By MJ Blancaflor, Patricia Cabela and Dexter Tilo
HOUSEHOLDS around the world celebrate Father’s Day yearly to show appreciation and love for the family’s provider. More often than not, restaurants and shopping malls are filled with promos and gimmicks for the Father’s Day celebrations. Instead of joining the crowd that flock to these places, why not treat your dad to a perfect place that suits his interest?
If you are still looking for unique activities with your dad on this special day, here are some unusual places where you can take him to celebrate:
#1: Theater. Movies are mainstream, so watch a play with your dad to give him a refreshing experience. Theaters offer spontaneity and generates a natural vibe. This Sunday, an interactive version of “The Little Prince” will be staged at Glorietta 3, Makati City at 3 p.m. It includes a musical soundtrack created by singer-songwriter Pipo Lina. The audience can also participate in the action which will surely be memorable for dads and kids. If it’s not your cup of tea, you can also watch the critically-acclaimed “Rak of Aegis,” which features the hit songs of the band. This Pinoy rock comedy musical runs from June 20 until Sept. 2 at the PETA Theater in Quezon City.
#2: Museum. Speaking of a refreshing experience, visit a bizarre museum where everything is turned upside down. Located in Manila, the 1,700 square feet Upside Down Museum allows visitors to see something “familiar yet different.” It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
If your dad has a sweet tooth, the Dessert Museum at Maison Mall, Pasay City is perfect for him. This museum has eight mouthwatering rooms where he can indulge in a sweet experience. As he explores the museum, dessert samples will be given as well. It is open everyday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
#3: Sporting events. A sporty dad will surely enjoy a bowling night, a basketball league, a football game, a golf tournament, a boxing bout, or a tennis match. Fathers who are also adrenaline junkies will definitely have fun on an afternoon or a night out with their families, while they cheer for their favorite athletes live. It will not only be a fun-filled afternoon or evening for the dads, but also a great bonding experience for the whole family.
#4: Camping. An outdoor activity is also an option. Spend a day disconnected from the hustle and stress of work and reconnect with nature and loved ones. Just a few hours away from Manila, BLOC Camp Site in Laguna is a must for camp enthusiasts on a weekend escape. Various activities such as swimming and paddle boarding can be enjoyed here. Up north, Anawangin Cove in Zambales is also an affordable alternative for the bold and adventurous.
#5: Spa. Dads also enjoy to be pampered from time to time. Treat your dad to a spa session so he can relax and soothe his tension from work. Some spa offer Father’s Day promos to make it more affordable.
Finally, there are a lot of things that you can do to make him feel special. At home, you can cook his favorite dish, brew him a cup of coffee, massage his back, shine his shoes, or even accompany him in watching his favorite TV show. These gestures are simple yet touching. As the saying goes, there’s no other place like home.
It does not matter where you spend this occasion. What truly counts is you made your dad feel special and appreciated, not only on his day, but everyday.
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