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Father's Day Fun in The National Forest

Wednesday, 17th June 2015

Treat your Dad to a great Father's Day out in The National Forest this year (21 June). Forest attractions are laying on activities to give Dad the best day, whatever his interest.

Cheer him on at Conkers, in the first-ever Father’s Day Triathlon Challenge. Go-kart racing, canoeing and bike riding – it’s all included in the general entry fee to the 120-acre woodland adventure world at Moira, and there are excellent prizes up for grabs. 

Or give him a different kind of challenge: free his child within at Stoneywell, the Arts & Crafts woodland cottage hideaway in The National Forest at Ulverscroft: it was created for just such golden fun. Play games of bowls, discover family table tennis with a difference, laze over picnics and raid the laundry tearoom for cake. (Please book your visit in advance for this small but perfectly formed National Trust property.) 

Is your Dad creative or practical? Does he enjoy making things, or simply love being out in the great outdoors? Then how about a wonderful day out in the woods with Greenwood Days, near Melbourne, escaping from daily life having a memorable and rewarding day learning some traditional crafts? Using hand tools and a foot-powered (pole) lathe your Dad (and you if you join him) can create his own garden dibber, honey drizzler, candlestick or other small item. Two or even three generations can share the experience, working together and creating something special for Dad to keep and some wonderful memories. Greenwood Days is set in a hundred acre woodland so there’s plenty of space to take a walk and enjoy the woods. For lunch everyone shares in the creation of some fabulous pizzas cooked in the wood-fired oven.