How to plan an active family Sunday Funday for Father’s Day
This Father’s Day, why not literally strengthen your bonds with dad by planning an exercise excursion for a Sunday Funday the whole family can enjoy.
ShopAtHome.com conducted a survey that showed dads don’t want an expensive Father’s Day gift. In fact, 59 percent of dads surveyed simply preferred to spend the holiday with their kids. Get dad a card and impress him with your planning skills to really wow him this Father’s Day.
Here are three awesome adventures that your family can enjoy together, plus some tiny accompanying gift ideas to fit into the day:
Batting cages: You’ll totally hit a home run with this gift if your dad is a sports guy. Buy some tokens at a local batting cage and take turns swinging at the balls. Most batting cages provide helmets and bats, but, just in case, call the batting cage in your town ahead of time to make sure they’ll supply all the equipment you need.
Accompanying gift: A baseball hat and some Big League chew bubble gum. (Get coupons and cash-back offers at Lids).
Stand up paddle boarding: For all of those who are landlocked and can’t catch waves — or for surfers looking for another fun-in-the-sun work-out — paddle boarding is growing in popularity. (Though, historical accounts trace it all the way back to the 1930’s). It’s a fun “walking on water” type of sport that refines balance as well as core and arm strength, as you stand on the board and use paddles to move through the water. The equipment is pricey, with boards easily costing in the $1,000-dollar range. We suggest trying before buying. Lots of sporting good stores, local companies and even city recreation departments will loan you the equipment for a really good price.
Accompanying gift: Find a new pair of swim trunks for dad. (Get coupons at cash back offers at Old Navy)
Putt-Putt golfing: Taking the whole family out for a game of real golf might be challenging and expensive, especially when you’ve got little ones who try to build sandcastles in the sand traps. Instead, head to the putt-putt course where it takes equal part luck and skill to get your golf ball through the windmill and into the laughing clown’s mouth while a nearby volcano is erupting.
Accompanying gift: Buy dad a round of golf at his favorite course that he can enjoy later this summer. (Get Golfsmith coupons and cash-back offers)
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