Father’s Day 2021: How to Celebrate with Dad at Home in Singapore
As the Father’s Day weekend nears, the search hastens for the best activities you can do with dad on this special day. With dining-in restrictions only lifting a day after (on June 21 tentatively, to be exact), the best option might be to celebrate the occasion from the comfort and safety of your abode.
Fathers may sometimes be enigmas to shop for, but quality time is quite possibly the best gift for them. Whether you’re a dutiful child searching for activities to do with dad or a dad looking to spend time with your young one, this list of experiences is sure to keep the whole family occupied and delighted—dads especially, of course.
1/8 For the dads who enjoy cooking
If your dad is an avid home cook, sign him up for this virtual cooking class hosted by Swiss luxury manufacturer V-Zug. Learn how to prepare a mouthwatering menu with an elevated twist from V-Zug ambassadors chef Ming Tan and chef Ryan Clift.
Two distinct masterclass sessions are available, with one occurring in the afternoon and one in the evening. Each chef will host their respective sessions with different menus; Tan will be presenting an Asian-style menu while Clift will deliver his signature contemporary European cuisine. Pastry chef Joe Leong will be joining both sessions to deliver insightful baking tips when it comes to dessert.
It's also hassle-free when it comes to stocking up ingredients for these classes; each class will come with a set of premium produce packed and delivered to your doorstep before the session begins.
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2/8 For dads who enjoy a tipple (or two)
For the dads who love to sip on the good stuff, take him on a sensory journey by organising a bespoke whisky tasting experience. The Plantation Rum experience gift set from The Tatler Bar is the perfect start to your whisky affair. Each of the six 100ml individual bottles packs a different flavour profile that will whisk you on a journey across different islands.
If dad prefers the refined and complex taste of Asian whiskies, you can’t go wrong with the Asian Treasure collection. The unique set is a great introduction to some of the region's finest. Relish in the smoothness of the Yoichi Single Malt from Japan, savour the complexity of the Kavalan Solist Port Cask from Taiwan, and indulge in the rich and fruity flavours of the limited-edition Rampur PX Sherry Finish from India.
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3/8 For the fitness-focused dads
Exercising with dad is the perfect opportunity to get some quality time together. With gyms and fitness studios only allowed to resume operations from June 21, it’s best to work out at home with an online fitness class.
Fitness studio Haus Athletics is offering virtual workout classes that do not require any gym equipment. With a wide range of classes such as cardio workouts, strength training, and even yoga and meditation sessions, there’s something for everyone. You can opt for a live session with a personal trainer, or exercise at your own time with various on-demand sessions that will still get your heart pumping.
4/8 For the creative dads who enjoy crafting
Dads who enjoy art will delight in a resin canvas virtual workshop held by artist studio Room to Imagine. The fun session will introduce resin, a versatile craft material that’s suitable for creating a range of art and decorative homeware pieces.
No prior art experience is required for this beginner-friendly workshop, and you’ll receive an art experience kit with everything you’ll need as part of the workshop as well.
If you’re a dad looking to spend time with your little one, turn to the studio’s Acrylic Pour online workshop instead. The family-friendly workshop will guide participants to create abstract art with basic acrylic pour techniques, without using traditional brushes.
Catered towards young families with children aged five and above, everyone will get to unleash their creativity whilst spending quality bonding time.
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5/8 For the dads who are film buffs
When in doubt, turn to a universal favourite of dads around the globe—the TV. Celebrate dad by settling in with an abundance of snacks and a few movies that star dedicated fathers. Father of the Bride is a father-daughter classic that will get a few chuckles out of you and dad. If you're looking for something more action-packed, turn to the Taken film series to watch Liam Neeson do whatever it takes to save his on-screen daughter.
Korean award-winning films Parasite and Train to Busan both feature fathers who will go to any lengths to keep their children safe, and are packed with enough action and suspense to keep your dad at the edge of his living room couch. If all else fails, you could always do a movie marathon with Marvel’s Avengers series on Disney+. While there’s nothing really dad-like about the series, it’s a top hit amongst dads.
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6/8 For the dads who appreciate handmade objects
For dads with an interest in crafting leather, this virtual leather workshop experience from Fun Empire is perfect for them. Led by certified professionals, dads will get a hands-on opportunity to create their very own coin pouch and key chain. The workshop will also cover the various types of leather, as well as ways to manage and maintain leather items.
Each leather-making kit will receive enough materials for creating two products and will be shipped directly to your doorstep. The experience is also open to an unlimited number of people per session, so it’s the perfect opportunity to gather all your extended family virtually to celebrate the occasion together.
7/8 For dads who love experimenting with their drinks
If dad has always been interested in learning new things, get him to create his own bottle of homemade kombucha at this virtual kombucha workshop. Conducted by homegrown microbrewery Kombynation, the 2-hour introductory workshop will guide you in creating your first and second fermentation from kombucha cultures. Besides brewing your very own batch of kombucha, you’ll also learn more about the history and science behind kombucha, and get the chance to taste some commercial kombucha from all around the world.
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8/8 For dads who delight in family game nights
A good old game night is perfect to get the whole family involved, including the young ones. Let dad lean into his competitive side with family board games like Monopoly and Ticket to Ride, or go for the classic route with a game of chess.
You could even gift dad a new game collection, such as Hector Saxe’s luxurious handcrafted multi-game set that features multiple games, from backgammon to checkers. Or, go all out and get dad Linley’s games compendium created by British designer David Linley. The elegant piece is equipped for two of the most iconic games in the book—Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit—and boasts a double-sided design that allows you to conveniently store the pieces under the table after every game.