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11 fantastic gifts to make your dad feel like an action hero.

As we get ready to celebrate all the lovely dads out there on Father's Day, it can be a real headache to know what to get for the man who has everything.

But if dad is a bit of an action man, there are plenty of gifts you can get him that will mean he's spoilt rotten doing something he loves.

Here are 11 ideas to help you get some inspiration...

1 For would-be Rory McIlroys Your dad can experience golf at its finiest with a round at either the Roman Road or The Montgomerie at the Celtic Manor resort.

Or if he fancies improving his game with the help of latest technology and expert tuition with a one hour's golf lesson with a PGA Pro.

Where: Celtic Manor Resort, Newport To book: www.celtic-manor.com adrenaline junkies 2For If you want to give him an experience that is completely thrilling, head for Go Below.

Dad will be kitted up with a harness, helmet, lamp, Wellington boots and safety equipment before heading off to the mine where he will encounter forgotten deep blue lakes, lofty caverns and ancient mining machinery lying abandoned in the darkness. He will cross zip lines and traverses, climb rock faces and waterfalls, boat across water and abseil off ledges for that thrilling adrenaline rush that'll leave you feeling totally exhilarated! Price: PS49 for adults; PS39 for aged 10-15 years.

Where: Go Below, Conwy To book: www.go-below.co.uk 3 For daredevils who love to be on top of the world This isn't for dads who are afraid of heights but if he doesn't suffer from vertigo, he could have a go at Forest Jump at the Celtic Manor Resort, combing 30 testing elements which conclude with a thrilling zipwire.

Where: Celtic Manor Resort, Newport 4 For dads who can't sit still If your father has ever wanted to jump on a trampoline whilst exploring caverns in an old slate quarry, then Bounce Below is the one for him.

There are three giant trampolines that are linked by a 60ft slide inside caverns that are twice the size of St Paul's Cathedral.

Thrill seekers will go deep into the slate quarry via train and will be able to bounce their time away whilst enjoying a light show.

The activity lasts around an hour, where you are free to bounce, climb and slide.

Price: PS20 per person, or PS12.50 for children aged three to six.

Where: Bounce Below, Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog. To book: www.zipworld.co.uk 5 For those who've done the Velothon If your dad loves cycling, why not treat him to an afternoon at Bike Park Wales.

The concept is simple, picture a ski resort, remove the snow and replace the pistes with an array of sweeping flowy bike trails meandering to the bottom of the mountain and you are close.

A mini bus will transport dad to 491m at the top of Mynydd Gethin and all that remains is to select your route and whoop your way down the mountain.

Price: PS7 for day entry. Where: Bike Park Wales, Merthyr. To book: www.bikeparkwales.com 6 For rollercoaster freaks Jump aboard the world's only people powered roller coaster, zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales and embark on the Jungle Boat Adventure. Plus, build a Den in the Wild Woods, take off your socks and shoes for the BareFoot Trail or take a ride on the fabulous Moon Karts.

What better way for dad to spend the day? Plus, dad even gets a free gift and memento from the day.

Price: Adults PS10.95, kids (3-15) PS10.60, children under 3 FREE.

Where: Greenwood Forest Park, Y Felinheli.

To book: www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk 7 For steam train enthusiasts who prefer to eat and chill Go for a Father's Day Sunday lunch on a steam train at Gwili Steam Railway.

If it's good enough for Rhod Gilbert's mum, it's good enough for your dad.

Take him on a leisurely trip on a steam train through the scenic Carmarthenshire countryside, complete with an on-board bar and Sunday lunch.

Where: Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen. To book: 01267 238213/ www.gwilirailway.co.uk 8 For those who love running Got a running-obsessed dad? Then, treat him to one of Wales' newest adventure sports packages - a running retreat set in the beautiful Afan Valley. It's the perfect pressie for a running nut.

Based at the historic Castle Hotel in Neath, packages include guided runs around some of Wales' most scenic spots, tailored to ability or training needs, as well as dinner, bed and breakfast with all menus specially created to cater for runners' dietary needs.

To book: Go to www.runthevalleys.co.uk/01639 641119.

9 For dads who want to be hit for six Glamorgan return to action at the SSE SWALEC in Cardiff for the NatWest T20 Blast against Kent on Father's Day itself.

Treat dad to an afternoon of lively cricketing action at the home of Welsh cricket as the high-flying Welsh county.

Prices: From PS15 for adults, from PS5 for kids To book: 029 2041 9311/ www.glamorgancricket.com those who need a holiday 10For If dad loves nothing better than riding on a donut on hols, how does doing it in the Gower sound? Oxwich Watersports also offer windsurfing sailing and jet skiing, so you can take your pick from activities he'll love.

Prices: They vary, but a donut rides starts at just PS10 for five minutes. To book: info@oxwichwatersports.co.uk.

11For those who love nothing but rugby Then head to the Principality Stadium and enjoy a tour of the home of Welsh rugby.

Experience the build-up before the match in the Dragon's Lair, Wales' team dressing room. Hear the roar of 74,500 fans as you walk down the players' tunnel towards the hallowed turf. Learn about the semi-artificial Desso pitch system and fully retractable roof, which allows the entire playing surface to be covered to create one of the world's largest indoor arenas.

Take in the view of the pitch from a VIP hospitality suite, and finally lift the trophy to the skies like a sporting superstar in the President's Box, an area normally reserved for royalty.

Price: Adults PS12.50, children PS9, family PS38 (kids under 5 go free) To book: www.principalitystadium.wales/029 2082 2432

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