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Things to do this Father’s Day June 18

By on June 10, 2017

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Family Magazine has assembled a list of Father’s Day events that are meant to put a grin on any man’s face. Whether your man’s thing is racing, skiing, jumping, gaming or driving, there’s something here for him.

Have a happy Father’s Day!


For the Ocean Dweller Dad: Father’s Day Week at Miami Seaquarium
Monday–Sunday, June 12–18

Bring a Father’s Day card to the marine animal sea lions’ Dads Ace & Bud, & dolphin Dads Indigo & Noel, & your dad will receive Free admission to the Park. In addition, up to 4 in his party will receive 50% off admission. Dads can enjoy a deep water Dolphin Odyssey, a shallow water Dolphin Encounter, Seal Swim, Sea Trek Reef Encounter or Penguin Encounter free when booking another participant. Gen. Adm: Adult/$45, Child(3–9)/$35. 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Key Biscayne. 305-361-5705. www.miamiseaquarium.com

For the Chocolate Loving Dad: Patch of Heaven Gardens
Saturday, June 17

Experience a chocolate afternoon at one of the most beautiful private locations in So. Fla. This event will include a tour thru the cacao plantation followed by a chocolate tasting & a sweet & savory menu paired with wines. Vegetarian menu available. 21&older. 4–8pm. $85–100. 21900 SW 157 Ave. Miami. 305-879-0281 or 305-910-9384. www.eventbrite.com

For the Hungry Dad: Father’s Day Brunch
Sunday, June 18

For details & reservations call 305-240-6121. 11am–3pm. Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables. Menu available online at www.fairchildgarden.org

For the Family Dad: Miami Children’s Museum
Sunday, June 18

Calling all dads! Join in for a day full of fun & exciting activities which will bring you & your child together as a team. Play in our Daddy & Me Obstacle Course, & help your little one create a “SuperDad” mask! Participate in Picnic Party & special “Dad’s Only” Raffle! 1–6pm. Adm/$20, Fla. Res/$15, Members, Military & Under 1/Free. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy. Miami. 305-373-5437. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

For the Sea Loving Dad: Deering Estate
Sunday, June 18

Celebrate Father’s Day while cruising across the smooth waters of Biscayne Bay on the Pelican Skipper Catamaran. Guests will have the opportunity to see wildlife which inhabits the waters & shores including manatees, sharks, dolphin & rays. 11am–1pm & 2pm–4pm. Ages 4&older/$45. Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami. 305-235-1668 x233 www.deeringestate.org

For the Classic Car, Cigar Smokin’ Dad: The Barnacle Historic State Park
Sunday, June 18

If Dad goes ga-ga over classic cars, he’ll love it here. Biergarten, cigar roller, live music, kids can craft a gift for Dad. Leashed pets are welcome. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch. 11am–3pm. Ages 6&up/$2, Under 6/ Free. 3485 Main Hwy. Coconut Grove. 305-442-6866. www.thebarnacle.org

For the Video Gaming Dad: GameTime Miami
Sunday, June 18

After hours of hard video-game playing, Dad will have a man-sized appetite. Good thing that he can eat for free on Father’s Day. Dad will receive 1 entree or appetizer FREE with the purchase of 1 entree, appetizer or kids meal. Max of 2 offers allowed per table. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 11am–11pm. Shops at Sunset Place (3rd Fl.), 5701 Sunset Dr. South Miami. 305-667-4263. www.gametimeplayers.com

For the Runner Dad: Old Cutler Run Club
Sunday, June 18

Bring your dad out for a family friendly run or walk… or better yet, Dads bring your fams out & tell them this is what you really want for Father’s Day! 4pm. Gazebo at Ludovici Park, 17641 Old Cutler Rd. Palmetto Bay. 1st timers have to sign a waiver at runclubnetwork.com. 305-431-8145. facebook.com/oldcutlerrunclub/

For the Bike Riding Dad: Coral Gables Museum
Sunday, June 18

Celebrate Father’s Day on two wheels & explore the crucial role that Bahamian settlers had in the creation of Coral Gables & Coconut Grove. Learn about the history of the Bahamian immigrants in the MacFarlane Homestead Historic District & discover the beginnings of the neighborhood & the stories each building has to offer. Bike rentals & helmets (req for child under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), across the street from the Museum. Space limited. RSVP to 305-603-8067. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. www.coralgablesmuseum.org

For the Wild Nature Loving Dad: Gator Park
Sunday, June 18

Treat Dad to a swamp adventure he won’t ever forget. See the intricate, beautiful ecosystem of the Everglades in its natural state w/gators, rare birds, fish & even fleeting deer. Florida Dads FREE on Father’s Day w/another paid adm. Tickets include adm., airboat ride thru the Everglades & alligator wrestling at the Wildlife Show. Buy online & save. Adult/$24.99, Child(6&up)/$12.99, Child(1–5)/Free. 9am–5pm. 24050 SW 8 St. Miami. 305-559-2255 or 1-800-559-2205. www.gatorpark.com

For the Adrenaline Rush Dad
K-1 Speed

Treat Dad to the thrill of state-of-the-art high performance all-electric European go-karts at the professionally-designed indoor kart track, an advanced timing system that measures lap times up to a hundredth of a second, & a lobby that is part arcade, part motor sport museum. Sat: 10am–Midnight, Sun: 10am–10pm. Closed-toe shoes only. Junior racers must be at least 4ft tall to race. Single race/$19.99, 5 races/$75, 8 races/$100. Annual license required $7/pp. 8600 NW So. River Dr. Medley. 786-838-0612. www.k1speed.com

For the Classic Car Loving Dad: Miami Auto Museum

This Father’s Day bring Dad to where Batman & James Bond Park their cars & enjoy a day of fun at the largest eclectic transportation collection in the world. The museum includes over a century of cars from Ford Model, “Ts” to the latest in “Hollywood Cars of the Stars”. Make a stop at Ninja Lounge next door afterwards where fitness meets fun. Museum hrs daily: 10am–6pm. Adult/$25, Child(6–12)/ $10, Children(5&under)/Free. 2000 NE 146 St. (just off US1). North Miami. 305-354-7680. www.DezerCollection.com

For the Action Seeking Dad: Action Town

All the action Dad & the rest of the family could want: paintball fights, bumper cars, laser tag, glow-in-the dark mini golf & more! Pay as you go for whatever fun activity you want to participate in. On Father’s Day, Dad gets to ride Free on one attraction of his choice with a paying child, excluding paintball. Family Fun Center Indoor activities: $1&up. Sat&Sun: 11am–7pm. Paintball & Airsoft: $25&up/package. Fri: 5–11pm, Sat&Sun: 9am–7pm. Call ahead is recommended. 7802 NW 103 St. Hialeah. 305-647-3343. www.actiontownfl.com

For the Outdoor Dad: Oleta River State Park

Canoeists & kayakers can paddle the river to explore this amazing natural area of beautiful mangrove forest, which preserves native SoFla plants & wildlife. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, & bicycles. For overnight visits, reserve rustic, air-cond. cabins. 8am–Sundown. Adm: $6/vehicle. 3400 NE 163 St. N. Miami Beach. For rentals & res. call 305-919-1844. www.floridastateparks.org/park

For the Thrill Seeking Dad: Miami Skydiving Center

Air-riding experts take first-time & experienced jumpers to the stratosphere for tandum-jumps above the breathtaking views of the Miami coastline. Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120mph before floating to earth. Must be 18&Up. Weekend cash/$249pp, Online/$299. Tamiami Airport, 14005 SW 127 St. Miami. Res. req. to secure your spot. 305-235-3483. www.MiamiSkydivingCenter.com

For The Fishing Dad: Captain Chan’s Party Fishing
Tuesday–Sunday

All aboard to experience fishing in the Florida keys. Experienced captains will guide new & experienced fishing enthusiasts. Day fishing(8:30am–4:30pm): Adult/$70, Child(9–12)/$50, Child(under 9)/Free. Free bait & tackle. Meet at MM 99.5, Key Largo Fisheries, 1313 Ocean Bay Dr. Key Largo. 305-451-9788.

For the Bowling Dad: Bowling at Splitsville

A bowling alley with retro-chic details, hip music, flashy lights, gourmet food & cocktails Dad will enjoy. Sun: 11am–Midnight. Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr. (2nd Fl). South Miami. 305-665-5263. www.splitsvillelanes.com

For the Golfing Dad: Palmetto Golf & Mini Golf

The park offers safe family fun in a beautiful setting. It has a challenging golf & mini golf course surrounded by waterfalls, lagoons, & a cave. 9-Holes(6:30am–8pm): Walk/$15, Cart/$30. Mini Golf(10am–9pm): $7.50/pp. 9300 SW 152 St. Miami. 305-238-2922. www.golfpalmetto.com

For the Athletic Dad: Planet Air Sports

Open daily, except Wed. Jump Up, Up & Away! Giant wall to wall trampolines will fulfill Dad’s desire to be a mover & a shaker. The ropes course will test his balancing skills & the triple bungee trampoline will make his head spin. Try out pool or bubble soccer, climbing wall or vertical drop slide, painless paint ball & skiing. Sun: 10am–8pm. Prices vary per activity. 1950 NW 92 Ave. Doral. 305-800-4386. www.planetairsports.com


For the Nature Loving Dad
Flamingo Gardens
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18

Father’s Day weekend features the creatures of the Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit. Learn about living dinosaur descendants from the experts with presentations & activities. Kids can make crafts & challenge dad to games. Best of all, Dad enter free with another paid full priced admission. (Limit 1 per group. No other discounts or coupons apply.) 9:30am–4pm. Half Price Admission: Adult(12+)/$9.95, Child (3–11)/$6.45, Child(2 &under)/Free. Narrated tram tour included. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 So. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955. www.flamingogardens.org

For the Butterfly Enthusiastic Dad
Butterfly World
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18

Seek Beauty in Nature. $10 admission for all Dads on Father’s Day Weekend. Commune with Nature as fluttering butterflies abound in their natural environment. Spot rare bird & flower species as you stroll thru the garden. Adult/$29.95, Child(3–11)/$21.95, (under 3)/Free. No add’l offers will apply to $10 rate. Park adm:  5&up)/$1.50pp. Sat: 9am–5pm, Sun:11am–5pm. 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek. 954-977-4434. www.butterflyworld.com

For the Rod & Reel Dad
Royal Palm Park
Saturday, June 17

Father’s Day Fishing Tournament. Catch & release event, casting skill contests & prizes. Grab your fishing poles & bait & enjoy a day of fishing with your family. Free. 7–10am. 1701 NW 38 St. Oakland Park. 954-630-4507. www.oaklandparkfl.gov

For the Fisherman Dad
Caporella Park
Saturday, June 17

Father’s Day Fishing Tournament. Grab your fishing poles & bait & enjoy a day of fishing with your family. Price includes a gift for Dad & a grilled lunch. $8. Resident/$5. Fishing starts promptly at 9am–12pm. 5200 Prospect Rd. Tamarac. 954-597-3620. www.tamarac.org

For the Safari Dad
Billie Swamp Safari & Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18

Invite Dad on an Everglades Swamp Buggy Safari & he’ll enjoy a free day package: Airboat Ride, Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour & Shows. Free w/any paid admission (cannot combine with any other offer or available online). Museum admission includes a self-guided tour & boardwalk. Located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation off of I-75 N (Alligator Alley) & Exit 49 (Snake Road). Billie Swamp Safari, 30000 Gator Tail Trail. Clewiston. 800-Go-Safari. Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, 34725 W. Boundary Rd. Clewiston. 877-902-1113. www.swampsafari.com & www.ahtahthiki.com

For the Gardening Dad
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Sunday, June 18

Take Dad for a walk thru the oceanfront museum, orchid collection & gardens. Dad is Free w/ one full paid adm. Adult/$20, Student(6–12)/$16, Child(under 6)/Member/Free. 9am–4pm. 900 N. Birch Rd. Fort Lauderdale. 954-563-5393. www.bonnethouse.org

For the Action Seeking Dad
Action Town

Laser Tag, Paintball, Glow Golf, Action Town features all the action Dad & the rest of the family could want: paintball fights, bumper cars, laser tag, glow-in-the dark mini golf & more! Pay as you go for whatever fun activity you want to participate in. On Father’s Day, Dad gets to ride Free on one attraction of his choice with a paying child, excluding paintball. Family Fun Center Indoor activities: $1&up. Sat&Sun: 11am–7pm. Paintball & Airsoft: $40&up/package. Fri: 5–11pm, Sat&Sun: 9am–7pm. Recommend to call ahead. 7802 NW 103 St. Hialeah. 305-647- 3343. www.actiontownfl.com

For the Golfing Dad
CB Smith Park

A full service practice facility featuring 60 artificial grass hitting stations as well as a natural grass practice tee, two 18-hole miniature golf courses & 9 batting cages all lighted to allow for day or nighttime fun for the whole family. Mon–Fri: 9am–10pm, Sat: 8am–10pm, Sun: 8am–9pm. Practice range buckets: $9–$12, Miniature Golf(18 holes): $8/pp, Child(4&Under)/Free. All Golf, 950 N. Flamingo Rd. Pembroke Pines. 954-441-1333. www.allgolf.com

For the Outdoor Dad
Quiet Waters Park -Camping Trip

For a fun, affordable getaway with Dad that’s close to home, look no farther than Deerfield Beach, where the campground offers 25 Rent-a-Tent sites & 2 tepee sites. Tent sites already set up for you – all you have to do is move in. Site includes water & electricity, grill, picnic table & a fire ring. Includes discounted water park adm. all day: $7/pp. 2 specials from June 1–Sept. 30. The Family Fun Package: Fri & Sat nights for 4 campers for just $50, add 2 campers/$3each. The Escape Special: Sun–Thurs plan for 4 campers/$25/night. 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach. 954-357-5100. www.broward.org/parks

For the Athletic Dad
Planet Air Sports

Jump Up, Up & Away! Giant wall to wall trampolines will fulfill Dad’s desire to be a mover & a shaker. The ropes course will test his balancing skills & the triple bungee trampoline will make his head spin. Try out pool or bubble soccer, climbing wall or vertical drop slide, painless paint ball. Prices vary per activity. 1401 Green Rd. Deerfield Beach. 954-428-3386. www.planetairsports.com

For the Water Sport Dad
Quiet Waters Park – Ski Rixen USA
Water Ski Without a Wave.

If Dad is up for a physical water challenge, then rush him right over to Ski Rixen where the fun & affordable water skiing system pulls Dad over glassy smooth water with a cable. No boats & no boat hassles. Sat & Sun: 10am–6pm. $25/1hr, $30/2hrs, $40/4hrs, $50 all day. 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach. 954-429-0215. www.skirixenusa.com


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