What To Do Around Perth This Father’s Day
Welp, as per usual Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t planned anything yet, we’re here to help! Below you’ll find a bunch of fun things to do, or perhaps a cool gift or two:
Spoil dad with a special Bivouac Feed Me menu, with two new dishes just for the occasion: Coffin Bay oysters and WA grass fed lamb rump, plus he’ll score a free brewsky on the house! $75pp, 12-3pm or 5-10.30pm – book here.
In The Pines
As far as live music events go in Western Australia, one of the longest-running and most-beloved is RTRFM 92.1’s In The Pines. Set within the spectacular surrounds of UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, it has seen some of WA’s best acts grace the stage, along with being the making of many an emerging artist in its 28 year history. If your dad fancies himself as a bit of a rock and roller, this could be the perfect day out – it’s family friendly, with great food and booze on offer to go with the exciting lineup of 20 excellent Perth artists. Grab tickets here.
Old Bridge Cellars
Old Bridge Cellars are kings of the small biz collabs, and this Father’s Day they’ve teamed up with local butcher P.Princi to create one serious gift pack. Secure your pre-order to get a 1kg, 6-week Dry Aged Tomahawk steak, paired with either Woodlands or Moss Wood red wine. Pickup Friday 2 September.
Brown Street Grill
A fine slab of beef should do the trick this Father’s Day, and Brown Street are adding three extra special steaks to their a la carte menu just for the day. To go with their usual dry aged scotch fillet, he can also choose a dry aged sirloin, huge Tomahawk or wagyu skirt – make sure to book ahead.
Hillarys Boat Harbour
Head to Hillarys for a range of FREE events and special offers from September 2-4, celebrating the super hero in every dad this Father’s Day. Hillarys will be brought to life with everything from boats, cars and jet skis to family friendly activities and live entertainment. See the full program of events HERE.
Old Youngs Kitchen
If a five course (!) Father’s Day feast sounds like the old man’s vibe, Old Youngs is throwing a huge one for just $72pp, with $16 kids meals to go with it. The menu is inspired by native foods and local produce, including a centrepiece slow cooked beef shoulder with bush spiced root veg and rich beef jus – yum! Book here.
For those beer loving Irish dads (or just anyone who loves a decent roast), the crew at Johnny Fox’s will sort you out! Book a table of 4 on Father’s Day and dad scores a free roast! Sport on the big screens, live music later and ice cold Guinness on tap – what else could you want?
Salud the old man with a Spanish feast at Pinchos and they’ll shout his first drink! Book in for breakfast, lunch or dinner – here.
Give dad a zoo-per day out — on the zoo! All dads will receive FREE entry to Perth Zoo on Father’s Day! Get the whole family together and Dads, just head to the main entrance for free entry — you won’t need a ticket on Father’s Day.
Quarter Acre Hotel
The Quarter Acre is keeping it very dad-friendly, with walk-ins from 11.30am until late. They’ll be giving away ice cold tinnies, grilling up an epic steak sanga with pull pork loaded fries and a special chocolate “cigar”. There’s also games and fun to keep the kids occupied but most importantly, there’ll be a meat raffle – bonza!
Forget high teas, Subiaco Hotel is throwing a huge Guy Tea! For only $40pp you’ll enjoy sliders, ribs, hot chippies and other delicious treats, plus there’s an old school pub raffle including meat tray from Ryan’s Meats and more. Get more info and book ahead here.
Double Rainbow is putting on a delectable-looking Father’s Day dins dins AKA a $70pp share-style menu, including a beer for dad on them. Food-wise we’re talking prawn ‘spring roll’, wagyu bibmbap, black angus beef ribi galbi, triple cooked potatos and more. Make sure you book ahead.
Enjoy a Man Tea on the QT Rooftop with dad – no cucumber sandwiches here though, we’re thinking QT burgers and boutique beers, including a tinnie of Gage Roads on arrival – kicking off at 11.30am. Find out more about what’s on offer and book here.
Crown have something on for every kind of dad this Father’s Day, satisfying the foodie dads with a banquet at Silks Restaurant, premium buffet at Epicurean or fine Italian dining at Modo Mio. Sporting dads can hit The Merrywell or Crown Sports Bar, while the fancy dads may enjoy a trip to TWR.
Rural Pub Trip
Recently we did the hard yakka to find some of WA’s best country pubs, and while a few of them might be a bit too far away, there’s some gems definitely within driving distance: 20 Ripper Rural Pubs Around WA.
Did you know that Perth is filled with mini golf courses for people of all ages and all skill sets, with some of them even letting you have a beer while you do it! Perth’s Best Mini Golf Courses.
Big Boy Golf
Perhaps the old man would prefer something more akin to the real deal? If so, here’s a selection of some of the best public golf courses Perth has to offer – just book ahead as we get the feeling Father’s Day is gonna be a busy one on the fairways: Perth’s Best Public Golf Courses.
We’ve rounded up the best Escape Rooms around Perth, and nothing will test the old man’s patience like being trapped in a room with you and the fam! Seriously though, these places are a lot of fun, and no doubt many will be doing some special Father’s Day business – check our list here.
The weather is slowly warming up and the fish are (hopefully biting), and Paul Worsteling from IFISH sent us a handy list of where to head: Some Of Perth’s Best Fishing Spots.
Ten Pin Bowling
We reckon there’s a good chance the old man took you to a ten pin bowling party or two back when you were a kid, so why not return the favour?! Below you’ll find all the best places to throw a few strikes around Perth, including some old school gems along with new school party palaces: Where To Go Ten Pin Bowling In Perth.
Hit Up A Neighbourhood Bar
Perth is flush with friendly, unique neighbourhood bars just waiting for discovery. We’ve done a bit of the leg work for you, sharing some of the best around all corners of Perth: Perth’s Best Neighbourhood Bars.
Or Just Good Old Fashioned Pub Lunch!
Of course at the end of the day, nothing can really top a good old fashion parmi + pint combo down at the local. We’ve put the hard yards in to scope as many of Perth’s best pubs – why not bend the elbow with the old man at one on September 4 – here’s the list.
Header image: Subiaco Hotel