Whether you call him dad, daddy, daddy, papa, pa, pop, padre, opa, grandad, uncle, coach…there’s sure to be a guy in your life who has taught you many a lesson, cheered you on or subjected you to the best of the worst dad jokes!
Stereotypically, my dad has taught me to ride a motorbike, put up a camper trailer, milk a cow, drive a tractor, change a flat tire, ride a bike, use a drill, tie a hitch knot, how to water ski and drive a manual car. I must confess I don’t do all of these things well but I know how to do them none-the-less.
But my dad has taught me so much more than that. He has taught me how to work hard for what I want. Dad has always believed in what I wanted to do or what I wanted to be, regardless of my age or gender. Dad instilled in me a love for community, especially in sporting clubs and how the time we invest in volunteering we get back ten fold in lifelong friendships + sense of belonging that is so important in small towns. He taught me to love people for what they do, not what they say they’ll do. Dad taught me the value of friendships and how important these are in the bad times as well as the good. Dad has given guiding advice but also let me make my own mistakes…and then been right there as I – sometimes slowly – learnt my lessons. Dad taught me that its normal for guys to cry and show emotion freely. He has taught me that there is always time for a cuppa (or wine) and a chat. And lucky for me, my kids have an equally awesome dad…
But enough about them! I’ve got a few fun things you can spoil your dad with this Father’s Day on the Mornginton Peninsula. Check them out…
Chocolate Indulgence Father’s Day Gift Making Class @ The Peacock Estate – Tyabb
Learn how to make 6 different chocolate treats with Marlene Hoff of 100 mile foodie. All of your goodies will be gift wrapped ready for Father’s Day. YUM!
Red Gum BBQ – Pit Master Class
Give the gift of meat! Who would not love how to smoke their own meat? Learn all the tricks of the trade at Red Gum in Red Hill.
Arthurs Seat Eagle – Mountain biking
This is one for the active man in your life BUT with the added bonus of a sweet gondola ride up to Arthur’s Seat first. Purchase a MTB half day ticket at the Eagle or online and you and your bike can ride up the hill inside a cabin as many times as you like in a three hour period. *This is a trial until 21st September
Reel Time Fishing Charter – Martha Cove
I know a couple of Dad’s in my life who would love this gift and enjoy the chance get out on the waters of Port Phillip Bay. Take advantage of their Father’s Day Deal $90 voucher for charter worth $150 + $30 voucher towards another charter!
Red Gum BBQ Father’s Day Lunch
If you’d rather share the love of meat with your dad, then book a table at Red Gum BBQ in Red Hill and indulge in the succulent meats and delicious sides *tip : the mac’n’cheese is a must..as is the broccoli salad.
Beer + Burger for Father’s Day @ Dromana Estate
Did someone say beer AND burgers? Bingo…perfect Father’s Day combo! Head to Dromana Estate with your favourite blokes and enjoy this tasty meal!