Gift Ideas & What To Do in Adelaide on Father’s Day | 1 Sep 2019

Father’s Day ideas to show Dad how much you care.

With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 1 September – mark your diary!) you may be wondering what to do to make Father’s Day special for the special man or men in your life. The team at Play & Go have some great 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 taking in a footy game 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. Here’s some of Play & Go’s favourite gift ideas and ideas 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.

♥   Take the kids to a playground or adventure park – see our list of favourites here

♥  Go for a coastal walk or a bush walk – some of our favourite places include Lobethal, Mount Barker, Hallett CoveGranite IslandMorialta, or Mount Lofty.

♥  Hire an Adelaide Free Bike and check out the family friendly highlights along the Adelaide Riverbank.

♥  Take a drive through the Adelaide Hills, stopping off at a craft brewery or visit a winery.

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

Experience & Adventure Gifts

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

♥ Rally School Adelaide voucher – experience real speed at the Rally School Adelaide racing track – Australia’s longest and fastest! 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.

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♥ 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.

♥ Waitipinga 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.

♥ Buy a gift voucher to Mega Adventure at West Beach (for Dads not afraid of heights!) – Find out more here.

♥ One & All Father’s Day Sail from Port Adelaide – Find out more here

Books & Gift Ideas

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

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

♥  Basketbeer™ with Wooden Backboard/Stainless Steel (image by Ioco) (shop here)

♥  Photograph in a frame – print your own at home or via Officeworks/Kmart etc.

♥  Magill Estate Heritage Experience – 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 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?

♥  Royal Adelaide Show – a South Australian tradition and fabulous day out for the whole family!  Read more here.

♥  Father’s Day sail on the One & All Tall Ship – Read more here

♥   Pop Up Farmers’ Market at Goodwood Orphanage Park – Read more here

♥   Father’s Day Top Gun Movie Screening – Read more here

♥   Take a trip to Monarto Zoo and enjoy a Father’s Day BBQ Lunch (click here for details)

♥   BBQ, Beats & Beers – Father’s Day at Glen Ewin Estate – Read more here

♥   Father’s Day Whiskey Blending Session – Read more here

♥   Hahndorf Farm Barn 20th Birthday – Read more here

♥   Barristers Block Pinot & Pies Session – Read more here

♥  Father’s Day at Enfield Memorial Park Read more here


FREE Entry for Dads on Father’s Day

There are numerous places offering free entry for Dads on Father’s Day so why not visit a family favourite destination, or somewhere you haven’t been before?  Be sure to read the conditions of entry before making plans – most will require entry with a paying visitor.

♥  Bring Ya Dad for free at Cleland Wildlife Park on Father’s Day – read more here

♥  Dads go free on Father’s Day to Adelaide Zooread more here

♥  Father’s Day at the National Railway Museum – 2 Adult tickets for the price of 1 – read more here

♥  Make dad feel like the king of the jungle this Father’s Day, with a visit to Monarto Zooread more here


If you’ve got any other ideas for Father’s Day you would like to share, email us at 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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