28 fun and cheap things to do on Fathers Day in Sydney 2019

Fathers Day Sydney

Being outdoors is a great way to enjoy Fathers Day in Sydney 2019

It’s not always easy to think of something to do with Dad on Fathers Day! And on top of that you have to think of a present too.

This year Fathers Day in Australia falls on Sunday 1 September – the first day of spring!

So take the hassle out of your day and enjoy some of these excellent Sydney Fathers Day events and attractions – I think there is something in here for every type of Dad!

Top Events for Fathers Day in Sydney 2019

There are some great free and pretty cheap events for the Dads to enjoy this Fathers Day. Whether you having a running Dad, car Dad, outdoor Dad or festival Dad there is something for everyone!

Saturday 31 August 

1. Eat your Heart Out Liverpool

Eat Your heart Out Liverpool will light up Norfolk Serviceway, a hidden pocket of Liverpool with live music, arts and culture and amazing food.

Cost: Free
More info: www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/community/major-events/eat-your-heart-out

2. Cronulla Spring Festival

Come along and enjoy the Sutherland Shire’s largest festival. Enjoy delicious food, rides, a carnival and an abundance of entertainment for the family to enjoy.

Cost: Free entry
More info:

3. Head up to The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden for the Daffodil Festival

The Daffodil Festival is only on once a year!  This year the festival concludes on Fathers Day, so it will be an extra special day at the garden. Come up and enjoy amazing flowers, walks and other great activities.

Cost: Free
More info: www.freedays.com.au/10-fab-things-to-do-at-the-blue-mountains-botanic-garden/

Sunday 1 August 

4. Fathers Day Festival at Centennial Park

The month long Centennial Foodlands Festival kicks off with a Fathers Day Festival. Enter the fun run or just enjoy the markets and activities.

Cost: Free,fun run additional
More info: www.centennialparklands.com.au/whatson/Centennial-Foodlands

5. Manly Fun Run

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, the Manly Rotary Fun Run and Walk is organised by Manly Rotary Club. It’s a charity fundraiser for fun lovers and serious runners alike.

Cost: Entry fees apply
More info: www.manlyfunrun.org/

6. Father’s Day at the Australiana Pioneer Village

A Family Fun Father’s Day to celebrate the amazing Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and Special Men in our lives.

Cost: Adults $5.00, School-aged Children $3.00, Family $15.00 (2 adults and 2 school aged children), children under 5 years are free
More info
: http://theapv.org.au/village/event/fathers-day/

7. Man with a Pram Walk

Join dads and dads to be to celebrate the role dads play in bringing up children today.

Cost: Donation to charity of your choice
More info: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/man-with-a-pram-2019-sydney

8. Free Father’s Day event at Belgenny Farm

Visit Belgenny Farm for the Father’s Day Family Day, featuring food trucks, activities, and outdoor entertainment. Entry is FREE!

Cost: Free entry
More info
: www.camden.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/fathers-day-at-belgenny-farm/

9. Fathers Day Carnival @ Penrith Panthers

Come on down to join in a  famous Backyard Carnival. Enjoy free carnival rides, delicious savoury and sweet food stalls and an amazing car show.  The show will showcase vintage and contemporary cars!

Cost: Free entry
More info
: https://penrith.panthers.com.au/fathers-day-carnival/

10. Father’s Day Car Meet, Hornsby

Westfield Hornsby is the place to celebrate Father’s Day with activities the whole family will enjoy at the Car Meet. There’s going to be music, a jumping castle, free fairy floss, face painting for the kids and more while Dad looks through the line up.
Free entry
More info
: www.westfield.com.au/hornsby/event/

11. Top Gun Fathers Day Screening at Skyline Drive in, Blacktown

We feel the need, the need for speed! Come along on Sunday September 1 for a special Father’s Day screening of Top Gun!

Cost: $30.00 per car
More info: www.eventcinemas.com.au/cinema/drive-in-blacktown

12. Dads Records

Enjoy an afternoon with Dad listening to some old records and letting him enjoy a craft beer (or two!)

Cost: $20.00 for 6 beer taster paddle
More info: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fathers-day-dads-records-tickets

13. Dads go FREE at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Free entry for Dads on Sunday 1 September at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Cost: Free for dads
More info: https://www.facebook.com/FeatherdaleWildlifePark/

14. Taste of Coogee

The Taste of Coogee Festival is a celebration of great food, wine, beers and spirits held on the Oval right by Sydney’s iconic Coogee Beach. There will be free cooking Masterclasses and a full program of big stage entertainment.

Cost:$5.00 per adult, free for under
More info: https://www.coogee.info/taste-of-coogee-festival/

Top 15 Sydney Attractions for Fathers Day

If getting out and about and going on an adventure is more your Dad’s style then read on to find out 15 awesome activities just for Dad – and best of all they are all pretty fun and pretty cheap.

15. Warragamba Dam

Warragamba Dam is a popular Fathers Day spot. It’s excellent Visitors Centre and great picnic areas make it a fab way to spend a Fathers Day. And of course you walk the famous dam wall on weekends!

Cost: Free
More info: www.waternsw.com.au/supply/visit/warragamba-dam

16. Walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge

A walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with your family. It doesn’t get much better than that! Pack a picnic and enjoy breakfast or lunch at Lavender Bay or Dawes Point, Check out the Pylon Lookout as an extra special treat for Dad.

Cost: Free
More info: www.freedays.com.au/sydney-harbour-bridge-walk/

17. Ferry to Cockatoo Island to enjoy History Week

Cockatoo Island is one of Sydney’s best free attractions. It makes a great Fathers Day out for the Dad who loves history. Enjoy cheap public transport travel on Sundays too! From 31 August to 8 September is History Week on the Island so head there for a guided tour (additional cost).

Cost: Free entry, unlimited travel on Sundays in Sydney is $2.70
More info: www.cockatooisland.gov.au/en or https://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/en/see-and-do/whats-on/history-week-2019/

18. Homebush Bay Shipwrecks

Spend a day in Bicentennial Park looking for the hidden Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay. A great family activity, plus Bicentennial Park offers up lots of other excellent free activities too.

Cost: Free
More info: www.freedays.com.au/homebush-bay-shipwrecks/

19. Dirt Bike Trails

Get Dad back out on his bike with on one of Sydney’s Top 10 Dirt Bike Trails. Lots of great trails to be explored, and something for every skill level.

Cost: Free
More info: www.freedays.com.au/mountain-bike-trails-sydney/

20. Go fishing

You either love it or you hate it! For the Dads who do, there are some great spots all around Sydney to go fishing. Check out this great article on the Best Fishing Spots around Sydney.

21. Wood Fired BBQ Picnic

What Dad doesn’t love a wood fired BBQ?! And there’s no better day to give one a go then Fathers Day. There are some excellent picnic spots all around Sydney to enjoy,

Cost: Free (some parks may have entry fees)
More info: www.freedays.com.au/mountain-bike-trails-sydney/

22. Hire a canoe or kayak

What better day to go canoeing then the first day of Spring and Father’s Day. There are some great spots around Sydney including Lane Cove National Park, Bobbin Head, Crosslands Reserve, Penrith, and Bundeena.

Cost: Various, check website for details

23. Hire a BBQ Boat or a Tinnie and go exploring

BBQ boats are a whole lot of fun! I will admit they aren’t free, but for a Fathers Day splash out they are a great idea. Tinnie’s are also a great idea and are much cheaper. So why not pack a picnic and have lunch on a secluded beach – sounds amazing! Great spots to head to are Berowra Waters, The Hawkesbury, Booker Bay and Como.

24. Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk

This is such a beautiful walk and Palm Beach is a great place to spend a day. To get to the top of the lighthouse you can either head up a bush trail or up a super easy, paved driveway.

Cost: Free
More details: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/historic-buildings-places/barrenjoey-lighthouse

25. Explore Bare Island

Bare Island is fascinating spot to visit. Great for the dad who loves to be outdoors or who loves a bit of history. You can go on a self-guided tour or paid tours run each Sunday.

Cost: Free entry, tours additional
More details: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/bare-island-fort-guided-tour

26. Visit the National Maritime Museum and explore Darling Harbour

The main area of the National Maritime Museums is free. You can’t enter the ships, but you can still admire them plus you can see all the permanent exhibitions at the museum – for free!

Cost: Free
More details: www.sea.museum/

27. Visit Muogamurra Nature Reserve

Only Open for 6 weekends a year and one of those weekends this year includes Fathers Day. This magic spot is a great place to enjoy a bushwalk and a picnic with your family.

Cost: Adult $15, child/concession $10, family $40 (2 adults, 2 children).
More info: www.freedays.com.au/muogamarra-nature-reserve-open-days-2019/

28. Explore a Rock Ledge

Rock Ledges are amazing places! Full of sea life and secret finds they are a delight for both adults and kids. My three favourite ones around Sydney are Norah Head, Long Reef and Collaroy.

Other Free Things to Do for Father Day in Sydney 2019

If you are still searching for the perfect thing to do with your Dad, why not consider:


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