One week from today—Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day 2017. For those of us that have that privilege of spending June 18 with a father, expressing gratitude is important. Just like Mother’s Day, celebrating your parents outside the holiday is significant; however, sometimes it’s nice to have a day set aside to slow down, think about your blessings, and spend time with your parents.
Whether you want to surprise your father or plan something special together, gathering ideas as to what you should do may cause you to come up blank. While no one knows your father better than you or your family, we can help you with the brainstorming process. Check out these 10 dad-worthy activities to do on Father’s Day 2017! Pick whatever you think your father would like, or let him choose!
As far inexpensive outings go, bowling is a nice, easy-going activity to do with your dad—or the rest of the family—on that special day. The indoors nature of bowling alleys mean you can do it in the rain, snow, heat, or cold, so long as you can weather the drive!
If you have a fishing license, you might think about taking your dad fishing this Father’s Day. Fishing can be a stress-relieving activity, and you can enjoy the outdoors while relaxing with your family. Also, whatever you catch, you can throw on the grill!
- Get cooking!
A good way to bond with someone is to cook with them. Whether it’s with a family or just between you and your dad, making something you can eat and enjoy is almost always a gratifying activity. Furthermore, Father’s Day is also a good reason to fire up the grill and throw on some steak, chicken, hamburgers—you name it!
- Visit a museum or historic site
If you have a museum or historical site nearby, it could be a good idea to go over and visit. Visiting a museum or historic site is a good way to appreciate and become educated on art and history, and learning together with someone is often a fulfilling experience.
- Build something
Whether it’s simple arts and crafts or woodworking, putting your heads and hands together to create something beautiful or useful is beneficial and fulfilling. Painting, carving, or building are a few examples of the many projects you can do with your father.
Nothing quite makes you appreciate the Great Outdoors like spending a night in it with just a tent over your head and sleeping bag and some cushions under you. Camping is a good way to escape real-life and relax whether you’re using tents or a camper. Grill, turn on some music or listen to the birds chirping, swim in a lake or river, or sit back and just chill with your father and family this Father’s Day!
- Movie night
Enjoying a late-night movie in the family room or going out to the theater is another good way to spend Father’s Day. Let your dad pick the movie, sit back, and enjoy. Afterward, you can have an awesome discussion about how much you liked—or hated!—the movie. Hopefully you won’t disagree too much.
- Laser tag
Let your dad forget being an adult for a little bit. Laser tag is a creative, novel way to have fun without the mess of paintball but all the fun of running around with a make-pretend gun in your hands. Foster teambuilding skills, create exceptional memories, and get some exercise in by playing laser tag with your dad this Father’s Day.
- Go to a concert
If you and your dad like music and don’t mind the crowds, pick a concert in the area and go! You may need to do a bit more planning for this, and you may not be able to do this activity on the day of Father’s Day, but enjoying a concert with your father can still be an enjoyable and memorable experience.
- Go to the beach
Like camping or fishing, going to the beach lets you and your dad relax and enjoy nature. You can go swimming, get some sun on the beach, build sand castles, whatever strikes your fancy!
Happy early Father’s Day from UWA Online! Whatever you and your dad choose to do this Father’s Day, have fun, and enjoy your quality time spent together!
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