Looking for interesting ways to celebrate Dad’s special day? There’s always treating him to a fancy meal, but that’s par for the course. Why not go all the way and shower your dad with love and appreciation by making it a memorable day out with fun activities for the whole family?
Here are six exciting ideas to help you plan the perfect Father’s Day.
1. Throw a karaoke party at home
For dads who prefer to spend the day relaxing at home, bring the entertainment to him! Depending on his guilty pleasure, you can rent a home karaoke system or video game consoles from HappyK. Set the stage for Dad to transform into a rockstar – complete with groupies – or indulge the child in him with friendly battles on the Nintendo Wii. You can also rent a mahjong set and invite a few of your dad’s kakis over for a more intimate celebration.
SAFRA Members enjoy 10% off all rental services with the promo code SAFRA202210; more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/happyk
2. Set sail on a yacht
Help your dad realise his seafaring dreams by spending a day out on a private yacht. Boat charter operators like K2 Chartering and White Sails offer an exciting variety of entertainment options on board, with all equipment included, like kayaks, snorkelling gear, floating mats, fishing rods, and even a full barbecue set-up to whip up a feast. There’s even the option to have a staycation on the waters with an overnight cruise.
SAFRA Members enjoy 15% off regular-priced sailing trips with K2 Chartering; more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/k2charters
SAFRA Members also enjoy up to 32% off 4-hour yacht charters to Lazarus Island with White Sails; more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/white-sails
3. Go kayaking among mangroves
For nature-loving, adventure-seeking dads, surprise them with a guided kayaking tour along the mangrove forest of Pulau Ubin. As you meander the wetlands, you may spot some of our local wildlife, like kingfishers, hornbills, herons, monitor lizards, and even a family of otters if you’re lucky. Be sure to complete the great outdoor experience by spending time exploring the island, too.
Some beginner-friendly kayaking tours you can book include those by Adventures by Asian Detours, Kayakasia, and Kayak Fishing Fever (they use pedal kayaks).
Adventures by Asian Detours: 2 Nethevaron Road, Civil Service Club @ Changi, S01-01, Singapore 508503; Tel: 9772 2071
Kayakasia: 59C Temple Street, Singapore 058604 (by appt only): Tel: 9756 2040
Kayak Fishing Fever: 11 Cove Dr Singapore, Singapore 098497; Tel: 8850 8501
4. Join a brewery tour
Bring your dad on a behind-the-scenes tour of local breweries to learn the basics of beer brewing. Perfect for beer lovers, these fun and informative tours offer a first-hand glimpse into the art and science behind crafting the perfect pint. Most tours end with a tasting session, which is a great opportunity to kick back with dad while sampling brews.
Breweries that offer tours include Tiger Brewery and The 1925 Brewing Co.
Tiger Brewery: 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore 639934; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 1925 Brewery Co.: 5 Mandai Link Singapore, Singapore 728654; email: email@example.com
5. Craft your own gin
If your dad prefers a cocktail over a pint, sign him up for the Gin School experience at Brass Lion Distillery. The homegrown micro-distillery gives you free rein to craft your very own gin. Participants are given an introduction to botanicals before going off to concoct and distil their personalised bottle of gin using swanky copper distillers.
The immersive gin experience is priced at $220 per pax.
40 Alexandra Terrace, Singapore 119933; Tel: 8767 4097
6. Attend a woodworking class
Unleash your dad’s inner craftsman by enrolling him in a woodworking workshop! Participants will be taken through the whole process of creating a wooden masterpiece: picking materials, sawing wood, creating the design, assembling the pieces, and putting the finishing touches. Working on a hands-on project can be very therapeutic and rewarding. Not to mention your dad will have a precious memento to bring home at the end of the course.
Some places that offer woodworking workshops include Tombalek, The Common Bench and Uncommon Goods. Attendees will be able to craft furniture like stools and tables, or fun objects, like serving plates, a chess set, an electric guitar, and pet furniture.
Tombalek: 7 Mandai Link, #10-22, Singapore 728653; Tel: 9732 5956
The Common Bench: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uncommon Goods: 122 Eunos Ave 7, Richfield Industrial, #08-16, Singapore 409575; Tel: 8044 0800
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