6 incredible sporting tours to celebrate Father’s Day
Whether your dad’s sports-mad or you’re looking to give a unique gift for Father’s Day this year, why not head on one of these sporting tours. Relive some of the best sporting memories in recent decades at rugby, football and tennis stadiums across London and prep your sports kits in anticipation for being part of some of the world’s most popular sports. Make it ‘game, set and match’ with an unforgettable present this year.
Sports and stadium tours for Father’s Day
Home to unforgettable sporting feats including England’s 1966 World cup win, as well as the biggest names in music entertaining crowds of up to 80,000 at concerts and charity events, reminisce in decades of history at a Wembley Stadium tour. As you approach the 315 metre arch adorning the top of the stadium, you’ll be welcomed to ‘backstage’ access. Throughout the tour, you’ll be given the chance to sit in the England manager’s seat and see memorabilia from the 1948 Olympics. Feel the pride of London and the United Kingdom on a Wembley Stadium tour for a belated Father’s Day gift.
Built for the hugely successful London Olympics 2012, the London Stadium was the centre point of the Olympic Games and can now be seen from a different angle in this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. Walk through the competitors’ tunnel, sit in the stand itself and visit the dugout. You’ll also be able to see the changing rooms and many other areas of the vast stadium that are not normally accessible to the public. There’s footage from the Olympic Games and unique photo opportunity spots along the way. Tailor your bespoke tour to your own interests and see what makes the stadium special this Father’s Day.
Emirates Stadium Tour
Go pitchside at Arsenal F.C. with an Emirates Stadium Tour this Father’s Day. As you walk around the 60,000 capacity stadium, relive the matchday experiences of over 120 years of footballing history. Discover the club’s unsung heroes and visit the media centre, later walking through the players’ tunnel to be the next Gunner on the pitch! With twenty major displays based on Arsenal’s proud history, an Emirates Stadium tour is perfect for any Arsenal fan young and old, as well as football fanatics who want to learn about the club.
Chelsea FC Tour
Looking for a short but thrilling tour to experience this Father’s day? Why not go on a behind-the-scenes experience at Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea football club. Taking in the press room, dressing rooms, as well as exclusive video content, only broadcast to tour parties, it’s a one-of-a-kind attraction any sports fan will love. Whether it’s a love of the game or an avid Chelsea supporter, everyone should walk around Stamford Bridge, one of the biggest stadiums in London.
Twickenham Stadium Tour
Since 1909, Twickenham has become the quintessential home of rugby, with the red rose symbolising England’s rugby history. Led around the stadium by a sporting expert, take a behind-the-scenes tour and learn more about the sport, originating in a small Midlands town. Discover your rugby-playing prowess in the ‘Play Rugby’ zone and relive some of the sport’s best moments as you decide which players you’d have on the pitch in the ultimate sporting battle. Ending the tour with a run out onto the pitch, you’ll feel grateful you’re not caught in a scrum!
Although the Wimbledon tennis courts may only come alive for two weeks a year, it’s one of the busiest tennis fortnights in the sporting calendar! Show your ‘love’ this Father’s Day with a tennis experience they’ll never forget, as you take in the sporting traditions that the grounds are famed for. See the Championship trophies and outfits worn by your favourite tennis players, as well as tucking into strawberries and creams around the courts.
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