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Surprise Dad with these Fun Father’s Day Ideas

June 11th, 2014

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s easy to go for the convenient choice of buying your dad a store-bought gift. While your present may be nice and heartfelt, sometimes it’s those non-material gifts that leave a lasting impression.

If your dad prefers memorable experiences to physical mementos, make this Father’s Day an experience he will cherish for a long time. Get the whole family involved and use the following ideas to create new adventures for your dad!

Baseball at the Park


Heading out to the field on a clear day for a few innings of baseball has all the makings of an enjoyable family activity! Plan a day at the park and bring baseball equipment, caps, extra shirts, and a picnic basket. If the kids in the family are too young to step up to the plate, an easy round of catch is a great way to introduce them to America’s favorite pastime.

Watch a Professional Baseball Game

Instead of playing, you can always kick back and watch the pros play ball! Treat dad to a professional baseball game with the kids for his special day. At our house, we’re  Cleveland Indians fans. Needless to say, my husband would be thrilled if we took the kids to the ballpark and binged on hotdogs, pizza, nachos, and lemonade while rooting for our favorite team!

A Trip to the Lake


For some low-key quality time with your dad, head over to your nearest lake. Gear up with  swimwear, and pack plenty of sunblock, towels, and, of course, food. If taking a dip isn’t your dad’s idea of a great time, boating and fishing offer lots of opportunities for fun and bonding. Don’t forget to pack some outdoor-friendly toys such as Frisbees and volleyballs.

After all that, fire up the barbecue and grill the catch of the day. It’ll be a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Camping/Backpacking Trip



If you want to stretch your Father’s Day celebration for an entire weekend, going on a camping or backpacking trip is a surefire way to prolong the fun.This gives dad and the kids the opportunity to share tons of outdoor fun and activities. Hiking, bonfires, munching on s’mores, and campfire storytelling are just some of the Father’s Day activities you can enjoy in the great outdoors.

Bring a smile to Dad’s face with these simple yet amazing Father’s Day activities! Also, check out this how-to on having the best bonfire party in summer!



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