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Things to do on Father’s Day

Unsure of things to do on Father’s Day? Whether your father figure is a DIY connoisseur, an avid outdoorsman or a true foodie – there are plenty of creative Father’s Day activities you can do to show your gratitude. 

When it comes to Father’s Day gift ideas, the best present you can give is your time. So, whether it’s your dad, grandad, uncle, or a special someone, give the gift of an experience this year by planning ahead and putting some thought into what Father’s Day activities you can do together. 

From DIY gift ideas to a foodie Father’s Day BBQ, show your dad how much he means to you by planning some Father’s day fun he won’t forget! 

When is Father’s Day? 

First things first, make sure that you’ve got the big day written down in your calendar so that there’s plenty of time to prepare and make sure that you’re both around. This year in the UK, Father’s Day falls on Sunday 19th June. 

6 Father’s Day activity ideas

1. Complete a Father’s Day DIY project together 

If he’s into DIY, completing a project together is a great idea for things to do with your dad on Father’s Day. He’s sure to appreciate nothing more than spending some quality time together. 

Building a new TV and Gaming Console stand could be a great activity for a dad who enjoys his gadgets. Or, a DIY Wall-Mounted Bike Rack would be useful for a father-figure who loves getting out and about on a bike ride every now and then. 

Top tip: If you’re stuck for ideas for Father’s Day presents, how about a new tool set to complete your DIY task together? You can also find more Father’s Day DIY projects here. 

2. Celebrate with a Father’s Day BBQ 

If your dad-figure is a bit of a social butterfly, why not surprise him with a BBQ party as one of your fun Father’s Day activities? 

Plan ahead with the help of our BBQ Party Checklist  and ensure you’ve got his favourite beverages and snacks stocked up. You could even gift him with a few new BBQ accessories, so, he can take the role of the al-fresco chef. 

To allow the party to carry on even when the sun sets, prep your garden beforehand with our day to night garden ideas, which includes helpful tips on lighting, heating and furniture. Just keep the noise down and be mindful of your neighbours. 

Top tip: If your dad fancies himself as a bit of a barbecue whiz, our guide to the best BBQ accessories is full of Father’s Day gift ideas. 

3. Surprise him with storage and a spring clean 

Dads can end up spending so much time doing things for everyone else that their own space can become a little neglected and cluttered. If you’re looking for a thoughtful present for dad, show your father-figure how much you care by taking the time to sort out the garage, his tools or maybe his work-from-home desk. 

Pack things away in storage containers or flat under bed storage boxes, and then give everything a freshen-up with these cleaning materials. 

Top tip: It might not be the most glamorous job, but this is one of those great Father’s Day activities that will put a big smile on their face when they see all the effort you’ve put in! 

4. Spend the day outside

If you can’t decide where to go for Father’s Day, lay out a blanket and some cushions in the garden and grab your binoculars for a peaceful bird-watching session. You could get him a new bird table and some wild bird food to attract wildlife visitors. 

Or, if you’re looking for Father’s day presents for a dad who is more into planting, get him some of his favourite flower seeds or veggies so you can produce some blooms together. 

Top tip: If you’re looking for relaxing things to do on Father’s Day, find out how to transform your garden into an outdoor spa to really blow him away. 

5. Keep him safe 

This is one of those great things to do on Father’s Day, as it really does help loved ones feel safe and secure. 

Your dad kept you safe growing up – so now it’s your turn to do the same for him. Create a secure and smart home for him with Bluetooth enabled devices like thermostats, light bulbs, CCTV monitors and doorbells. 

Not only will this give you peace of mind when you’re not at home, but it’ll show your father-figure just how much you care. Plus, all this new tech is sure to excite any gadget-lover. 

Top tip: If he’s a real tech enthusiast, voice-activated colour changing lightbulbs make a great present for dad. 

6. Cook a crowd-pleasing Father’s Day meal

As the old saying goes, the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If all else fails, one of the nicest things to do on Father’s Day is simply to whip up his favourite home-cooked meal. 

Make sure you’ve got all the cookware needed, and then get creative with your table setting. Lay down table linen and get out your favourite dinner set and serve ware. 

Don’t forget dessert! You could bake him a cake or head out into the garden and roast some marshmallows over the firepit. 

Top tip: If your dad enjoys a cocktail, try making a new recipe together for pre-dinner drinks. Just don’t forget the cocktail shaker 

And there you have it! There are so many Father’s Day activities that you can plan to make your dad-figure feel extra special. Share your own Father’s Day activity ideas with us on Instagram @Homebase_UK and let us know how you get on.