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Father’s Day done differently

Tuesday 31 August 2021


Father’s Day is this Sunday and although the traditional family get together may be off the cards, there are still ways to show your dad you care. We’ve pulled together some Father’s Day ideas to help you celebrate.

Dinner and a movie

Spread the lockdown love this Sunday by ordering dad’s favourite takeaway feed from one of Bayside’s fantastic restaurants. Feel like elevating your culinary prowess? Why not cook dad a special dish and let him relax as you give him the Michelin Star treatment. Then chuck on his favourite flick, dim the lights and break out the popcorn.

Family eating popcorn watching movie.

Nature Walk and Mandala Art

Use your two hours of daily exercise to explore one of Bayside’s beautiful walks together. A Sunday stroll along the coast or escape to nature at a Bayside reserve. While you’re on your walk, collect some natural materials and create your own piece of Mandala art together.

Completed nature mandala.

Gift hunt

Spoil dad with a treasure hunt of gifts hidden throughout the house. Create family trivia based clues to lead him to the next hiding spot. There are many local businesses operating safely during restrictions and offering great click and collect father’s day gifts.

Family playing in garden.

Virtual catch up

If lockdown has shown us anything, it’s the ability to stay connected via video calls. A traditional phone call works just as well and if you’re feeling really old school, dust off your notepad, pick up a pen and send dad a letter of gratitude so he knows how much you care.

Mum and dad facetiming while cooking.

DIY Challenge

Assemble your materials, set a time limit and challenge each other to a DIY-off. Think a race to the best bird box or side table masterpiece. Ready, set, build!

Close up of handmade birdbox.


Ultimately a hug and a heartfelt reminder of your love is all it takes to make Father’s Day special.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s in Bayside and beyond.

If you, or someone you know, is suffering from social isolation, call Council on 9599 4444 to join our social connections program.