It’s that time of the year where we celebrate the most important men in our lives! With Father’s Day coming up on 17 June, we’ve sussed out the perfect things to do, ways to celebrate and gifts that gents would actually enjoy receiving. If Dad or Hubby is a true-blue foodie, we’ve got plenty of restaurant recommendations and dining deals on our site. And, if he enjoys a quaff of the good stuff, there are a couple of beer and wine tastings he’ll want in on. Read on for the full list!
Things to do
#1 Bungy jump from 50 metres above
Did you know that you can bungy jump in Singapore? Adventure-junkies will love this one; give the gift of thrill this Father’s Day at AJ Hackett Sentosa! Get Dad or Hubby swooping through the air like the super-dad he is – or, even better, we dare you to do it with him! Standing 50 metres above the ground on Siloso Beach, Sentosa, the site features the Skybridge, a 40m walkway with see-through sections, as well as the Paulaner Sundowner Deck for unbeatable sunset views. But the star of the shows is the 47m Bungy Jump and the Giant Swing, which dads get to go on for free if they swing with at least one child from the family. After you’re done, enjoy a well-deserved snack at the alfresco dining area, which serves grub and drinks from 12pm daily. It’ll be an unforgettable outing for the family!
#2 Battle zombies, robots and killer drones in virtual reality
Buddy up with Dad or Hubby and work your way through a zombie apocalypse or zero gravity military space station at Zero Latency, the largest free-roaming, multi-player virtual reality gaming arena in Singapore. Featuring state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion tracking for an incredible virtual reality gaming experience, each player can move around freely in the sprawling VR gaming space, as well as talk, interact and strategise with team-mates in real time. Each session can hold up to eight players, and thereafter, you can relax at the social lounge bar with some well-earned refreshments.
Psst… Drop by during off-peak hours to enjoy discounted rates. From Monday to Thursday, 11am to 4.30pm, pay only $48 per person!
#3 Visit Singapore’s largest trampoline park
Sports-loving dads can have a go at BOUNCE Singapore, the ultimate indoor urban playground in Singapore. Centrally located in the heart of Orchard, this indoor adventure park features a variety of trampolines zones, Asia’s first Ninja-Warrior-like obstacle course (X-Park), and Singapore’s first “Leap of Faith”. It’s suitable for everyone from kids aged three and above to youths, adults and fitness enthusiasts. Want to do more than just jump? BOUNCE Singapore has launched a “This is Freestyle” initiative that invites all jumpers to learn new trampoline tricks in a safe and supervised environment. Simply approach any of the experienced hosts for tips and advice on nailing those tricks.
Psst… From 1 June to 12 August, enjoy a discounted rate of $75 for an hour of jump when you visit in a group of four. This “Awesome 4Some” ticket type also includes access to X-Park. It’s the perfect chance to grab the entire family for a fun bonding and workout session!
#4 Try different beers at a brewery tour
This one’s for beer enthusiasts: local brewery LeVel 33 is launching an exclusive 30-minute tour on 17 June at 3pm. The experience includes a half-litre taster beer paddle of LeVeL33’s regular and seasonal beers, a beer tasting platter to share, as well as a seat at a terrace table with unobstructed views of the Singapore skyline and waterfront. Dad can drink till he’s beer-y full on Blond Lager, India Pale Ale, wheat beer and stout craft beers. The tour is for six to 15 guests, so grab a few beer-loving dads and book now!
#5 Sample small-batch organic wines
Give Dad a taste of Italy at the upcoming Bacco Wines Boutique Italian Fair on 9 June, which lets visitors sample over 20 different pours from boutique wineries. And don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of snacks on hand to prevent anyone from getting too tipsy! Wines will be categorised according to vacation preferences, from adventurous getaways to relaxing beach breaks. Enjoy the early bird ticket promotion ($30 per person) by booking before 31 May. Regular tickets go for $40 each.
#6 Sign up for a cooking class
If dining out isn’t your thing, Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School has a special Father’s Day burger-making class on 17 June from 11am to 1pm. Dad can try his hands at making burgers with the munchkin ($140 for one father and one child above five years of age) – and the best thing? After all the hard work of flipping and building burgers, they’ll get to chow down on the masterpieces they’ve created together. Registration closes on 15 June, so don’t miss out!
#1 DIY spa session
Just like us ladies, lads need their me-time, too. Give Dad or Hubby a well-deserved break at home with these eco-friendly, luscious bath products that’ll make shower time a real treat. The relaxation doesn’t end there; we’ve also chosen a few of our favourite spa-worthy, nature-based skin treats for the ultimate pampering sesh. Scroll through the gallery above to see our top picks from eco-friendly lifestyle store Trove of Gaia, socially-responsible fashion and beauty online shop Zerrin, and Lush Singapore!
#2 An underwear subscription plan
From snacks to beauty products, subscription services are all the rage. But one for undies? Spoil the men in your life with comfy underwear from sustainable brand Bundies. Made from natural fabrics, these undies come in different styles with fun designs and prints. Choose from five subscription options – classic trunks, funky trunks, smart boxers, breezy boxers – then select your size and frequency (monthly or bi-monthly) of delivery.
#3 A foot massage session at home
Treat Dad or Hubby to a relaxing massage right at home. The catch? You won’t be the one doing the labour! Mobile massage service EarthBody offers a variety of massage options and packages for the busy individual who could use a break every now and then. Pamper Dad with an hour-long foot reflexology ($90) or go all out with a credit package ($695 for 12 months), which entitles him to 10 percent off all services.
#4 A spicy gift from Flower Addict
No, we’re not talking about flowers! Show some love and acknowledge your awesome Dad or Hubby with this unique gift from Flower Addict, exclusively available on Father’s Day. The red-hot chilli plant ($59) is a fun present for spice-loving dads. Delivery is free, too!
#5 An AI-enabled air conditioner controller
How many times have you set your AC to a certain temperature only to wake up cold or feel a sudden change when the weather fluctuates? With a perpetually tropical climate in Singapore, you may be familiar with such an issue. Enter Ambi Climate (US$129) – the world’s first AI-enabled air conditioner controller – which revolutionises the usage paradigm of air conditioners by considering all the factors that affect thermal comfort, such as humidity, sunlight, changing weather and the time of day. The outcome? Personalised and constant thermal comfort at your home or office!
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