Things to Do with Dad on Father’s Day

18 June 2015
<p>Take a hike at MacRitchie Reservoir</p>

Take a hike at MacRitchie Reservoir


In case you haven’t heard, Sunday is Father’s Day. While there are plenty of restaurants where you can take you special guy for brunch, lunch, drinks, dinner or all of the above, we’ve got some other last minute ideas for you to do with Dad.

Take him to the driving range!

Even if he’s no Tiger Woods, hitting balls at the golfing range is a low stress activity for the sporty dad (unlike the frustration he might feel after 18 holes). Relatively inexpensive and with various locations around Singapore, this is a great way to celebrate Dad.

Marina Bay Golf Course: Driving Range

80 Rhu Cross #01-01, Tel: 6345 7788, Hours: 7 am – 10.45pm

For rates:


Champions Public Golf Course

60 Fairways Drive, Tel: 6463 0332, Hours: 7 am – 11 pm

For rates:!btgc-range/c1pog


Tao Payoh Golf Driving Range

590 Toa Payoh East, Tel: 6255 1211, Hours: 7:30 am – 9:30 pm

For rates:


Orchid Country Club

1 Orchid Club Road, Tel: 6750 2198, Daily: 7 am – 11 pm

For rates:


Other driving ranges in Singapore.


Take Him Bowling

There is air conditioning. There is food. There are drinks. There is plenty of laughs. Bowling is not just for Dad…the whole family can enjoy (late into the night)!

Orchid Bowl

For hours, rates and their multiple locations.   



For hours, rates and their multiple locations.


Kallang Bowl at Leisure Park Kallang

5 Stadium Walk, Tel: 6345 0545 

Hours: Sun to Thurs 9 am – 1 am, Fri & Sat  9 am – 3 am


West Coast Recreation Centre     

12 West Coast Walk, Tel: 6778 8966


Westwood Bowl at Civil Service Club

91 Bukit Batok West Ave 2, Tel: 65137490 / 65137491, Hours: 8.30 am – 1.00 am


Take Him Fishing

There are several places to take dad for a relaxing day by the water. Even if you don’t catch anything spending the day with dad in a quiet waterfront spot is sure to create lasting memories.

The National Parks service recommends several places including Sembawang, Lower Seletar, Pasir Ris Town Park, Bedok Reservoir, Changi Beach Park and limited areas of West Coast Park.

For more information including some invaluable etiquette tips visit The National Parks website


Take Him Zip Lining

For the adrenaline rush junkie, head for the sky. Zip line through the trees out at Bedok or on Sentosa. Both venues offer breathing fun and views!


Mega Zip Adventure Park

Park Address: Megazip Adventure Park Imbiah Hill Road Sentosa Island Singapore

Postal Address: 52 Telok Blangah Road #05-02, Telok Blangah House, Tel: 6884 5602, Hours: 11 am – 7pm

Tickets start from $50


Forest Adventure

Aquarius by the Park Condominium” on 1 Bedok Reservoir view, Tel: 8100 7421, Hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

Tickets start from $46


Take Him Kayaking

Even for those of us who are less athletically inclined, Kayaking requires surprisingly little skill. Regardless of your experience, you can rent kayaks and easy spend an afternoon leisurely viewing the Singapore skyline by boat. Canoes also available!

Water Sports Center

Singapore Sports hub, Tel: 6653 8900, Mon – Sun: 7 am – 8 pm

2 hour adult ticket $18 (rates and rental durations vary)


Take Him Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding (I’m told requires a bit more coordination but at ski 360 degree you are tied to a harness (which may help you to feel more secure).

Ski 360

1206A East Coast Parkway (between the East Coast Seafood Centre and the East Coast Food Court), Tel: 6442 7318, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 10:00pm 

Weekend rate $50 for 1 hour (weekday times and rates vary)


Take Him to Play laser tag and/or paintball

Maybe better to book with some of his mates, so he can really get invested in the hunt.  Laser tag and paintball can get pretty intense (or so I’ve heard), so maybe best to let the little ones stay home for this while dad and the bigger kids have some serious fun.

Adrenaline laser tag

111 Clementi St. 13 #08-48, Tel: 9084 5056

Book in advance


Laser OPS (indoor arena)

60A Orchard Road #B1-04/05/06, Tel: 6884 4890, Sun – Thurs: 12 – 9, Fri & Sat 11-11

From $15/person


Tag Team

BLK 920, East Coast Parkway, #01-03, Parkland Green, Tel: 6348 2696, Check website or call for hours


Red Dynasty Paintball

Multiple locations, From $10


Crossfire at Singapore Discovery Centre
510 Upper Jurong Road, Tel: 6668 0332 / 6792 6188, Hours: 9 am – 17:30 pm (Closed on Mondays), Strictly by Appointment Only


Take a hike!

Just because we live on the small, urban red dot, does not mean Singapore is lacking in beautiful and lush nature trails. After all, our red dot is also a garden city. Spend the day outdoors and admiring nature at any one of these stand out hiking trails.

  • MacRitchie
  • Bukit Timah Nature reserve
  • Bukit Batok Nature Park
  • Admirality Park
  • Changi Walking Trail – Heritage Trees
  • Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk
  • Western Adventure Loop
  • Lower Peirce Reservoir Park

The national parks website does a fantastic job describing what each trail offers and how to get there. See for details.


Or, if he’s more the indoorsy type, you can’t go wrong taking him to a sports bar.


An Aussie favourite, this packed on weekends bar not only offers a great selection of food but also screens live sports.

  • Boat Quay, 52 Circular Rd, Tel: 6536 4990, Hours: Mon – Fri 6 am – 12 am, Sat – sun 7 am – 12 am
  • 60 Robertson Quay, Tel: 6738 1077, Hours: Monday – Sun 7 am – 3 am


Urban Fairways Golf Bar

Can’t decide between gold or a bar, Urban Fairways has got you covered with both options. Book a tee time (with their indoor golf simulator) in advance but come anytime for drinks and food.

Ground Floor at Capital Tower #01-07, 168 Robinson Road, Tel: 63278045, Hours: Mon – Fri: 8 am – 11 pm, Sat: 12 pm  – 11 pm. Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

Harry’s Bar

With multiple, convenient locations, Harry’s is a staple for those who enjoy any and all live sporting action. You can even check what games are on with their online calendar.

Check website for all locations, contact info and hours. 


Muddy Murphy’s

Miraculously built in Dublin and shipped here in pieces, this traditional Irish bar serves food, Guinness (ok, other drinks too) and plenty of sports.

111 Somerset Rd, #01-02 TripleOne Somerset, Tel: 6735 0400, Hours: Mon – Wed 11 am – 12 am, Thurs & Sun 11 am – 1 am, Fri & Sat 11 am – 2 am


Hope you found something to keep Dad happy! You could always try this too!

By Kathleen Siddell, The Finder 

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