With Father’s Day quickly approaching, what better way to treat the old man than escaping to central Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper and creating some truly epic memories together?
We have compiled a selection to suit the man of the house from morning, noon till night.
Tee-off your visit to Scotland with a round of golf at St Andrews Links. Caledonian Sleeper guests travelling to or from Leuchars can take advantage of a complimentary transfer shuttle service between Leuchars Station and St Andrews. This university town is beautiful, historic location on the east coast of Fife and is the world’s home of golf. With more than 600 years of people bonding on the green St Andrew’s Links presents itself as an excellent day out for you and your dad. There are a variety of packages available, prices start from £15 for green fees and £35 for club hire.
If your dad is always after a challenge Dundee’s Tank Driving experience might be more for him.
The one to one experience puts him behind the steering wheel of these massive machines where you can tackle their beginner, intermediate and advance tank tracks. Family and friends can ride in the tank with you to make it a whole family experience, or for those who are not so trusting of Dad’s driving skills you can take photos from the observation bunker in the center of the course.
One of the main stops on our route is Edinburgh, home to the largest sports venues in Scotland, Murrayfield Stadium. The guided tours take you through decades of Scottish Rugby, from the very first international Rugby match in 1871 to the present day games. You can hear about match day preparations, see behind the scenes at the BBC studio for Scotland games and walk through the team tunnel on to one of the RBS Six Nations’ official pitches. Family tickets start at £25 for this interactive experience will leave you thriving to see a live match in action!
Is he football crazy, football mad? Take him to The Hampden Experience for a great day out and an amazing opportunity to experience Hampden Park as the players do on match day. Marvel the treasures such as the original Scottish Cup, the world’s oldest national trophy, and take a tour which guides you through the history of football in Scotland. Our train arrives in Glasgow Central station so it’s a very accessible day out from the station. With something for people of all ages, you’ll find yourself spending hours exploring the museum filed with football treasures.
Our final selection features a key ingredient in keeping your dad feeling ‘hoppy’. Drygrate Brewery is the UK’s first experimental craft brewery and offers tours which take you behind the scenes and depicts the history of brewing in Glasgow. Tours take place on Sundays so they are ideal for an afternoon of education and the tutored tasting sessions allow for your taste buds to be thoroughly entertained.
Whatever your Dad’s passions, you’ll be sure to have a relaxing journey home on the Caledonian Sleeper after an adventure filled break.
These are some of our top picks for Dad’s in central Scotland, but we’d love to know yours. Let us know on Twitter @calsleeper