Fathers Day is fast approaching and we know you're all wondering how to celebrate it. It’s the perfect time for us all to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible fathers that care for us, protect us and teach us about life! This Sunday, let's celebrate and do something fun and meaningful. We have collated a list of fun fathers day activities to do around Brisbane. We know that as COVID-19 continues many parts of the country are still in lockdown. We hope that whether you are able to see your dad in person or over video chat you are able to connect and be with family.
So without further ado here are 5 fun things to do with your dad this fathers day:
Grab last minute fathers day gifts at the King Street Artisan Spring Market
Artisan Markets Brisbane. Courtesy of Visit Brisbane, 2021.
Got a busy week ahead and still haven’t purchased your dad a fathers day gift? Not to worry, The King Street Artisan Spring Markets might be the perfect place to find a lovely gift for dad! The markets will run from 10am - 4pm on Saturday the 4th of September. They will feature 50 different makers, offering a whole range of wares including ceramics, textiles, woodwork, metal works, jewellery, homewares and more. Plus, they are offering free gift wrapping! (Artisan Spring Market, 2021). For more information and to register click here.
Connect with community at the ‘Man with a Pram’ walk
Dads and kids will step out on Father’s Day. Courtesy of the Courier Mail, 2020.
Man with a Pram is an event that takes place all around Australia every Fathers Day. It brings fathers and families together for a walk to combat isolation and bring communities together. This year focuses on Perinatal mental health for fathers. The aim is for this event to change the culture of fatherhood both from a community perspective as well as a mental health and social service perspective. This year the event will take place in a number of locations: QLD, NSW, VIC and WA including North Lakes and Bulimba in Brisbane. Take a look at their website to find a walk near you (Man with a Pram, 2021). The organisation Dad’s Group running this event relies on the support of partners, grants and donations. You can help support their important work through buying a raffle ticket here.
Express your nostalgic love of LEGO at the Brickman's Wonders of the World
LEGO NASA Space Shuttle. Courtesy of Queensland Museum, 2021.
We’ve found the perfect activity for Dads who are still a kid at heart. The Queensland Museum is currently holding an epic LEGO exhibition. A group of 14 LEGO brick artists, led by the renowned Ryan McNaught aka the ‘The Brickman,’ have created 50 awe-inspiring displays depicting iconic buildings, landmarks and inventions from all over the world. This includes Asia, Europe, America, the Ancient Wonders, Technology and Transport and even Australia’s very own Great Barrier Reef. The largest display featured is a NASA Space Shuttle pictured above. It towers 4.5 high, took 775 hours to build and is made with 167,891 LEGO Bricks! The exhibition will reveal the secrets behind these epic LEGO constructions and provide the opportunity for families to create their own masterpiece (QLD Museum, 2021). You can find more information and purchase tickets here.
Experience The Met at GOMA
Masterpieces from The MET, New York now in Brisbane. Courtesy of QAGOMA, 2021.
Does your dad love art? Has he been dreaming of getting away and visiting some of the world’s most renowned galleries? Well, now The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York has come to us! GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) have teamed up with The Met to bring to Brisbane a world-class exhibition of European Masterpieces. The highly anticipated display includes works from renowned artists including Raphael, Rembrandt, Monet and Van Gogh. Travel through centuries of art and see works from the Renaissance period to the emerging artworks and artists of the twentieth century. What's really incredible is that many of these pieces rarely leave the permanent display at The Met, making this opportunity truly unmissable (QAGOMA, 2021). For more information and tickets click here.
Discover Roma Street Parklands in a new way
Roma Street Parklands incredible floral display. Courtesy of Style Magazine, 2021.
Has your dad got a green thumb? Does he love learning all of the gardening tips and tricks? Well, this could be the perfect activity for him. If you're from Brisbane, then you most likely know of the Roma Street Parklands. The parklands tours are the perfect way to get to know the gardens in a new way. With their behind the scenes tour you have the opportunity to learn about what goes into keeping the sprawling lawns and vibrant flower displays beautiful. You will join the parks Horticulture Curator as they open up the back of house and operational areas, giving you the opportunity to learn the process for creating compost and soil and how they plan and plant the spectacle gardens' intricate floral displays (Brisbane City Council, 2021). You can find out more and book tours here.
On Sunday 5th from 11am to 2pm you also have the opportunity to relax on the lawn and listen to some smooth, jazzy tunes at The Sounds Society.
We hope this list has given you some inspiration for how to celebrate fathers day. No matter where you are in Australia, we hope you have the chance to show your dad some love. Also, if you’re still in need of some gift ideas check out our previous post ‘Gifts for Dad’ or our Father Day Collection page here.