1. Go on a thrill ride
Take a drive to your closest theme park and spend the entire day there with the family. From thrilling rollercoaster rides to sweet carnival food, it’s the best place where any father can act like a kid again.
2. Day at the museum
Perhaps your dad or man wants to do some learning on his special day — take him and the kids to a local museum with an exciting exhibit.
3. Wind down
Parenting obviously isn’t an easy task, and if your partner deserves some time away from the kids, plan a couple’s massage at your favourite spa spot.
4. Be a beach bum
There’s nothing like spending time outside and soaking up the sunshine at the beach. Enjoy a beautiful day outside by taking the entire family to the beach and better yet, bring a picnic to share for lunch!
5. Get the grill going
Get the entire family together for a mini reunion on Father’s Day. To make the barbecue extra special, try this tasty grill recipe!
6. It's adventure time
Head out to the outdoors by walking through the park, hiking at a nearby mountain, or going on a weekend camping trip. Both you and your dad will enjoy the chance to spend some quality father-daughter time together without the distractions found at home.
Self-care and beauty is often the domain for mothers, but ditch that stereotype this Father’s Day because dads too deserve some pampering. Enjoy a free Speedy Manicure (U.P $22) when you book a Princess Manicure at Pink Parlour. A perfect combo and a little bonding time for you and your dad, the two of you can look great together. Offer ends June 20, 2019 – use code FDAY2019 at checkout.
8. Spa day out
A little TLC is always good for everyone. Treat the man of the house to a well-deserved spa experience to reward him for his hard work. Aramsa’s Father’s Day Special includes a 30-minute Gua Sha treatment, a traditional form of back therapy, and a 60-minute session of deep tissue massage, which is great for alleviating muscle tension — made all the more relaxing thanks to the lush greenery and tranquil environment. Dad will appreciate the respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. The promotion is at SGD$148nett (U.P. SGD$278++) and valid till 30th June 2019.
9. Go green
Whether your old man has green fingers or not, this bonsai workshop is a great Fathers’ Day activity to bring him to. You’ll get to learn about the concept of ‘miniature nature’ through the fundamentals of bonsai and be introduced to the various types of mini bonsai, as well as the caring, pruning, wiring and potting techniques of Premna Bonsai. Not only is this a good activity for family bonding, you’ll also be able to bring home your own bonsai plant! Bonsai plants are easier to maintain than you think and also last for years. They are a great conversation piece for the office or home and can help purify the air.
10. Family fun
Have an amazing family day filled with fun activities for Granddad, Dad and the kids at the annual Dad’s Day Out! There’re movie screenings, workout sessions, a maze, games, and a booth where you can design a mug for Daddy Dearest. The first 300 Dads to register will be entitled to a free breakfast set and qualify for the Early Dads Lucky Draw. Drop by the DADs Promise activity station where your father can make a pledge to be the best Dad they can be, and take part in the various family fun activities to stand a chance to win prizes and redeem an exclusive Dad’s Day Out goodie bag! There will also be a Meet, Greet and Play stage with Mediacorp personalities and artistes.
11. Go on a cruise
Nothing is more pampering than going for a luxurious cruise. Make this Father’s Day a memorable one for your dad by bringing him on a little getaway with Dream Cruises. With the finest dining, entertainment, shopping, sports and recreation experiences all under one roof, you and your dad will get to enjoy the best of all worlds, while enjoying each other’s company. Is Dad good in something? It’s time he shows it off. Dream Cruises is also hosting its first ever “Super Dad’s Got Talent” competition for fathers to showcase their talent in sports, arts, cooking and more. Other highlights of the cruise include a “SuperDad 60 Seconds Challenge”, “Discovery Science Experiment” and “Super Father’s Day Crafts” – all guaranteed to bring lots of joy and fun to the family.
12. Father’s Day Pikachu & Minion Blooms Workshop at GRUB
Flowers are a mandatory gift for Mother’s Day, but for dads? Not a very traditional option. Nevertheless, receiving flowers is always a joy and can really brighten up one’s day – even Science says so! If Pop’s is (still) part of the Pokémon Go craze, spice things up this year by teaming up with him to do up floral blooms of the iconic Pokemon, Pikachu, and even the Minions from Despicable Me. Each workshop ticket ($25) admits one adult and one child and they’ll get to make a total of two flower blooms, which will look adorable on your dining table. Each pair will also enjoy a $5 dining credit in GRUB Bishan Park, so you can enjoy a nice meal, just the two of you, after.
13. Supercar drive experience with Ultimate Drive
Fulfil your dad’s or hubby’s dream of having a sweet ride by granting them a luxurious supercar drive experience with the folks at Ultimate Drive. Boasting 14 breeds of steely steeds from the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Rolls Royce. Dad will have a hard time choosing which to take for a spin. Besides getting to drive around town in style, he’ll also have a physical gift certificate and a teddy bear plush toy. Ultimate Drive is having a Father’s Day promotion, where you get to enjoy 30 per cent off any car for all online bookings, until June 16. Do note that the promotion is only applicable to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents.
14. Learn about leather maintenance at Leather Care 101 with TaF.tc
More than likely, your dad or husband has a limited shoe collection and dons the same pair of work shoes every day. Why not bring your dad to learn more about ways to care for his leather products this Father’s Day, so his precious pieces last longer? At Leather Care 101 by TaF.tc (Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre), you’ll enjoy a hands on experience on how to identify different types of leather and prevent wear and tear of your expensive leather products. The first 40 to sign up with their dads using the code “bestdads2019” will enjoy an application fee waiver (S$12.84 each). A lunch buffet would be provided as well. Bonus: you’d receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for WSQ Interpret Leather Product and Care once you’ve successfully completed the course.
Pizza Hut is introducing the ultimate father-child bonding experience this Father’s Day: a Pizza Making workshop. A fun and interactive session, priced at S$56 per father-child pair, participants will learn the art behind the iconic Pizza Hut pan pizza. Donned with an apron and special Pizza Hut chef’s hat, kids and parents will be encouraged to get their hands messy while learning from resident Pizza Hut chefs on how to knead dough and the secret behind the perfect tomato sauce, while getting a sneak peek behind the scenes at a Pizza Hut kitchen.
The Pizza Hut Father’s Day Pizza Making Workshop will take place on Sunday 16th June at 9.30am at Pizza Hut HarbourFront Centre. Sign up here.
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Text: bauersyndication.com.au / Additional reporting: Cheryl Lim & Natalya Molok