Although lockdown restrictions are starting to ease across the county, there’s no doubt that Father’s Day will be a little different this year. Whist social distancing measures might mean that you can’t do some of the things you’d love to do together, there’s no reason why, with a little bit of creative thinking, you can’t come up with some Father’s Day ideas that will help to make this Father’s Day the best one ever.
With Sunday 21st June fast approaching, as well as helping you send him a package of gifts and treats, we’ve got some great ideas to help you set up some Father’s Day celebrations that will not only make his day extra special but also leave him in no doubt that you think he’s the best Dad in the world.
1) Make a Father’s Day Card
Opening Father’s Day cards (with or without breakfast in bed) is the perfect way to get his celebrations started.
From getting small kids to make their own handmade cards, to creating something unique online from places like Moonpig or Card Factory, there are loads of great Father’s Day card ideas around.
It’s been a strange few months, so why not go the extra mile this year and give him a photo book to help him remember all the good times you’ve shared before or even during the lockdown.
2) Take Him to The Pub
If you can’t travel to be with your Dad this year, arrange to take him on a virtual night out instead.
Start off by sending the pub to him with a selection of his favourite beers, or go one step further and order him the full pub-at-home experience with a pub in a box.
All that’s left to do is set up a zoom call, get the quiz going, and enjoy spending some long-awaited time together.
To set the tone properly, why not try out a cool zoom background such as your favourite pub interior - or check out some of the free backgrounds from DC Comics. After all, who wouldn’t love to have a pint in the Bat Cave?
3) Get Your Game On
Spending time together is what Father’s Day celebrations are all about. This Father’s Day why not make the most of lockdown and plan a chill-out day at home together.
Get the junk food in, book Dad’s favourite take-out for the evening and spend the day playing your favourite video games together.
With loads of options for online gaming, this is an idea that can work equally as well if you live apart too.
4) Go for a Walk
With lockdown measures relaxing across the country, enjoying a day out with your Dad for Father’s Day might just be possible.
Whether it’s a socially-distanced walk somewhere local, or a visit to a park or National Trust park, keep your fingers crossed for some more of this nice weather we’ve been having and enjoy getting some fresh air together.
5) Treat Him to a BBQ
Everyone knows that the BBQ is normally Dad’s domain, so this Father’s Day make him sit down and relax whilst you take charge of the grill for a change.
With larger gatherings of households now allowed outdoors, it could be a great time to get together with family or friends for a long-awaited reunion.
Just remember that social distancing guidelines should still be adhered to if you’re seeing people you haven’t been isolating with. This doesn’t have to ruin the fun though - asking your guests to wear your own version of the German ‘Pool Noodle’ hats is certain to put a smile on everyone’s face.
6) Share a Round of Golf
If your Dad has been missing his time on the golf course during the lockdown, why not challenge him to a mini round at home.
You could set up your own version of a putting green in the garden or challenge him some homemade crazy golf inside the house where you’ll be able to use your imagination to create the most challenging obstacles. The best thing is that Dad will still be able to retire to the Clubhouse after the round.
If you want to get out of the house for Fathers Day, you can share a round of golf or two at a course near you. As the rules stand, you can socially distance on the course so you can enjoy Fathers Day as usual!
7) Spend a Night Around The Campfire
A great bonding experience, if your Dad loves the adventure of spending a night under the canvas, you can create your own special camping trip for him at home.
Pitch the tent in your garden, get the camping chairs out, and spend the evening eating hot dogs, chatting around the campfire and seeing who can tell the scariest ghost stories.
If you don’t have a garden, just bring the adventure indoors. Setting up the lounge with floor cushions, blankets and LED candles will make it feel like you’re a million miles from home. You can also get indoors’ more kits so that you can enjoy the authentic toasted marshmallow experience without being in the great outdoors.
However, you decide to celebrate this Father’s Day, we hope you all stay safe and enjoy spoiling Dad as much as he deserves!
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