Father’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re planning to get him yet another pair of funky socks, it’s time to step up your game. This year, why not treat him to a fun dad-approved outing? Whether your dad sports a hipster beard, loves a good pub feed, or just deserves a bit of a break for once in his life, we’ve got your back – just give these suggestions a go!
Dads can be hipsters too. He may not know the term, but if he’s into craft beer, man buns, a waxed moustache or anything of the sort, your dad is a certifiable hipster.
Father’s Day luxury spa package
Some dads love a bit of pampering from time to time. We recommend the 2-hour executive package, which includes a relaxing deep tissue body massage followed by a soothing and hydrating facial.
The Balvenie Shave Experience
Every good hipster dad appreciates some gentlemanly grooming, and The Barber Shops’s Balvenie Shave Experience will leave your pops feeling like a million bucks. The package includes a haircut and hot and cold towel shave, which he’ll enjoy while sipping on a delightful Balvenie cocktail.
If your dad fancies himself as a bit of a coffee connoisseur, why not treat him to a coffee cupping class? He’ll learn all about how to get the perfect balance and taste to a cup of coffee, the roasting process, and pick up a few legit barista skills to boot.
“Hi Hungry, I’m Dad.”
If your dad loves a fine dining experience or just a satisfying parma and pint at the pub, try these foodie-centric suggestions.
World Steak Challenge
This Father’s Day, the DOG Hotel in Randwick is serving up steak by Jack’s Creek, crowned winners of the World Steak Challenge in 2015 and 2016. We’re talking 200g, 450-day grain-fed Wagyu strip steak. Oh, and did we mention $5 schooners of Young Henrys Newtowner pale ale? Dad-approved.
Father’s Day Brunch
Treat your pops to a mouth-watering selection of Mediterranean mezes for brunch at SEFA Kitchen. Alongside the fabulous food, the lovely staff even treat every dad to a special gift. What is it? You’ll have to go to find out, but we bet it tastes damn good.
Love Dad, Love Golf
This one is perfect for dads who love good food and a round on the greens. Top off a delectable 3-course meal overlooking Sydney Harbour, paired with fun on a golfing simulator for a chance to win a crafted driver worth over $650.
Does your dad always put others before himself and work harder than anyone else you know? Give him a well-deserved break with these activities.
Father’s Day in the Fast Lane
What better way to unwind than with a spin on the racetrack? The Father’s Day Drive ‘n’ Drift double pass will give you and your dad the chance to check out the dedicated go kart drift track, then head over to the outdoor 570m go kart track for more fun.
Film Buff Father’s Day
For all those movie-loving dads, check out the Three Flavours Cornetto Triology event happening at beautiful art deco theatre, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, featuring classics Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End.
Father’s Day at Sheraton on the Park
Treat your dad (and maybe Mum too) to an ultra luxurious overnight stay in the heart of the city at Sheraton on the Park. The Father’s Day package features a night’s accommodation and breakfast for two at award-winning Feast restaurant.
If your dad loves nothing more than a gruelling session at the gym or the odd triathlon (yeah, we don’t understand it either), these activities will be right up his alley.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like throwing your dad into a giant glass tube and watching a huge column of air lift him up and float him around. He’ll love it; we promise.
Wild Ropes Adventure Package
This action-packed high ropes course will have even the toughest of dads’ hearts pumping. Climb through the trees, soar on flying foxes, and wrap up the day with a wander around the zoo.
Exhilarating Shark Dive
Give your dad the chance to get up close and personal (and we mean really personal – no cages!) with grey nurse sharks, turtles and stingrays at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. The feed dive package is ideal for the real thrill-seekers.