Father’s Day | Gift Ideas & What To Do in Adelaide | 5 Sep 2021

Father’s Day Ideas to Show Dad How Much You Care

Father’s Day – Sunday 5 September 2021

The team at Play & Go have some great family friendly ideas for things to do and places to go in Adelaide this Father’s Day, along with some great gift ideas for Dads.  From breakfast in bed to lunch at the local pub, Dads deserve to be spoilt.  Take the time to find out what that special Dad in your life would love most. 

Take a look at some of Play & Go’s favourite gift ideas and suggestions on how to spend the day.

Spend time together as a family.

♥   Go for a walk, take a picnic to a park or enjoy one of our magical botanic gardens – visit Adelaide Botanic Garden, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden or Wittunga Botanic Garden.

♥   Explore the grounds of  Carrick Hill – take a rug and picnic hamper, collect a pre-ordered picnic platter in a box or dine on a range of take away food and drinks from the cafe.

♥   Take the kids to a playground or adventure park – see our list of favourites here (to be classified as a TOP park or playground they have to feature a range of essentials (such as toilets!) to make them worth the visit!

♥  Go for a coastal walk or a bush walk – some of our favourite places include Lobethal, Mount Barker, Hallett Cove, Marino Conservation Park, Granite IslandMorialta, or Mount Lofty.

♥  Get the bikes out and check out the family friendly highlights along the Adelaide Riverbank, or Victoria Park.

♥  Take a drive through the Adelaide Hills, stopping off at a craft brewery or visit a winery (prior bookings will be required)

♥  Book a table for a family brunch, lunch or dinner at one of Dad’s favourite cafes or restaurants around Adelaide.

Experience & Adventure Gifts

♥ Lions 360 experience at Monarto Zoo – Find out more here.

♥ Giraffe experience at Monarto Zoo – Find out more here.

♥ Rally School Adelaide voucher – experience real speed at the Rally School Adelaide racing track in the Barossa Valley- Find out more here.

♥ Book Dad on a sky-high adventure across Adelaide Oval’s iconic roofline. They also offer Adelaide Oval behind the scenes tours. Find out more here

♥ Canoe the Coorong – kayak along the internationally recognised Coorong Wetlands, suitable for people of all ages and skill levels. Find out more here.

♥ Book a Feast on Foot walking tour – Find out more here

♥ Cooking school voucher – try Outdoors on Parade, Sticky Rick Cooking School or Scoffed School of Food & Fun.

♥ Waitpinga Farm Quad Bike Adventures – A wonderful way to view a stunning part of the South Coast with rugged creek crossings, sandy tracks, bushy trails and rolling hills. Find out more here.

♥ Book the whole family in for some fun at TreeClimb Adelaide – Read more here

TreeClimb Adelaide aeria


Books & Gift Ideas

♥  Dymocks Top 10 Father’s Day book guide (click here)

♥  Haighs Chocolates – Father’s Day gift selection (click here)

♥  Robern Menz Chocolates – Gift box selection (click here)

♥  Family Photograph in a frame – choose a favourite photo to print at home or via Officeworks/Kmart etc. and frame

♥  Magill Estate Heritage Experience – A 45 minute tour of one of Australia’s oldest, iconic wineries, Penfolds (find out more here)

♥  Personalised beer label from My Brand and Me (order here)

♥  Buy a gift voucher to pamper Dad with a massage – try Cocoon Spa & Wellness, Endota Spa or Temple Day Spa

♥  Gift voucher from your local hardware store (Bunnings/Mitre 10 etc.)

♥  KIS Gin by Kangaroo Island Spirits available from kionline.com.au at the Adelaide Central Market (see more)

♥ A gift voucher to spend on his favourite hobby, such as fishing, camping, boating or golf.

♥ Order a custom print with words that describe Dad/Pop/Grandpa to frame and hang at home or in his office (image by Hustle Living)

What’s happening in Adelaide on Father’s Day?

♥  Take a SteamRanger train ride on the The Southern Encounter (bookings essential) Read more here

♥  Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-in Carnival – Read more here

♥  Van Gogh Alive in Adelaide – Read more here

♥  Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2021 – Read more here

♥  Father’s Day Sail on the One & All Tall Ship (bookings essential) Read more here

♥  START at the Art Gallery of South Australia – Read more here

♥  Our Fusion Feast at Jacob’s Creek – Read more here

♥  Father’s Day at Pertaringa Cellar Door – Read more here

♥  Adelaide Family Carnival – Read more here

♥ Play trains at SASMEE Park on Father’s Day, $7 gets you unlimited rides between 2-4pm (bookings essential) – Read more here 

things to do in Adelaide for families

If you’ve got any other ideas for Father’s Day you would like to share, email us at hello@playandgo.com.au and let us know.

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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