed at parents and children. Demand is high and booking is essential.

£999-1399 |

Hovercraft Racing

For a real adrenaline rush, look no further than this hovercraft blast in Cheshire. Capable of speeds up to 40 mph, these amphibious vehicles are definite thrill seekers – and they don’t have brakes. After being kitted out in safety gear and learning practical hover crafting skills you’re unleashed on a specially designed two and a half kilometer course which covers both land and water sections. Race against the clock in a bid to become the day’s fastest racer and be added to the all time leader board, or bump up the experience and race a friend or relative. The game is on.

£60 |

Shark Diving

Get up close personal to 10 foot sharks and experience life under the sea. You’ll be kitted out in a wet suit and scuba gear before making your descent into an incredible underwater world filled with an array of beautiful sea creatures. There’ll be several species of shark including the Sand Tiger Shark, Lemon Shark, Nurse Shark and over 1500 various other fish, mostly found in the Caribbean. A meet and greet will be followed by a trip to a training pool for in-water instructions, where you will be taught how to use breathing apparatus, how to clear your mask and what hand signals to use.
You will then take the plunge into shark-infested waters for your dive with a fully qualified PADI dive instructor.

£259 |

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