This year’s Father’s Day may not have been what you planned, but remember, whether you’re together on Father’s Day or spending it apart, there’s still plenty of alternative and creative ways to celebrate the occasion under lockdown for the whole family to enjoy!
Make this year’s Father’s Day unique and memorable.
Here’s a guide to some fun ideas you can do with your dad this weekend.
If your dad prefers a home-cooked meal and you’re lucky enough to be together, then this is something the family could do together.
Start your Dad’s special day with breakfast in bed, a classic way to mark the occasion. Sweeten him up his favourite breakfast this year, you can’t go wrong with a full fry-up or something sweet like pancakes or waffles.
Also, why not cook his favourite cuisines for dinner and theme your family meal. Indulge Father’s Day with some mouth-watering home–made food, dessert, and conversations!
(TIP: Make it fun by dressing accordingly too!)
If the sun is shining and there’s a nice cool inviting breeze, you know what that means – a family barbecue.
Many fathers never need an excuse to whip out the good old barbecue / grill, but If the sun is shining and there’s a nice cool inviting breeze, you can’t go wrong with a barbecue to celebrate Father’s Day this year.
Barbecuing is a fun activity the whole family can do together and if you don’t live with your dad, small social gatherings are now permitted under UK lockdown rules.
(REMEMBER: If you want to meet with friends or other family members outside, make sure you adhere to social distancing to keep you and your loved ones safe.)
With many restaurants, bakeries and cafes now open thanks to the recent easing of restrictions, ordering a contact-free doorstep delivery service through Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats has never been easier, the takeaway options are almost limitless.
Treat your Dad to his favourite restaurant, dessert or dish this year, delivered right to your door!
(BONUS: No clean up required)
Virtual Day Out
Since the lockdown, Virtual Trips have become very popular.
There are numerous attractions that offer virtual tours for free on their websites. From Museums, Galleries to Zoos, even virtual concert are now available. Locate your dad’s favourite attraction or city and explore!
(Check out our previous story “See the World Virtually“ for more ideas.)
If you don’t live with your dad or family, there are still ways to celebrate Father’s Day virtually.
Facetime video chats have become a widespread phenomenon in communicating with loved ones since the pandemic. From Zoom, Houseparty and FaceTime choose your favourite and play fun classic games such as Charades and Pub Quizzes with the whole family.