How to celebrate Father’s Day with your caravan-loving dad

Family sat outside motorhome, with dad playing the guitar

If your dad is a caravan or motorhome enthusiast, it’s time to start making plans to honour his favourite hobby for Father’s Day, which falls on June 16th this year.

The great thing about having a loved one who’s into touring is that there’s always something new you can get for their leisure vehicle.

For those caravanners who have it all, however, you could plan a great bonding experience instead of buying a gift.

Here’s the CaravanTimes team’s top ideas for marking Father’s Day:

Gift ideas

Ooni Koda 12 pizza oven

The kitchens in caravans and motorhomes are notoriously small, meaning options to cook outdoors have always been appealing. Let your dad hang up the BBQ tongs and grab a pizza peel instead.

Ooni’s Koda 12 model is among its most compact pizza ovens and usable straight out of the box. Freshly made pizza is a sure-fire way to make friends when pitching up at a campsite and the brand has its own tips for rustling up pizzas on the go.

Avtex Tourer Three satnav

Make sure your dad never gets lost again with a satnav that’s specially designed with caravans and motorhomes in mind. In fact, the Avtex Tourer Three has even been endorsed by the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

Powered by Garmin, dad can enter the size and weight of his caravan or motorhome and be guided to avoid height, width and weight restricted roads, as well as getting warnings about sharp bends or steep hills.

ECO-WORTHY Off Grid Solar Kit

So many things inside a caravan or motorhome need charging, so for the particularly adventurous dad, there’s the 120W 240W 12V (1/2x120W) Off Grid Solar Kit with RV Mounting Brackets

This kit will give him the confidence to head off into the wilderness without the need for electric hookup. Easy to install and with the potential to generate 0.48kWh a day, you won’t see your dad for dust!

Experience ideas

A caravan or motorhome can be a great base for enjoying other activities as a father and child duo, or even a multi-generation trip with siblings and grandchildren involved.

Some ideas include:

  • Going for a walk in the countryside
  • Enjoying some watersports
  • Packing the binoculars for a spot of birdwatching
  • Grabbing the fishing rods to try and catch lunch
  • Throwing the bikes on the bike rack and going for a ride

Find the perfect spot and use your dad’s leisure vehicle to prepare lunch or to change out of your sports kit.

Think about areas that have been important to your family through the years, including places that you’ve been on caravanning holidays together, to bring in the nostalgia factor.

You could go the whole way and prepare foods from 1991 and park up in that beach location where it rained for the whole week and you played endless card games.