Coming up with unique Father’s Day ideas year after year is always a challenge. After many years of trying to find the perfect gift I’ve finally discovered that what my father likes most is to spend quality time with his family, and a weekend away is the perfect way to celebrate. Canberra, with its beautiful parks and gardens, museums and galleries is an interesting location for a family weekend adventure to celebrate Father’s Day.
Canberra is well known for its festivals and exhibitions and there’s always something going on to lure you to the city. This year is the 100th anniversary of the naming of Canberra so the aptly named Centenary of Canberra festival will be running all year, featuring a huge range of events from art exhibitions, live acts, to gala dinners and degustation dinners. Visit the website to see what’s on.
Once you’re in Canberra, there is so much to see and do. Questacon, the National Science & Technology Centre, is a favourite place to visit for all ages. Questacon offers a unique, interactive look into the ways things work and includes live shows, special exhibitions and enough intriguing facts and exhibits to keep the whole family entertained all day.
Being Australia’s capital means that Canberra is the home to our national galleries and museums and there is always something new to see. A visit to any of the museums or galleries in Canberra will give you a true insight into the history and culture of Australia and provide many opportunities for conversation.
Canberra’s 300+ restaurants and cafes offer a huge variety of cuisines at a range of prices meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice for places to take Dad for dinner. There are also vineyards, clubs and pubs offering somewhere to eat or pack a picnic, grab a pizza and picnic in one of Canberra’s beautiful parks.
So when you’re looking for Father’s Day ideas, think of Canberra. There are, of course, hundreds of other activities on offer in Canberra depending on what Dad is into, but when you’re planning your getaway, make sure there’s plenty of time to just hang out and be together.
Choice Hotels has three great hotels in Canberra to choose from. The award winning Quality Hotel Woden provides great value, spacious Canberra accommodation close to the Tradies Club Woden where hotel guests can enjoy the dining and club facilities. Centrally located Quality Hotel Dickson is a four star Canberra hotel with everything you need for a great Father’s Day weekend away. Our third hotel Quality Inn Country Plaza Queanbeyan is located in nearby Queanbeyan but is still within close proximity to all Canberra attractions. The Quality Inn features rooms, suites, family suites and one bedroom apartments to accommodate for all types of families.