Father's Day Activity Ideas
Hardworking, brave and always there for you. It’s Super-dad! He might not wear a superhero mask or a cape but he tells super funny jokes, banishes scary monsters at bedtime and will always have your back when you need him most.
We all think our dads are the best so we’ve come up with some awesome ideas to help make him feel like the superhero he is this Fathers Day.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Need suggestions for movie night that dad will love too? Here is our top three family-friendly choices that you can stream this Father’s Day on Netflix:
- Fatherhood: A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.
- Boy: An 11-year-old boy and his younger brother see their rich fantasy lives stopped cold when their father returns home after years away.
- The Pursuit of Happiness: When Chris and his son are evicted, they face trying times as a desperate Chris accepts an unpaid internship at a stock brokerage firm.
These 'father-figure' choices are sure to make Dad smile, laugh and maybe tear up a little.
Classic board games are always fun without breaking the bank account. Why not test your dad’s strategic skills with a round of tournament style chess. Don't have a chess set you say? Get your FREE CHESS SET - Valid for only 50 people when you shop our MEGA BUNDLE offer Spoil him by stocking up his sock drawer for the whole year. If he’s not into chess, then play something fun and silly like Pictionary (All you'll need is a pen and paper and you're ready to start drawing up a storm).
DINNER IS SERVED
Prepare an easy and delicious meal for dad this Father’s Day. Let dad put his feet up while you and the family show him some love and make something truly special. Here is our top pick for a Fathers Day feast we know Dad and the family will love.
Spring lamb rack with caper and herb crust and rhubarb compote
- 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
- 2 French-trimmed 8-cutlet lamb racks
- 8 eschalots, halved
- Rhubarb compote, to serve
Caper & Herb Crust
- 2 tbsp salted capers, rinsed, drained
- 4 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked
- 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 8 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 2/3 cup (100g) chopped peanuts
- 1. For the crust, place the capers, herbs, garlic, oil, lemon zest and juice and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper in a food processor and whiz for 1 minute or until very finely chopped. Add the peanuts and process until just combined. Set aside.
- 2. Heat the oil in a frypan over medium heat. Season lamb, then in 2 batches, cook, turning, for 1 minute each side or until browned. Rest for 15 minutes, then press crust onto each lamb rack.
- 3. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- 4. Place eschalot on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and place the lamb on top. Roast for 35 minutes for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking. Rest for 10 minutes.
- 5. Carve the lamb and serve with the roasted eschalot and rhubarb compote.
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