Fun and Affordable Father's Day Activities

Posted on 06/13/2014

Before you rush out and buy dad another set of grilling tools or a silk tie, consider what he may want more than anything-- quality time with you. Don't worry. There are plenty of fun and affordable Father's Day activities that will spread the love without thinning out your budget.

Take Him to Brunch
Pancakes, eggs, bacon-- what's not to love about brunch? Take dad to FirstWatch, the Daytime Cafe on Father's Day and he'll also be gifted with a free bottle of maple syrup. Now isn't that sweet?

Go Furniture Shopping
If your dad has a thing for Swedish design take him to IKEA on Father's Day. Stop into the IKEA restaurant between 10:30-2pm and enjoy a Father's Day Brunch. For about $10 you'll all enjoy a menu that includes fresh fruit cocktail, salmon and those famous Swedish meatballs.

Watch Sports
Take dear old dad to Hooters to watch some soccer. When you buy him ten wings you'll get ten more free. Plus if you spring for a $25 gift card you'll be rewarded with $5 in Dad's Bonus Bucks.

Play Video Games
Do you and dad like to bond while progressing your Spartan career and completing missions in a game of Halo? XBox Live members can do that for free this month. Gold members can download three games for free at including Halo: Spartan Assault, Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood and Dark Souls.

Visit the Zoo
Show dad a wild time at the zoo on Father's Day. Zoos across the country, including the Atlanta zoo and the Toledo zoo, are giving fathers free admission with the purchase a of full-price ticket.

Take Him to a Theme Park
Many theme parks are also offering free admission to dads with the purchase of a regular ticket. Check out Hersheypark in Pennsylvania for a free Father's Day ticket. Or if you're a Six Flags season ticket holder you can take dad on some thrilling rides for free on Father's Day. Nothing says you care like a funnel cake and a rollercoaster!

By Alison Storm

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