The best things to do on Father's Day

55 Things To Do On Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to spend special time together as a family, doing something new, something old or something amazing. There are plenty of things to do on Father’s Day that you can do as a family to honour that special father or father figures in your life.

Father’s Day is celebrated on different days around the world. Here in Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated in September. For the USA, UK and parts of Europe, Father’s Day comes around soon after Mother’s Day in June. And for others, it falls in November.

Regardless of where you are, or even if you are just looking for some fun family activities to do together any time of the year,  here is a list of things to do on Father’s Day.

The best things to do on Father's Day

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1. Watch a live sport event

2. Have a BBQ

3. Go to a farmers market

4. Take a road trip

5. Kick a football

6. Go hiking

7. Watch a movie at the cinemas

8. Play board games – check out these tech free family ideas

9. Visit a museum

10. Create your own music playlist on Spotify or iTunes

11. Spend the day at the beach


12. Have a home movie night

13. Take a mini break for the weekend – find great accommodation deals here

14. Plant a veggie patch

15. Go-Karting

16. Watch family home videos

17. Cook up a feast

18. Go to a concert

19. Take a boat ride

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20. Go fishing

21. Paintball

22. Fish and chips by the water

23. Do a brewery tour

24. Have a blast at an amusement park – find a theme park near you

25. Play golf

26. Go camping

27. Have a picnic

28. Stargaze in the backyard

29. Go to the zoo

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30. Research your family history

31. Learn something new at a class

32. Volunteer together

33. Bounce at an indoor trampoline centre

34. Go bike riding

35. Play computer games together

36. Have a train/ferry/tram ride

37. Reminisce memories with old photographs

38. Eat out at a restaurant

39. Go on a lunch cruise along the river

40. Visit a local community event or festival

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41. Help dad with a DIY project

42. Have a jam session with some instruments

43. Get outside and practice your photography skills

44. Go ten pin bowling

45. Kayaking

46. Surfing

47. Paint a canvas together to hang on the wall

48. Go lawn bowling

49. Discover local wonders while geocaching

50. Explore your local area like a tourist

51. Go on a car rally

52. Have a scavenger hunt in the backyard

53. Build a sheet fort in the lounge room

54. Pitch the tent and sleep in the backyard

55. And if you’re still at a loss for what to do on Father’s Day, there is always the good old breakfast in bed to kick start the day.

If you are looking for something nice to do as a couple, minus the kids, check out these 101 free or cheap date ideas that are sure to inspire. Many of them can also be adapted into kid friendly family outings!

Check out these great DIY Father’s Day gift ideas you can make at home for dad too:

DIY Father's day gift ideas

Need gift ideas? Here are plenty of DIY options that will be fun to make:

Do you have any special Father’s Day traditions that you do together? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear it! And share this post to Pinterest via the image below! Be sure to follow me on Facebook or YouTube  for more gift ideas like these!

The best things to do on Father's Day as a family

8 thoughts on “55 Things To Do On Father’s Day”

    1. Could not agree more. We had a wonderful picnic with our family to celebrate. Hubby did get a footy for Father’s Day but it was to replace his missing one so we could kick it around on the day :)

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