10 Fun Father’s Day activities to do in Adelaide
Forget the socks and jocks this Father’s Day, we’ve got 10 unforgettable experiences and gift ideas for Dad to do this Father’s Day in Adelaide, Sunday September 6, that you may not have thought of before!
Treat dad to some Dadtastic adventures or some good old fashioned family fun in Adelaide this Father’s Day.
Introduce Dad to the real King of the Jungle at Monarto 360 Lions experience
Take your Dad’s sense of adventure to the next level with Monarto Safari Park’s Lions 360 experience, the only 360 degree lion experience in Australia.
Guaranteed to leave him in even more awe than when he entered, Dad will walk through a tunnel and emerge within clawing range of one of Australia’s largest lion prides.
Enjoy a jaw-dropping, absolutely safe encounter, which gives you a prey’s-eye view into the world of these awe-inspiring predators.
Plus, you can book one of six exclusive opportunities to hand feed the majestic lions. The special Lions 360 feed package enables you to get even closer to these predators and also comes with a 20% zoo shop voucher, making your Lions 360 experience even more remarkable.
For more information:
Monarto Safari Park
Old Princes Hwy, Monarto
Gin tasting at Ambleside Distillers
Arrange for your Dad to visit the Ambelside Distillery this Father’s Day and wander through the on site botanical garden on your way into the Distillery. The Tasting Bar oozes character, with a nine metre long reclaimed red brick wall, polished concrete floors and a large timber deck overlooking the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
Dad can indulge in a Tasting Flight, share a platter, enjoy a G&T or a cocktail or two.
Experience 3 signature gins, served with ice and a bottle of tonic. Ambleside’s knowledgeable bartenders will take your Dad through the unique tasting notes for each gin with the accompanying garnishes for an extra tasting sensation.
Meet the Distillers
Get the full experience with a tour of the Ambleside distillery room. One of the Distillers will guide Dad through the Ambleside Distillery and share their passion for creating Award winning South Australian Gin.
Vouchers for experiences and tastings are available from Ambleside Distillery
Gin Blending Masterclass
An intimate small group Gin Blending Experience at the distillery. Choose from over 22 distilled botanicals to create your own unique blend of Gins to take home. The experience starts with a Gin Tasting Flight, followed by a talk from one of the Ambleside Distillers about the notable botanicals they use in their own Gins. You will then be able to meet ‘Doug’, the Australian made copper still and hear about the distillation process. To finish, you will be creating and blending your own personal Gins, while Ambleside distillers guide you through and help you to create gin’s like no other. Participants will receive 2 x 200ml bottles of Gin.
Masterclasses run on Scheduled dates only. Group sizes are limited and participants also receive 10% off any purchases on the day.
Purchase tickets or vouchers for a Gin Blending Masterclass or tasting experience:
Father’s Day Urth Clay Pottery Class
Create a special Father’s Day pottery cup for Dad: August 30 Father’s Day Session
Create memories this Father’s day in a clay session full of fun, creativity and mindfulness.
Urth Clay Studio have created a special Father’s Day pottery cup design, the Urth teachers will walk you through the process of creating your own hand made gift, step by step, create, decorate and sign the cup, leave the piece for us to process, glaze and fire, 6 weeks later, voila!
You have you unique hand made gift that will bring you joy every time you use it. The session time is perfect for kids and adults.
To book for this special Father’s Day Gift Session or to book Dad his own Urth Clay Pottery Session:
Urth Clay Studio
3A Hubbe Ct, Burnside
Tree Climb Grand Course
No one ever said TreeClimb was just for kids!
The kids might make Dad climb the walls sometimes, so why not send him to TreeClimb to, literally, climb the walls!
TreeClimb Grand Course
Send your Dad on 5 progressively challenging obstacle courses set in the tree-tops, featuring zip-lines and an exhilarating Tarzan swing.
The Grand Course consists of 52 challenges and is designed for thrill-seekers and active adventurers of all abilities. Divided into 5 different levels of difficulty, each aerial or tree-top path offers a fun and interactive set of challenges for every individual. After completing the practice course, progress to the Green, Blue, Red and then challenge yourself on the Black course.
Book a session for Dad on the TreeClimb Grand Course:
Cnr Greenhill Road &, Unley Rd, Adelaide
Visit the South Australian Museum and take part in The Shadow Initiation
Race against the clock with Dad on a brand new adventure, seeing the Museum like never before. It’s part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour. You’ve never played a game like this one. 1 hour, 40+ puzzles to attempt. Unlock the secrets of the Museum — are you worthy?
The aim of the game is to earn as many points as you can within an hour, and attempt to prove that you are worthy of joining a mysterious, top-secret society: The Secret Order of Quill & Compass.
The game takes just over 1 hour and there are more than 40 tasks to attempt. It is IMPOSSIBLE to complete them all in one game. Choose wisely, be strategic, and attempt to earn as many points as you can.
For more information:
South Australian Museum
North Terrace, Adelaide
Spoil Dad with an unforgettable experience: a RoofClimb Adelaide Oval
Give Dad a gift to remember with an Adelaide Oval RoofClimb.
And when you book a RoofClimb experience for Dad on the Father’s Day Weekend, he will enjoy a complimentary Beer or Beverage on descent from the climb.
RoofClimb offers unparalleled 360-degree views of Adelaide and beyond, from the stunning coastline to picturesque foothills. Whether Dad’s a footy fan, an architecture buff or lover of adventurer, a RoofClimb Adelaide Oval experience makes the perfect Father’s Day gift.
The RoofClimb Adelaide Oval is an experience like no other – and much more meaningful, an opportunity for Dad to spend quality time with the family.
Specially trained RoofClimb Leaders will guide you across the rooftop of the iconic Oval’s Western Stand before navigating to the Riverbank platform, perched 50 metres over the hallowed turf. Sit in the world’s first rooftop stadium seats and learn the secrets and stories that shaped Adelaide’s rich history.
RoofClimb has made booking your Father’s Day RoofClimb easy!
Explore the different climbing options and reserve a space or purchase a voucher:
RoofClimb Adelaide Oval
War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide
Take Dad on a Segway Tour of Glenelg
The whole family can roll along the foreshore on 2 wheels on a 60 minute guided Segway tour; they’re all terrain so you can even go off-road and take on the sandy beach front if you’re game!
Marvel at the beauty of the Glenelg Beach foreshore, enjoy some free time to ride on the sand, spot playful dolphins and seals as you ride alongside the sea and just enjoy some family time out and about with Dad!
For more information:
Challenge Dad at Mega Adventure Park
Adelaide’s Mega Adventure aerial structure brings a whole new level of fun to have with Dad of Father’s Day!
Play tennis in the sky, row a boat in mid-air or manoeuvre between the floating esky, BMX bike and sky-high picnic table.
Mega Adventure operates amazing aerial adventure activities that are the height of fun to share with Dad! The kids can even tackle the kids course while Dad tries out his hand at some adrenalin fuelled adventures on his own!
For more information or to book tickets:
Ride the Cockle Train
Choo Choo Choose a coastal adventure with Dad and ride the Cockle Train on Father’s Day.
The Cockle Train is based in Goolwa and commences its run each day at Goolwa station, in the historic Wharf Precinct alongside the River Murray. After crossing the main Goolwa to Victor road the line heads off across the plains to Middleton, picking up or dropping off passengers on request, and then to Port Elliot where it reaches the Encounter Bay coast.
After leaving Port Elliot the train climbs to the top of the coastal cliffs and passengers then experience some of the most picturesque coastal scenery on the Fleurieu Peninsula, with nothing separating you from the beach below and a perfect view of the Southern Ocean.
After a 30 minute journey the train edges into Victor Harbor station, right in the centre of the town and surrounded with its iconic pine trees. Here, the locomotive is detached from the carriages and turned on a specially retained 30m long electric turntable before rejoining the carriages for the return journey to Goolwa.
The Cockle Train is running between 10am and 4:15pm on Father’s Day
For more information or to book tickets:
The Cockle Train Station
5 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor
Go for a family Bush Walk
Whilst fancy experiences are fun and exciting, sometimes Father’s Day calls for good old fashioned family time in the great outdoors.
Take your Dad on a bush walk this Father’s Day and pack a picnic, or if you still have small people with little legs not cut out for walking long distances, steep hills or unpredictable terrain, check out our Top pram friendly walks in Adelaide to give you some ideas of some metro walks you can do as a crew!