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Top 10 Father's Day Events in Canberra 2019

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by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published August 1st 2019
Ideas for families with smaller kids to adult children
Father's Day is almost here - have you thought about what you will do for the father figure(s) in your family this year? Do have a tradition each year, such as your kids making him a card, getting him a present from the Father's Day table at school and making him breakfast in the morning? Or perhaps the kids are older and the day is celebrated by a family trip to the movies or going out for a lunch together?

Here are 10 ideas that you can do with the Dad in your family - with a range of ideas for all ages. From toddlers to grown-up adult children, there is something for everyone on Sunday, 1st September, all around the Capital City. Your Dad is guaranteed to love it...

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Start your Father's Day at Canberra Southern Cross Club Jamison. Image: CSCC website


Events For Families with Young Kids...


1/ Canberra Southern Cross Club Jamison will be hosting a Father's Day Big Breakfast Buffet at 8:30am, with a selection of hot and cold dishes along with a variety of freshly baked pastries, fruit, cereal and muesli. The cost is $29 per adult, $12 for children aged 7 - 12 and $6 for children aged 3 - 6. There is a playground for the kids to play on afterwards. See here for details and bookings.

2/ Kitefest 2019 will be happening at Rockley Oval in Googong, just a 25 minute drive from Canberra's CBD. Take your own kite and keep your eyes to the skies for a giant whale shark kite, as well as dragons, bunny rabbits, a stingray, astronauts and a flying pig! There will be food and drink stalls, a sausage sizzle and music. See here for details.

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Image: Googong Township Facebook


3/ Bunnings will be hosting their annual Father's Day Family Night on Thursday, 29th August at all of their Canberra stores. Belconnen Bunnings will have a reptile exhibition and a drivable model train, Gungahlin Bunnings will have rides and a kids disco, Bunnings Canberra Airport will have a magician and pony cycle rides and Bunnings Tuggeranong will have a jumping castle and reptile zoo. These events will run between 6pm - 8pm, so the kids will still be home early enough on a school night!

4/ Star Buffet at the Burns Club in Kambah will be having a Father's Day lunch and dinner buffet, at a cost of $38 per adult and children under 12 are $2.50 x their age. They will be holding 2 hour session times, with bookings accepted for the first session for lunch only (the rest of the sessions are walk-in). This is a popular Father's Day idea as it caters for all ages and tastes, with over 80 delicious dishes to choose from which includes seafood, asian cuisine and desserts. Young kids will love the variety and the dessert bar! See here for full details. For an article about Star Buffet, see here.

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A wide variety of international cuisine at Star Buffet, Kambah


Ideas for Families with Older/ Adult Children...

5/ QT Canberra will be hosting a Father's Day Man Tea in their QT Lounge - but there will be no cucumber sandwiches - think grilled Wagyu and beer! Enjoy the 15th-floor panoramic views of Canberra, live music and a meat tray that Dad will drool over. The cost starts at $50 per person. See here for details and booking.

6/ Poachers Pantry in the Canberra Wine District will be hosting a 2 course brunch for $39 per person and a 3 course lunch for $89 per person. A $25 deposit per person is to be paid at the time of booking. See here for details.

7/ Marble & Grain restaurant in Braddon will be hosting a Father's Day 3 course lunch for $75 per person. See here for details.

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Image: QT Canberra Facebook


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Image: Marble & Grain Facebook


8/ Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar in Barton host a Buvette Brunch on the first Sunday every month, at a cost of $55 per person, including a glass of wine. This stylish restaurant offers freshly-made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. Bookings are essential. See here for details.

9/ Monster Kitchen & Bar
will be hosting one of their Monster's Afternoon Delight High Tea sessions on Father's Day, at a cost of $70 - $120 per person, depending on the package. See here for details and booking. Monster is located in the Nishi building in the NewActon Precinct.

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Image: Monster Kitchen & Bar Facebook


10/ The Canberra Raiders will be playing at PointsBet Stadium in Cronulla on Father's Day, so if you have a Canberra Raiders fan, why not take a day trip, or make a night of it and stay the night in Sydney? Tickets start from $10. See here for details. The stadium is 3 hours north of Canberra's CBD.

For more ideas, see the articles Where are the Best Places to take Dad for Lunch in Canberra? What to do on a Lazy Sunday in Canberra, Mini Golf Locations in Canberra, Pod Playground, Canberra's Family Friendly Pubs, 20 Fun Things To Do For Teenagers In Canberra and 50 Things to do in Canberra for Families. Also keep checking back with the Events page of Canberra Weekendnotes for more events when listed.

However you decide to spend Father's Day, it is sure to be full of laughs, some good-natured ribbing and a lot of family love. Happy Father's Day to the all the father figures in Canberra!

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Mini Golf at Yarralumla Play Station - not just for little kids! Image: YPS Facebook

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Where: Various venues and locations around Canberra
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I'm thinking Belconnen Bunnings with the reptiles and trains will be the children's first choice.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6647) 12 hours ago
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