23 Things to do With Your Dad on Fathers Day (Ideas)
Father’s Day is Men’s Day! Nothing planned for Father’s Day yet? Whether with friends or family, in bad or good weather – the range of possible activities is broad. Does it always have to be the obligatory wagon drinking tour? Here are a few suggestions.
The classic: Men’s day with beer and handcart
For many men, Father’s Day is an occasion to really go for it again. A handcart filled to the brim with beer should of course be missing here, as well as the appropriate party decorations. So the cheerful groups of men then roam the towns wet and happy. The goal is often green spaces, parks or public spaces, where you can gather and end the day in a relaxed atmosphere or where you can start a pub crawl afterwards. Warm beer – an absolute no-go! Fortunately, no problem with the right cooler bag.
Summertime is beer garden time! If you don’t have a handcart or if the drinking tour is a bit too much for you, you can meet friends for a nice beer and a hearty meal in the beer garden.
As soon as the first rays of sun beckon, the barbecue season can be ushered in. For many, good weather and a barbecue simply inevitably go together. No matter whether in your own garden, on the terrace or in public barbecue areas – barbecuing is always possible and therefore an extensive barbecue is extremely popular, even on Father’s Day. And with the right equipment, it’s even more fun. Mobile table grills are particularly practical for on the go.
Wine hike or whiskey tasting
During a wine hike, enjoying wine, beautiful landscapes, conviviality and regional specialties create a successful mixture. The most beautiful wine regions can be found in the Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, around the Moselle and Saale as well as in Hesse, Franconia and Saxony. Those who live in the north can also prefer a brewery visit or a whiskey tasting to wine tasting.
Experience nature while hiking & cycling
Do you need a clear head the next day and therefore don’t feel like having big bouts of drinking? Then the hiking tour is a great alternative. Hiking is one of the most popular leisure activities for Germans and is also one of the top things to do on Father’s Day.
In addition to hiking, cycling tours are also very popular with many Germans on Father’s Day.
Sports activities – hold your own tournament
You are more of the active, sporty type and “chilling” is not your world? Then organize your own tournament with family and friends. Football, basketball, beach volleyball – it doesn’t matter, good weather invites sports enthusiasts to join in a sporting activity in the open air.
Pack your swimming trunks …
… and off to the lake or the swimming pool. Summer is not far away: on Ascension Day the weather is usually already suitable for bathing. Dive into the cool water, swim a few laps, lick an ice cream or just laze around in the shade – a day at the lake or in the swimming pool offers something for everyone.
Picnic in the countryside
Under shady trees in the park, by the babbling brook or in a beautiful forest clearing – many places invite you to an extended picnic. With a few tasty snacks, cool drinks and a large, comfortable picnic blanket, you can spend a whole day relaxing. So that there is no boredom, a few games and something to read should of course not be missing. Football, badminton or frisbee provide variety.
A day in the amusement park means exciting and lovingly designed rides for young and old, action-packed roller coaster rides, freefall towers, but there is also a lot on offer in terms of entertainment and shows. Adults and children alike get their money’s worth here. Some amusement parks also offer overnight accommodation. At the ADAC you will find a list of the twelve best amusement parks nationwide .
Fishing & camping
Fishing enthusiasts could spend a man’s day on the water with their father and thus strengthen the father-son bond. This can also be combined with a short camping trip.
It doesn’t matter whether you do it yourself in a canoe or rowboat or comfortably in a sailing or passenger ship – a boat tour in good weather is a relaxing leisure activity that lets you forget the stress of everyday life. The rubber dinghy tour over the local waters with enough Bölkstoff on board is just as popular with many: simply take the rubber dinghy into the next river and off you go on the boozy boat trip.
Climbing in the high ropes course
Walking at lofty heights over wobbly bridges, whizzing down rapid zip lines and testing your own limits – a day in the high ropes course is a pleasure for everyone and strengthens team spirit. Thanks to the different levels of difficulty, even the very young or the older generation can still take part, and there are particularly challenging routes for everyone who is ambitious. There are high ropes courses and climbing parks in most of the big cities in the world.
And if the weather doesn’t cooperate …?
No problem either, because there are numerous great indoor activities:
Bowling – always works
While it is storming and raining outside, you can have fun with friends and family when clearing the pins in the dry. In many bowling halls you can also dine in good manners and of course there will be no shortage of cool drinks.
If you not only want to enjoy beer, but also want to learn more about the raw materials used, how it is made and the various brewing processes, a visit to a local brewery with friends could be a possible destination in bad weather.
Give rubber in the hall and skilfully drift through the curves with screeching tires: indoor go-kart is a guarantee for action and a thrill of speed in bad weather. Go-karts are extremely small and light, fast, agile and a lot of fun. You can put your driving skills to the test in a challenge.
Paintball – shooting action for real guys
Do you fancy some real shooting action? With paintball you can let off steam and, together as a team, “kill” your opponents with targeted hits – with paintballs of course. Paintball is a fun indoor activity that is ideal for small to medium-sized groups and encourages team spirit.
Laser tag – the gentler alternative
Laser tag and paintball have many parallels, but laser tag is probably the much “gentler” alternative and therefore generally suitable for everyone. The hits from paintball balls can be painful, and with the laser tag there is also no contamination from paint cartridges. The fascinating neon world gives the trend sport laser tag a very special character.
With live escaping you and your team are locked in a room and you have to solve different puzzles and tasks together within a limited time in order to “get free”. These can be, for example, combinations of letters and numbers, mathematical formulas, picture puzzles, Morse codes, etc. If you solve a puzzle, you go one room further. The different rooms are usually designed according to a specific theme and there are different levels of difficulty.
Aquaparks and indoor pools
Aquaparks offer action enthusiasts lightning-fast slides, wave pools or wild flow channels, but wellness fans also get their money’s worth thanks to saunas, thermal baths, steam baths, massages or solarium. The children can let off steam in the slide world, while the parents relax – a day at the water park could look like this or something similar.
Indoor climbing facilities are becoming increasingly popular. Secured by a rope, you can climb the peaks of the hall here. For people who are afraid of heights, bouldering is also an alternative, as only very low heights are climbed here.
A little quieter: a cave visit
Visiting a show cave can be a real experience and is the ideal destination for families on rainy days. In many countries there are interesting show caves that are accessible to everyone. More information for your country or city can usually be found online.
Underwater worlds & tropical houses
In many large cities there are fascinating giant aquariums à la Sea Life. Even in many larger zoos there is a lot to marvel at in bad weather in tropical houses, aquariums, terrariums and vivariums.
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