TENgreat... From archery to ale tasting, book your dad a last minute break that's right up his street. Alison Young has some suggestions.
1. Laser shooting, climbing wall and brewery in Devon Treat Dad to the special Father's Day celebrations taking place at The BIG Sheep, in North Devon. He'll love the laser shooting, climbing wall and onsite brewery, offering free ale and beer tastings. Stay at Fig Tree Cottage (sleeps four), only a short drive away and set in its own walled garden, within five acres of woodland.
A week's stay, starting June 17, costS s pounds 151 per person (pounds 603 total). Call Classic Cottages on 01326 555 555 (www.classic.co.uk).
2. Skiing and shows by the sea in North Wales Take Dad to Llandudno for the weekend this month and treat him to a session at the scenic dry ski slope where he can enjoy skiing or snowboarding, before a ride down the toboggan run or a round of crazy golf.
Stay at the four-star St George's Hotel, where a night's bed and breakfast on June 18 is pounds 195 (family of four sharing). Call the St George's Hotel on 01492 877 544 (www.stgeorgeswales.co.uk).
3. For dads and fans of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - Dorset The Bridport Food Festival's main event on June 18 is a real treat for any foodie father. He can watch cookery theatre from Hugh F-W himself and visit a seafood tent where visitors can learn all about sustainability. There's a farmers' market and fossil-tastic craft fun for kids.
Plus it's pocket-money affordable at pounds 2.50 a ticket, and free for under-14s.
Stay close by at the family-friendly Briar Cottage (sleeps six).
A week's stay arriving June 17 costs pounds 101 per person (pounds 603 total). Call Classic Cottages on 01326 555 555 (www.classic.co.uk).
4. Siblyback Lake Campsite, Cornwall Siblyback Lake Campsite on the edge of the Bodmin Moor is a top spot for water sports of all types, from windsailing and surfing to rowing and kayaking, and even WOWballs, where you take to the water in a giant ball.
Siblyback is also the ideal place for dads who like their fishing - Siblyback Lake is a Trout Master Fishery and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, with casting available from the bank and on the water.
The Siblyback Outdoor and Active Open Day falls on Father's Day this year, so water sports and activities a plenty, as well as the dad-classic barbecue.
Pitches priced from pounds 13 per night,www.pitchup.com.
5. Spoil your sporty dad in Austria Why not surprise Dad with an impromptu summer break in Austria's Tyrol region at the newly-refurbished five-star Hotel Cervosa? The hotel's Get Away Package includes a pass which provides free use of the resort's seven cable cars and hiking bus.
Alternatively, try out one of the 35 mountain biking trails, take a convertible Mercedes SLK 350 for a spin, enjoy a sports massage in the spa or enjoy the stunning scenery from the outdoor jacuzzi.
A three-night stay costs pounds 268 and includes half-board accommodation and guided hikes, valid from June 17 until July 16. Call 00 43 5476 6211 (www.austria.info/spa).
6. A right rail retreat for dad Does Dad enjoy tinkering with train sets? Treat him to the real thing on a relaxed rail trip to the beautiful Belgian Ardennes. His base will be the historic city of Namur with its magnificent cathedral, nestled amid rolling hills and emerald-green countryside.
A three-day rail pass offering unlimited travel in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is included in the price. The trip costs from pounds 545 per person (two sharing) including Eurostar and three nights'' bed and breakfast. Departs June 17. Call Ffestiniog Travel, 01766 772030, www.ffestiniogtravel.com).
7. Dia do Pai em Portugal: Father's Day in Portugal The Alentejo's Troia Peninsula, stretching out into the Atlantic, has something to offer every dad this Dia do Pai.
Whether they'd like to try their hand at a new water sport, swim with dolphins, admire Roman excavations, play a round of golf on a Robert Trent Jones-designed course or simply laze about on a white-sand beach, they're sure to find something to make this the most memorable of Father's Days. Stay at the family-friendly Aqualuz Resort Suite Hotels, where seven nights cost from pounds 696 per person (four sharing) including flights (Heathrow-Beja), transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation.
Call AITO member Sunvil Discovery on 020 8758 4722 (www.sunvil.co.uk).
8.Classic cars at Castle Drogo On June 18 and 19 there's a Father's Day Classic Car Weekend at Castle Drogo near Drewsteignton in Devon.
In addition to the cars, visitors can enjoy a dads' guide to gardening, a beer tent and a Father's Day menu in the caf.
Stay at The Old Mill Cottage (sleeps four) amid Devon's rolling hills, close to the babbling River Yeo. Both the sitting room and dining room have French doors leading outside.
A three-night stay arriving Friday June 17 costs pounds 100 per person (pounds 397 total). Call Classic Cottages on 01326 555 555 (www.classic.co.uk).
9. Gastronomy in Gloucestershire Celebrating all things edible, the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival (June 17-19) is a must for all foodies. Learn cooking tips from chefs at the kitchen theatre, hear talks about wine tasting, try freshly-cooked samples and sip champagne in Montpellier Gardens. There'll also be local bands playing, street theatre and Punch and Judy shows. Stay six miles away at Hatherley Manor Hotel, where a weekend's bed and breakfast over the festival costs from pounds 100 per person (two sharing). Entry to the festival is pounds 6 per person (children go free).
Call Hatherley Manor Hotel on 01452 730217 (www.hatherleymanor.com).
10. Golf and archery in Ayrshire Craig Tara in Ayrshire offers something for all the family - let the kids loose on the massive indoor pool with slides and funpools, whilst dads take a few hours out for themselves on the Craig Tara landscaped golf course.
Venture slightly further afield and check out the Open Championship courses of Turberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick.
For a full day out, head east to Alnwick Castle for some archery lessons - take the kids on this one as Alnwick is the castle used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
Two bedroom caravans from pounds 195 for three nights, www.pitchup.com