Father's Day is on the horizon (make sure Sunday 20th June is in your diary!) and although it may not be the Father's Day you had planned this year, there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate it while at home or in quarantine.
Whether you're with Pops or having a virtual Father's Day, there are loads of inventive ways to celebrate as a family and make it a day to remember. Here are some Father's Day quarantine ideas to make your Dad feel remembered and special.
1. Have breakfast in bed
If you’re lucky enough to be together, start Dad’s special day with breakfast in bed and a brew (Yorkshire tea of course). Make sure to sweeten him up with all his favourites - whether it’s a pain au chocolat, waffles with honey and banana or a good old pork pie, head down to your local store to pick up his favourites.
2. Get your hiking boots on
When bellies are full and the dishwasher is loaded, dust off your walking shoes, find a nice route and let your legs lead the way. Whether you live in a built-up urban area or a rural village, there are bound to be some fabulous walking trails to explore and picturesque natural spots to sit and relax. Smell the fresh air and flowers, listen to the birds and enjoy some quality time together.
3. Watch Dad's favourite movies
If a walk isn’t his thing, or the British weather is living up to its name and the heavens have opened, pull out your pillows and blankets and create a family fort in the living room. Settle in and watch your favourite family movies via Amazon or NowTV, or your favourite series on Netflix.
4. Have a delicious BBQ
If the sun is shining that can only mean one thing – BBQ (and an ice-cold beer)! If you don't have a BBQ already, not to worry - many stores are open until 4pm on a Sunday and convenience stores open until later in the evening. (Make sure you're being careful and following social distancing rules.)
5. Make mouths water with a home-cooked meal
Dad might prefer a home-cooked meal and this is something the family could do together, with a designated family member taking each course (and you could even have a bartender!) You could theme your family meal, or make it fun by dressing up!
6. Order a Takeaway
With many restaurants now offering a contact-free doorstep delivery service, the options are endless and stress-levels at home are kept to a minimum. Added bonus, no clean up required!
7. Have a video call with the whole family
If you don’t live with Dad, there are plenty of virtual Father's Day ideas you can organise. Use one of the main video calling platforms to celebrate with your (hopefully tech-savvy) dad - we don't doubt he'll be grinning into the camera with a beer in hand. Today is all about him, after all.
8. Organise with a virtual pub quiz
With video calling, you can hold an online pub quiz (with Dad fulfilling the role of quiz master, of course) and allow Pops to reel off his jokes and show his flair for general knowledge. Why not take your pub quiz to the next level and add in a prize for the winner? Choose from one of our many Voucher Express gift cards
9. Take a virtual day trip
Another virtual Father's Day idea is a virtual day trip - many museums and galleries worldwide are currently allowing you to access them via the Internet for free. Locate Dad's favourite artist or city, and explore.
10. Get him a gift he'll appreciate
As well as all of the great quarantine Father's Day ideas above, don't forget you can still send Dad a special gift. We've chosen three Father's Day quarantine gifts below to give you some inspiration.
|Book & Magazine Gift Cards are great gifts for Dad on days when he's lounging about at home or in the garden.
||Help dad out with his gardening with National Garden Vouchers, allowing him to transform his outdoor space into an oasis.
||A firm Father's Day favourite and a gift he's sure to love, discover beer and chocolate gifts from Green & Black's.
Still undecided? Visit our round up of other Father's Day Gift ideas for further inspiration.