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10 Fun Father's Day Activities in Adelaide

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Published August 24th 2017
Have Fun With Dad on Father's Day
Spoil your Dad or Granddad this Father's Day with an activity that they're bound to enjoy and remember forever.

Go for a Nature Walk
Head to the hills, the beach or just your local wetlands or park. Your dad most likely loves the great outdoors and if the weather is kind, it's a perfect outing. Find a local walking trail that the entire family will enjoy. There's a lot of variety and there are so many different parks to choose from - your choices are almost endless. Pack dad's favourite sandwiches and snacks and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Walking with kids
Go for a walk (©paula mcmanus)

Go Fishing
This one is fun and is sure to create warm memories. Stand side by side with dad, throw a line in and enjoy being outdoors and away from life's distractions. And, who knows - when you're done for the day, you may have even caught Dad's dinner too!

Jetty Fishing
Jetty Fishing (©paula mcmanus)

Play Golf
Is your dad a pro on the golfing green? Or, is he more of an ace at mini golf? Either way, an afternoon of golf is a fun way to spend Father's Day. You can choose to play mini golf if the kids are young, or head to the local golf course if the family are older and want to try their hand at the "real" game.

Golf (©paula mcmanus)

Visit the Royal Adelaide Show
Thrilling rides, carnival food, V8's in the main arena, fire leaping motocross, drone racing, lots of noise and crowds, show bags and free tastings - yes, it's Father's Day at the Show where Dad can act like a kid again. Go for the whole day and stay till the end for the fireworks.

Royal Adelaide Show
Royal Adelaide Show (©paula mcmanus)

The Arts
Head into town and visit the Art Gallery of South Australia or the South Australian Museum or find and explore a new art installation or gallery together. Most museums have cheap or free entry and most also have a cafe for that cup of coffee and some cake - it's a perfect day out.

South Australian Museum
South Australian Museum (©paula mcmanus)

Go Bowling
Bowling will be right up Dad's alley - especially if Father's Day is a rainy day this year. Bumper bowling is a great option that gives the little kids a bit of an advantage!

10 pin bowling (©paula mcmanus)

Cycling and Sunday lunch
Pump up the tyres on your bikes and head out for some active Father's Day fun. Choose cycling tracks that are easy for the kids to manage. Stop at a coffee shop or cafe along the way for a bite to eat or enjoy a latte or cappuccino.

Go for a bike ride (©paula mcmanus)

Dads Go Free at the Zoo
Dads get free entry to the Adelaide and Monarto Zoos this Father's Day. Check out all the info on this great deal on the Zoo's website and get along for a fun day out.

Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo (©paula mcmanus)

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Visit the National Railway Museum or the South Australian Aviation Museum in Port Adelaide or jump in the car and combine a leisurely Sunday drive with a visit to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood. The combination of history and engines is bound to make dad's day!

Aviation Museum
Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)

Visit the Old Adelaide Gaol
A fascinating spot that's bursting with history and ghastly stories. The Old Adelaide Gaol is full of Adelaide's early settler history and has something to offer visitors of all ages. It's also claimed to be the most haunted site in South Australia.

Old Adelaide Gaol
Old Adelaide Gaol (©paula mcmanus)

However you choose to spend this Father's Day, I hope it's a happy and memorable one and that it's full of fun and lots of laughs. Make sure you take lots of photos to look back on in the years to come - photos, and their memories, are very precious. Enjoy!

Father's Day
Father's Day (©paula mcmanus)
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