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Family Fun this Fathers Day


Itís Fathers Day this Sunday! That means itís time for your man to receive some appreciation, whilst the rest of the team are also kept happy. Hereís a few Fathers Day activities guaranteed to get the whole family grinning.


Caribbean Gardens and Market
Keep those little tums happy at the Caribbean Gardens. The food stalls are stocked with fresh produce, while nearby barbecues and picnic tables are waiting to turn the food into a feast. With mini-golf, lake cruises, train rides, cable cars and other unique rides thereís something for everyone. Dads will love the lakeside patches to kick back on and kids will be begging to go on just one more ride.
Where: 1280 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby, Victoria, 3179.
When: 8:30am Ė 4:30pm

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St Kilda Pier

In the mood to keep it low key this Fatherís Day? Take a stroll along the St Kilda Pier while the song of the gulls and scent of the ocean drifts through the air. A perfect fishing spot for your angling husband, while the whole family can enjoy the fresh air and views of the CBD. If your kids love their furry friends, keep an eye out for the cheeky penguins at the St Kilda breakwater. Perch yourselves along the bayís boardwalk with a salty batch of fish and chips or grab a frosty treat from a nearby kiosk for the perfect end to your day.
Where: St Kilda, Victoria, 3182.
When: All day.

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Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium

Are your kids fascinated by what lies beneath the big blue? Does your man love checking out the sharks? Are you hanging out to find Nemo? The SEA LIFE Aquarium is offering free entry for dads this Fatherís Day, making for a fun and inexpensive day out exploring coves and caves.
Where: King St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.
When: 9:30am Ė 6pm.
Conditions: Dad must be accompanied by another full paying customer.
Voucher for free entry:

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Madame Tussauds
Is your man dreaming of meeting his favourite celebrity? Well now he can! Well, the wax version of them at least. Madame Tussauds has free entry for all fathers this Sunday. Dad can finally meet his idol, and your kids will no doubt meet theirs too. Pop across to Pancakes On The Rocks at Harbourside before or after to spoil your family to a sweet treat; itís just a 12-minute walk from the museum across the Pyrmont Bridge. After such a fantastic adventure, youíll be the true idol of the day.
Where: Aquarium wharf, Darling Harbour, NSW 2000.
When: 9:30am Ė 7pm.
Conditions: Dad be accompanied by another full paying customer.
Voucher for free entry:

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Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Take a drive, or for the more scenic route, hop on the ferry as it cruises over to Manly this Father's Day. There's free entry for dad at SEA LIFE Sanctuary, where you can peer at penguins and other marine animals. Afterwards, stock up on some fish and chips for a picnic down on the golden sand as the setting sun paints the sky. Just don't mind the seagulls.
Where: West Esplanade Manly, NSW, 2095.
When: 9.30am - 5pm.
Conditions: Dad must be accompanied by another full-paying customer.
Voucher for free entry:

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Royal Botanic Gardens

For a more laid-back Sunday, make your way down to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Neighbouring gorgeous Circular Quay, itís the perfect spot for a lazy day on the rolling greens. Keep it simple and serene as your family relaxes by the Harbour Bridge, with open spaces for your little adventurers to explore. Take a wander around the gardens and if you start to grow peckish, dine at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant and Dad will score a complimentary glass of Peroni or Stone & Wood Pale Ale. Thatís definitely something to celebrate.
Where: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, NSW, 2000.
When: 7am - 6pm.

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Parkerville Tavern

Situated in the Perth Hills, spoil your husband to a classic pub meal while your young ones are kept entertained at the tavernís playground. Whether itís Lamb Roast or Wood Fired Pizza your man is craving, heíll be treated to a feast. Make sure to document your memories at the Fatherís Day photo booth; props included! Walk-ins only, no booking required for breakfast and lunch.
Where: 6 Owen Rd, Parkerville, WA, 6081.
When: All day from 8am.

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Oakover Grounds

Oakover Grounds are located in Swan Valley, and if the name isnít charming enough, the atmosphere will leave you enchanted. Ample lush green spaces for the kids to roam and free pedalos are available for family paddling and bonding. Pop into the cafť for a spot of lunch and take it easy as your family takes time to explore the grounds and be immersed in country charm.
Where: 14 Yukich Cl, Middle Swan, WA, 6056.
When: 8am - 4pm, lunch from 11:30am.

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Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival

This festival is the perfect day out for the whole family. With flowing tunes and scrumptious selections of food, itíll be a Fatherís Day to remember. An abundance of rides and activities await the kids making sure that their smiles donít fade. Pack a picnic blanket and perch your family on the beautiful foreshore as you take in the music and soul of the festival.
Where: Bandstand Park, Gordon Parade, Manly.
When: 10:45am Ė 4:45pm.

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Explore Australia Expo

Is your husbandís happy place the great outdoors? Quench your familyís thirst for adventure as you head over to the Explore Australia Expo. Discover the latest elite products from the touring, camping, fishing and outdoor travel worlds. Your kids will be kept stimulated as your whole family engages with the live demonstrations, displays and action-packed events thatíll have your husband hitting the accelerator for adventure, wanting more.
Where: Doomben Racecourse, Ascot, QLD.
When: 9am Ė 5pm.

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