Weekend Planner Father’s Day Edition

Friday, September 4, 2020 11:31 am
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If you’re happy that it’s Friday give a shout! If you’re happy that it’s Friday and you’re looking for weekend plans, give another shout because we’ve got you covered! Our resident event guru has a whole bunch of exciting options for you to sink your teeth into this weekend. Whether you’re up for an adventure, want to make plans with popcorn or cozy up on the couch, check out what’s on in our weekend planner below.

Want to Go Adventuring?

Family fun for Father’s Day…

Kings Park Festival will bring activities and live music to make a Father’s Day picnic in the beautiful Kings Park perfect. The Ant & Ness Duo will create the ambience, the beautiful Kings Park Botanic Garden will create the beauty around you so all you have to do is bring the family and some food for a great family day. After lunch there is plenty to do from great playgrounds, plenty of different tours and walks, the Flowers in Focus photography exhibit, segway tours, yarning and painting workshops and even a festival florist to be able to take some of the Kings Park beauty home with you. Find all the details of what and where everything is at the Kings Park Festival events page.

I always remember as a kid the Teddy Bears Picnics and having them with my dad, they truly are some cherished memories. Make memories like that at the Toodyay Fairytale Farms this Saturday at their Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favourite teddy bear and discover all the fun activities. With unique fairytale and nursery rhyme displays all around the gardens and a new indoor teddy bears picnic display. Plus storytime, free face painting so you can become a bear yourself and an animals petting area – there is plenty of fun for you and your teddy bear. Find all the details here.

Looking for an adventure for dad? The Swan Valley Adventure Centre is running a Father’s Day Adventure this Saturday & Sunday. With family packages available you and the family could have a great outdoor flying fox adventure that includes a big buffet lunch and get a keepsake gift for dad to remember the day. Find details and book here.

At the Nostalgia Box this Sunday, Dad’s enter for free so if you dad loved his video games then it’s the perfect afternoon out with dad. Get him to teach you all the vintage games and take a walk down memory lane with the video game museum. Details are here.

Take dad on Live Mystery Adventure with The Switch.  Join the race against other participants to be the first team to throw the switch. Part puzzle solving, part treasure hunt, part interactive mystery you’ll get to use your wits, test your morals and discover how you react if faced with a survival situation.  Get all the details and book tickets here.


Market fun for the whole family…

Kingsway Markets are holding a Pet’s Day Out. They have fresh produce, bread, meat, eggs, gourmet products & preserves, baked goods, breakfast, coffee, live music, pets accessories & treats, kids activities & more just as they usually do each Saturday. Get there this week and bring your furry family members for free vet checks, cat podiums, dog treats, animal farm, face painting and more. Don’t miss the Pet Parades at 9:30 & 11:30am! Find all the details here.

This weekend is Country & Western Weekend at the Wanneroo Markets. They will have all the great stalls and produce they usually do PLUS country and western events all day long. With bucking bull rides, petting zoo, cowgirls and cowboys and live country music it’s the perfect day our for any country and western fan. Find all the details here.

Get along to the Fremantle Markets and make a gift for dad at the Father’s Day Plant Workshop. Running a workshop on Saturday and Sunday you can make a personalised plant pot for dad, including the plant, and a card to go with it. Find details and book here.

Take dad on Live Mystery Adventure with The Switch.  Join the race against other participants to be the first team to throw the switch. Part puzzle solving, part treasure hunt, part interactive mystery you’ll get to use your wits, test your morals and discover how you react if faced with a survival situation.  Get all the details and book tickets here.


Popcorn Plans? 

Father’s Day Films…

Back on the big screen at Event Cinemas this weekend is the Blues Brothers to celebrate the 40th anniversary if this crazy and wonderful musical! Perfect weekend cinema treats for Dad. Plus if you sign into the Cinebuz and get a ticket to this or one of the other Father’s Day films you’ll get a free medium coca-cola (no sugar) for Dad. With films like Blues Brothers, New Mutants, Tenet, Rams and Bill & Ted: Face the Music there is sure to be a perfect Father’s Day film for your dad.  Book here.

Take dad to see Bill & Ted: Face the Music at advance screenings at Hoyts this weekend and you could win him some wireless noise-cancelling headphones plus a portable bluetooth speaker. Bill & Ted, now father’s themselves to daughters, they have to go on another adventure to save the world through music just like they have done in the past. So make a date night with dad for this Father’s Day with Bill & Ted. Book here.

Perfect for the Superhero dad, screenings of The New Mutants this weekend at Reading Cinemas. Watch it and enter for a chance to win cash prizes so you can spoil your superhero dad! Find all the details and book your tickets here.

Take dad to the football this Sunday at Grand Cinemas! Screening LIVE the Westcoast Eagles VS Western Bulldogs in the gold lounge cinemas you and dad can watch the football in style. Tickets include a drink & chips or wedges. Book tickets here.

Galaxy Drive-ins film this weekend is Tenet (M), the brand new action-thriller from Christopher Nolan. With a mind-bending story and big action this film is a great night out for dad with his friends or adult kids. Plus it’s always fun to see big action film at a drive-in! Get all the details here.


Couch Cosies?

Here is my top binge list to watch with dad at home this Father’s Day. I know I will be spending time with my dad doing what we love which is watching a series together while snacking on a delicious grazing table. Favourite foods and special quality time together, what a great way to spend father’s Day.

Netflix … Unbroken (M) – Based on the true story of Olympic athlete who endured being a POW in World War II. Young Wallander (MA) – Follows a young Wallander as he investigated his first case, based on the hit British/Scandinavian crime thriller character Wallander. The Sleepover (PG) – fun family film that celebrated a Dad who stays true to himself and family.

Ten All Access … MacGyver (M) – With all episode of the new Macgyver and all the old Macgyver as well. Survivor (PG) –  sure to be a fav with any camping dads. NCIS & NCIS:Los Angeles (M) – With many many seasons these have plenty of crime, drama & action. The Twilight Zone (M) – Old and new series perfect to watch and discuss.

ABC iView … Mythbusters – Junior (PG) – Great fun to watch with the kids and learn about science while also being entertained.

SBS On Demand …. The X-Files (MA) – All season available so delve into the mystery of the unknown with Mulder & Scully. Churchill (M) – Award-winning biopic about Winston Churchill as he faced and fought Nazi Germany. Whiskey Cavalier (M) – Lighthearted spy action series.

Disney Plus ….With the entire Pixar, Marvel & Star Wars series & films plus national geographic there is just so many, many things to watch with dad. My top picks are:  The Mandalorian (M) for the Star wars dad. Guardians of the Galaxy (M) for the Marvel dad. The Inspector Gadget series (G/PG) for the dad who loves spy comedy. The Incredibles (PG) for the Pixar dad. The Lion King (PG) for the Disney dad and finally Brain Games (PG) for the sciencey dad.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures!

Tune in during Classic Drive next week during the 3 pm or 5 pm hour more ideas on how to fill your weekend planner! Plus as always the Sonshine Diary also has plenty of other options for your weekend plans.

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