What’s on this Father’s Day in Melbourne

It’s that time of year again when you can celebrate your dad or someone special in your life. Father’s Day is on Sunday 1st September 2019 and there are plenty of fun things to do in and around Melbourne with Dad.

If you would like to treat your dad to a special outing these are my top picks for a fun Father’s Day –

What's on this Father's Day in Melbourne
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A day out with Dad at Arthurs Seat Eagle

Less than an hour out of Melbourne you can drive Dad down the coast to Arthurs Seat Eagle for a day full of fun activities and spectacular views. There will be a Classic Car Show on display, BBQ, free face painting and a spot prize to win a family tour of the iconic MCG.

Time: all activities will be available from 10am–3pm
Date: Sunday 1 September
Location: 1085 Arthurs Seat Road, Dromana
Price: $15–$24 per person
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Father’s Day Car and Bike Show

Acland Street, St Kilda is going to be converted into a classic car and bike heaven. Hundreds of meticulously maintained and treasured machines will be on display. There’s also live entertainment, face painting, giveaways, and free activities for the kids.

Date: 1 September 2019
Time: 10am–6pm
Location: Acland Street Village, Shakespeare Grove, O’Donnell Gardens, St Kilda
Price: FREE
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Father’s Day at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is hosting a special Father’s Day buffet breakfast in the Lakeside Cafe and a 2-course lunch in the Bong Su Room. The kids will be entertained while doing kids activities and taking fun photos in the photo booth. All Dad’s who attend the special Father’s Day events will go into the draw to win an amazing new BBQ. After breakfast or lunch, the family can enjoy the rest of their day exploring Melbourne Zoo.

Date: Sunday 1 September 2019
Breakfast: Lakeside: 9am–11am, Rainforest Room: 10am–12pm
Lunch: Bong Su Room: 12.30pm–2.30pm
Location: Melbourne Zoo
Breakfast: Adult $70, Child (2–12 years) $35 (booking fees apply)
Lunch: Adult $90, Child (2–12 years) $45 (booking fees apply)
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Father’s and Dog’s Day Out

Rippon Lea House and Gardens invite all Dad’s and their dogs for a day of workshops, stalls, dog training, show bags, ‘best in show’ dog competition and a sausage sizzle by the Rotary Club of Glen Eira.

Date: Sunday 1 September
Time: 11am–3pm
Location: Rippon Lea House & Gardens, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
Price: Adult $10, Concession $7, Child $4, Family (2 adults & 2 children) $20
National Trust Members: FREE. Purchase tickets on entry.

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Blokes High Tea

For something, different Searoad Ferries are offering a special ‘Blokes High Tea’ for Dad’s on Father’s Day. Dad’s can enjoy sailing from Sorrento or Queenscliff while eating a delicious array of savoury and sweet dishes – pork sliders, lamb pie, mini doughnuts, a paddle of regional beer and tea or coffee. 

Date Sunday 1 September 2019
Time: 11am departing Sorrento or 2pm departing Queenscliff
Location: Sorrento Pier, Sorrento and Queenscliff Harbour, 1 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff
Price: Adults $65, Kids (4-15) $35, Kids (3 and under) $15
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What's on this Father's Day in Melbourne
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Father’s Day Storytime

Some libraries around Melbourne will be celebrating Father’s Day with a special Father’s Day Storytime. Bring Dad along to enjoy stories about Dad’s and take part in some fun arts and craft activities. For 3 to 5 year olds.

Date, time and locations

City Library
Monday 26 August, 10.30am–11.15am

North Melbourne Library
Tuesday 27 August, 10.30am–11.15am

East Melbourne Library
Wednesday 28 August, 10.30am–11.15am

Kathleen Syme Library
Wednesday 28 August, 10.30am–11.15am

Southbank Library
Thursday 29 August, 10.30am–11.15am

Library at the Dock
Friday 30 August, 10.30am–11.15am

​Price: Free
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We try our best to provide accurate information on Father’s Day events around Victoria, but we do recommend that parents check details directly with the event website.



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