Father’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday 21st June) and it definitely isn’t going to be the Father’s Day you had planned, but remember, there’s no lockdown on fun! Whether you’re together on Father’s day or spending it apart, there are still loads of inventive ways to celebrate as a family and make it a unique Father’s Day to remember. Here’s some ideas to make Dad feel remembered and special whether you’re with him in person or not.
Breakfast in Bed
If you’re lucky enough to be together, start Dad’s special day with breakfast in bed and a brew. Make sure to sweeten him up with all his favourites, whether it’s a pain au chocolat, waffles with honey and banana or a good old fry up. If you can’t be with him you can still arrange a breakfast treat to be delivered.
Get your hiking boots on
When bellies are full dust off your walking shoes, find a nice route and let your legs lead the way. Whether you live in a built-up urban area or a rural village, there are bound to be some fabulous walking trails to explore and picturesque natural spots to sit and relax. Smell the fresh air and flowers, listen to the birds, run from the bees, enjoy the quality time together. (Remember if you don’t live in the same house to keep 2m apart while on your walk.)
Watch favourite movies or TV series
If a walk isn’t his thing, or the British weather is living up to its name and the heavens have opened, pull out your pillows and blankets and create a family fort in the living room. Settle in and watch your favourite family movies or your favourite series.
Have a BBQ
If the sun is shining that can only mean one thing – BBQ!
Home cooked meal with the family
If the sun isn’t shining then a home-cooked meal is a great alternative. You could theme your family meal, maybe Mexican, Chinese, Italian, or good old English food. Make it fun by dressing accordingly too!
Video Call with the whole family
If you don’t live with dad, there are still ways to celebrate and share your day virtually. With Zoom being the most popular video-calling/conference calling platform that is being utilised at the moment, but Skype, FaceTime, TikTok and video calling through Facebook are also still good options to catch up and see your (hopefully tech-savvy dad) grinning into the camera with beer in hand because today is all about him.
Virtual Pub Quiz
With Video-calling, you can hold an online pub quiz, with dad taking charge and fulfilling the role of Quiz Master of course, allowing him to reel off his dad jokes and flair for general knowledge.
Virtual Day Trip
Virtual day trips are also very popular at the moment, with many museums and galleries worldwide allowing you to access them virtually, for free. With hundreds to choose from, the full list of the attractions with their doors open can be viewed here. Locate your dad’s favourite artist or city, and explore.
And remember… memories and laughter shared with the ones he loves the most will be remembered and treasured forever!