We love any excuse to spend a day in the outdoors, and heading off on an adventure with your dad (or mum, or whoever you feel like taking with you!) is a great way to spend some time together, get happy and enjoy those long summer days while they last.
If you'd love some inspiration for adventurous activities this Father's Day, look no further: we've rounded up our favourite family activities for big and little kids and dads alike.
1. Try a new recipe outdoors.
There's endless fun to be had giving a new recipe a go, and everything's more fun when you do it outside. Google or Pinterest will bring up lots of ideas - or try one of ours! We've got recipes for pancakes, South African tomato sheba, and scones on the blog.
2. Pick a random place on a map and explore it
If you've got a map of your local area handy, spread it out on the table, shut your eyes and point to a place - you could do the same on Google Maps! It's always surprising how much there is to discover right on your doorstep, whether it's a village you've never really explored or a hill or forest path you've not walked yet.
3. Have a firelighting competition
4. Make coffee outdoors
If you haven't got lots of time, or you're lucky enough to spend the whole day with your dad, making the morning coffee outside, over a crackling fire, makes it just a little more special than your everyday cup of joe. Fire up your Horizon Stove, put the kettle on and enjoy a slow cup of coffee with your dad drinking in the great outdoors (even if it's just your back garden).
5. Go on a microadventure
We love the idea of microadventures: short trips of just one night (think 5-9, rather than 9-5) sleeping out under the stars wherever you can. You could do this in your back garden, or head to a nearby hill or wood. It's a great way to get a new perspective and feel like you've got a break from the day-to-day grind, without too much planning or cost involved.
6. Plan a road trip
There are few more satisfying ways to spend a lazy Sunday than sprawling out over the living room floor with maps and a notebook making lists and planning for an epic road trip (or camping trip, or any other kind of adventure you fancy). List all the kit you're going to need, plan the food you'll take with you, and map out your route - even if you're not going to head off for months or even a year, the thrill of new experiences is always good fun. Bonus: this is a great option if it's pouring with rain!
What are your favourite ways to spend time with your dad outdoors? Let us know in the comments below!