The Ultimate Father’s day gifts of 2017

Dads might not do fancy chocolates and they definitely don’t do flowers, which means with Father’s Day fast approaching you’re going to have to think on your feet to find the perfect present. Thankfully, we’re here to help and we’ve come up with some awesome gifts that will bring a smile to even the fussiest father’s face.

For the puzzle lover..

For the puzzle loving pop swap the sudoku book for an Escape Game experience. With 60 minutes to solve puzzles, crack codes and unravel mysteries, your dad’s in for a day he’ll never forget! As every escape room is completely unique he can even choose the theme, so if he’s always fancied himself as a master detective, a revolutionary scientist or even a rogue bank robber anything is possible inside these four walls. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get locked in 😉

For the box set addict..

If your dad’s always glued to Game of Thrones he’ll love a Medieval Jousting experience. Kitted up in authentic medieval costume he’ll be transported back in time and taught how to act, fight and joust like a knight. Not everybody’s up for the challenge of defeating the dreaded Black Knight though, so if your dad’s not a natural on horseback why not see if he’s got what it takes to master the art of archery or axe throwing. These awesome medieval target sports are even more exciting than they look!

For the petrol head..

Whether your dad’s dream ride is a flaming red Ferrari, a luminous Lamborghini or a full-throttle F1 car, we’ve got the perfect experience to satisfy his need for speed. From heart-racing supercar driving experiences to state-of-the-art F1 racing simulators, we guarantee he’ll have a blast! If he really wants to test his skill at the wheel though there’s only one place to be – the kart track.

For the budding Bear Grylls..

Your dad might not be a natural survivor, but we guarantee he loves Bear Grylls, which means he’ll love a survival experience too. Under the tuition of an expert instructor he’ll learn how to forage for food, find shelter and create fire, transforming him into a bona fide bushmaster before your eyes.

For the daredevil dad..

Finding the perfect present for your daredevil dad definitely isn’t as hard as you might think. Even the biggest adrenaline addicts admit the rush of taking the plunge from 10,000ft is impossible to beat. So why not find out how brave your daredevil dad really is by challenging him to a skydive? And if that’s too extreme we’re sure he’d be man enough to brave a bungee jump..

For the deadeye..

If getting his hands on a shotgun and smashing some clays doesn’t bring a smile to your dad’s face we’re not sure anything will! Even if he’s never held a gun before, our instructors will have him nailing clays in no time and who knows it might even be the start of a new hobby.

 

For the mud lover..

If your dad’s always out in the garden getting his hands dirty he’ll love an excuse to play in the mud, which is what quad biking and off-road driving experiences are made for! Nowhere is out of bounds on these awesome experiences and he’ll get to explore some of the country’s most rugged countryside.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Visit The Activity People websites for even more awesome Father’s Day gift ideas.

 

New to Clay Pigeon Shooting? Our 5 useful hints

  • 1.Determine your dominant eye

    Prepare for your shoot by finding out which is your dominant eye before you go to the clay shooting venue. It is important to bear in mind that dominant eye does not always follow dominant hand, however by using this simple test you can decide which eye to use to look down the barrel of the gun to focus on the target

    Focus on an object in a room and point at it. Close your left eye and if you can still see that object at the end of your finger this means that you are right eye dominant. If it has moved away from your finger open your left eye and close your right eye, be careful not to move your hand. If you are left hand dominant that same object will be back at the end of your finger. Simple as that!

 

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  • 2.Mounting the gun correctly

    Holding the gun correctly is crucial to firing the shot comfortably and accurately. With the help of your instructor you need to aim for the butt of the shotgun to sit in the groove in your shoulder joint. Hold the shotgun tight to ensure that the kick of the gun doesn’t impact on you when fired.

    Your front hand should be placed as far down the barrel as possible whilst still allowing you to hold the gun tightly.

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  • 3.Comfortable and strong standing position

    Your standing position is important to maintain accuracy when firing the gun. Both feet facing forward, with the foot opposite your trigger finger being the furthest forward. Use this foot for the majority of your weight to lean on as it is this that keeps you steady and helps maintain your balance.

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  • 4.Bring your head to the shotgun

    If you are a first time shooter it will be very tempting to bring the gun upwards instead of bringing your head to the shotgun. If you can bring your head down to the shotgun you should be able to see right down the barrel and see your target much clearer. Don’t worry if you don’t get this right at the start, the instructor will always be on hand to guide you with this.

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  • 5.Stay steady and calm while firing

    Hitting your clays generally comes down to two factors – your positioning and not delaying your shot. You will get lots of hints and tips but here’s some more that will impress even the most experienced instructor.

    Follow the clay as it comes out of the trap, keep your eye down the barrel and be sure to keep the bead at the end of your gun inline. Resist the temptation to follow the clay with just your eye, you need the barrel to follow your line of sight too. Squeeze the trigger just as the clay disappears out of your line of sight.

    One last tip, shoot the clay as its rising, once it starts to fall it may be best to wait for the next clay!

 This time of year is simply perfect for clay shooting so why not give it a go?tapPromo

Plan to Be Active for World Health Day

On 7 April, people all over the globe celebrate World Health Day, but if puffed rice cakes have taught us anything, it’s that healthy doesn’t always equal fun.

But there are plenty of ways to have a blast while burning that unwanted bulk.  That’s why The Activity People have put our heads together to produce a list of activities guaranteed to make both you and your ticker exceedingly happy.

1. Combat Sports

You don’t have to fighting fit to play paintball, airsoft or laser combat. They’re fun sports that are accessible to the majority of people. But the best thing about combat sports is you’ll be getting a nice little workout without even realising it. While you’re busy playing soldier and dodging enemy fire, you’ll benefit from a great cardio workout. Plus with so much emphasis on planning and strategy you’ll be training your brain too.

2. Water Sports

For full body fitness mixed with pure exhilaration our range of water sports experiences are hard to beat. Choose from surfing, wakeboarding, wind surfing and many more. Water sports promote balance, skill and general fitness. You’re guaranteed to have a blast and flex those muscles (not least when climbing back on the board every time you fall off).

3. Climbing Sports


Like water sports, climbing will work all of your major muscle groups as well as some you might not have known were there. The Activity People offers indoor, outdoor and high rope climbing experiences all over the UK. Whether testing yourself against a purpose built climbing wall or a rocky cliff face overlooking spectacular views of the country, you’ll be flexing body and mind as you navigate your way to the peak.

These are just a few of the awesome activities you could get stuck into with the UK’s number 1 activity provider. For a list of all of the sports we offer and facilities nationwide which offer them, just visit our official site.

Adrenalin Activity Passport

Why give someone one adrenalin-fuelled activity gift experience, when you can give the THE LOT!.

Yes, new from the UK’s biggest Activity network, comes the Activity Passport This clever little gift gives the lucky recipient access to 882 activity locations in the UK – yep 882!

So, which one of your friends or family will wake up to the best gift ever on their birthday of Christmas morning. You choose – but make sure you get it right – click here

The company has been around for 15 years and is the chosen activity provider for Visit Britain, Go Outdoors and many of the companies that provide activities under their own brand. So go direct and buy into the best adrenalin activity gift voucher experience in the UK.

Activity Passport – the gateway to activity heaven

It’s Official! Karting Can Make You More Successful!

You may have noticed an upturn in the fortunes of Premier League football club West Ham United over the past couple of weeks. But did you know that their improvement in form coincided directly with a team kart race and clay pigeon shoot?

Early in February, the relegation battlers were beaten at home by Birmingham City, before scraping a late draw against similarly relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion.

That’s when manager Avram Grant decided to introduce a brand new tactic; but not on the football field, on the kart track.

Grant took his underperforming athletes to enjoy a day of high speed karting followed by clay shooting. In his own words, the manager told The Telegraph “we decided to take the individuals to be as a team together”.

Since then the Hammers have picked up two very impressing victories, thumping Burnley in the FA Cup before doing exactly the same to an in form Liverpool in their last league game. It’s widely thought that their 3-1 demolition of Kenny Dalglish’s reds ranks as their best performance so far in the season, and Grant is in no doubt that the club’s rubber-burning, trigger-pumping day out has played a vital role in their sensational resurgence.

“It was good for the team. It was very successful. It was nice to see them enjoying themselves away from everything.”

Action-packed away days are a great way for any team or company to escape the rigours of their daily workload, and recharge their batteries so that when they return to work, they’re ready to give their best.

There isn’t a better way to turn your ‘individuals’ into a ‘team’.

Don’t believe us? Just ask the nearest West Ham fan.

If you’re interested in organising a lightning fast go kart grand prix, a spectacular clay pigeon shoot, an all guns blazing paintball war, a skydive or more, there are hundreds of options available through The Activity People, and you can find them all right here.