Why not learn to work sheep dogs in the Brecon Beacons? Or take a fossil hunting workshop on the Jurassic coast in Dorset? A day course is a memorable way for different generations to bond. Ross Games, who breeds and trains Welsh border collies in the Black Mountains, will introduce his dogs to the group and show how he works with them at different stages of their education.
Old and young can then have a go at instructing a dog with some training sheep, as well as touring the farm and meeting the animals (gooddayout.co.uk). Meanwhile, on the Dorset coast, James Carroll runs fossil hunting courses for private groups .