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Father’s Day Gift Ideas with a Difference

Posted on June 11, 2012 @ 5:09 PM in Adventure

It’s that time of year again when sons and daughters have the dreaded task of finding the perfect Father’s Day present.  While mums are easily pleased with a bunch of flowers, presents for dads often require a bit more thought.  Luckily has loads of gift experiences for men so finding the perfect Father’s Day gift this year won’t be a problem!

With just a click of a button you’ll have your Father’s Day present sorted without even having to leave the house!  From adrenaline pumping action activities to something more chilled out and relaxing, whatever you choose this is one experience he won’t forget!

With over 50 gift experiences available especially ‘for him’ there’s no excuse for buying yet another ‘world’s best dad’ mug!  Here are just a few of our favourite gift experiences that are available to get you started:

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North Coast 

Father’s Day Surfing Gift Voucher, Long Line Surf School, Benone Beach

When it comes to presents, it doesn’t get much better than the chance to ride the waves on the stunning North Coast.  Not only will your dad love it, you’ll get to treat yourself too as the voucher entitles the person who buys the voucher to come along with their dad for free!

Half Days Sailing on the Antrim Coast, Causeway Coast Sailing, Ballycastle

A fantastic opportunity to learn the ropes of sailing or simply relax and enjoy the scenic Antrim coast aboard a 24’ yacht as it sails to Rathlin Island or Ballintoy Harbour.  This voucher is valid for up to 3 people so he can share the experience with family or friends – you never know you might get to join in on the fun too!

North Coast Sea Kayaking Experience, Simply Sea Kayak, Portrush

A fantastic opportunity to sample one of the most iconic sea kayaking trails in the world.  This truly unique experience includes a skills session and guided paddle along the trail, taking in the stunning views of the North Coast from the water. 


Dads Adventure, Far and Wild, Derry

If you’re unsure what he’ll like let him choose himself.  This great value gift experience entitles your dad to choose between a two hour session of biking, kayaking, coasteering, rock-climbing or hiking.  Supported 1-1 by a professional instructor, he will be put through his paces on the river, mountain or wild sea.

Fly ‘n’ Drive Combo, Foyle Hovercrafting and Leisure, Limavady

A thrilling combination of hovercrafting and powerturn bugging.  He’ll learn to fly a hovercraft and experience the thrill of blasting over land and water at speed before testing his coordination and nerve driving his very own Powerturn Buggy.  A unique and thrilling combination of activities!

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Stand Up Paddleboarding Taster Course, North Down

The latest craze to hit Northern Irish waters, stand up paddleboarding is a guaranteed to make your daddy cool!  Within the taster lesson he will learn the safety, the warm up and the four basic steps to SUP - he'll be on his feet and paddling like a pro in no time.

Ultimate Clay Shooting Experience, Field of Dreams, Bangor  

Ready, aim, fire!  With 50 random targets to hit he’ll be blasting them out of the skies in no time.  Kitted out with skeet jacket, safety glasses and ear defenders, he’ll certainly look the part whilst breaking the targets!

Exhilaration Experience – Rock climbing and Abseiling, Outdoor Concepts, Mournes

It's all about adrenalin on this full adventure day of abseiling and rock climbing.  He’ll get the chance to belay and learn new skills before whizzing down the vertical rock face. The action packed day will take place in the stunning Mourne Mountains which offer some of the best locations in Northern Ireland for this thrill seeking adventure. This is one day out he will never forget!


Segway Off Road Experience, Segway NI, Craigavon  

For a totally unique present give him a blast on a Segway.  These two wheeled machines are great fun, especially when taken off road! He’ll learn to pilot this unique mode of transport before taking a guided one hour, off road adventure tour.  


Off Road Driving Experience, Todds Leap, Ballygawley

Forget the daily commute – let him conquer the muddy climbs, drops & hazards of an exhilarating 8 mile off road course, set in stunning surroundings.  The thrills don’t stop there as the experience also includes a white knuckle hill rally ride in a specially prepared Landrover!

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This year give him a Father’s Day present he’ll love!



Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Officer

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

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