Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15th. Are you ready to celebrate Dad, but still looking for some ideas? Launch has you covered with a list of things to do!
At Roger Williams Park Zoo this Sunday, dads get in free when attending with a paying child. From 11am-4pm in the Picnic Pavilion kids can make an eco-friendly craft for Dad, and everyone can enjoy an ice cream Sundae. Then take your own picture at their animal-themed photo-op. (This event is $7 per participant.)
The Providence Children’s Museum is open from 9am-6pm and free for dads and granddads. From 11am- 2pm, use tools and experiment with woodworking.
There is a Pawtucket Pawsox BBQ going on! “Catch with Dad” on the field, pre-game BBQ, PawSox Baseball & Run the Bases with Dad post-game! From 11am – 1pm, the Pawtucket Red Sox will be hosting an all-you-can eat pre-game BBQ at McCoy Stadium. The ticket also doubles as General Admission to the PawSox – Columbus Clippers game at 1:05pm. Tickets for Adults are $28.00 each, Children 12 & under $20.00 each, Children Under 2 are FREE! (Tickets MUST be ordered in advance – no later than 5pm Friday, June 14th.)
How about a Father’s Day bike ride? Join Bike Newport and hundreds of cyclists riding along Newport County’s scenic coastline while celebrating the life and passion of Dr. Elliot Kaminitz. The second annual Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride will be held on June 15 at 8am. With distances from 6, 10 and 25 miles, riders of all levels can participate. They are also having a Kids “Tour de Fort”. This youth program and activity area will be hosted inside the walls of Fort Adams State Park. Can’t get to Newport, but want to participate? Join them in spirit! Sign up and take a ride with your family and friends wherever you are on Father’s Day morning.
Think also about going fishing with the family, having a picnic or even spending the day at the beach now that the weather is finally getting warm! You can even surprise Dad with a boat ride through the Providence River, Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence Harbor! Admire the city, as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.
Now lets talk crafts. Store bought gifts are always great, but sometimes Dad’s like something made just from the kids. Handprint paintings have always been big around here. I think my husband has an assortment of all sized little hands and paintings from the kids and they were always so proud to make them for him. Another idea for the littles? Gather up some of Dad’s clothes (that will be entirely too big on the kids) and snap some photos as a keepsake. Trust me, it’s adorable.
Online, I came across an awesome salt dough paperweight kids can make with a little help. Any Dad would be sure to love it! Just remember, in the end, it isn’t really about the gift. Dad just wants to spend time with you.
How will you celebrate Father’s Day?