Outside or indoors, make this Father’s Day on September 3 one to remember.

Adventure day

Are you ready to discover the beautiful bush walks in your area? Get your dad’s favourite snacks and transform a regular hiking or bike day into an adventure. Discover the North Avalon neighbourhood on a bike, explore the Warriewood Wetlands and its wildlife, or invite your dad to renew his energy at the Bangalley Head walk. Nestled between Avalon and Whale Beach, this three-kilometre loop won’t disappoint with its spectacular views.

Gather around a BBQ

Either at home or at a beachside, there is always a good time for a good BBQ. Prepare an esky with his favourite drinks, some fresh fruit and, of course, meat or vegetarian options, and enjoy a sunny day of fun and deliciousness. Portobello mushrooms and salads are welcome for vegan or vegetarian dads! The Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve in Mona Vale, Newport Beach and North Palm Beach have free electric barbecues to have a blast right next to the water.

Grooming day

You can pamper Dad on his day by playing the barber. You can invite him to get a nice fresh haircut, a beard trim or take him for a massage day. Become a private investigator and discover his favourite fragrances, skin care products or the grooming tools he’d love to have. Don’t be afraid to ask! These are practical presents that will show your care and appreciation for him.

Catch some breaks

Spring is here, and we know it! If your dad is a footy fanatic or likes to make waves in the water, Father’s Day is a great excuse for him to put on his swimmers or runners on. Get your surfboard and head to the world-famous North Narrabeen break or the Narrabeen Lake for a biking, paddling, or fishing day. You can also take him to his favourite sports match or play your own game. And yes, you might go easy on him on this one and let him score a few tries.

Be creative

I like telling Dad jokes. Sometimes he laughs! If that didn’t make your dad roll out on the floor laughing, it is time to prepare yourself to delight him with a one-off ‘Dad joke contest’ in his honour! He can also participate, but make sure you are up to the task! But if a joke-off is not your thing, you can always unleash your creativity to give him a card, do some cooking, paint him a beautiful ‘rock paperweight’ for his desk, or make a cool paper card holder. There are many options on the internet, like ‘The easy one-minute wallet!’ on Rob’s World channel. Just remember, the real present behind these gifts is the time and dedication you put into them and the lifetime memories you will all share.

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