Fun and innovative father’s day activities

After the pandemic we’ve realise how precious time with loved ones are. This year we encourage you to rather spend time with your dad with some of these fun and innovative Father’s Day Activities.

Gifts are special, but building those memories with your dad is far more memorable than any gift you can give. These activities below might not all be available to you in your area, but we hope it will give you some inspiration to find some fun things to do this Father’s Day.

Take a virtual or in-person cooking class

We all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not join a cooking class together! Whether your dad is a Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, or can’t boil an egg, you’ll all be able to learn something new and pick up a a few culinary skills.

Especially if you’ll be making something he will enjoy cooking, will make the whole experience that much more exciting. There’s also numerous online cooking classes which you can do in the comfort of your home. Check out this article for some of the best online cooking classes.

Cooking class with your dad

Join a Yoga class

Chances are neither of you will be very good at it, and that’s what it’s all about! It’s about laughing at each other and laughing together, while still doing something beneficial for you both.

You might end up instilling a new healthy habit into your dad’s routine. With all the amazing benefits of yoga, your dad will be able to possibly prevent the onset of osteoporosis by strengthening his bones, keep his blood flowing, and strengthen his muscles.

It is also a great way to alleviate aches and pains – which often comes with age. Browse through our wide list of yoga studios to see if there’s one near you, you might even end up in a fun Flight Yoga class! Which is SURE to spark some memories for years to come! Most of our studios also offer online classes, so you won’t feel completely out of your comfort zone.

Participate in a fitness class together

If yoga isn’t your thing, you can still have fun while exercising by joining a variety of fitness classes together. Whether it’s a trampoline class, a mermaid swimming class, a more high intensity class, or a reformer pilates class. You will be challenged, and it will most definitely be a memory you will feel in your muscles for a few days after!

Go camping

Take the whole family or just the two of you, grab your tent, sleeping gear, barbecue utensils and get packing. The deepest conversations often happen around a fire, stargazing into the night skies, listening to the crackling of the wood.

You don’t have to travel far to go camping, you’ll be surprised how many camp spots might be located close to you if wild camping isn’t accessible to you.

And if that’s not possible, then take the camping to your backyard. Light up a fire, grab some comfortable chairs and enjoy a night under the stars.

Camping with your dad

Embrace the outdoors

Make a day trip of it, starting with a coffee to-go and tackle a hike with some scenic views. Followed by a delicious picnic at the top. There’s something about the outdoors and getting your blood flowing that elevates your mood, and creates a bond. The benefits of walking is endless, so determine your dad’s abilities and see which mountain could work best for your excursion.

The view from the top is bound to be spectacular, no matter where you are, followed by a rewarding sandwich as you sit next to each other looking out over nature.

Game night

It’s time to dust off those old board games and get the snacks ready! We often forget to have fun with our parents, sitting around a table, laughing together, sharing old memories and challenging each other.

You’ll be surprised how you might have missed these bonding moments. It’s the perfect way to get your family off their phones and invested in real conversations.

Join a DIY class

From a hardware DIY class, to a gardening class, or even a painting class. Find what would spark his interest or tackle a project that he’s been meaning to do for years. There’s always that one project that he might have started but never got around to finish. So join in on the fun, it’s always better with two minds and two set of hands. (Your mom will most likely thank you with a delicious home cooked meal)

Have a Golf Day

If you have a dad who loves golfing, then this is an easy gift! You can reserve him a tee on a favoured green, or you can head out to the driving range together.

Playing golf is great for relaxing the mind, encourages creativity and creative thinking, all while having fun doing so. The conversations will be endless as you spend the day together.

Participate in his favorite hobby

And finally the one day that you can embrace his quirky hobbies, whatever it may be. Your dad was most likely participating in all of your brilliant childish make-believe plays, scavenger hunts. Or even swallowing his pride and letting you paint his face, not to mention the glitter and make-up!

A father and daughter playing dress up

“You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.”

Jerry Seinfeld

Whether you have just a few hours or an entire day, these fun things to do with Dad are sure to spark memories that you’ll cherish. With any luck, they may even become the start of a Father’s Day tradition that you can enjoy together for years to come.

We hope you got some inspiration from a few of these to make this day one that will be far from the ordinary with these fun and innovative Father’s Day activities. And be sure to take your camera along, or snap some photos on your phone, as these memories will be remembered forever.

Romi has been writing for Bookamat since 2020. She loves adventuring, practicing yoga and writing about the latest fitness trends.
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