DAD’S DAY SORTED
This year, celebrating Father’s Day is a bit different for all. With a year as unpredictable as last, planning how to spend the day can be hard. For those gift-stuck, idea-less, or, dare we say last-minute gifters among us, fret not. We’ve compiled a list of activities (Virtual! Anytime! Online!), gifts ideas, and adventures that are sure to delight the father figures in your life.
Whether you’re together or apart this year, here are our top picks to help show Dad the love this Father’s Day.
FOR THE THEATRE-LOVING DAD’S
Visit the Sydney Opera House from the comfort of your couch
Whether you’re a fan of the Theatre or Dad is, visit the Sydney Opera House together from the comfort of your couch for free. Featuring a large selection of performances, special events, and films direct from the Sydney Opera House archive.
If you missed a performance you were eager to see, livestreams are available to pre-order or rent ON-Demand. Head to their ‘RENT’ section to see what is available.
Check it out here
FOR THE CULINARY-INCLINED DAD’S
For the kings of the kitchen, give the gift of food.
Have a Dad that loves cooking, creating and adventuring in the kitchen? If you can’t be with Dad, show the edible love with your own Zoom Cook Off!
With grocers now offering delivery, simply send Dad the recipe, arrange for the ingredients to be delivered to them (and yourself!) and schedule a Zoom call. When the time comes around, enjoy the process as you both cook off against each other online. Savour the time and enjoy the rewards over your meals at the end. The only question is, who’s will be better?
Feeling a bit fancier?
Boil a pot of tea, grab the cushions and head out to your backyard to soak up some vitamin D(ad) with your very own High Tea Party. If you can’t be in person, send an invite and jump on zoom. For those in Sydney, Alibi Bar and Kitchen is offering High Tea for two ready to go! Available to pre-order during the week for Saturday and Sunday pickup.
FOR THE CINEMA-FANATIC DAD’S
Netflix & Dad
Whether it be thriller, drama, romance, comedy or sci-fi, every dad loves a good movie marathon. With ‘group watch’ capabilities now across most streaming platforms, along with the endless supply of movies, nothing is out of reach.
FOR THE OUTDOORSY DAD’S
Take a walk on the wild side of life.
If you’re an animal lover like us, this one’s for you. Visit the wild with Dad this Father’s Day with the help of Explore. Offering a virtual front row seat to over seventy animal hotspots around the world. Our favourite, the Brown Bears at Brooks Falls.
FOR THE ‘DESERVES A BREAK’ DAD’S
Not together, plan ahead and double the love.
Send Dad the gift of choice this Father’s Day with an Ovolo Wonder. Full. Gift Card. Redeemable to stay or play across any Ovolo hotel, restaurant or bar across Australia, it’s perfect for a relaxing night away, a dinner for the two of you, or that future staycay reunion.
Better yet, Ovolo are making this year a little more Wonder. Full. with two gifts in one. With every Gift Card purchased valued at $300 or more, receive a MISTR luxury gift pack valued over $150 delivered direct to Dad’s door. Explore all the details here.
FOR THE MEZCAL-MAD DAD
Virtual Cocktail Classes
Round up the family, and join online in an online cocktail master class. Treat dad to an authentic Mexican masterclass taking you through everything there is to know about Mezcal and Tequila.