Dads are always the most difficult to buy for aren’t they? To get a Father’s Day gift for them that they actually like, and is a little bit different, is the Holy Grail for sons and daughters all over the country. and as we roll around to the 20th June, you can almost sense the universal resignation of adding another mug to the already overflowing cupboard.
But here at Not In The Guidebooks, we’re here to save you from the drudgery of another dressing gown. We’ve got experiences and things to do that are genuinely unique, fun, and interesting, and won’t break the bank – it’s not too late to save Father’s Day 2021.
A solid place to start any kind of experience would be one that includes some great bars, and a bit of traditional culture in a buzzing, vibrant city. On this whisky tour of Glasgow’s West End, you’ll try four premium malt Scotch whiskies at four of the best whisky bars in the city.
Alongside that, you’ll hear the city brought to life by an expert local guide, passionate about the stories and the quirks that make this characterful city so special. Anyone with a dad who’s got a passion for whisky, or even just a good time, look no further than this as a great Father’s Day gift idea.
Perhaps you dad is someone with more of a thirst for adventure, in which case this private mountain biking adventure in the stunning hills and mountains of the Brecon Beacons is surely the perfect Father’s Day gift idea.
Strap on your helmet and hop into the saddle, for a day out that gets you out of a centre and on to world-class trails that snake through the national park. From tricky technical routes to beginner options on flowing single tracks, your private guide and instructor will help you navigate the landscape seamlessly, so that you can focus on drinking in the incredible scenery.
Back to the booze, and a history tour of London with a twist. Beer, gin, coffee and, of course, tea, have shaped life in London for centuries, and this is your chance to learn how, whilst trying some of the best examples of them all anywhere in London.
Based around the Fleet, Street, Farringdon and St Paul’s area of the capital, there are countless stories in this ancient section of the city. You’ll hear some of the most fascinating of these tales, and explore cosy pubs, famous distilleries and atmospheric coffee houses. A unique day out with some great drinks – what’s not to like?