With Father’s Day approaching (Sunday, September 4), it’s time to start thinking about how you can celebrate with dad and make his day special.
It’s a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together in Oakleigh – from enjoying a mouth-watering meal, going head-to-head on the Go Kart circuit or shouting dad a drink at the end of the day, there’s lots for you and dad to do.
Here are our top five recommendations for the best way to spend Father’s Day together:
Treat Dad to a top lunch
Make Dad’s day memorable by taking him out to enjoy a tasty lunch. If retro American-style burgers with a touch of Greek flavour sounds a treat, Mick Adams Burger Bar is the place to be. With over four varieties of chips (including a decadent truffle parmesan offering) and vegetarian options, the menu will charm even the pickiest eater.
If Dad prefers Italian food, book a table at Emporio Family Restaurant. Share a woodfired pizza or risotto dish at this welcoming, family-friendly local spot.
If it’s an honest meal Dad’s after, you can’t go wrong with some classic fish and chips at the family-run establishment, Oakleigh Fish and Chippery.
Seek out sweet treats
If Dad has a sweet tooth, go for coffee and dessert on the terrace at the award-winning Vanilla Cakes and Lounge in Eaton Mall. With a menu that offers the best of local and organic produce, Vanilla Cakes and Lounge also produce their own brand of coffee. Catering to local early birds and night owls, they are open from 7am-1am.
Get Dad Go Karting
Sidetracked, Oakleigh’s indoor entertainment centre, is for families looking to have some action-packed fun. Regardless of the weather forecast this Father’s Day, enjoy some time racing each other out on the circuit. The track is recommended for teenagers and adults. Those aged four and above can try the rookie circuit.
Rise to a riveting challenge with Dad
Does your Dad like adventure? escapeXperience in Oakleigh is an interactive experience where participants solve puzzles, unlock clues and race against the clock to escape from a themed room.
Shout dad a drink
If your dad loves music and would enjoy kicking back with a drink at a live gig, treat him to a show at the Caravan Music Club. On Father’s Day, jazz vocalist Rebecca Barnard will perform her show ‘Songs My Father Taught Me’ from 3pm. You can reserve seats for $18 per person or $20 per person on the door (if available).