8 Father’s Day Ideas

Spending time with dad is better than any present money can buy. Here are some fun ideas for taking your father out for the day.

1. Paw Sox outing

Take dad out to the ball game with an afternoon spent watching America’s most beloved sport. First pitch is thrown at 1:35 p.m. at McCoy Stadium, so grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and sing along to baseball tunes as you root, root, root for the home team! Tickets start at $9 a person and can be purchased here. 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, 401-724-7300, milb.com

2. Mini Golf

Head to the driving range or play a round of mini golf at Mulligan’s Island. Be transported to an island with a volcano that shoots fire and play put-put with dad surrounded by water and palm trees. Navigate through the course in and out of caves, but be careful of the shipwreck. You never know when a pirate may appear! Don’t lose your ball in the river and keep a tally of strokes on your scorecard — lowest score wins! For more information, click here. 1000 New London Ave., Cranston, 401-464-8855, mulligansisland.com

3. The Guild Tap Room Tasting

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with a brew or two at the Guild’s tap room. Artisans and craftsmen alike have come together at this fairly new spot to introduce several different beers from various breweries all over Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Guild’s tap room is now pouring brews from Devil’s Purse Brewing Co., Narragansett Beer, Sons of Liberty Spirits Company, Farmer Willie’s and NBPT Brew Co. There’s also some cornhole available and there may be an occasional food truck on site. Cheers! 461 Main St., Pawtucket, 401-724-1241, theguildri.com

4. Batting Cages

Practice your pitching, batting and fielding alongside dad at Extra Innings’ multi-use tunnels. The tunnels at this indoor facility can be rented out in either half hour or full hour increments, and although reservations are recommended, walk-ins may be accepted upon availability. A half-hour session is $25 and a full hour session is $40. For reservations, click here. 69 Illinois Ave., Unit 2, Warwick, 401-737-3100, extrainnings-warwick.com

5. Fishing

Feeling adventurous? Bring dad out on the water for inshore or offshore fishing with C-Devil II, Sportfishing. Based out of Point Judith, this fishing charter is a full day excursion out on the ocean where you can catch all sorts of sea life. Take a look at the species page for more details on what you may catch at the end of your line! Prices vary depending on the length of the charter trip. For more information, click here. 33 State St., Narragansett, 401-374-1439, cdevilssportfishing.com

6. Learn to Surf

Catch some waves on Father’s Day with a surf lesson from Rhody Surf. Learn how to ride the waves with dad during a one-hour-long private session where you will start with a dry lesson on land to learn the basics of surfing. While wearing a wetsuit, you will then move to the ocean to catch the waves while your instructor guides you step by step. Who can stay up on their board the longest, you or dad? Lessons cost $95 per person. For more information, click here. 8 Fair St., Newport, 401-216-9283, rhodysurf.com


Father and son surfing at the beach. Photo by Thinkstock.

7. Bowling

Score strikes against dad at East Providence Lanes. Keep score on the TV while you swing bowling balls down the lane. If you are daring enough, don’t use the gutter guards and see who is the best straight shooter. This is a perfect rainy day activity to do with dad if the weather is rainy, but it can also be a fun night time activity. 80 Newport Ave., East Providence, 401-438-2300, eastprovidencelanes.com


8. Wright’s Farm Restaurant Dinner

Wright’s Farm is famous for its family-style dinner with all-you-can-eat chicken and sides for $12.75 per adult and $7.25 for children ages ten and younger. The meals are served from noon to 8 p.m. and include freshly-baked rolls, a salad tossed with Wright’s famous Italian dressing, french fries and pasta with homemade marinara sauce. A fourteen-ounce sirloin steak dinner is also available with unlimited sides for $22. Reservations suggested. 84 Inman Rd., Harrisville, 401-769-2856, wrightsfarm.com



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