Father’s Day is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your dad, who you may have missed out on over the course of the year so far.
With the celebration falling on 17th June, chances are that the weather’s going to be rainy and pleasant (should the Indian weather behave appropriately).
There are so many fun activities that you can do with your dad to show him just how much you appreciate him. A study conducted by the University of Toronto discovered that giving an experiential gift can have a more positive impact on your relationship with an individual as opposed to a material present.
In light of that fact, here are seven of the best activities to do with your dad on Father’s Day:
1. Cookery class
Challenge your culinary skills by taking your dad to a culinary class on Father’s Day.
Whether you decide to devise your own class at home in the comfort of your own kitchen or would rather book one with professionals that can guide you along the way, you and dad will undoubtedly have a lot of fun cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
2. Spa day
Being a dad is an exhausting business, so organising a spa day for Father’s Day could end up being the best call of action.
There are many people out there who rarely take the time to treat themselves to some rest and recuperation, which is why this particular idea could be extremely beneficial to many.
If you’re based in a city, you’re likely to find many spa locations dotted around that are very accessible.
Should you prefer more of a getaway, you could opt to take your dad away for a trip to the country to a remote resort instead.
However, should a spa day prove a bit too difficult or pricey to organise, there is the option to arrange for a professional masseuse to come to your father’s home instead.
3. Alcohol tasting
When it comes to Father’s Day, many people assume that dads galore would like nothing more than to go whisky or beer tasting.
While this may be the case for some, not all men share the same palate.
Some may prefer to go for a spot of wine or gin tasting instead.
Whatever his tipple of choice, going for some form of alcohol tasting could be a very educational experience, not to mention a hoot.
You could even take it as an opportunity to introduce your dad to an alcoholic beverage that he’s less familiar with.
4. Live entertainment
If the weather turns out to be as lovely as hoped for on Father’s Day this year, then you could consider finding a live performance of sorts that you can take your dad to.
There are likely to be plenty of shows being put on throughout the day, from open airtheatre productions to outdoor cinema screenings.
If you’d rather stay indoors, then you could look into booking surprise tickets for a theatre performance or seeing if there are any stand-up comedy acts around that you could check out.
Give your dad an experience that he’ll always treasure.
5. Go to an exhibition
While on the cultural front, you could show off your intellectual side by taking your dad to an exhibition.
This doesn’t have to mean going to a historical museum, however feel free to do so if that takes your fancy.
You could also see what displays are being showcased at nearby art galleries, as many may even turn out to be free of charge.
On the other hand, you may stumble upon an exhibition that’s displaying props from one of your favourite films or TV shows.
Do some research and have a think about what you and your dad would both enjoy.
6. Enjoy nature
It would be criminal not to make the most of the summer while it lasts.
Your Father’s Day plans don’t have involve an intricate web of ideas. You could do something as simple as taking your dad for a walk in a park or the countryside.
You could also look into what outdoor activities are available for you to do, such as going for a pedalo ride on a lake or a walking tour of an interesting area.
If you’re both very active individuals, then why not spend the day playing your favourite sports together.
In the lead up to Wimbledon, a riveting match of tennis could be a great way to get you and your dad in the competitive spirit.
7. Family game night
Father’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to bring the whole family together.
What better way to cause familial squabbles than by arranging a family game night?
In all seriousness, an evening of Monopoly and Twister could be a lot of fun, while also taking you all back on a nostalgic journey as you relive the games of your childhood.
Whether you prefer the classic board games or would rather challenge your relatives to a contest on the Wii, a game night is a very easy way to spread the love among your family.
Author – Sabrina Barr
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