Gift ideas for him this Father’s Day
23 May 2017
Looking for ways to make dad glad this Father's Day? You could go for one of the usual bloke-themed presents, but why not surprise him with something a little different this year? North Devon has some fantastic gift experiences and offers to consider, from exciting activities to tasty food and drink treats. Here are some of the best Father’s Day gift ideas, events and offers for 2017…
Surfing lessons for dad
How about a family or father and son surfing session? (Image: Hunter Surf School)
Has your dad always wanted to surf? Or perhaps he thinks he is a legend on the waves, but his skills are a bit rusty? Either way, a surfing session with the experts could be just the thing. Here in North Devon we have not only some of the best surf beaches in the country, but some of the best coaches. Providers like Hunter Surf provide various gift options too, including family sessions should you want to join dad on the beach. A beginner package costs just £45 and includes board and wetsuit hire, while family sessions are also available.
Let off some steam
Is your dad a fan of classic trains? For the railway nostalgic, it doesn’t get much better than a day out on an authentically restored steam engine! The Lynton to Barnstaple Railway is effectively the last narrow track railway in England, chugging its way through beautiful scenery as it explores a classic route through the Devon countryside. For 2017 there is a special Father’s Day trip too, where dads can even have a crack at driving a diesel locomotive! For more details, see http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/ or see their Facebook page for event details HERE.
Book a Father’s Day fishing trip
Family fishing trips are a great way to treat dad- Bristol Channel Charters provide everything you need.
Does your dad like a spot of sea fishing? If so, he is sure to enjoy a charter boat trip to do battle with fish such as bass, pollack, conger or even sharks! With a bit of planning, you could always organise a proper day trip on a boat for friends and family. But at shorter notice, many charter boats also offer two or four hour sessions, with gift vouchers available. Bristol Channel Charters at Ilfracombe are one of the best options in North Devon, with a whole range of trips to book that would make great gifts for dad.
Arrange a feast fit for a king
If dad is a dedicated foodie, another great surprise is a trip to the bistro for some slap-up indulgence. Whether it’s sublime seafood with a bottle of bubbly at Doyle’s Restaurant, or a more relaxed helping of gastro-pub grub with craft beer or cocktails at the Bay Brasserie, trust our chefs to deliver for dad! Father’s Day dining in Devon doesn’t get much tastier.
Spoil him with some man-sized body therapy...
Busy dads might sometimes moan about daily aches and pains, but can be quite bad at treating themselves to some attention. Secretly, he would probably love a proper massage to ease his aching back. Nor is it just the ladies who are catered for when it comes to body therapy these days. A lot of venues now offer pampering and spa treatments for men specifically. Why not gift him with a treatment or two at The Haven Spa? You could pick some ideal top bloke therapy such as a full body massage, or grab a gift voucher and let him choose. The Spa is just yards from the beach, should he want to visit the bar when he’s finished.
Beer tasting sessions
Most dads are partial to great beer. Rather than just buying him a box of the usual brews though, how about a special afternoon tasting session with the experts? If this sounds like his cup of ale, Country Life Brewery are currently hosting a daily Beer Show at The Big Sheep from 1pm. It’s adults only, but there are stacks of rides, animals and activities on site to keep younger family members happy; or older sons and daughters could always compare notes with dad.
Head to Woolacombe Bay Hotel for perfect family escapes, right by Britain’s best beach..
For the best in Devon food and hospitality, right by the idyllic North Devon coast, why not join us at Woolacombe Bay this summer? We have some of the finest scenery in the South West, combined with great local activities and truly unique locations to explore and unwind. Our Facebook page and offers section have further news and current deals on Devon mini breaks. Or see our gift voucher section for a range of excellent presents for dad this Father's Day and beyond.