5 Father’s Day Ideas in Brampton

Published June 13, 2018 at 7:45 pm

Have you picked a Father’s Day present yet? Or worse, did you forget?

We tend to ignore Father’s Day, mostly because dads are like the underdogs.

And, because dads are mostly busy working, their special day should be all about pampering them.

Some quiet time with dad is always the best, no?

So, if you haven’t bought a present yet, you can still plan a day around him. Or maybe even a whole weekend!

Here’s what you can do. 

For the outdoorsy dad

You can go camping outside Brampton or head down one of the many trails for a hike or go biking. There are many parks in Brampton, if you’d rather let dad relax, a walk in the park never did anyone any harm. Take lots of pictures too! 

But if you’re looking for something more focused, head to Heart Lake Conservation Area for fishing or book a treetop trekking climb. You could also rent a boat or have a family picnic. There are also some other picnic areas in Brampton you could go to. 

For the beer-loving dad

If beer is dear to daddy dearest, pop open some suds. Father’s Day weekend is also the end of the Ontario Craft Beer Week, so there are many events across Ontario. But if you don’t want to drive too far, head to the Craft Beer and Cider Festival. Delicious beers and some grub and live music. The perfect way to kick off Father’s Day weekend, no?

When: June 15, 6 – 11 p.m. 
Where: Caledon Town Hall Campus

For the festival-goer dad

If your dad loves any event in the city and loves a day out, you can stop by a festival over the weekend. And more importantly, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t appreciate free stuff? The Apple Factory is hosting a Strawberry Festival where kids and parents can participate in games and crafts and there’s a barbeque as well. But more importantly, you can sample an array of strawberry desserts – everything from cream-filled tarts to classic shortcake.  

For the artsy dad

Classical music, gorgeous photographs, paintings, artifacts, theatre – if all this gets your dad excited, you’re in luck! Well, you could always take a casual trip to the museum or art gallery. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is showcasing the space technology that benefits Canadian farmers. It’s a great way to explore what satellites have to do with the food on your plate.

When: Saturday, June 16; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PAMA is also hosting Family Fun Days. This month’s theme is Summer Solstice and the whole family can tour the various art pieces.

When: Sunday, June 17; 1 – 4:30 p.m.

If theatre is more your dad’s style, the Rose Theatre is offering 10 per cent off select performances, this weekend only, for shows in the just announced 2018 – 2019 season using code DAD2018. Talk about an affordable Father’s Day idea!

For the foodie dad

Brunch shouldn’t be limited to Mother’s Day. Head out to one of the many brunch spots in the city. Or head to a cool patio for some grub and drinks, or perhaps a fancy Italian dinner. Take your pick!

So, what are you planning to do for Father’s Day?

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