Father’s Day Gift Guide

Take a look at this selection of gifts ideal for dads everywhere

World of Warships 

Free | worldofwarships.eu

World of Warships is a free-to-play naval action, massively multiplayer online (MMO) game with a focus on the epic large-scale sea battles of the first half of the 20th century. To celebrate Father’s Day, World of Warships is giving you the chance to start your naval career with the following invite code: BOOM. By entering the code at playships.eu and creating your account, you’ll receive digital gifts that will be delivered to your port. The invite code is only available for new players that do not have a Wargaming.net ID and must be used prior to account creation.

Airfix Small Starter Set Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc

£11.99 | uk.airfix.com

For military and model-making fans alike, Airfix has transformed one of the most famous aircraft that has ever taken to the skies – the Supermarine Spitfire inter-war seaplane – into a new build-and-paint starter set. The set includes child-friendly paints, brushes and glues, along with a new ‘shadow-effect’ mount stand. 

Classic Battlefield Tours

From £1,250 | classicbattlefieldtours.com

Classic Battlefield Tours revisits some of the most interesting and defining moments in UK military history, including a cross-country tour to explore the English Civil War and a tour of Scotland’s battlefields and stunning scenery. Standard tours are designed for groups of up to 15 people, unless otherwise stated. Tours are bespoke for groups, families or individuals, which can be tailor-made to discover a particular period and location of military history. Classic Battlefield Tours also offer European tours, such as a tour focused on the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium, and shorter experiences such as exploring Bisley Shooting Ground.


£14.99 | uk.airfix.com

The QUICKBUILD Ford Mustang GT is a great gift for car lovers and model enthusiasts alike. The pre-coloured pieces simply push together, with no need for glue, to build an impressive model which can then be decorated with the included self-adhesive stickers. Upon completing the construction of the model each of the building blocks blends seamlessly together, creating a fantastic replica of this iconic muscle car. 

Great British History Map 

£14.99 | marvellousmaps.com

Perfect for history buff dads! Multi-storied Britain is a historical hotbed, heaving with clues from the past to inspire your future adventures. The history-centric map features over 1,500 royally visitable historical locations, journeys and stories – it’s a cartographical blast from the past that will inspire some intrepid time travel through bygone Britain.

Save 10% with the exclusive code: DADSHISTORY

Alien Abduction Lamp

£99 | abductionlamp.com

The Alien Abduction Lamp is more than just a lamp, it’s an eye-catching accessory that adds a quirky touch of fun to any space. If your dad’s desk is looking a little drab and it needs some new life, this lamp is full of it – but it’s not life as we know it. Aboard the flying saucer lamp is an LED light source, glow-in-the-dark alien pilots, a scratch-resistant acrylic tractor-beam, USB connection and, most importantly, a cartoon bovine abductee. The Alien Abduction Lamp is more than just a lamp, it’s a work of art and the perfect gift for any sci-fi enthusiast. 

Twilight sky from Mundon, Essex. Credit Robin Scagell/Galaxy

Membership of the Society for Popular Astronomy 

£25 per year (UK) | popastro.com

A membership to the Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) would be a great gift for stargazers this Father’s Day. Membership to the SPA includes a bi-monthly copy of its unique magazine – Popular Astronomy – for astronomy and space news, observational guides and more. The SPA also offers meetings (both in-person and virtually), events and courses for budding astronomers. There are also SPA experts on hand for astronomy help and advice. 

StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ 

$239.95 | celestron.com   

Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer – the first telescope that uses patented sky recognition technology and your smartphone to analyse the night sky and calculate its position in real-time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials – it’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. With StarSense Explorer, simply dock your phone, launch the app and explore the Universe. Locating objects has never been easier, faster or more accurate. After you align your phone to the telescope’s optics, StarSense Explorer generates a list of all the best celestial objects currently visible and can guide you to their location. Even if you live in a light-polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to pick out a whole range of celestial objects, including other planets, star clusters and nebulae. The entire telescope kit weighs around 5kg, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring anywhere.

StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ

£449.99 | celestron.com   

Much like Celestron’s StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ, the DX 102AZ works harmoniously with your smartphone to track and analyse overhead star patterns and calculate your exact position. With a large 102mm objective lens, this telescope has enough light-gathering ability to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn and much more.  The telescope also includes a 90-degree erect image diagonal, so you can use it during the day to view wildlife and landscapes. This telescope also comes with an ultra-stable altazimuth mount that provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense Explorer DX. Slip clutches and geared slow-motion controls in both axes help you move the telescope smoothly and zero in your target.

Subscribe to All About History and History of War

From: £2.62 per issue for All About History and for History of War

Father’s Day is only once a year, but you can tell someone you care far more frequently than that. How about, every four weeks? A subscription to All About History and History of War is the gift that keeps on giving all year round, and we have exclusive offers available to you right now, such as getting 10% off your order with code DAD10 at checkout!

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Buy your bookazines here!

From: £12.99 | www.magazinesdirect.com

Head to MagazinesDirect.com to find our full range of in-depth Bookazines, including Western Front of WWII, the All About History Annual 2021, the History of Vampires, and more! Whatever time period you’re passionate about, we have a book about it.

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