Father’s day gift guide 2022


Starsense Explorer LT 114AZ

Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with the 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. The StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials, 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 locations. Even if you live in a light-polluted city, 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 five kilograms, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring anywhere to observe.




The Ford Mustang GT is a great gift for car lovers and model enthusiasts. The pre-coloured pieces simply push together to build an impressive model which can then be decorated with the included self-adhesive stickers. Upon completing the construction of the model car, each of the building blocks blends seamlessly together, leaving no evidence of any building bricks.



Airfix Small Starter Set Supermarine Spitfire MKVC

For military and model making fans alike, Airfix has transformed one of the most famous aircraft that’s 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

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 and can be tailor made to discover a particular period and location of military history.


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Great British History Map

Perfect for history buff dads. Multistoried Britain is a historical hotbed, heaving with clues from the past to inspire your future adventures. This history-centric map features over 1,500 visitable historical locations, journeys and stories. This cartographical blast from the past will inspire some intrepid time travel through bygone Britain.


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Starsense Explorer DX 102AZ

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 alt-azimuth mount that provides a sturdy foundation for observing.


Membership to the Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA)

Membership would be a great gift for stargazers this Father’s Day. Membership to 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.


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The Alien Abduction Lamp

This is more than just a lamp – it’s a work of art that adds an inimitable value to any space. If your dad’s desk is looking a little drab and 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, a USB connection and, most importantly, a cartoon bovine abductee. The Alien Abduction Lamp is the perfect gift for a sci-fi enthusiastic father.


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Build Your Own Binoculars

A great gift and fun family project to enjoy this Father’s Day, this binocular is constructed using robust sustainable cardboard without the need for extra glue or adhesives. Everything you need is provided in the kit – simply follow the instructions, press out the 67 precut parts, build and you’re ready to explore.


World of Warships


A free-to-play naval action MMO with a focus on epic sea battles from 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 an account, you’ll receive digital gifts that will be delivered to your port. The invite code is only available for new players and must be used prior to account creation.


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