Top Tips for Father's Day Gifts
If you are looking for something fun and a little bit different to do with your Dad this Father’s Day, look no further. Instead of your traditional gifts, why not head out on a high wire adventure, or get on the water in kayaks or on board a boat. If an excursion isn’t for you and your Dad, try a cookery course or head out for lunch with a harbourside view. There is a real variety of activity on offer around the Fal River to mark the Father’s Day occasion so take your pick from our ideas below and start planning your celebrations!
Hangloose Adventure is home to one of the UK’s most adrenaline-pumping, fun-filled outdoor adventure centres, situated in the heart of Cornwall within the idyllic setting of the Eden Project. Come and fly down England’s fastest zipwire, the Skywire, at speeds of up to 60mph, or try your heart at one of our other amazing activities such as our giant swing or aerial trekking course! We offer amazing deals on packages as well as vouchers as the perfect gift for your thrill-seeking loved ones!
The Working Boat for Lunch
Breathe in the sea breeze, sink a few smooth brews and tuck into proper Cornish pub grub at The Working Boat. With fifteen local ales and ciders on tap, a whole host of brews from Cornish distillers and brewers, and belly-filling pub classics, head on down to this harbourside pub. On Sunday’s they serve a hearty Cornish roast from midday so you can sit back and enjoy a laid back Father’s Day with all the trimmings!
A really popular summertime activity now is to set out on the water on a kayak! We are very lucky on both sides of the river to have some great kayak hire options available with St Mawes Kayaks in St Mawes & Swanpool Kayaks in Falmouth. Explore Cornwall’s stunning coastline as a family and soak up the freedom of being out on the water and adventuring with no distraction! It’s the perfect way to spend some quality time with Dad.
A Boat Trip!
The Fal River boasts some of the best boat trips in Cornwall and travelling by boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the unique waterways of the Fal River. You can enjoy the harbours of Falmouth and St Mawes from the comfort of traditional and modern boats with the St Mawes Ferry. A trip on the St Mawes Ferry takes in Pendennis and St Mawes Castle as well as the wonderful views of the water... plus at both destinations are an abundance of choices for food and drink so you can treat your Dad’s to a special Sunday lunch or even afternoon drinks in the sun!
A Cookery Course
If your Dad loves his food, or even fancies himself a dab hand in the kitchen, a trip to Philleigh Way Cookery School could be the perfect gift idea for him. In it’s beautiful farm setting over on the Roseland, a cookery course at Philleigh Way is really like no other, yes you’ll learn delicious recipes, useful techniques and eat some of the most amazing food but it’s really all about immersing yourself in the environment. It’s a great activity for you to do together with your Dad over Father’s Day weekend, or you can buy him a voucher to use on a course of his choice. Two great courses taking place over Father’s Day weekend are Philleigh Classics Simply Bread and France in a Day.
Classic Car Hire
For a car mad Dad, hire of a British open top classic car and a road trip around the Fal River is the perfect gift for Father’s Day! At Perranwell Garage Classic Car Hire they have a Morgan 2 and 4 Seater, a Morris Minor convertible and an MGB Roadster convertible to choose from for your cruise along the Cornish countryside and coastline.
Via Ferrata & Coffee and Cake!
Treat your loved one to an epic high wire adventure that he’ll never forget: the Via Ferrata! See him journeying through our historic granite quarries by soaring through the air on our zip wire, scaling cliff faces, wobbling across our 70m long high wire bridge and conquering high challenges. This experience is incredibly fun and can be as challenging as you like – no climbing experience? No worries. Climbing pro? Why not forgo the metal rungs and make use of the natural rock crevices to move around the course! After all the exhilaration of completing the course, why not treat him to some delicious cake made by The Cornish Barista at our café! Here you can enjoy the outdoor seating and take in the amazing views over the quarry.