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Last minute Father’s Day gifts

Not got Father’s Day sorted yet? Never fear, here are five unusual gifts that are just one click or call away…

Chocks away

Give your Dad his wings on a flight in a 1940s open cockpit Stearman, a 1950s Chipmunk military trainer or the actual WW2 Harvard Warbird now starring in George Clooney’s latest TV series Catch-22.  He’ll be kitted out in a military-issue flight suit ready for his briefing,  jump into the plane and taxy down to the runway to get set for a thunderous take off before soaring 20,000ft into the sky and knocking out some victory rolls. Family and friends can watch from the popular cafe terrace. A whole range of flight experiences at Compton Abbas Airfield in Ashmore, from £130.


From field to fork

Photo Alfie Johnson

Not for veggie Dads:  game and festive courses at Bruton’s fabulous Roth Bar & Grill.  All aspects of preparing and cooking deer, pheasant and partridge, cooking over fire, making hand-raised pies, three bird roasts and even a Christmas masterclass. ‘Course, you get to benefit from this Father’s Day gift too. Various dates between now and December. £125.


Dangerous days for Dads (and kids)

Tackle an assault course, whizz across a valley on a 240m zip wire, jump off a tower, slide down a giant water slide and cook over a campfire on a Dangerous Days 4 Dads at the Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre in Bruton. Dates: Sat 22 June, Sat 27 July and Sat 21 Sept. From 10am – 6pm. £45 for Dad, £25 per child. Email or call 01749 812307.


What’s SUP?

A brand new outfit offering the popular paddling-surfing combo in the centre of Bath, that’s what. See the city from a different angle, as a beginner on the river at Bath Riverside near Pulteney Bridge, or if your dad already knows what he’s doing, on an SUP safari exploring the rivers and canals of the beautiful Bath countryside. From £18.

Lots of bangs for your bucks

Well, there would be when you’re clay pigeon shooting. Fully qualified father and son team Andy and Max Tarr at Safe and Sound Shooting provide all the protective gear, equipment and full tuition needed for a day out clay pigeon shooting at Braces Shooting Ground near Bristol, for complete novices to experienced shots. Extensive range of shotguns, cartridges and a variety of different clays and targets.  Individual tuition, family sessions and gift vouchers which can be redeemed at any time from £68.  Call Andy 01275 338407/07727 238526 or email

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