There are plenty of things you can do to express your love for Dad. Spending time together tops our list.
Published: June 1, 2021
By: Shannon Pease-Severance
Here are some ways to celebrate Father’s Day with your dad this year.
Explore the Outdoors
Butterflies with Pop
Take time to relax and experience the beauty of butterflies with Dad on his special day. Butterfly World is home to thousands of live butterflies and hundreds of birds. The attraction is at 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. Call 954-977-4400 or visit http://www.butterflyworld.com.
Go Wild at Zoo Miami
Bring Dad for a zoo-wide adventure with parrot and giraffe feedings, river boat rides, playgrounds and water play areas, and hundreds of animals. Rent a Safari Cycle before arriving to make exploring Florida’s largest zoo even easier. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. Call 305-251-0400 or visit http://www.zoomiami.org.
Dad’s Day Out at Bonnet House
Celebrate the day as you take a self-guided tour through the gardens and historical residence using your mobile device. Tickets can be purchased online for $20/self-guided house and grounds tour, or $10/self-guided grounds-only tour. Bonnet House is at 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-5393 or visit http://www.bonnethouse.org.
Fun at Flamingo Gardens
Spend some together time venturing through the beautiful botanical gardens and viewing native wildlife, including alligators, bear, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks, and of course, flamingos. Visitors are required to purchase an online ticket for a specific time slot in advance. Flamingo Gardens is at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Call 954-473-2955 or visit http://www.flamingogardens.org.
Origami Paper Crane
Paper cranes are said to bring good fortune. You can either learn to fold them up with Dad, or surprise him by making a bunch and then hanging them around the house. The Miami-Dade Library System has a video tutorial posted at https://youtu.be/pVgsQKWrX0o.
Have an at-home spa day with Dad by making your own products, including a face scrub, body butter, bath bomb and body scrub. You can add his favorite colors and scents to the mix, and follow along with a step-by-step video. Then have a pamper party to complete the day.