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5 Things Every Footy-Mad Dad Needs To Do

Delight your footy fan this Father’s Day by whisking him away on a football-themed day trip...

5 Football Excursions

National Football Museum

Home to the football Hall of Fame, the National Football Museum celebrates the greatest players, managers, and teams in English footballing history. Permanent home of the FIFA Collection, the museum works in close partnership with major national and international football bodies to celebrate their history.

With exhibitions and interactive zones, you can take part in a range of activities, such as holding famous trophies, scoring world-class penalties in the Shootout and testing your reactions on the Shot Stopper. There are weekend taster tours every Saturday and Sunday, where museum staff will tell all about behind the scenes stories and some of the most famous artefacts the museum houses.

More information: nationalfootballmuseum.com


Wembley Stadium Tour

Wembley Stadium, home of the England football team and the setting of extreme emotions, depending on which shirt you donned that morning. 90,000 passion-fuelled footy fanatics spread around one magnificent stadium. But what really goes on behind the scenes? Well, why don’t you see for yourself? Learn the ins and outs of the beautiful sport’s beloved home with one of the stadium tours. From a VIP Access All Areas tour to a viewing gallery visit where you can experience the stadium bowl from Club Wembley level, you can touch the FA Cup and quiz the expert guides on all things Wembley.

More information: wembleystadium.com

Wembley Stadium

St. George's Park - England Experience

Wondering what it’s like to play for England? Test your footy skills with a St George’s Park FA Licensed Coach on their full-size 3G pitch!

Experience what it’s like to have your own dedicated coach yelling at you every time you make a bad pass or a nasty tackle! Gain an understanding of the technical, tactical, psychological, and physical challenges that come with being an England pro. Take a tour of St. George’s Park’s football facilities and enjoy the use of the elite changing rooms. Look like the real deal as you throw on your personalised England shirt, shorts and socks, and then spend two hours with a St George’s Park FA Licensed Coach. You’ll participate in a football activity session suitable for all ages and abilities, so don’t worry if dad’s a little unfit!

More information: thefa.com/st-georges-park


Celtic Park Tour

One of Europe’s biggest stadiums and a team in constant battle to become the Scottish Premier League’s champions, Celtic Football Club’s history dates back to 1888. On this magnificent guided tour of the stadium, you’ll take a trip through history and learn all about what’s made the Glaswegian giants so adored the world over.

More information: celticfc.net

Celtic Park Stadium

A Family Kickabout

Perhaps you just fancy spending some quality time with your family, in the park having a good old-fashioned kickabout? Get everyone involved, and invest in some football kits that you can transfer every player’s name on to. Alternatively, throw on a few bibs and sort the men from the boys in a family 5-a-side match!

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