How will you celebrate Father’s Day in Adelaide this year?
The lead up to Father’s Day is always a favourite time to explore things to do and options for getting out and about with Dad. It’s also never too early to research the best of local gifts and Adelaide experiences. Is your Dad more of a BBQ at home type of bloke, with a nice South Australian made or purchased gift? Or are the Dad’s in your life more the adventure seeking, brewery visiting, lunch and an activity out kinda guys?
However your family likes to roll on the first Sunday of September, we have some fun ideas below from gifting with a local focus to Adelaide’s Father’s Day events and venues hotter than the hidden chilli in your Vietnamese Roll. There are even some ideas here to celebrate Dad for FREE. So, if you could use some inspo take a scroll on thru our Father’s Day In Adelaide Guide below, and find something to make Dad feel a bit spesh this year……
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
10 Gift Ideas for Dad from the Chocolate Shop at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company!
With over 250 chocolate product made onsite in their chocolate kitchen they have hand selected a few that they think may be the perfect gift for Dad, Grandpa or your special person.
Become a Rocky Roads Rewards Member & go in the draw to WIN a Sensory Pack! At Barossa Valley Chocolate Company they aim to offer fun for all, and they have plenty of things to do and plenty of space for the children to run and play.
Go and make some memories (or honour some memories) while enjoying time in this wonderful region this Father’s Day – everyone welcome!
Celebrate Dad this year by gifting a present that is sure to please! The Seasonal Hamper Co. hampers are filled with premium Barossa produce from small to Medium family business each hamper is designed to bring a smile to ones face while supporting all things Barossa and family business.
Barossa Hot and Chilli Hamper
Hot, Hot, Hot, this is the ultimate hamper for someone who loves chilli! Featuring Barossa’s “Jays Chilli Bar” Tomato and Chilli Jam, Chilli sauce and Chilli rub and it wouldn’t be a chilli box with out our favourite Gumshire Pork Chilli pepperoni, not to mention a pallet cleansing beer from Greenock Brewers. This will not disappoint a true chilli lover. Orders close Wednesday 31st August for guaranteed deliver in South Australia.
1 x Greenock Brewers Beer
1 x Jays Chilli Bar Tomato and Chilli Jam
1 x Jays Chilli Bar Chilli Sauce
1 x Jays Chilli Bar Chilli Rub
1 x Gumshire Hampshire Pork Chilli Pepperoni
1 x Barossa Cheese Co Camembert
1 X Barossa Cheese Crispbreads
1 x Gully Gardens Smokehouse Almonds
1 x Torzi Matthews Olives
Visit www.theseasonalhamperco.com.au to view full range of hampers
Orders close Wednesday 31st August for guaranteed deliver in South Australia.
If Dad is a sweet tooth, you HAVE to order him a Father’s Day Mini Cookie Pie Box from Loadies Adelaide. It includes four mini cookies pies of four flavours- coffee cookie, peppermint, salted caramel, and brownie stuffed. Honestly, we’re not sure what is mini about them because they are HUGE and will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.
Loadies Adelaide are also doing Brookie Slabs for Father’s Day (that’s half Brownie, half Cookie for those who haven’t experienced this particular slice of heaven) or you can chat to the very clever Chloe about the rest of her range of brownies, blondies and other delicious desserts.
Get in quick for Father’s Day because orders are limited, but even if you miss out, you should order some Loadies for your next special occasion…you know, like a birthday or a Tuesday…
Help Dad Keep his Beer Cold with a Stubzero
Get Dad ready for a warm Adelaide summer with these StubZero Can & Stubby coolers! They are nothing like your regular stubby holder. They actually keep your drink really COOL! Up to 5 times cooler than normal can & stubby holders. They are double walled, do not condensate and come in six amazing colours.
Pretty great idea for Father’s Day if you ask us!
For a truly unique experience, buy Dad a session on BBQ Buoys on the River Torrens. Cook up a BBQ, enjoy a few drinks and relax as you see Adelaide from a different angle.
You can take your own meat or platters to enjoy or order them through BBQ Buoys before you board so you won’t have to lift a finger!
A gift voucher is always a good idea!
It wouldn’t be Father’s Day without Haigh’s Chocolates being unwrapped (and probably devoured right away!).
The delicious 2023 Father’s Day range includes the Dark Cognac Ganache Chocolate, that takes inspiration from rich and flavourful cognac. This delectable limited release chocolate is crafted using French Cognac blended with a dark chocolate ganache centre and then enrobed in a smooth dark chocolate. The Dark Cognac Ganache Chocolate is $18.90 per 100gms.
The Dark Cognac Ganache Chocolate is also available within the Father’s Day Chocolate Selection Gift Box, a decorative deep blue selection gift box, that also contains Coffee Cream, Hard Caramel and Stout Ganache chocolates and is available for $41.90.
You can also delight dad with a presentation box of classic chocolate assortments wrapped in stunning blue gift wrap or fill a Father’s Day gift tin with a selection of Dad’s favourite Haigh’s Chocolates.
The Father’s Day range will be available from Tuesday, 15 August in all Haigh’s Chocolates stores across Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and online at haighschocolates.com
A Showbag for Dad
WE’VE GOT FATHER’S DAY IN THE BAG ADELAIDE!
Dads come in all shapes and sizes. There’s sports mad Dads, Dads who love gaming, Dads who love to LOL and Dads who have a sneaky sweet tooth… so why do Dads seem to be so hard to buy for? Showbags.com.au are a great idea for Father’s Day!
Delivered to your door they are super convinent and sure beat socks and jocks (again)! With so many themes, flavours and brands available, there is bound to be one to suit your Dad this Father’s Day (and if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll share).
Our top picks for 2023 – Call of Duty, Fast & Furious and the Cadbury Big Bite! But you can browse them all and buy there here >
Get Dad something truly unique with a personalised gift from Wild Coral Creations. They have a range of ready made mugs, tumblers, hoodies, t-shirts and more or you can personalise one with Dad’s name, a funny saying, song lyric or anything really!
Check out all the info on Wild Coral Creations by clicking here and get creative with your Father’s Day pressie this year!
It’s so important to support local and get behind our South Aussie producers – what better way to do that than with some delicious products for Father’s Day from some of our favourite SA food and beverage businesses?
Grab Dad some Fruchocs, some delish relishes or chutneys from Beerenberg, wine from one of our wonderful regions, baked goodies from Kytons Bakery or something from one of the many other South Australian businesses we are so lucky to have here in our fine state.
Click here to find out more about Brand South Australia’s BUY SA FOR SA campaign and get some ideas of where to get Dad the most delicious pressie ever!
Audible gift memberships are a flexible present that can be enjoyed in so many ways, from commuting to work to winding down before bed. Choose from 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription for Dad and he can download an audiobook every month.
Buy online at
Grab Dad a Tesalate Towel
Adelaide Dad’s are spoilt for beaches. This year, give a Father’s Day gift that is unique and special, like a Tesalate sand-free towel. Tesalate towels are made from AbsorbLite microfibre. That makes the sand slide right off, instead of getting stuck in the looped fibres like regular towels. It’s also so compact, perfect for Dad’s who like to pack light.
The towels are lightweight and super absorbent (they can hold up to a liter of water!) Goodbye to the days of carrying wet, heavy and sandy towels.
With over 30 designs to choose from, Tesalate’s ‘Standard-Sized’ towels retail for AUS $ 79 while the ‘Towel for Two’ sizes retails at AUD $ 139
Dad’s would be stoked with this gift for Father’s Day.
Head to Kytons Bakery at Edwardstown or jump onto the Kytons website to pick up a delicious gift hamper for Dad – they have cookies, rocky road, shortbread, waffles, slices and pastries and course their famous lamingtons!
Just try not to eat it before you give it to him!
Just in time for Father’s Day, Menz, the makers of Australia’s favourite choc honeycomb treat, have unveiled a brand-new way to enjoy Violet Crumble.
Introducing Violet Crumble Honeycomb Cream Balls, bite-sized, cream-filled versions of your favourite chocolate treat, and perfect for the Dad with a sweet tooth.
Featuring chocolate shells with delicious Violet Crumble honeycomb pieces and filled with a smooth, rich cream centre, it’s a new take on an Aussie icon and the perfect after dinner treat or 3pm pick me up.
Things to do for Father’s Day in Adelaide
Give the gift of family time (and a little chocolate) this Father’s Day (Sunday 3rd September)
Come and spend some time in the beautiful Barossa this Father’s Day and celebrate and honour the special men in your lives.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is so much more than a chocolate shop – while they have over 250 chocolate products and many gifts for Dad and other loved ones, they also cater for families looking to spend time together.
They offer a relaxed family-friendly Cellar Door; picnic platters to enjoy on their deck or expansive lawns; a 120-seat café; and a range of very special experiences featuring their in-house made gelati, wine tasting, and their signature wine and chocolate pairing experiences.
Father’s Day Lunch at Benni’s Café
Why not book in to treat Dad with lunch? Enjoy their rich and smokey burger lunch special (Dad’s Beef Burger with smokey chocolate BBQ sauce – $21.90) and full café menu.
Book inside or on the deck over-looking the water and the vines.
Book in for lunch at Benni’s Café
Cellar Door Family Experience
They offer a large range of tasting experiences for adults and children in their family friendly Cellar Door.
They have pulled out a few crowd faves for you to choose from.
• Gelati & Chocolate Tasting Flights – $15pp
• Wine & Chocolate Pairing $25-30pp
• Family Experience for 4 (2 adults + 2 children, including gifts for the children) – $120
Book in for an experience this Father’s Day
Mega Fast Karts – Richmond
Have you been looking for the ultimate Father’s Day gift?
Look no further as Mega Fast Karts have you covered!
Spend time with dad at Mega Fast Karts this Father’s Day and challenge him to one of their many awesome ARCADE games like the classic racing game Daytona USA or better yet, challenge Dad to a round of Air Hockey.
Then you could suit up for a thrilling battle in their huuuuugggeee LASER SKIRMISH arena which has multiple levels and plenty of hidden areas to hide and take cover.
Or, challenge Dad to DODGEM CARS to see who can get the most bumps!
Last but not least you have to challenge Dad to a race on the Mega Fast GO KARTS. Race around their professionally prepared race surface on some seriously fast go karts and see if you can beat Dad’s lap time!!
This will be a Father’s Day that Dad will never forget!
With so many different activities it is hard to choose what to do.
So why not let Dad decide?
You can buy dad a Mega Fast Karts Gift Voucher from their website where you can also find all of their price’s and packaging information.
It’s all here at http://www.megafastkarts.com.au
You can also give them a call on (08) 8443 9755 if you have any further enquiries.
The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market will be relocating in September while the Royal Adelaide Show is on, to just down the road at Goodwood Primary School!
The Pop Up Market offers an opportunity for everyone to indulge in a unique shopping experience. Patrons can explore a wide variety of beautiful fresh produce directly sourced from South Australian growers and makers. With over 40 stallholders participating, the market will showcase a diverse range of offerings, from succulent fruits and vegetables to artisanal breads, handmade cheeses, free-range meats, and much more.
On Father’s Day, attendees will have the chance to walk away with a Wheelbarrow brimming with market goodies, valued at over $300 (reserved exclusively to market members). Additionally, another lucky participant will have the chance to win a flowerpot filled with delightful goodies (open to all). This event is undeniably a must-attend, providing the perfect ambiance to celebrate Father’s Day with invigorating coffee, scrumptious breakfast, and cherished moments spent together!
Test Dad’s brain with a visit to Escape Hunt! You’ll need to work together to solve the clues to escape before your time is up – Dad will love the opportunity to prove how clever he is!
All Dads will also receive a FREE DRINK for each game played! Valid all weekend from 1st – 3rd September.
Find out more – click here.
There’s nothing better than spending a fun family day in nature, exploring and discovering amazing animals.
Book your adventure now, or check out the range of great vouchers for special animal experience gifts.
Get Dad outside and into the trees for a day of fun with or without the kids.
The Kid’s Course is for children 100cm or taller, please be mindful adults don’t do the Kids Course. They can however, follow and encourage the whole way along from ground level. This is perfect for the Dad’s who prefer to have both feet firmly planted on the ground.
If Dad wants to climb you’ll be booking him on the Grand Course. He’ll get 2 hours of climbing, swinging and balancing through the trees. The 2 hours also include his safety briefing and practice course.
Book now to avoid missing out, spaces WILL fill fast. https://www.treeclimb.com.au/book-now/
Already got plans for Father’s Day and are looking for a gift idea? TreeClimb do Gift Vouchers too!
You can purchase a Grand Course voucher for just $42 or select your own value. He’ll love it!
T’s & C’s
*1 free regular hot beverage per Dad. Valid for 3rd September 2023 only.
Have lunch at DoughBalls
Kids In Adelaide LOVE DoughBalls – their Glenelg or Mawson Lakes restaurants are the perfect place for Father’s Day lunch. Enjoy the kids menu, the cocktails, the pizza and of course the fluffy, delicious DOUGHBALLS!
They recently released a new menu including some delish new pizzas and of course the $12.90 kids menu is always a winner.
On the day there will be a FREE Pirate Life South Coast Pale Ale for every dad. Lucky Dad!
They WILL book out, so book soon!
Click here for more info: https://kidsinadelaide.com.au/doughballs-the-pizza-place/
Come & join Bazinga on Father’s day & score dad a Bucket filled with 50 tokens for our arcade on his special day, if you’re lucky he might even share. Heaps of cool little gift ideas @ Bazinga too. Surprise Dad this Father’s Day & bring him in to Bazinga!
Take a drive down south to Myponga and visit the famous Smiling Samoyed Brewery. Spoil Dad with 3 course set lunch filled with pizza, chicken wings, nachos, dessert and of course Smiling Samoyed Beers. Plus the Brewery Bar will be filled with live music & the kids will be entertained with their very own Samoyed Cookie to paint! How fun!
While you are there, why not take a stroll around the Myponga Reservoir as well? It’s right across the road!
Head to the Smiling Samoyed Brewery website to book – but be quick, tables are limited!