Food and fun: your guide to pampering dad for Father's Day 2017

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Wondering how to celebrate every child's first superhero this Father's Day? Here's a guide to the best events and dining specials available.

Father’s Day is coming round once more! It’s time to give the man of the house the pampering he deserves, with food and festivities galore. Here’s a two-part guide to the best events in town to unwind with dad, plus all the best dining specials available to fill his tummy. 

Events

Dads’ Day Out

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Dads for Life is organising a Dads’ Day Out for the special man in your life! Take up the Dad’s Challenge as a family and have fun with classic carnival games like the Water Balloon Hurl and the Frisbee Throw. 

If your dad is glued to Mediacorp dramas, he’ll also love the chance to go on an exclusive Mediacorp Experience Tour and play stage games with his favourite Mediacorp DJs and artistes! Plus, he’ll get to be the star of the show for a day by recording a fun family wefie with your choice of TV show backdrop.

When: 18 June, 9am-7pm

Where: Mediacorp Campus Town Square. Free shuttle bus provided from the bus stop in front of Fusionopolis, near One-North MRT

How much: Free!

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Dads for Life Camp at Army Open House

Is your dad always regaling the family with tales of his gruelling NS days? Well, here’s a great chance for Dad to relive his NS days with his kids! During the Dads for Life Camp, dads and children will camp out overnight in front of the iconic Singapore Flyer, go on a Family Route March around the Esplanade Park, and take part in a bunch of military activities. 

When: 28-29 May

Where: Singapore Flyer and F1 Pit Building

How much: $80 per dad-child pair

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ZuperDad at KidZania Singapore

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KidZania is celebrating all our “ZuperDads” early with a slew of father-child activities. Fun programmes at the indoor theme park include assembling your own bento set, taking on the High Ropes Challenge Course, and challenging other dads and kids to a friendly basketball game.

All fathers get to enjoy free entry with every two walk-in kids tickets purchased. This is a great chance for some solid bonding time with dad!

When: 9 – 25 June

Where: KidZania, Palawan Kidz City (nearest to Harbourfront MRT)

How much: Entry fees to KidZania are $25 for toddlers (2-3), $58 for children (4-17) and $35 for adults

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Aviva SuperFunDae

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Sprawled across 22, 000sqm of play space, Aviva SuperFunDae promises to be a day of unlimited fun for the whole family. Bond with dad over racing cars and obstacle courses, or lie back and enjoy an outdoor movie screening and picnic! With free ice-cream all day long, there’s no need to worry about beating the heat.

When: 10 June, 10am-9pm

Where: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay

How much: $19.90 per ticket

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Father’s Day Family Comedy by Balloonatics

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Fathers always know how to make us laugh, don’t they? Give dad a side-splitting good time with Balloonatics’ Father’s Day Family Comedy.

The balloon-based entertainment revolves around the theme “you don’t have to be good at something for it to be fun”, something both dad and kids will be able to appreciate! Every child (and dad) will also get a free gift balloon of choice after the show. 

When: 18 June, 11am-12.30pm

Where: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park

How much: $40 (1 adult with child) + $20 (for every additional child or adult) for Hollandse Club Members. $40 (1 adult with child) + $30 (for every additional child or adult adult) for non-members.

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Fair for Fathers at SAFRA Mount Faber

It’s not just mums who can shop till they drop! SAFRA Mount Faber is holding a Father’s Day shopping fair, and purchasing any item will entitle you to free entry to an ice-cream buffet. 

Head down on Father’s Day itself on 18 June to catch the additional festivities! There will be a free craft beer appreciation workshop, a superhero movie screening, and colouring for kids, among other fun events. 

When: 16-23 June, 10am-8pm

Where: SAFRA Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way

How much: Free admission

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Straits Family Sunday: Baba of the House at the Peranakan Museum

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Relive the life of a Baba father in a Peranakan home with pa this Father’s Day. You can take part in traditional activities like weaving your own beadwork craft kit and dressing up as a baba or nyonya.

For the little ones, there will also be a children’s trail through the special exhibition gallery. If you’re looking for an unconventional way to celebrate the day, this will definitely be a unique experience!

When: 11 June, 1-5pm

Where: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street

How much: Free admission

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Indoor play at MOSH!

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With free admission to MOSH! for their Father’s Day deal, dads can play alongside their kids! Just opened last year, MOSH! edutainment centre in Sentosa has five exciting stations to explore, offering hours of high-tech entertainment for kids and dads.

Popular stations include Doodle Aquarium, where you design your own sea creature and see it come to life in a digital aquarium, and Paper Plane Adventure, where you launch your own paper airplane at a digital screen. 

When: 2-4, 9-11 June, 10am-9pm

Where: Palawan Kidz City, Sentosa

How much: Free admission for dads with every $22 child ticket purchased

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Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Is your dad always humming Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”? The UK tribute band will be performing live in Singapore for a one-night-only concert, featuring classic Led Zep hits like “Whole Lotta Love” and “Immigrant Song”. Treat your dad to this rare chance to catch the world-famous musicians in the flesh!

When: 2 June, 8pm

Where: Kallang Theatre

How much: Tickets from $28

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UFC Fight Night

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Good news for martial arts fan dads: the Ultimate Fighting Championship has a show in Singapore this June, just in time for Father’s Day. The star feature on the bill is former world champion Holly Holm battling Bethe “Pitbull” Correia. Other fights include Rafael dos Anjos against Tarec Saffiedine, and Dong Hyun Kim taking on Colby Covington. Make it a memorable night out for dad!

When: 17 June

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

How much: Tickets from $58

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Haircuts at Papa Poika

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Where better to have some father-son bonding than at the barbershop? In celebration for Father’s Day, English-inspired barbershop Papa Poika is offering free hair cuts for kids and free American Crew Shampoo for dads. 

Besides traditional barber services, Papa Poika’s barbers can also carry out trendy haircuts and shaving sessions. No worries about making dad look good for his big day!

When: 1 – 30 June

Where: Papa Poika, Paragon, 290 Orchard Road

How much: Free haircut for kids (aged 0-12) and free American Crew Shampoo for dads (not redeemable at the same time)

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Food

Barbecue and Brew Buffet Lunch at Hotel Fort Canning

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Does your dad love firing up the grill at family BBQs? For Father’s Day, he can enjoy a droolworthy BBQ lunch in the park, minus the exertion. Hotel Fort Canning’s Barbecue and Brew will feature a live grilling station with juicy selections like Sambal Stingray, Beer Can Roast Chicken, and Barbecued Live Prawns Thai-style! There will also be a 1-for-1 Tiger beer offer available from 12-3pm. 

Plus, the little ones will be kept safe and entertained with special children’s buffet stations and a playzone, well-furnished with slides, toys, and movie screenings. 

Diners will also stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to CHEF: Bibimbap VS Chili Crab at Resorts World Sentosa!

When: 18 June, 12-3pm

Where: Hotel Fort Canning, The Salon

How much: $58++ per adult, $34++ per child (aged 4-12), free for children under 4.

Our readers can quote the promo code theAsianparent to enjoy a special 15% discount! 

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Gamer-themed Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Line

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Give dad his seafood fix with The Line’s Gamer-themed Sunday Champagne Brunch. Dad and family can celebrate in style with Boston Lobster, Fine de Claire Oysters, Alaskan Snow Crab and more. Save some space for an eating competition with spicy sausages and mystery dumplings, and work if off later by duelling with your dad in arcade games. 

Bonus: is your dad always making you cringe with his dad jokes? For Father’s Day, he can bring the house down with his best dad joke to receive a free glass of beer or whisky. 

When: 18 June, 12-3pm

Where: The Line, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road

How much: $138 per adult (soft drinks and chilled juices inclusive) or $178 per adult (champagne, white and red wine, beers, soft drinks, and chilled juices inclusive). $68 per child (aged 6-11)

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A-la-carte buffets at Monti

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Wine and dine Dad with Father’s Day buffet packages at Monti, one of Marina Bay’s hottest dining spaces. Dads can enjoy hearty Italian fare, free flow beer or wine, and complimentary boat rides around the bay upon request.

For the occasion, Monti is unveiling an additional hot carving station featuring delicacies like Bistecca Alla Fiorentina with Crushed Potatoes and Peperonata and Arugula Salad, which are sure to tempt dad’s tastebuds. There’s no need to worry that the kiddies will be bored, either — children will get a goodie bag and enjoy a movie screening!

When: 4 June. 12pm-3pm for lunch buffet, 6-9pm for dinner buffet

Where: The Fullerton Pavilion, Marina Bay

How much: Buffets start from $90 per pax for adults, and from $60 for children aged 7-12. Children 6 years and below can eat for free. Buffet packages with non-alcoholic drinks start from $110 per pax, while those with additional free-flow wine start from $140. 

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‘Meat all you Can’ with Ramada Singapore

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Dad can eat to his heart’s content with Ramada’s ‘Meat all you Can’ lunch buffet – free of charge! Ramada’s menu features a tantalising mix of modern Asian, Western and international cuisine, promising a great gastronomic experience no matter your taste. 

When: 18 June, 12-3pm

Where: Ramada Singapore, Zhongshan Park, 16 Ah Hood Road

How much: $48++ per adult, $24++ per child (aged 5-12). Dads dine free. 

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Lunch Buffet Special at the YWCA

The YWCA Cafe Lodge is putting together a lunch buffet spread to celebrate the special man in our lives! Dads will receive a free pack of Maqee Coffee and mug. 

When: 18 June, 11.30am-3pm

Where: YWCA, Fort Canning Lodge, 6 Fort Canning Road

How much: $32++ per adult, $15.80++ per child. Dad dines for free with every 3 paying adults.

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Grill Out Father’s Day Discovery Buffet Feast

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This Father’s Day, your dad can sit back, relax and let gourmet chefs take over the grill. Dad and family will get to enjoy juicy, char-grilled meat alfresco, overlooking the splendid sights of Sentosa! 

Specialties available include Soft Shell Crabs with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Stir-fried Salted Egg Prawns, and Australian Wagyu ‘D’ Rump Steak. After all the heavy meat, cleanse your palate with mouthwatering desserts like Lychee Mousse and Coconut Cake. 

When: 17 June, 6-10pm

Where: Latest Recipe and the WoW – World of Whisky at Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa

How much: $80++ per adult, $40++ per child (age 4-11). Children below 4 dine for free.

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Father’s Day by the pool with Pool Grill

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Pool Grill is celebrating all fathers with, of course, a grill by the pool – the perfect combination of delectable meats and tranquil surroundings. On the menu will be exotic Western delicacies like Seared Scallops with Mushroom Puree & Chorizo Crumble, Crustacean Bisque & Dill, and Home-cured Beetroot Salmon with Beetroot. 

When: 18 June

Where: Pool Grill, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

How much: $58++ per person

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Cantonese delicacies with Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

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For the man with a big heart and an even bigger belly, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant has crafted  not one, but two set menus! Dad can enjoy nourishing, authentic Cantonese delicacies like the Double-boiled Fish Maw with Black Garlic Chicken Soup and the Braised 5-head Abalone with Pork Belly. 

In addition, dads will receive a TWG Caviar Tin Tea with a minimum spend of $300.

When: 17-18 June

Where: Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

How much: $98++ per person for Set Meal I, $78++ per person for Set Meal II

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Resplendent Father’s Day lunch at Marriott Cafe

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Pamper the superman in your life with a massive spread of over 90 delicacies! Marriott Cafe’s Father’s Day buffet is more than 1.5x its regular, packed with both local and international cuisine. 

Dad’s tummy will be satisfied with fresh seafood dishes, including Alaskan King Crab, freshly shucked Oysters, and Gratinated Scallops. Exquisite meats like pan-fried foie gras and roast prime rib of beef will round out the meal.

Dads will also receive a complimentary glass of Tiger Beer and a BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken gift set

When: 18 June

Where: Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

How much: $78++ per adult, $38++ per child (age 5-12)

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Dim Sum buffet at Min Jiang 

Sit down to a long, hearty family dim sum with dad at Min Jiang restaurant. The Chinese restaurant is opening up a Semi Dim Sum Buffet, with classic delights like Baked BBQ Pork Pastry and Braised Shark Fin.

If you’re looking for something more lavish, check out the 6-course or 7-course set lunches and dinners, specially curated for Father’s Day! Dad will relish traditional Sichuan and Cantonese favourites like stir-fried mee sua.

When: 17-18 June (Semi Dim Sum Buffet), 12-18 June (6- and 7-course set meals)

Where: Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel

How much: $68 per adult and $34 per child for dim sum buffet, $88 per person for a 6-course set meal

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Father’s Day brunch at One-Ninety Restaurant

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This brunch buffet at One-Ninety Restaurant is sure to pamper dad’s tastebuds in style. From a chilled seafood ice table heaped with Maine Lobster and Alaskan King Crab to a cold cuts station to a salad bar, your family will get to indulge in a complete gastronomic experience. 

Toast the man of the day with a choice of free-flow wine, champagne, or non-alcoholic juices. And while mum and dad sample Italian cheeses and sip champagne, the kids can have fun in a kids corner available throughout the brunch!

When: 18 June, 12-3pm

Where: One-Ninety restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard

How much: $148 per person with free flow of juices, $178 per person with free flow Prosecco. $74 per child (aged 5-11). 

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Burgers at Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar

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Chow down on burgers with dad at Nassim Hill! Families who order two main courses will receive a free double-decker burger with fries and a choice of pint, specially for dad. Free burger and a pint for dad! Nassim Hill’s menu features delicious Western fare with a fusional twist, such as Chili Crab spaghetti and Asian BBQ Chicken salad. 

When: 17-18 June, after 4pm

Where: Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar, 56 Tanglin Road

How much: Varies depending on main course

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Premium Peranakan Sunday Lunch at The Tanglin Club

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Treat the ‘baba’ of your family to authentic Peranakan cuisine for his special day. The Tanglin Club’s enhanced Father’s Day menu boasts a Hot Station with steaming dishes like Nonya Chicken Curry, and Carving & Actions stations featuring laksa and pork ribs.

When: 18 June, 12-2.30pm

Where: The Tanglin Club, 5 Stevens Road

How much: $60 per adult, $30 per child

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Father’s Day brunch at LATITUDE Bistro

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How does brunch with a view of the sea sound? Spoil dad silly with a festive brunch comprising Asian and Continental dishes, all while overlooking the magnificent marina. Dads get to dine for free with every two paying adults!

When: 18 June, 11.30am-3pm

Where: LATITUDE Bistro, One 15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove

How much: $58++ per adult, $29++ per child

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Durian Dessert Buffet at Coffee Lounge

Pamper dad with an all-you-can eat of Singapore’s iconic fruit. Coffee Lounge’s Durian Dessert Buffet boasts a choice spread of durian pastries, including the new D24 Matcha cake and exclusive D24 Donut, all made with Goodwood Park’s famous durians. This treat is a must-try for durian-loving dads!

When: Ongoing till 31 July, 12-2.30pm (lunch) and 6-10.30pm (dinner)

Where: Coffee Lounge, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road

How much: $38.80++ per person

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Fathers’ Day menu at Lawry’s

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If your dad loves his prime ribs, Lawry’s is the place to go for that perfect, sizzling slab of meat. Their special Fathers’ Day menu features their signature USDA Prime Ribs of Beef, along with other delicacies like Pan-Fried Foie Gras with Red Wine.

Dad can enjoy his meal on the house when at least 3 family members dine with him!

When: 16 and 17 June

Where: Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Mandarin Orchard Singapore

How much: $98++ per person

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Italian feast at Jamie’s Italian

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For the occasion, this family-friendly Italian restaurant is offering a hearty meat plank that serves a family of four. From roasted Beef Rib to Pork Belly to Prawns with Polenta and Root Vegetables, there’ll be enough to delight the whole family’s tummies! 

From 29 May – 23 June, the little ones will also enjoy a free Kid’s Meal with every adult main course ordered. 

When: 16-18 June

Where: Jamie’s Italian outlets at Vivocity and Forum Shopping Mall

How much: $128++

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Father’s Day Sharing Menu at Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones

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A romantic meal with mum is just what dad needs to unwind this Fathers’ Day. Both dad and mum can be pampered with a 7-course sharing menu featuring savoury dishes like Lobster Fregola Sarda Pasta and Roasted Pork Chop.

When: 15-18 June

Where: Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, Orchard Central

How much: $88 nett for two

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