Father’s Day | What’s on in Adelaide & Gift Ideas | 3 Sep 2023

What’s on in Adelaide for Father’s Day & Gift Ideas for Dads

Father’s Day – Sunday 3 September 2023

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. 

Find out what’s on in Adelaide on the first Sunday in September and take a look at some of Play & Go’s favourite gift ideas and suggestions on how to spend the day.


What’s on Sunday 3 September 2023:


SANFL Finals Series | Adelaide Oval | Grand FInal 24 Sep 2023

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Man with a Pram | Fundraising Walk | 3 Sep 2023

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Father’s Day Encounter | SteamRanger | 3 Sep 2023

This year, SteamRanger is celebrating Father’s Day with a special Southern Encounter train offer. The Father’s Day Encounter train is ...
Week 1 WinterChocFest

Winter ChocFest | Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Aug & Sep 2023

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Adelaide Farmers’ Market Pop Up | Goodwood | 3, 10 & 17 Sep 2023

Pop Up Market returns with a new location at Goodwood Road Primary School. The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market is taking ...
Royal Adelaide Show

Royal Adelaide Show | Adelaide Showground | 2-10 Sep 2023

Royal Adelaide Show 2023 The Royal Adelaide Show is back in 2023 from 2-10 September with your favourite family showbags, ...

The Art of Banksy: Without Limits | Adelaide | Aug & Sep 2023

Iconic street artist, Banksy, is exhibiting his work at The Myer Centre Adelaide. The Art of Banksy: "Without Limits" is ...

Hahndorf. Handmade. Handcrafted. Handpicked | 1-30 Sep 2023

Hahndorf. Handmade. Handcrafted. Handpicked Hahndorf will celebrate their rich linage of artisan culture over a month-long festival in September called ...

Cirque Du Soleil Crystal | Adelaide | 31 Aug – 3 Sep 2023

Cirque Du Soleil Crystal – A Breakthrough Ice Experience Discover a new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets ...

SASMEE Park Adelaide Miniature Train Rides | Millswood

SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) run miniature train ...


Ideas to 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.

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

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

Experience & Adventure Gift Ideas:

♥ Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park such as Meet the Rhinos /  Lions 360  /  Giraffe Safari

♥ Rally School Adelaide voucher – experience real speed at the Rally School Adelaide racing track in the Barossa Valley

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

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

♥ 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.

♥ Book the whole family in for some fun at TreeClimb in the Adelaide Park Lands or Kuitpo Forest.

♥  Magill Estate Heritage Experience – A 45 minute tour of one of Australia’s oldest, iconic wineries, Penfolds.

Books & Gift Ideas:

♥  Family Photo Book – using the photos on your phone, choose an app to create a photo book of the past 12 months 

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

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

♥ 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)

♥  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.)

♥  Dymocks Father’s Day gift ideas and book guide

♥  Maggie Beer Father’s Day gifts and hampers

♥  Haighs Chocolates – Father’s Day gift selection

♥  Robern Menz Chocolates – Gift box selection

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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