Father’s Day 2019 in Singapore: cool things to do with dad and the kids

Whether dad is a bit of an adventurer, a crafter, an animal lover or a couch potato, we've got fun ideas for days out for all kinds of dads...

Father’s Day is just around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about the cool places for dad to hang out with the family. We think we’ve found THE 10 places that will keep dad AND the kiddos busy and happy together on Father’s Day 2019

1. For the dandy dad

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Master Barber, Joel, will have dad feeling spiffy in no time at Jermyn Street

Send your tweens and teens on a date with dad to barber shop extraordinaire, Jermyn Street, where haircuts, tonsorial art (yes, we had to look that up) and male grooming are the name of the game.

2. For the surf dude dad

Ride the waves and perfect your surf skills at action-packed Wave House on Sentosa (pictured top). A barrel of laughs for the whole family (especially when dad falls off).

3. For the dad who loves the great outdoors

Check out our cool guide to the best parks and islands around Singapore and make a date with dad and nature this Father’s Day. We have a huge soft spot for Pulau Ubin ourselves – it’s one of the best places to spot some of Singapore’s wildest residents, and Father’s Day just happens to coincide with the ongoing Pesta Ubin adventures happening right now. Don’t forget to pack a picnic full of dad’s fave treats!

4. For the dad who likes a challenge

Putting the kids’ brain into gear is always high on our agenda, and we think your mini-escapologists and their dad will love flexing their best Houdini skills and conquering an Escape Room.

5. For the dad who wants to cool off at the pool

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Wild and wet fun for the whole fam! Photography: Tracy Tristram

We use the word pool loosely for this one though: thrills ‘n’ spills of a soggy nature are what’s on the menu over at family-fave Wild Wild Wet. This place has been given a BIG overhaul, so expect more wild ‘n’ wet fun than ever. For an extra dash of dad fun, make a staycay of it at D’Resort!

6. For the dad who loves tinkering

We’ve got a whole lot of fun workshops and classes that we think dad will love. From painting elephants to churning out a leather wallet, we’ve got all the deets in our guide.

7. For the dad who fancies himself a fisherman

Whether dad is a novice fisherman, or a bonafide Jaws-catching veteran, an organised fishing trip with My Garry Fisher sounds right up dad’s river for a Father’s Day catch-of-the-day.

8. For the dad who likes to scale lofty heights

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Challenge dad to reach the top before the kids! Photography: Tracy Tristram

We tackled the 19 themed walls atindoor climbing centre, Clip ‘n’ Climb, where our little spideys had a blast. Challenge dad to a series of walls ranging from easy peasy to tricky trickster and see who scrambles up to the top first and fastest (our money is on the kids). There’s laser quest next door too, for an extra dose of challenge.

9. For the dad who fancies a spot of kidulting

The Luge! We’re sure dad will be happy to engage in a bit of family rivalry trying out two new Skyline Luge trails. Take on the challenge of the tried and tested Jungle and Dragon Trails, before releasing your inner speed demons racing down the newer Expedition Trail and Kupu Kupu Trail. There’s also a second Skyride chairlift that’s been completed, perfect for getting back up to the starting line double quick!

10. For the dad who just wants to sit back and relax

All that Father’s Day fare may have worn dad out to point of being able to do nothing more than sit with his fit up with a glass of beer. Treat dad to a Gold Class cinema ticket – there are lots of great family blockbusters hitting the silver screen right now!

Lead image: Wave House via Facebook

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