If you have been in any shop over the last month you could not have failed to notice that Father’s Day is almost upon us. Although the World Cup will have started most games are not on until the evening so before you cook your Dad a well-earned meal why not check out one of the activities below and do something different this Father’s Day.

  1. Father’s Day Family Take Over  (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh). Quite frankly no other event could match this one. A full day with a range of activities for children of all ages.
  2. My Dad My Hero , (Lauriston Castle , Edinburgh). A special event for Fathers Day a day of trails, wood craft and exploring.
  3. Festival of Historic Transport  (Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, outside Dunfermline). A great day out and you can travel there on a vintage bus from Dunfermline!
  4. The Men’s 10km festival (Glasgow). If your Dad likes running you could enter him for the men’s health 10km, or you could both take part in the family 3km. Online registration has closed but you can register in person on Friday or Saturday.
  5. Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary (Oban) is offering free entry for all Dads on Father’s Day and there might even be a little gift for him too!
  6. Go Ape (Aberfoyle, Peebles or Aberdeenshire) if you fancy taking you Dad on Britain’s longest zip wire then Go Ape could be the choice for you.
  7. Glastonbaby (Falkirk). If your Dad loves a festival you could head along to Glastonbaby, pop on your wellies and enjoy some live entertainment as well as some soft play!
  8. Glasgow Science Festival (Glasgow). Father’s Day is the last day of the Glasgow Science Festival so this is the last chance to catch some of the amazing events. Lots of different activities for all ages.
  9. Animal Safari (Stranraer). Explore the Castle Kennedy Gardens looking at all kinds of different animal life.
  10. Robots Live! (North Berwick). See sparks fly as competitors from Robot Wars battle it out in the arena. Discover new innovations in robotics with University of Edinburgh, solder your own electronic device and meet the engineers shaping our future.

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