Family Fun Friday

This week, instead of listing events in each of the four major cities, we’ve compiled a list of fun (and affordable!) ways to celebrate Father’s Day. What’s more, you can pull all of these activities off with the minimum of planning



Get your gear on

Does your dad enjoy spending time outdoors? Maybe he’s always nagging you to do the same? So this Sunday, get your active gear on and head to the beach, a nature reserve or even a park near you.

Whether you go hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking or surfing, not only will you get to spend quality time with your father, but the fresh air will do you good!

Remember to take snacks and refreshments for when the hunger pangs strike.



Breakfast in bed

Nothing says ‘we love you, Dad’ like serving breakfast in bed. This Father’s Day, rise early and spoil Dad with our quick-and-easy crumpets with pear syrup or our delicious ham, egg and chips breakfast.

A scrumptious morning meal will be a great start to a special day!



Have a Sunday braai

Nothing brings a family together like a good old braai. So celebrate Father’s Day with a special Sunday feast in true South African style.

Buy everything you need beforehand so Dad won’t have a clue. Remember to get beer and the ingredients for his favourite side dish or dessert … or both! Get the kids to help you set the table. Add a personal touch by printing family photos on A4 cardboard to use as place mats.

Click here for some of our favourite braai recipes. 



Let the games begin

If your dad is the active type, why not book him a round of golf at the local golf club? Since it’s a special day, you could make a reservation at a fancy course. Maybe there’s one in the area that he’s always wanted to play on.

Make it a boys’ day out – include his sons, if he has any, or invite one of his friends to join him on the day. Alternatively, if Dad knows more about racquets than he does about irons, make a reservation at the local tennis or squash court instead.

Either way, he’s sure to appreciate the effort that went into planning him a day out, doing what he enjoys most.



No plans? Keep it that way

Most of us spend our days racing around trying to tick everything off our to-do lists. Maybe Dad will enjoy spending a day at home doing absolutely nothing.

Rent a few DVDs, make his favourite snacks and spend the day chilling in the living room. Looks like we might be in for another cold weekend, so cosying up in front of the fireplace or the TV sounds like the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday.



Father’s Day bunting

Surprise Dad this Father’s Day with a handmade message draped above his head in bed, on the mantelpiece or across the kitchen door.

Click here for the instructions.


How are you going to spend Father’s Day?

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