Things to do in Brisbane on Fathers Day

Voctoria park fathers day bistro

If you don’t yet have plans for Dad’s special day, don’t panic because we have an epic list of things to do in Brisbane on Fathers Day. Better still, these are ideas the whole family will enjoy and most of them are low cost or free!

When is Father’s Day in 2021?

Father’s Day will be held in Australia on Sunday 5th September 2021.

Special Events on Father’s Day in Brisbane

Father’s Day Feast, Victoria Park

Fathers day feast

Victoria Park are set to host a Father’s Day Feast like no other! Hosted in their Ballroom, their Father’s Day Feast is the ultimate lunch for dad to really dig-in to. Treat dad to a mouth-watering feast with a two course roast lunch  overlooking the city skyline views, live music and entertainment for the kids including face painting and a balloon artist. from 12pm – 2:30pm. Plus after lunch you could always make it a fun day out for dad and challenge him to a game of putt putt, or show him how it’s done on the driving range. Victoria Park is the perfect place for Father’s Day activities with plenty for the whole family to do.  The Bistro is also open for a more casual Father’s Day lunch.

Brickman Wonders of the World, Queensland Museum

Golden Gate Bridge made from Lego.

If Dad loves Lego take him along to see Brickman Wonders of the World at the Queensland Museum. From the Great Wall of China and Taj Mahal, to the Empire State Building — this world-class exhibition takes you on an interactive trip throughout history. No passport required…tickets are though and can be purchased here

Sound Society Fathers Day Edition

Roma Street Parkland boats on the lake

Head to Roma Street Parkland for The Sound Society from 11:30am – 3:30pm; complete with two live music acts, food trucks, a model boat regatta and you can pre-order a delicious picnic hamper from The Garden Room or pack your own picnic to enjoy.

Find the details here

Bite Markets

Head along to a very special Father’s Day opening on Sunday, 5th September from 11am – 3pm. Enjoy lunch and all that Bite Markets have to offer at North Harbour. Find the details here 

Heritage Train Rides, Woodford

heritage train on the tracks

Take Dad on a heritage train ride at Woodford Railway Station where the whole family can ride on the Heritage Railway using locomotives and carriages from the Australian Sugar mill railway systems of years past. A return trip takes approximately 20 minutes and there are BBQ facilities nearby to make a day of it and have a picnic. Find the details here 

Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway

A great day out for the whole family, take Dad on a miniature steam train ride through the bushland and bring along a picnic to enjoy in the park- just remember to wear enclosed footwear! Find out more here 

Father’s Day Foray, The Workshops Rail Museum

fathers day train

Book Dad a place at the full day Blacksmithing Workshop with heritage trade Blacksmiths Rob Scully and Wayne Schmidt, devour an all star picnic platter with burgers, onion rings, chips and a beer of course! Encourage everyone in the family to get creative by making something fun for Dad in our Maker space, see Foreigners on the Slide show on the theatrette, check out the miniature railway, trains and much more! Find all the details here 

Father’s Day BBQ & Craft Beer Festival, Sanctuary Cove

Father's Day

This family-friendly day will see children enjoy a jumping castle and face painting; while an acoustic musician will be on-hand to serenade guests as they relax on picnic tables after perusing a smoked BBQ Roadshow pop-up, a Stone & Wood craft beer bar, dessert station and gourmet charcuterie board boxes. Find the details here 

Fun Things to do with Dad in Brisbane

Eat out with Dad for Father’s Day in Brisbane

Dads enjoy a break from cooking too, and there are many Brisbane eateries that offer special father’s day breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners. Make sure you check out Eatons Hill Hotel and The  Sandstone Point Hotel who are offering buffet breakfast and lunch with free rides, face painting and live entertainment.  Click here to view our list of family-friendly cafes and restaurants in Brisbane. Be sure to book in though as they will fill up fast!

Pack a picnic for Dad

This is an inexpensive way to spoil Dad and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. Brisbane and its surrounding areas boast hundreds of beautiful picnic spots and we have reviewed the best of them here.

Head off with dad on a day trip

Head to the beach, the rainforest, the mountains, the countryside or the city – we have lots of ideas you can surprise dad with our explore Brisbane and day trip reviews. Make it a Father’s Day to remember!

Check out our events calendar for further inspiration!

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