When celebrating the dads in our lives, it’s often difficult to think of a good, practical gift that he hasn’t already received several years in a row. This Father’s Day, challenge yourself to ditch the typical tie-and-greeting-card routine and give the father figure in your life a memorable experience and some good old-fashioned quality time.
Need some inspiration? Read on to discover some of the countless activities around Central Florida that the whole family can enjoy with Dad.
Geek Out at the Science Center
A fun, full day learning about the inner workings of our world is a great way to spend time with Dad. Located in Loch Haven Park in Orlando, the Orlando Science Center has exhibits on every subject, from dinosaurs to magnets. Check out the temporary exhibition running until September 4th: “Dogs! A Science Tail.”
Swing Some Clubs
There’s a stereotype surrounding dads and golf, which exists for an excellent reason. Whether the dad in your life prefers a full 18 holes or something more of the miniature variety, Central Florida has plenty to offer. For dads-in-training, Dubsdread Golf Course in College Park provides gift cards for lessons on their website.
For an indoor experience with food and drinks, Top Golf and Drive Shack are classic choices. Or, visit the driving range the old-fashioned way at Bad Dog Driving Range on Curry Ford Road. If mini golf is what you’re after, an online search will reveal dozens of options in the attractions area, and there’s bound to be one to suit any dad’s taste.
(Don’t) Drink & Drive
What better way to bond for dads with kids over 21 than by learning about and sampling beers from 10 different local breweries? Hop on (get it?) to the Orlando Ale Line bus, and not only will you make memories – albeit likely hazy ones – but a designated driver comes included with your ticket.
Go Ax Throwing
The latest interactive indoor activity trend is, for whatever reason, throwing axes at targets. For the aspiring lumberjack dad, this is the perfect activity to gift. Venue options in Central Florida include Epic Axe Throwing on Robinson Street, BATL Axe Throwing on W Church Street, Axe On Axe Off on Sandlake Road, and many more.
A long walk through the natural beauty of Florida’s botanical wonders can be the perfect setting for connecting with the dad in your life. This Father’s Day, Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando and Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales offer dads free admission; of course, a sense of wonder comes complimentary for all.