If you’re guilty of gifting a tie every year for Father’s Day, it is TIME to try something new! Here are some solutions to a boring Father’s Day plus some of the best Father’s Day deals!
Dad the Explorer
If you think he’ll appreciate a more relaxing Father’s Day, give him an afternoon on the water. White Rock Paddle Co offers kayaks, canoes, and Stand Up Paddles for rental. Single kayaks cost $15 per hour, but for those who want some serious bonding time, tandem kayaks, canoes, and SUPs are just $5 more and can fit two to three people.
Dad the Cowboy
For the cowboys closer to Fort Worth, check out the Fort Worth Stockyards Stables, which offers horseback rides along the Chisholm Trail. This is a solid option for those of you who forgot to make Father’s Day plans; the stable won’t take reservations, and only accepts walkups. Prices range from $20 to $60, depending on how long you want to ride.
Dad the Dynamo
For the dad who is more like a kid at heart, here are a few ideas:
- Dallas has tons of awesome water parks, including NRH20, Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, and Bahama Beach, and now that the heat is reaching the mid-90s, a Sunday at a waterpark just feels right. Plus at Hawaiian Falls, dads get in FREE! Read our post on ways to save at Hawaiian Falls!
- For the father-son duos, Fort Worth’s Fun on the Run Paintball Park offers an afternoon of messy merriment.
- Skyline Trapeze lets you swing with a view of the Dallas skyline. Beginners are welcome and encouraged, and the staff will work with you individually based on your skill level.
- With a 1,400 mile-per-hour vertical wind machine, iFly Indoor Skydiving allows you to experience the thrill of skydiving without the whole jumping out of a plane thing. Although this would definitely be an action-packed day that dad would love, all ages are welcome to fly—from toddlers to great-grandparents!
Out on the Range at Topgolf
Golf is a classic choice for Father’s Day, but that doesn’t make it any less of a good one. At Topgolf, each ball contains a microchip to track your accuracy and distance. Maybe your dad can show you a thing or two. Different games offer a wide range of challenges at various levels of difficulties. TopGolf is all about friendly competition!
Families with little ones that are looking for some educational entertainment this Father’s Day should check out the Dallas World Aquarium for an up close look at monkeys and cockatoos, or learn about the universe at the Perot Museum. Make sure and check out our ways to save at Perot Museum!
RAWR! means “I love you” in dinosaur. Show dad you love him and all he does for you during the year. Bring your family to visit our family on Sunday June 19, 2016. DAD receives FREE* admission with a fully paid child’s admission!
*Offer valid only on Father’s Day, Sunday June 19, 2016 with a fully paid child’s admission.
1058 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Hawaiian Falls: Dad and/or Granddad can get in free when accompanied by a child with a day ticket or season pass plus a “Dads Free” coupon, which can be downloaded at http://www.hfalls.com/
As always, kids 2 and under are free. Hawaiian Falls water parks in Garland, Mansfield, The Colony, Roanoke and White Settlement will be open 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 thru Friday June 26. Season pass holders always get in 30 minutes before the general public.
Getaways & Entertainment Deals
Koa is getting in on the Father’s Day action by allowing all kids to camp free in parks nationwide.
Omni Hotel Father’s Day Promotion
This Father’s Day, book a stay for a special $159 rate, late checkout of 4:00 p.m., 20% off spa services and complimentary parking on June 19, 2016.
TITLE Boxing Club locations in North Dallas (3909 Frankford Rd) and Plano will be hosting a Father’s Day special to honor dads in the Dallas area! The club is gifting dads with a free gym bag, T-shirt & hand wraps when they sign up (or their children sign them up) for a monthly membership at the the North Dallas or Plano TITLE locations!
You can head along to select Williams-Sonoma locations for a free Junior Chef Class for dad and the kids, where you can create your own tasty something.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse: All Dads who dine on Father’s Day (June 19) will receive a Dining Card good for one complimentary lunch or dinner (the Full Churrasco Experience!) on their next visit. All locations will open early on Father’s Day at 11:00 a.m. and will serve guests until 9:00 p.m.
Medieval Times: Valid June 13th – 19th. Dad is Free. Upgrade to get the Father’s Day package (additional $25) and get a framed photo of Dad, hero cape, and 25 oz glass stein with choice of beer. Use Code: DFWEB16
PDQ: Free combo meal for fathers with the purchase of any kids’/combo meal
Pollo Tropical: 2 Can Dine for $9.99 meal deal. To receive the offer, guests simply text “DAD2016” to 52198. The offer is available Sunday June 19 and includes:
- Any combination of 2 entrees, including the Small TropiChop or Quarter Chicken with rice and beans
- 1 regular size Sweet Plantains or Fried Yuca
- 2 fountain drinks
Ruby Tuesday: Buy a $50 gift card for Dad, get a free $15 Bonus Card in return. Ruby Tuesday is also launching a special, very limited time Father’s Day menu just for Dads (June 10 – 19) that includes the Big Daddy Burger (100% USDA PRIME beef, lots of bacon, Swiss, Cheddar and American cheeses) and a Knob Creek Classic (Knob Creek Bourbon with a dash of bitters, ginger ale and a slice of orange).
Spaghetti Warehouse: Locations are treating any carb-loving pops to its 15-layer lasagne orspaghetti and meatballs dish for free.
Texas de Brazil: Enjoy the taste of flame-grilled meats, seasonal sides, and decadent desserts. All fathers dining will receive a certificate for a complimentary lunch or dinner to use on his next visit. Doors open at 11:00am except the following: Texas de Brazil will open at noon.
TGI Friday’s: Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 in Bonus Bites or buy a $50 gift card for $10 in Bonus Bites
Wingstop: Make Dad’s day with Wingstop’s new Summer Boneless Bundle (or dinner), which includes 20 boneless wings, 2 fries, 2 medium drinks, 2 dips – all for just $20. Available now (Father’s Day) through the end of July.
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