It’s fun to carve out some quality father/daughter dates for the warmer weather.
In our family, my husband is at work all day during the week so leisure time is limited to the weekends. In our free time, we tend to do stuff as a family so he rarely gets to take the girls out on his own without me tagging along!
I’ve compiled a great list of Daddy-Daughter activities for creating fun memories together. I’m sure mom will appreciate the free time!
These “dates” are a great gift idea for Father’s day this year, choose one to give to dad or make it a monthly event for the next year and pick 12!
Take me out to the ballgame
Spend a sunny afternoon at the ball game, or a crisp fall Saturday at the football. This is a great opportunity to share dad’s passion for sports with the kids while enjoying a seasonal tradition. Grab a hotdog and get there early to soak up the crowds.
2. Picnic in the Park
Pack a lunch with crusty rolls, watermelon, and treats. Spread a blanket and dine al fresco. Bonus points for a game of catch or bubbles after lunch!
3. Sleepover under the stars
Pitch a tent in the backyard and settle down for the night. Once it gets dark, check out all the amazing constellations in the night sky. Let’s see if you can make it until morning without going in the house!
4. A day in the city
Growing up, this was always my favorite day of the year. A whole day in the city, taking the train and visiting a museum plus a fancy lunch! The train alone will be exciting for little ones.
5. Movie Date
Grab some popcorn and catch the latest blockbuster. Do the drive-thru or an outdoor movie for more excitement!
6. Ice Cream Date
Head to your favorite ice cream or froyo place, grab a treat and take a walk while you enjoy it.
7. Tea Party
Either at home or for older children, in a tea shop, little girls always love a spot of tea! Go the extra mile with dainty sandwiches and cookies.
8. Nature Hike
Make it an adventure; grab maps, snacks for the road and see how many acorns/leaves/pretty stones you can find. Even more fun if you get a little “lost” at one point and need to consult the map!
9. Bounce at the Trampoline Park
Let out some energy at an indoor trampoline park! Most cities have one nowadays and they are so much fun for kids and adults alike.
10. Rock out at a Music Festival
Is there a local music festival or concert happening near you? This can be a wonderful experience for children and something they won’t quickly forget!
11. Ice Skating
Even in the summer, most cities have at least one public skate a week and the great thing is, in the summer months, they are almost always pretty empty! Warm up with a hot chocolate afterward.
12. A trip to the pet store (or zoo)
Visiting the animals at the local zoo or neighborhood pet store is a perfect opportunity for learning about animals and their habits.
13. Breakfast outing
This date can even be done early morning before work and school! Even just grabbing bagels and coffee will be special when it’s just dad and the kids.
14. Build something together
Whether you are handy or not, it can be so much fun to build something with dad. If hammers and screws aren’t your friends, how about painting a birdhouse for the yard?
15. Cook dinner together
Or get takeout! Cooking or baking together can be so much fun, even if things don’t go quite as planned. The best part will be sharing your goodies afterward!
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