Because you know, taking Pops out for just a meal is so typical.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s all about pampering Daddy Dearest this month. Scrambling for an ideal Father’s Day plan that will please and impress him? And we don’t mean merely taking him out for a meal. We’ve cobbled together a list of activities and events to take him out to where you can shower him with extra love and appreciation. He might not say it, but he’d appreciate the quality time spent together. Be it taking him out for a joyride, going for a manicure, or having a family day out with the little ones, Dad is sure to be in for a fun time this year.
1. Supercar drive experience with Ultimate Drive
Fulfil Pops’ dream of having a sweet ride by granting him a luxurious supercar drive experience with the folks at Ultimate Drive. Boasting 14 breeds of steely steeds from the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Rolls Royce, Dad will have a hard time choosing which to take for a spin. Besides getting to drive around town in style, he’ll also receive a Physical Gift Certificate and a Teddy Bear Plush Toy. Ultimate Drive is having a Father’s Day promotion, where you get to enjoy 30 per cent off any car for all online bookings, until June 16. Do note that the promotion is only applicable to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents.
Visit Ultimate Drive for more details.
2. Learn about leather maintenance at Leather Care 101 with TaF.tc
More than likely, your dad has a limited shoe collection and dons the same pair of work shoes every day. Why not bring your dad to learn more about ways to care for his leather products this Father’s Day, so his precious pieces last longer? At Leather Care 101 by TaF.tc (Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre), you’ll enjoy a hands on experience on how to identify different types of leather and prevent wear and tear of your expensive leather products. The first 40 to sign up with their dads using the code “bestdads2019” will enjoy an application fee waiver (S$12.84 each). A lunch buffet would be provided as well. Bonus: you’d receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for WSQ Interpret Leather Product and Care once you’ve successfully completed the course.
Leather Care 101 by TaF.tc will be held on June 16, from 8.30am to 5.30pm at Carlton Hotel Singapore. The course costs S$460 (before application of SkillsFuture Singapore Grant). Visit TaF.tc for more details.
3. Go on a cruise with Dream Cruises
Nothing is more pampering than going for a luxurious cruise. Make this Father’s Day a memorable one for your dad by bringing him on a little getaway. With the finest dining, entertainment, shopping, sports and recreation experiences all under one roof, you and your dad will get to enjoy the best of all worlds, while enjoying each other’s company. Is Dad good in something? It’s time he shows it off. Dream Cruises is also hosting its first ever “Super Dad’s Got Talent” competition for fathers to showcase their talent in sports, arts, cooking and more. Other highlights of the cruise include a “SuperDad 60 Seconds Challenge”, “Discovery Science Experiment” and “Super Father’s Day Crafts” – all guaranteed to bring lots of joy and fun to the family.
The Father’s Day celebration takes place from 14 to 18 June 2019 on Genting Dream and 14 to 20 June 2019 on World Dream respectively. Visit Dream Cruises for more details.
4. Spa experience with Aramsa Spa
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A little TLC is always good for everyone. Treat the man of the house to a well-deserved spa experience to reward him for his hard work. Aramsa’s Father’s Day Special includes a 30-minute Gua Sha treatment, a traditional form of back therapy, and a 60-minute session of deep tissue massage, which is great for alleviating muscle tension — made all the more relaxing thanks to the lush greenery and tranquil environment. Dad will appreciate the respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. The promotion is at SGD$148nett (U.P. SGD$278++) and valid till 30th June 2019.
Aramsa – The Garden Spa is at 1384 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 Bishan, Singapore 569932, tel: 6456 6556. Visit http://aramsaspas.com/
5. Basic Bonsai Workshop by Green Chapter
Whether your old man has green fingers or not, this bonsai workshop is a great Fathers’ Day activity to bring him to. You’ll get to learn about the concept of ‘miniature nature’ through the fundamentals of bonsai and be introduced to the various types of mini bonsai, as well as the caring, pruning, wiring and potting techniques of Premna Bonsai. Not only is this a good activity for family bonding, you’ll also be able to bring home your own bonsai plant! Bonsai plants are easier to maintain than you think and also last for years. They are a great conversation piece for the office or home and can help purify the air.
The Basic Bonsai Workshop will be held on 16 June 2019, Sunday from 2pm to 3.30pm. Green Chapter is at MacPherson Road Blk 565 #01-00, Singapore 368234, tel: 6775 7376. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
6. Manicure for Dad at Pink Parlour
Self-care and beauty care is often the domain for mothers, but ditch that stereotype this Father’s Day because fathers too deserve some pampering. Enjoy a free Speedy Manicure (U.P $22) when you book a Princess Manicure at Pink Parlour. A perfect combo and a little bonding time for you and your dad, the two of you can now look fetch together. Offer ends June 20, 2019 – use Code FDAY2019 at checkout.
Pink Parlour has several outlets. Visit here for more details.
7. Dad’s Day Out at Singapore Sports Hub OCBC Square
DAD’S FOR LIFE
Have an amazing family day filled with fun activities for Granddad, Dad and the kids at the annual Dad’s Day Out! There’re movie screenings, workout sessions, a maze, games, and a booth where you can design a mug for Daddy Dearest. The first 300 Dads to register will be entitled to a free breakfast set and qualify for the Early Dads Lucky Draw. Drop by the DADs Promise activity station where your father can make a pledge to be the best Dad they can be, and take part in the various family fun activities to stand a chance to win prizes and redeem an exclusive Dad’s Day Out goodie bag! There will also be a Meet, Greet and Play stage with Mediacorp personalities and artistes.
Dad’s Day Out will be held at Singapore Sports Hub OCBC Square on 16 June 2019, Sunday from 8.30am to 8pm. Visit Dads For Life for more details.
8. Father’s Day Pikachu & Minion Blooms Workshop at GRUB
Flowers are a mandatory gift for Mother’s Day, but for dads? Not a very traditional option. Nevertheless, receiving flowers is always a joy and can really brighten up one’s day – even Science says so! If Pop’s is (still) part of the Pokémon Go craze, spice things up this year by teaming up with him to do up floral blooms of the iconic Pokemon, Pikachu, and even the Minions from Despicable Me. Each workshop ticket ($25) admits one adult and one child and they’ll get to make a total of two flower blooms, which will look adorable on your dining table. Each pair will also enjoy a $5 dining credit in GRUB Bishan Park, so you can enjoy a nice meal, just the two of you, after.
The Father’s Day Pikachu & Minion Blooms Workshop will be held on 15 June 2019, from 9.30am to 12.30pm across four 30-minute time slots. GRUB is at 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569983, tel: 6459 5743. Visit here for more details.
By Cheryl Lim