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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!