Father’s Day 2022: Tripadvisor’s top experiences, from skydiving to craft beer tours

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The big day falls on Sunday June 19 this year and while it may still seem like a long way off, it will be upon us before we know it.

So if you don’t want to settle for a lumpy sweater that he’ll come back to or God forbid, socks (again!), we suggest you give it a listen!

Tripadvisor has rounded up some of the best dad-friendly experiences across the UK from Manchester Craft Beer Tours at Whitewater rafting in the Highlands.

Tripadvisor’s Best Father’s Day Experiences to Spoil Your Dad

Historical tours focusing on St Andrews Golf

Historic tours focusing on St Andrews Golf. Credit: Tripadvisor

As the “home of golf”, St Andrews has so much to offer links to the cathedral.

Give your dad a visit led by author and local historian Richard Falconer, to learn about the history of St Andrews as well as lesser-known aspects of the beautiful game.

He will be able to visit the Links, the Golf Inn and the ruins of the iconic cathedral which is the final resting place of over 100 renowned golfers among other intriguing locations.

At £16 per person, book your experience through the Tripadvisor website.

Craft beer tour around Manchester

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Ideal for beer lovers, treat your old man to an afternoon pub crawl around the best breweries in Manchester.

A guide takes the guesswork out of choosing where to drink, so you’re sure to have nothing but great beer at four handpicked booze spots.

Prices from £35 per person (the price includes all drinks on the tour) and can be booked through the Tripadvisor website.

Fly a real jet simulator around the world at Coventry Airport

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Make your dad feel like Maverick or Ice Man and do his dream of flying an airplane a reality.

Experience the thrill of airplane takeoff and landing with this 1.5 hour jet simulator experience at Coventry Airport.

After receiving expert instruction on how to fly the planehe can board a Boeing 737, 747 or Airbus A320 for a 1-hour simulated flight, accompanied by a professional airline pilot instructor.

This unforgettable experience is available for £175 per person via the Tripadvisor website.

Canoe trips on the Llangollen Aqueduct

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If you want to give him a Welsh getaway he won’t soon forget, look no further.

Your dad can soak up the scenery around Llangollen by canoe, and paddle the impressive Pontcysyllte aqueduct.

The half-day canoe trip can be booked for £55 per person via the Tripadvisor website.

3-Hour Secret Edinburgh Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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It wouldn’t be Father’s Day without a little indulgence and now he can make his way through the stunning streets of Edinburgh.

Your guide will take you on a culinary journey which includes Scottish cheeses, scones, haggis and more while visiting the city’s famous sights.

Check this experience off your to-do list for £74 per person via the Tripadvisor website.

Manchester iFLY Indoor Skydiving Experience – 2 Flights & Certificate

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This indoor skydiving session is the ultimate gift for adrenaline junkies without the terror of jumping out of a plane!

You will have two vertical wind tunnel flights where you will discover free fall conditions with the help of an instructor.

Reserve yours now for £68 per person via the Tripadvisor website.

High Speed ​​RIB Cruise on the River Thames in London

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Calling all the devils, come on board high-speed RIB cruise on the Thames this Father’s Day.

In a semi-rigid inflatable boat, fly over the Houses of Parliamentthe London Eye and Shakespeare’s Globe while listening to a high-octane soundtrack.

Once you reach Tower Bridge, your skipper accelerates to speeds of 35 miles per hour (55 km per hour) and makes tight turns guaranteed to boost adrenaline levels.

Show her how much you care for £47 per person via the Tripadvisor website.

Rafting and cliff jumping in the Scottish Highlands

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Thrill seekers will love it 6-hour whitewater rafting and cliff jumping adventure in the Scottish Highlands.

Jump, splash, paddle and dive through the beautiful Scottish countryside as you explore the wild meanderings of the River Findhorn.

Available for £102 per person, book your trip through the Tripadvisor website.

Private Boating Experience on Lake Windermere

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Take your dad away from the hustle and bustle of work and drudgery and give him a Spectacular sailing trip along Lake Windermere.

This private browsing experience give him the chance to learn to drive the boat, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way.

Add this nautical experience to your cart for £149 per person via the Tripadvisor website.

90-minute introduction to whiskey in Edinburgh’s Old Town

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If he is a whiskey lover, he will not be able to get tired of this 90-minute whiskey tasting experience in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Visit a newly discovered underground space in the heart of the historic capital and enjoy four delicious glasses of whiskey from different distilleries.

Book your place for £35 per person via the Tripadvisor website.

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