ARTICLE by Charlotte Gelstharp

Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Lockdown

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It might be lockdown, but that doesn’t mean Father’s Day is cancelled. As restrictions ease and you can start to socialise a little more, all from a social distance of course, there is some serious fun to be had this Father’s Day.

The day of the dads is on the 21st of June this year, and a special day that deserves a big celebration. In times as strange and unique as these, it’s more important than ever to show your Dad/Grandad/Stepdad/dad-to-be how thankful you are of them and shower them in love.

But we are all thinking the same thing, Dad’s are notoriously tricky to buy for and often offer zero help or guidance to what they actually want. So, this year we thought we would think outside the box and instead of gifting them presents, we would gift memories and family time instead. We have bought together some brilliant activities and unique ideas you could get the father figures in your life this year to make this Father’s Day one to remember.

Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in lockdown

Breakfast in bed

We all know food is the way to a man’s heart, so get the day off to a great start with breakfast in bed. Get your chef hat on, get your little one's to help and make him a feast fit for a king. Cereal, toast, yoghurt, pancakes, whatever their favourite breakfast is, he will love the special thought. Remember the coffee too!

Mini Golf

Let the golf tournament begin! We think a game of mini golf in the garden is a great idea for a day of family fun for Father’s Day. Set up a fun trail of different obstacles in the garden and see who the golfing pro of the family is. We love this little golf set from Plan Toys. It's just perfect for endless garden fun for the whole family. It comes with everything you need for a mini golf tournament in the garden.

Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in lockdown

Make them a personal gift

A gift made by hand is one that every dad will treasure for ever and have a real personal feel to it. Get crafty with your little ones and encourage them to make their own father’s day gift or card. Some great ideas could be a framed painting of the family, or hand and foot prints, a fun “best dad” badge or crown, get baking to make his favourite cookies or cakes, a coupon book with fun favours for dad he will love. This may get a little messy so protect their clothes with a clever coverall bib which has long sleeves for full coverage, perfect for arts and crafts.

Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in lockdown

Dad and I project

What dad doesn’t love a little DIY project or a hobby to keep them busy. We think it’s a great idea to get the kids involved too and come up with a dad and children project they can work on together. The end result will be something they can look back on with pride that they bonded over and spent precious time together doing. They could do a fun project in the garden, start that veg patch you’ve been saying you will do for years. The Liewood Gardening set is a great way to get your little one involved in some green fingered fun in the garden with you.

Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in lockdown

Or ask for their help on that DIY project that has remained unfinished for a while. Every child wants to be more like their parents, you are after all their favourite idols, so let them help you and make memories together! We love the Plan Toys tool kit, show them how to become a DIY professional just like their dad by fixing the wonky bench in the garden together with the help of this super fun wooden play set. 

Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in lockdown

Go on an adventure

You may be going on walks every day to get out of the house and stretch your legs, but think a little out of the box for a Father’s Day adventure. Pack up all of those day essentials in your changing bag, grab the baby carrier for your little one and get your walking boots on to go and explore. Go on an adventure to those woods that you keep meaning to check out, or go to your local hiking trail and have a day of fun out in the great outdoors.

Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in lockdown

Father's Day Gift Guide

If you are still looking for that perfect gift for the dad's in your lives, take a look at our Father's Day gift guide. Full of changing bags, baby carriers and activities to play and do with Dad he will love. 

It may not be the Father’s Day you had planned, but now more than ever we think it’s important to share the love and make memories as a family, and what better reason than Father’s Day! Enjoy, make the most of the special day and shower that special Father figure in your life with some love.

 Shop our Father's Day gift guide