Mens Health Week & outdoor activities to boost his mind, body & soul this Father's Day!

As Father's Day approaches, it's the perfect time to celebrate and honor the special men in our lives. This year, why not take the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with your dad? From camping to fishing to cycling, there are plenty of ways to bond and create lasting memories together.

Why is Mens Mental Health Week Important?

Mens Health Week, which runs from June 10th to June 16th, is a crucial time to raise awareness about mental health and physical well-being. It's important to prioritise mental health and take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Spending time outdoors, engaging in activities like camping, fishing, and cycling, can have a positive impact on mental health and overall happiness. A camping trip offers a perfect setting to focus on mental health—being surrounded by nature, away from daily stressors, can be incredibly therapeutic for both you and your dad.  To explore the endless benefits camping can have on your mental health, click here.

Sadly, the shocking statistics regarding the mental health of workers in our key sectors tell us why Men’s Health Week is so important:

  • One man in five dies before the age of 65. [1]
  • Four in five suicides are by men, with suicide the biggest cause of death for men under 35. [2]
  • In 2021, there were 6,319 suicides registered in the UK, of which 507 were in construction alone. [3]
  • A third of construction workers live and work with severe levels of anxiety. [4]
  • Drivers of work lift trucks had a suicide rate 85% higher than the national average, van drivers were noted to have a rate 25% higher, and drivers of large goods vehicles 20% higher than the national average. [5]
  • Virtually all UK farmers (95%) under the age of 40 rank poor mental health as one of the biggest hidden problems facing the industry today. [6]

Embrace the Outdoors This Father's Day

This Father's Day, consider celebrating by embracing the great outdoors and enjoying quality time with your dad. Whether you're camping under the stars, casting a line in the water, hitting the trails on your bikes, or simply taking a moment to focus on mental health, there are plenty of ways to make this Father's Day special. Combining these activities can make the celebration even more meaningful. For instance, you can start the day with a bike ride, spend the afternoon fishing, and end the day with a cozy campfire.

1. Classic Bell Tent - from £239
2. Roll Up Mattress - from £99
3. Cast Iron Cooking Set - £99
4. Pizza Oven Plus - £539 
5. Shovel - £30
6. Fire Pit - £139*

What are the Benefits of Camping?

Camping is a fantastic way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors can reduce stress, improve mood, and boost overall well-being. It's the perfect opportunity to unplug, unwind, and enjoy quality time with your dad. Imagine sitting around the campfire, sharing stories, and gazing at the stars—moments that create lasting memories and strengthen your bond. To explore the endless benefits camping can have on your mental health, click here.

What is National Cycling Week?

National Cycling Week, which this year takes place from June 10th to June 16th, is a celebration of all things cycling. Cycling is a fantastic way to stay active, improve cardiovascular health, and explore the great outdoors. Grab your bikes, hit the trails, and enjoy a scenic ride with your dad.

Wild Cycles is a family-run business, passionate about cycling and creating memorable experiences. They love the freedom that it provides and believe that it's the best way of discovering the spectacular UK countryside.

Why not book on to one of their unforgettable experiences which include back to back stays in our Classic Bell Tent, pitched and furnished for you along the route? Check out what we got up to when we booked on to 'The Wild King Alfred's Way' route!

If you're planning a self-catering camping & cycling trip, look for campgrounds with accessible biking trails. This way, you can combine the joy of camping with the thrill of cycling, making for an adventurous and healthy Father's Day celebration.

How Can You Celebrate National Fishing Day?

If your old man prefers an outdoor sport a little less extreme, great news... National Fishing Day falls on June 18th this year, making it the ideal time to grab your fishing gear and head to your favourite fishing spot. Fishing is not only a relaxing and enjoyable activity but also a fantastic way to bond with your dad. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, there's nothing quite like the thrill of reeling in a big catch together. Consider incorporating a camping trip around this activity—setting up camp near a serene lake or river can enhance the experience and provide a perfect setting for an overnight adventure.

By tying these activities back to camping, you create a comprehensive outdoor experience that not only celebrates Father's Day but also enhances your overall well-being. So, pack your camping gear, plan your activities, and get ready for an unforgettable Father's Day adventure in the great outdoors.



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