August 20, 2021
Fun things to do for Father’s Day in Elsternwick Village
Chances are, somewhere in your house there’s a box that pays tribute to Father’s Days past.
It probably contains at least one item that bestows upon him the award for World’s Best Dad, maybe a mug or t-shirt, and will certainly contain at least one clay pot, made by you in Grade Three, that you handed him, brimming with pride, and received with even more pride.
Whatever the gift, they all said the same thing: we love you Dad, thank you for everything you do. And if ever there was a time to shower Dad with love and thanks, it’s this year.
Elsternwick Dads have spent the last year juggling work, remote learning, and offering support to others – so this year, more than ever, it’s time to up your Father’s Day game.
This Father’s Day spoil your dad with time out, enjoying some of the relaxing and pampering experiences Elsternwick Village has to offer.
Here are our picks.
Treat Dad to brunch
It’s a gift you can’t see, but one that’s always appreciated: time.
Spoil your dad this Father’s Day with a long, leisurely brunch at one of Elsternwick Village’s world class cafes.
Whether you choose a sophisticated eatery or a more homely, comfy cafe setting, make sure you don’t plan anything afterwards, just let the food, the coffee and the conversation drift into the afternoon.
Many of the cafes in Elsternwick Village offer takeaway options for those looking to enjoy a truly leisurely Father’s Day brunch at home.
Shout dad a drink
Sharing a drink with Dad can be the most fun way to spend Father’s Day – for both of you.
Picture the two of you, settling down into a comfy sofa at Antique Bar and working your way through the cocktail list, or sampling the fine wine collection, along with the mandatory cheese platter, at Upstairs Cellar.
If Dad is a man who just likes a drink that is cold and called beer, head down to Bang Bang, pull up a bar stool and settle in for the evening.
For options to share a drink at home – or virtually via Zoom – many of the bars in Elsternwick Village offer DIY cocktail kits and assorted wine packs. It will simply be a matter of choosing the best drink to toast to Dad.
Enjoy a picnic
The sun’s out and after a year spent indoors, a picnic in the park has never looked so good.
Pack a basket full of mouthwatering treats and goodies from the delis and bakeries Elsternwick Village is famous for and head down to Elsternwick Plaza, or grab an ice cream or frozen treat and wander around the greenery.
A memorable experience
This Father’s Day give your dad the gift of happy memories.
Take in a film at the iconic Classic Cinema, catching that much-anticipated new release or flick that reminds him of a time gone by. The cinema also offers Classic At Home, a movie streaming service that allows you to watch the latest blockbuster films from the comfort of your couch.
Elsternwick Village is known for its award-winning restaurants, offering fine dining cuisines from around the world – and the only thing better than enjoying the best meals the city has to offer, is enjoying them in your pyjamas.
This Father’s Day, order Dad a feast fit for a king that he can enjoy in the comfort of his own home, or with the family gathered around the dining table.
Whatever activity you choose, and no matter what restrictions are in place, Elsternwick Village has so many choices to spoil Dad with the gift he really treasures: time spent with you.
Looking for more Father’s Day ideas?
If you want to impress dad with a gift that’s more interesting than socks and jocks this year, here are some gift ideas available from Elsternwick Village. Many of the stores offer gift vouchers so they can be enjoyed at a time that suits Dad:
- Whether he likes an inspirational biography or some gripping crime fiction, find Dad a new read from Avenue Bookstore
- Treat him to a visit to a barber for a trim and shave
- For the latest technology and gadgets, head to Centre Com
- Get dad some snow, surf and skate gear at Bumps
- There are also a wide range of gifts for men available at Dalgarno’s, Mercantile Home, Ruby’s Gifts and Loft469.