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Celebrating Father's Day with Young Kids

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by Lucy Watson (subscribe)
A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Published August 21st 2019
Fun for dads and the whole family too
It's only a week away and I haven't yet booked anything - oops! Let your kids show Dad how much they love and appreciate him by taking him somewhere special to spend some quality time together. Below are some fun family ideas to get you started:

Bunnings It's already my husband's second home so why not make a night of it? Many Bunnings stores have a Father's Day Family Night in the week before the special day. Not only are these events packed full of fun things to do, but they're also free. Activities will vary from store to store but there'll be plenty to keep the kids busy with their dads such as gift and card making, jumping castles, glitter tattoos, games and photo booths. There will also be light refreshments on offer. More information can be found at your local Bunnings store.

Fun Food There are dozens of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner deals out there for dads on Father's Day, but long lunches can be tedious for the younger crowd. Ramp things up to the next level by taking Dad to somewhere fun for a special meal. Puffing Billy is running a Father's Day Luncheon which consists of a scenic steam train journey through the Dandenong Ranges with either a three-course lunch or a sharing platter. Melbourne Zoo is hosting a Father's Day breakfast at their Lakeside Cafe. It includes a hot breakfast buffet as well as kids activities and access to the Zoo. Click here for details.

Golf Yes it's a cliche - most dads seem to like golf - I'm not sure why. There are plenty of fun golf offerings available in Melbourne which should keep the kids and Dad happy. Try your hand at GlowGolf located in Docklands where you can tackle 10 holes under special UV lighting. Or check out Dingley Village Adventure Golf which is like mini-golf on steroids. There's also Holey Moley Golf Club in the city which offers a multi-sensory golf experience full of crazy pop-culture designs. Follow each link for more information.

Chocolate Show me a dad who doesn't appreciate chocolate. Our favourite chocolate stop is the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. On Father's Day the kids and dad can spend time together here, creating their very own giant chocolate lollipops. At a price ticket of a mere $8 per lollipop, this activity won't break the bank and you don't even need to book. Take Dad for a chocolate-inspired adventure and he'll be putty in your hands. Details are available here.

Enjoy spending time with husbands, dads, grandpas and pops on Sunday 1st September. It's all about having fun!

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