“Dad, make me a sandwich.”
“Tada! You’re a sandwich.”
Yep; Father’s Day is almost here again, which means it’s time to say thanks to your dad for all the cheesy jokes (and the whole parenting thing). Check out these unique Father’s Day activities in Brisbane – ideal for dads of every kind.
One thing most people don’t know is that dads are actually the original hipsters. They had beards, knock-off Ray Bans, and stacks of records before they were even cool. Respect.
Shave, Drink & Eat
Jimmy Rod’s is all about the classic barber shop experience with a modern twist. Think traditional throat shaves by pro barbers, fine whiskey, and a gourmet selection of meats, cheeses and other tasty goodies.
Treat your coffee connoisseur dad to a day of strolling through the Valley, stopping off at Bear Bones Espresso, Street Lab Specialty Coffee, and Campos Coffee to learn all about their coffee-making processes and enjoy great coffee along the way.
Beer & Cider Making Course
Every good hipster dad loves a craft beer, and at Brews Brothers in East Brisbane, yours can learn how to make his own brews in a two-hour beer and cider making course – which also includes a brewery tour and a 12-month brewery membership.
Does your dad love tucking into good grub? Whether he’s all about fancy feasts or just the weekly special at the pub, these tasty ideas should do the trick.
Father’s Day High Tea
Who says high tea is just for the ladies? This delicious man-skewed menu features bite-sized confit garlic and rosemary lamb, a hunter-gatherer cheese and cured meat platter and other tasty goodies alongside a flight of Glenmorangie whisky.
Father’s Day Steak Special
Dads and steaks go together like peas and carrots, so this one is really a no-brainer for food lovers. Lunch includes a Bundaberg rum-infused sirloin on the bone, chunky chips, salad, pepper sauce, and a schooner of 150 Lashes.
Give your dad a taste of the finer things in life with a 7-course degustation featuring some of the highest quality produce the Brisbane region offers – all hand-selected by world-renowned chef Massimo Speroni.
If your dad works harder than anyone else you know, let’s give him a well-deserved break, shall we?
The Boss Man spa package
Even dads need a bit of pampering from time to time. The Boss Man spa package includes a welcome ale and lemongrass towel, 60-minute orange infused full body massage, 60-minute facial peel, 20-minute alginate mask, plus 20-minute hand and foot detailing.
Marvel Double Feature
What better way to chill out and unwind than with four hours of cinematic greatness? Screening back-to-back at GOMA’s Cinematheque theatre this Father’s Day are two Marvel classics: Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Bed & Breakfast Getaway
Treat your dad (and mum) to a relaxing stay at 4.5-star Royal on the Park, where they’ll enjoy a night’s accommodation in a deluxe city view room, a full buffet breakfast and free parking.
If your dad loves a challenge and looks like he could take on Chuck Norris and win, these options should suit him nicely.
Father’s Day Jet Pack & Driving Experience
How does a 30-minute jet pack session followed by a 5-lap V8 supercar driving experience sound? If your dad’s into heart-pumping action, he’s going to love this one.
X-Park Adventure Challenge Course
Adrenalin junkie dads will rejoice at the sight of the mighty X-Park Adventure Challenge Course. Featuring warped walls, rock climbing, bouldering and stacks of other fun obstacles, it’s perfect for those who love a challenge.
It doesn’t get much more thrilling than an acrobatic ride in a high-performance stunt plane. The journey lasts around 30 minutes and overlooks the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains.