Fun Family Activities for Father’s Day
Are you still searching for an epic way to celebrate a dad this Father’s Day? We’ve got you covered with some last-minute options that won’t break your budget or take a ton of planning. Best of all, these options are a healthy way to mark the day and support his long-term wellness. Browse these ideas for creating a memorable Father’s Day in Greensboro or your area, and find the perfect way to show that guy you care.
Father’s Day Ideas For Every Dad, Anywhere
Before we get to the best local options, here are a few creative ideas that might spark a fun day with Dad no matter where you live.
Take Him Back
It really doesn’t matter how old your father is—there is a little boy in him who would probably love the chance to go out and play. Did he like to play baseball as a boy? Go fishing? Find/borrow/buy some gear and plan part of the day around helping him relive a little slice of his childhood.
Bucket List Material
Does the dad in your life have a bucket list? Can you help him tick something off that list this Father’s Day? If they are all too big or complicated to plan between now and then—try and plan a mini-warm-up version. Does he want to climb Everest? Plan a local hike. Catch a bonefish in the Florida Keys? Take an afternoon for fly fishing on a nearby stream.
Talk It Out
What kind of health goals or priorities does Dad have these days? Sometimes it’s obvious, but maybe that’s not on his radar right now. It would probably mean a lot to him to have a conversation about it with you. This Father’s Day you could either plan something unique that fits with his goals or spend some time trying to make some positive goals for the next year.
Active Father’s Day Ideas Around Greensboro
Okay, so if you’re looking for something in the neighborhood, one of these ideas should help make this a memorable Father’s Day for Dad.
1. Play some good old fashioned Viking’s Chess (a.k.a. Kubb). This easy-to-play outdoor game involves throwing sticks, knocking things down, scoring points, and flattening your competition. Odds are pretty good that your dad is going to love it.
2. If Dad loves the handyman stuff, you could up the ante on Viking’s Chess by making your own custom set, DIY-style! That means, of course, that you’ll need to buy some tools—it doesn’t matter (in the least!) how many he might have in his shop. You’ll need at least one more, so plan to head over to Woodworker’s Supply sometime the week before Father’s Day (because they’re closed on weekends).
3. If getting outside is high on your guy’s list, then maybe take a trip to Bur-Mil park and enjoy some of the opportunities for sports enthusiasts. Hiking, bike rentals, tennis, golfing, and a driving range—there are lots of options right around the corner.
4. What if he’s a bit of a history buff? Maybe Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is what you’re looking for. Home of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War’s southern campaign, this historic site features 29 monuments, an 18th-century farmstead, a visitor center, and more. Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day weekend there will be a free guided battlefield tour from 2-3:15 p.m.
5. Has the heat already been getting you down? Keep things cool, active, and fun with a trip to the Ice House for Father’s Day. Public skate is open from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Saturday or Sunday, June 15-16.
6. How about some relaxation and stress relief (and maybe an epic hair cut or beard sculpting experience)? Book a therapeutic massage for Dad at Paul Anthony’s, “a full-service salon and spa for the modern man.”
7. Many dads are diehard baseball fans, and summer is a great time to indulge in our national pastime. Grab some mitts and have a game of catch. Or surprise Dad with a trip to some batting cages. Wind things up with a game. The Greensboro Grasshoppers are in a four-game away series with the Kannapolis Intimidators right down the road that weekend. Tickets directly over the visitor’s dugout are going for $9.
A Long Lasting Gift for Dad
Hopefully, some of these ideas sound like a good fit for the dad in your life. We hope your family enjoys celebrating these special guys this Father’s Day. At LeBauer Healthcare, we are always promoting preventative health and wellness, and we know that Dad’s long-term health is a gift for everyone. A trusted primary care provider can help him stay at the top of his game and navigate all the changing health needs and questions he might have. LeBauer has nine primary care locations in the Triad area, so request an appointment today, and help Dad be as healthy as ever this year!