7 Alternative Father’s Day activities Dad will actually love!

Ok, so it’s Father’s Day AGAIN, (do they get it twice a year?) and I want to help you choose something a little different, that Dad will actually thank you for!!  No crap mugs, no car washing kits, and fun for everyone, especially the main man!

Melbourne has so much to offer this weekend, it was truly hard to choose the 6 favourites… here goes…

Four Pillars Gin Distillery

four pillars

Dad will jump for joy when he takes his blindfold off as you’re driving into the carpark of Four Pillars! In fact, Mum probably will too! Send him on a tour of the distillery, let him have a few little tasters, then Mum can chauffeur him home like the king that he is!  (Make sure you call ahead as they need to know who’s coming…)

Spiffing Gift Idea

Location: 2a Lilydale Road, Healesville VIC 3777 Australia Tel: 03 5962 2791

Opening hours this Sunday: 10.30am – 5.30pm

Boneo Maze

boneo maze

Make your booking and allow Dad to let his hair down in amongst all the Father’s Day fun. There will be a BBQ, beer and plenty of fun and games including mini golf! Come on.. Who doesn’t love mini golf…? A great chance for dad to spend some quality time with the gang, whilst mum enjoys the newly licensed café! Believe me the cafe is magic!! *You can thank me later….

Even Tiger Woods would be happy with this gift idea!!

Location: 695 Limestone Road Fingal Tel: 03 5988 6385 Opening Hours: 10-5pm

bad shepherd‘Bad Shepherd is all about tempting you with fine craft beer and complementing that with a menu heaving with smoked meat delicacies and good ol’ fashioned comfort food’ . Let us lead you into temptation.

Bad Shepherd Brewing Company –  Ok, so ‘ewe’ve missed out on booking dad in here for Father’s Day because they’ve had people ‘flocking’ to get booked in… but, if you booked up for another day it would be a pretty rad present for dad to wake up to!! Not only can he enjoy plenty of delectable beers, the menu looks scrumptious too.  You could even get a gift voucher and let dad decide! Take away beers & merchandise are popular choices!

Click for a ‘Flocking’ good gift idea!! (ok, ok I’ll stop)

Location: 386 Reserve Road, Cheltenham, VIC Tel: 03 85553175

Email: info@badshepherd.com.au Opening Hours: 12-9pm

YMCA Fathers Day Fun Run


It’s a little known fact that in 1910, the YMCA invented Father’s Day to recognise the important role they play in our society. So it makes sense to pull dad out of bed and stick his singlet over his head!

What a suprise for ‘Super Dad’! You can walk or run or skip or hop the 5km or the 10km course around the Tan, and you get to raise funds for a fab charity at the same time! When you’re done, drag Dad to Alexandra Gardens to play games and enjoy the bubble soccer, YMCA kids programs, petting zoos, skateboarding, live music and more!

Hahah if we booked this for Mr.W he would choke on his DAD Toblerone; however….

Register Here! (The 10km starts at 8am and the 5km at 9:30am Happy Father’s Day!! )

Get one of these racey gifts before they “run” out!!! 



When I saw the line – ‘Craft your own comic book or graphic novel at the comic creation corner, and play a range of narrative based video games in our Games Lab’ I knew this would be a winner for Father’s Day! ACMI have gone and done it again, they’ve organised yet another awesome Free Family Sunday!! Click the link to see what else is on offer!

A Film-tastic Gift Idea

Father’s Day Car & Bike Show


If Dad’s a bit of a petrol head then this will be the treat for him! Take a drive to St Kilda for the Greatest Show on Wheels at the 4th Car and Bike Show on Father’s Day 2017.

It’s a free public event featuring bands, a kids’ clown show, Luna Park Markets and plenty of food to fill dad’s tum along Acland St.

Gift for your wanna be Mark Webber right here!! 

Time: 10am – 5pm Location: Acland St Village, St Kilda (next to Luna Park) Cost: Free, no need to book!!!

Holey Moley 


Look, I know Father’s day should be all about the kids, but hey, we all need a break sometimes!! Organise a babysitter and take the father of your babies to Holey Moley for a night to remember!  27 holes of insane indoor mini golf, with a huge bar, serving up some of the yummiest cocktails in town! I took Mr. W and he loved it! (More because I was terrible and he thrashed me but hey!)

Location: 590 Little Bourke ST, Melbourne, 3000 Opening times: Mon-Fri 12pm till late Sat-Sun 10am- late Cost: $16.50pp for 9 holes

A ‘Hidden Bar Tour’ could have the winner gift for Dad this Father’s Day!! 


Whatever you decide to do, have an awesome time!!!


‘Dad – A son’s first hero and a daughters first love’

Olivia xx 

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