Next Gen: Top 10 Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day as a Family

By Erin Dower | Jun 02, 2014

Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your Pops? Check out these fun father-son and father-daughter activities for children of all ages and dads with all different interests. You're sure to make lasting memories.

 

Play Golf or Mini Golf

Whether Dad is a pro on the golf course or more of an ace at putt-putt, an afternoon of golf is fun for fathers and kids alike. Stick with miniature golf if the kids are beginners, of course. Going to the driving range is a great activity if Dad wants to start teaching the kids the "real" game.

 

Take Him Out to a Ball Game

America's favorite pastime is always a crowd-pleaser. If attending a pro baseball game isn't an option, find a local minor league or community softball game to take in.

 

Go Bowling

Bowling is right up Dad's alley — especially if Father's Day is a rainy day this year. Opt for bumper bowling to give little kids an advantage!

 

Go Fishing

Casting a line with the kids is a classic, relaxing way to spend Dad's special day. Children's fishing poles can cost as little as $12 and are sure to create cute memories.

 

Play Catch

Dad would probably love nothing more than a special game of catch or some other favorite backyard game with the kids. Follow it up with a low-key family barbecue.

 

Visit a Historic Site

If your father is a history buff or veteran, visiting a history museum, war memorial, or other historic site in your area will probably fulfill his Father's Day wishes. Pack his favorite sandwiches and snacks, and enjoy a picnic nearby.

 

Go for a Bike Ride

Spending the day cruising around on two wheels is fun and also healthy for Dad and the kids. Try this bicycle scavenger hunt to make it even more interesting.

 

Build Something

Does Dad spend his free time in the garage or woodshop? Here are some simple instructions to build a birdhouse, or find something else kid-friendly to build together. If the kids are too young to use tools, break out the paintbrushes for them to decorate whatever Dad creates.

 

Take a Hike

If he's like most dads, yours probably loves the great outdoors. Find a local hiking or walking trail that the entire family will enjoy. Look for trail reviews online to make sure it's suitable for younger children so that Dad doesn't end up carrying them on his back!

 

Have a Movie Night

Order or make Dad's favorite pizza and turn on a family-friendly flick that he'll love. It's the perfect ending to a fantastic Father's Day.

Source: Familyeducation.com

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