Socks are so last century; dads deserve more! Whether he’s a have-a-go hero, sophisticated gourmand, fearless explorer or culture vulture, it’s his day, so mix it up and take advantage of the long summer days to get out and enjoy a family adventure.

Let dad relinquish the wheel and take his foot off the pedal for a day, it’s “all aboard” for a great day of discovery at London’s Transport Museum, in the heart of Covent Garden. Looking at the past, present and future of London and its transport system, world-famous posters, original maps and signs are brought together to tell the story of London’s development and the part transport played in defining the unique identity of the city.

Whether dad thinks he’s Tiger Woods, or not yet ready to pick up a club, a visit to Stonham Barns Golf Park will get him geed up to tee off! The UK's first golfing facility to feature 8 different golfing activities, the main aim is to make golf fun and accessible to the whole family. Unlike any mini-golf or crazy golf you have ever seen, and fantastic fun for all ages.

For a day with real thrills, open the throttle and prepare to lift off at Real Simulation, an epic flight simulation experience based in a large aircraft style hangar near Harrogate. After a 30-minute briefing to decide on his mission and brief, dad can enjoy a full hour in one of two full motion simulators: a Boeing 737-200 and a F4 Phantom fighter jet.

Why not make the most of giving dad a day off from driving, and head to the English Whisky Company’s distillery at Roudham, Norfolk? Starting from the premise that great single malt whisky was possible in England, St George’s became the first distillery in England to produce whisky in over 100 years.

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