Mother’s Day has come and gone, and before we can jump into the joys of summer there’s one more special someone who deserves our attention…Dad!
And while you may think dear old dad just wanted to take a nap we’ve got other plans. 😉 Here are 9 events to get pops off the couch, and smiling from ear to ear! Happy Father’s Day KidsGuide Dads!
Celebrate Father’s Day at Pretend City in Irvine
June 18: Pretend City’s Father’s Day celebration is guaranteed to help dads, uncles, grandpas, and kids enjoy the magic of playing together. Activities include Smart Art, Shaving your Super Dad, and Super Dad & Kids Dance-off . Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit website for hours. Included in admission.
Dads Jump for Free at Big Air Trampoline
June 18: Dads jump for free for one hour on Father’s Day. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Call ahead for availability. Buena Park, (844) 550-JUMP, 8320 On The Mall. Redlands, (909) 335-7275, 1101 California St.
Father’s Day Adventures at Sea in Dana Point
June 18: Sign aboard for an exciting voyage on a real tallship! First, you and dad will enjoy breakfast burritos, fresh fruit, and a beer (for dad) and juice on our Historic Maritime Wharf. Once we set sail on the Spirit of Dana Point, you and dad can join the crew in handling lines and raising sails. You may help steer the ship, or just sit back and enjoy being out on the open ocean. This thrilling sail will create memories you’ll never forget! Sunday. Call for prices. Ocean Institute.
Father’s Day at California African American Museum
June 18: This Father’s Day put your heads and hands together to make a fun toy out of stuff you usually throw away in the Gizmo Lab! CAAM will provide most of the supplies, but if you have a small box, corks, bamboo skewers, or other fun materials please bring them. Later, learn how to assemble a basic kite and make it your own with colorful decorations. You can test it out in the park for a fun Father’s Day memory! Sunday, Gizmo Lab, 1-2:30 p.m.; kite workshop, 2:30-4 p.m. Free with admission.
Father’s Day Brews and BBQ in San Pedro
June 18: This Fathers Day, dads will be treated to Brews and BBQ at Battleship IOWA. The historic ship will have live music, beer and spirits, barbecue food, vintage vehicles and re-enactors and more. Free. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Father’s Day Brunch at Old World Village
June 18: Dig into an all-you-can-eat buffet, including European meats, cheeses and pastries from Old World’s gourmet food purveyors. Stay for the wiener dog races at 3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Adults, $33.95; kids (6-12), $13.95; preschoolers (3-5), $6.95; babies (under 3), free.
Father’s Day Doodle at The Zimmer in LA
June 18: Today, celebrate DADs! Join the museum in their Art Studio as they decorate picture frames to show off photos of one of their favorite family members! Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Included with museum admission.
Father’s Day Sleepover in LA
June 18-19: All family members are welcome to attend this specially-themed sleepover at the Natural History Museum, celebrating dads and parenthood. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. – Sunday, 9 a.m. $100 per person, includes light evening snack, light breakfast, a participation patch, and Sunday museum admission.
Father’s Day Train Rides with Fillmore & Western Railway
June 18: Catch the train with dad and enjoy a scenic two-and-a-half hour ride through the Heritage Valley, complete with a delicious lunch of BBQ tri-tip, chicken, potato salad, chili beans, garlic bread and dessert. Sunday, departures at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Adults, $50; youth (4-12), $29; toddlers (2-3), $25. Reservations required.