A few Father’s Day suggestions…
1. Cambrian Safaris Father’s Day Special
If you can’t quite afford to take him to Africa this spring, why not embark on an alternative safari in Wales? Cambrian Safaris organise trips in an old military ‘Lightweight’ Land Rover around this forgotten corner of the country with an abundance of wildlife and fantastically diverse landscape. The Father’s Day Specials include a tour of the infamous Devil’s Bridge or a rough track route passing through the uplands – perfect if dad fancies himself a bit of an explorer or simply loves wildlife spotting in the countryside.
Don’t just settle for a father/son bike ride or a new saddle, instead the Cambrian Mountains offer a cycling package that’s hard to beat for bikey dads. The National Cycle Museum is home to some 200 bicycles, cleverly laid out to quite literally take you on a ride through cycling history; on display are bike models throughout the ages from penny farthings to carbon fibre. Once bike savvy, the area has some of the best UK cycling routes on offer, as well as mountain biking opportunities if dad’s never the kind to turn down a challenge.
4. Trainspotting on the Vale of Rheidol Railway
Is dad something of a trainspotter? If so, there’s no doubt he’ll have a great day exploring the landscape on the Vale of Rheidol railway. originally opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers for over a century. With the weekend shaping up to be a scorcher, there might even be the chance to enjoy the trip in an open summer carriage or, for a real treat, dad could enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a first class observation saloon!