Father’s Day 2022 : 5 active, open-air ideas


It’s almost Father’s Day, which poses the same problem as every year! How to mark the occasion with something different and something that he’ll really appreciate.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few years, it’s that time with loved ones and nature are the things that matter most. So why not combine the two in a short break to sunny France, for the best gift on Father’s Day? Outdoor activity breaks are the ideal way to do that and to create happy, happy memories for your dad or your partner in parenthood!

Here are 5 Father’s Day 2022 ideas – hopefully you’ll find one that suits the dad in your life. For each one, we’ve listed campsites all over France – so you should find an option somewhere that’s easy for you to get to. Almost all campsites in France have both pitches and on-site accommodation in chalets, mobile-homes, glamping tents, etc. That way, if you’re taking a break with extended family, you can be together without being on top of each other!

1 – Taste good wines

This is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a day of wine tasting, so take advantage of it!

This activity of course, is not suitable for children. But if you’re planning a Father’s Day weekend with your own dad, this is perfect! You’ll find tours and tastings all over France, due to the country’s excellent wine heritage. It will encourage you all out of your comfort zone a little – as you will taste wines that you don’t know, and learn more about them. You’ll also get to enjoy the outdoors and some fantastic wine-country scenery.

Check out our activities and tours here. Choose from Avignon, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Burgundy or Champagne-Ardenne, depending on what area is most convenient for you to get to. Search directly by destination using the link above.

2 – Go for relaxation at a spa for Father’s Day

Let’s face it, even if your dad or partner might never admit it, almost everyone loves a good massage.

So why not combine the outdoors with a spa moment? Take advantage of our selection of campsites with spa for a weekend.

Camping itself is an opportunity to recharge your batteries and escape from the stresses of your daily life. So, linking the two is the perfect mix for Father’s Day 2022.

3 – Have fun in the water

There are plenty of water activities you can enjoy, depending on the ages in your Father’s Day group.

Diving, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing, paddleboarding, swimming, etc. Whether it is the sea, a lake or a river, there is something so refreshing about a few hours in the water. It will be the ideal opportunity to let off steam, have fun but also do something active and work up an appetite.

Also, even just to hear or see water nearby as you drink your morning coffee is a real tonic.
And camping is the perfect way to stay right by the water. Find all our campsites in France with water activities here.

4 – Head to the beach to celebrate Father’s Day 2022

We all know that the sea air is good for us!

So, organise a few days where you’ll all breathe in the salty air and make sure to research and plan a walk or bike ride. Look into a boat trip or even a scuba diving trip. And take the opportunity to do simple things together. Like savouring an ice cream, watching the sunset together, or treating yourself to a good meal. With seafood or freshly caught fish – even better!

Check out our selection of seaside campsites in France here.

5 – Enjoy the mountains and what they have to offer for Father’s Day

There are a thousand and one ways to enjoy the mountains.

Maybe for you it’s a hike with a rewarding picnic at the top (and a side of fabulous view). Or else some mountain bike trails for even more thrills. Or even a paragliding activity to see the bigger picture!

In spring or summer, the mountains are just as pleasant as in winter, and will allow you to take in breath-taking landscapes and greenery as far as the eye can see. Seize the opportunity to taste local specialties and good cheeses. What could be better than spending time in the open air with your loved ones and enjoying tasty mountain food?

Find all the activities in Auvergne-Rhones-Alpes but also in the Pyrenees.  You can also find all the campsites in the mountains here.

We hope that these ideas for special Father’s Day activities and stays for all tastes have inspired you and that you now know what you will do for this very special day. Don’t hesitate to follow us on our social networks for even more inspiration!


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