Racey socks and a new wallet on your shopping list for this Father’s Day? Why not really treat the dad in your life this year and give him a day to really remember with fondness, pampering or slightly merry tipsiness… These ideas might just be what you’re looking for.
1. A Touch of Pampering at Ushvani Spa, London
‘When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.’
MEN’S SIGNATURE FACIAL
The Men’s Signature Facial focuses on rehydrating the skin, reducing ingrowing hairs, soothing shaving rash and easing tension in the face, neck and shoulders.
TOTAL BODY EXPERIENCE FOR HIM
This treatment commences with a back and arm scrub; areas that are hard to reach and that often succumb to break outs. A nourishing and hydrating mask is then applied which contains natural ingredients native to South East Asia. The therapist will then use deep Balinese Massage strokes to the back of the legs and feet to effectively melt away stress in these key areas.
To make Father’s Day extra special, why not create a bespoke hamper with a Gift of Well-Being for a treatment of choice along with a hand-picked selection of products, ensuring a perfect gift that will not be forgotten.
2. Wine Tours from the English Vineyard Tour Company
“Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil.” Lord Byron
www.vineyardtours.co.uk have come up with a corker of wine tasting experiences and vineyard tours that will promise a wonderful day from pick-up to drop-off.
Their intimate wine tours make the perfect Father’s Day experience as they allow you to go behind the scenes to find out how the wine is made, meet the winemakers, tour the vineyard and winery and, of course, sample the wines.
The day includes a visit to three of their favourite vineyards in either Sussex or Kent, pick up and drop off at a mainline station and a decadent two course lunch at one of their favourite restaurants or gastro pubs.
3. Butchery and BBQ Masterclass with Henry Herbert
What could make a better Father’s Day gift than to let Chef, Butcher and Fabulous Baker Brother, Henry Herbert guide you through the essential skills to cooking an outstanding BBQ.
You will start by prepping the meat, making marinades and discussing the best cuts to use. You’ll then head out to the Hobbs House garden to master the coals, whether rain or shine, in true British style. You will have coffee and pastries on arrival, and your day will be rounded off with an epic barbecued feast enjoyed with a drink and a deep sense of satisfaction. You’ll take home a recipe pack and some of your prepared food.
Cookery School in Chipping Sodbury, Bristol. £185pp
4. A Golfing Holiday to Quinta Do Lago
And some family time in an exclusive Villa on the Four Seasons Fairways Resort
The Algarve boasts 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and over thirty golf courses to test even the most ardent player. If you are staying in a Four Seasons Fairways Villa you are entitled to reduced green-fees for the majority of the courses. These discounts vary between 20% and 52% with other special offers available making this a perfect opportunity to play some of the worlds best courses.
QUINTA DO LAGO AWARD WINNING GOLF COURSES PACKAGE
Quinta do Lago North, South and Laranjal are three award-winning championship courses at the forefront of European golf. QDL North was re-designed in 2014 with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy. QDL South calls for accurate driving and precise iron play – while Laranjal is a great test for players of all levels with giant-sized greens among the many highlights.
Four Seasons Fairways offer you the opportunity to experience one of them for free!
Your experience includes 7 nights stay in a villa or apartment with pool or jacuzzi according to availability, daily buffet breakfast, one 18hole round of golf at one of the Quinta do Lago golf courses for two people (equipment and transfers not included).
1200€ – December & January
1400€ – February, March & November
2000€ – April, May & October