Father’s Day Blog
Sunday 3rd September is Father’s Day. A day to celebrate your dad, show him how much you love him and spend quality time as a family. Always a great excuse to get the whole family together for a special trip or outing. Our beautiful region has some great family outdoor activities that you can do for Father’s Day.
Check out our list below – there’s something for everyone and they are guaranteed to keep the children entertained.
- We are very lucky to have such beautiful rainforest and walking tracks here in Cairns. Vast mountains, gorgeous coastlines and long country pathways. Why not take the whole family out of the house and get some clean, fresh air? Most of us will only have to drive out of the city for about 20 minutes before we hit some unspoiled land. We recommend kitting everyone out in waterproof jackets and sturdy boots, then heading off on your own adventure. Keep the kids occupied by asking them to read the map for you or collect different items along your hike.
- Plan a treasure hunt for Dad. This isn’t just one for Dad it’s for the whole family. All you will need for a treasure hunt is a list of items to collect, some pre-hidden prizes and little boxes to collect all your findings in. You can have the game in your own back garden or even in the local park.
- Go camping. We live here because we love the weather and especially the outdoors under the stars. This is a great Father’s Day activity, as the whole family can get involved in some aspect of the trip and if you don’t want to venture too far from home, you can even camp out in your back garden. Keep the kids occupied by getting them to collect fire food, help with putting up the tent and preparing the food for dinner.
- Enjoy a picnic. As we are in the most glorious time of the year “Winter in Cairns”, it is the perfect time to start dining al fresco. Why not pack up a sumptuous picnic and treat Dad to a day out in the park? Make some cakes and sandwiches for the trip, which can double-up as their gift for Father’s Day. There are so many beautiful picnic spots in the Cairns, including beaches, botanical gardens and parks, so you won’t have to travel too far to find a lovely spot to settle down for the afternoon. Take a pic of Dad and enter the Mt Sheridan Plaza Goofy Dad Photo Contest to WIN a family fishing trip in the Cairns inlet http://mtsheridanplaza.com.au/competitions/
Some entries from last year: