The Best Active Breaks for a Fabulous Father’s Day Escape

Father and Son fishing, active father's day escape


Let’s be honest fathers are the most difficult people to get presents for! With mothers it can be flowers, a spa treatment, shoes, jewellery or even a home cooked meal… But the other parent is a completely different ball game – what do they want, need or like? There are only so many ties, hip flasks or mugs from the ‘World’s Best Dad’ collection we can get away with. With that in mind, why not give the gift of an active break for Father’s Day? They’re sure to appreciate the promise of a stimulating fitness-focused retreat to look forward to and the chance to spend time with their loved one. Get your cycling stamina, water-sport skills, and golfing down to a tee (pun intended) all while making meaningful memories with your pops!


Portugal: Create Your Journey at Conrad Algarve


If you’re looking an active break where your father can choose what he wants to do there, then this is a great option! With personal training sessions and a few treatments to enjoy the finer side of life with some laughs, you can really make it your own! The region of Conrad Algarve is full of activities, including being the prime location for golf holidays with the best courses. Even better, is the exclusive Gusto restaurant that has received numerous awards throughout the years. Whose dad doesn’t love golf and food? Besides the relaxed atmosphere to this resort, it gets sunshine 300 days out of the year, making it an attractive destination whenever you wish to visit!

Information and Booking: Create Your Journey at Conrad Algarve


France: Sport at Lily of the Valley


Imagine a perfectly cooked steak with a glass of red wine in the quiet vibrancy of the French Riviera after an action-packed day with your dad. And where better to indulge in excellent food and wine than France?  If you’re looking for the ultimate European sports holiday, then look no further! Get your competitive spirit on with over 70 different sports to choose from including everything from hybrid cycling to boxing to jet skiing! Spoil your dad by discovering the culture hassle free with the bustling town of Saint-Tropez just around the corner or simply enjoy the panoramic views of unspoilt natural surroundings from this wonderful 5-star retreat.

Information and Booking: Sport at Lily of the Valley


Scotland: Active at Gleneagles


If when you think of your father, you picture a Barbour jacket or you can hear the words ‘old-sport’ then Gleneagles is absolutely for him! Get stuck into a plethora of countryside pursuits including hiking, clay pigeon shooting and tennis for the perfect short adventure holiday in the UK. Set within 850-acres of glorious land, overlooking the hills of Perthshire, Gleneagles boasts all the trappings of luxury Scottish heritage sure to be appreciated by a man who enjoys the finer things in life. During your stay you’ll also be granted complimentary access to fitness classes, the steam room, and the sauna to finish off a day of active pursuits feeling refreshed and relaxed!

Information and Booking: Active at Gleneagles


England: Cornwall with Workout Away


Is your father a coastal town lover? Cornwall is one of the most popular locations in the UK for an active getaway thanks to its magnificent beaches, cliff tops and sunshine. It’s also an excellent destination for water sports holidays with beaches renown amongst surfers across the country. Perfect for fitness-focused families, the comprehensive programme at Workout Away offering everything from surfing to HIIT athletic workouts. Why not grab the opportunity explore the best corner of England while raising your heart rate, supporting each other, and laughing together? You’ll come away with a stronger bond between yourself and your dad!

Information and Booking: Workout Away in Cornwall


Portugal: Fusion Fitness™ at Galo Resort


Embark on a tailored wellness getaway on our exclusive Fusion Fitness™ holiday at Galo Resort in Madeira. This one is for the truly active fathers, offering unrivalled choice as you get to design your holiday together! The array of activities  available on a Fusion Fitness holiday include cardio, toning, refocusing and relaxation to ensure every day is different and that there is something to suit everybody! Explore Canico’s stunning natural contrast of desert and evergreen landscapes stretching out along this scenic island from pebble peaches to pictures cliffs, dotted with tradition and culture. Find yourself fully immersed in living a healthier lifestyle on this sun-kissed Portuguese island, that you’ll be sorry to return home from!

Information and Booking: Fusion Fitness™ at Galo Resort


An action-packed healthy holiday with their loved one makes for an excellent Father’s Day gift that will show your beloved dad just how much you care! Whether they’re a gym fanatic, golf lover or keen surfer, Health and Fitness Travel offers the active break to gift your dad this Father’s Day. If you’re looking to go all-out, our Wellness Travel Specialists can create the ultimate bespoke experience, completely tailored to your needs and desires and sure to impress the special gentleman in your life!


Talk to one of our  Wellness Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your ideal Father’s Day active break!