Today’s daddies probably have it harder than ever. They work all day or night to provide for their families, while also doing a lot more to help around the house. They fly home at lunch to share an extra meal with the kids then jet back to the office to finish out the work day. After work, its a mad dash home to switch clothes and head off to the fields where they will coach the kids in one sport or another.
This Father’s Day why not take a trip that’s all about dad, a special Father’s Day Field Trip. Here are some Fathers Day ideas to create a special daddy day.
The Best Ideas for Daddy & Me Dates
- Let ’em Be Wild— Pack them all up for a wild adventure with the wild animals of the zoo. If your zoo is anything like ours they’ll be showcasing the fathers of different species and how they nurture and raise their young.
- Tee Time — Is your favorite dad a club-toting, golf-putting, kind of dad? If your children are older sign them up for a tee time with dad at a local course. On the younger side? Then, try some rounds of miniature golf. Either way, daddy gets to show off his golf skills and teach the kids the game too.
- A bicycle built for 2, 3, 4, or more — Why not take a trip down to your favorite shore resort? There you’re shore (pun intended :)) to find a tandem bike that can accommodate your family. Rent one and enjoy a unique way to make the day memorable. Ride down the boardwalk. Stop to collect shells. Have a few funnel cakes [just watch out for hungry seagulls. ;)] When the trip is done just return the tandem. Make sure you’ve snapped photos, though, you’ll want to remember this special day. You can check out rentabikenow.com to find businesses near you that rent bikes.
- Return to his roots — Do you remember where “daddy” made his favorite memories? Where did he go to school? Where was his favorite place to have an ice cream cone? Take a stroll down memory lane. Have daddy share his favorite childhood memories with the kids. Let your children see how daddy was as a child.
- Pack a Picnic — Keep it simple. Pack a few sandwiches, drinks, snacks, suncreen, a blanket, and a ball. Head off to a local park. Take some quiet moments to enjoy a meal in a playful setting. Then, let the kids and daddy loose. Run! Climb! Kick! Laugh! Fall down! Get up! Repeat! How many daddies get enough time to do this with their kids? Visit our New Jersey Parks and Playgrounds guide to find a new playground to explore.
- Dinosaur, Rocketships, Trains — What is it that your children and their daddy share a passion for? Is it dinosaurs, rocketships, trains? There are rare museums, attractions, and farms to match all interests. Find the one that fits their passion and embark on a day where your kids can fuel that passion with their favorite buddy, their daddy. These blog posts might help: 10 Places to Bring Kids to See And Ride Trains in New Jersey and Searching for Dinosaurs? Places to See Dinosaurs in New Jersey (and Beyond).
- Take me out to the ballgame— Does he enjoy baseball? Purchase tickets for him and the kids to enjoy a day at the ballpark. Major or Minor League, it doesn’t matter. They’ll all enjoy counting up the strike outs, eating hot dogs, and singing that old familiar tune. This article should help, Hit a Homerun with these 5 New Jersey Minor League Baseball Teams.
- Have a daddy day at one of these events — Click over to our Calendar of Events for New Jersey events on Father’s Day or Father’s Day activities in our area.
Here’s 3 bonus ways to enjoy Father’s Day activities while also saving money.
- Take advantage of one of these Father’s Day deals to have a day of family fun that doesn’t break the bank.
- Visit our New Jersey Groupon deals page for deals that can help you save on Father’s Day Activities.
- Eat out for free — Click on over to our New Jersey Kids Eat Free Listing. Perhaps you’ll find a local restaurant where kids and dad can eat free on Father’s Day.
Mommies, if you plan the day right, it could even mean some quiet time at home, while daddy is off with the kids. [oops, did I just say that out loud. ;) ] In the end, it’s Father’s Day. Think about their interests and plan around that. Forget the honey-do list for a day. For this day, Father’s Day, let your children truly enjoy their daddy and all that he means to them. It will be the best gift for both of them.