How to celebrate Father’s day in lockdown

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This Father’s Day is going to be one of the most unusual we will probably ever spend. Unfortunately, most of us will not be able to spend time with our Dads on Sunday, and many of us have only been able to spend fleeting visits, maintaining a 2-metre distance, for the past 3 months.

We want to make sure that everyone can help celebrate Father’s Day the right way, even during lockdown. And to do so we are going to share some ideas for the day so you can spend quality time with all the great dads, stepdads and granddads out there who all deserve to be celebrated, even in the middle of a quarantine.

Share a beer

Some bars may be opening their doors this weekend, giving you a chance to grab a quick drink with pappy in a beer garden, hoping that the weather holds out. The 2-metre rule has been reduced to 1 so you can sit at the same table. Although you can’t give each other a hug, at least you can spend time in each other’s company.

If you don’t want to brave the outside just yet then set up your webcam and share a beer over Skype, Zoom or whatever your choice of video conference call software is. Technology is a wonderful thing and has helped keep us all together in this trying time so all the dads out there are just a quick call away.

A poker/games night

You don’t just have to sit and chat on your Skype call with dad, you can also set up a board game, or make use of apps that let the whole family join a game of Poker or Uno or any other game of choice. 

Virtual day out

Usually, Father’s Day is a great opportunity to take your dad on a day out. With most attractions still remaining closed that is more difficult than ever before, but not impossible.

There are a number of galleries, museums and other visual attractions that are hosting virtual tours on their websites or via social media. And the best news? Most of these are being offered completely free.

Go for a walk in nature

A lot of people have been rediscovering their love for nature and long walks in the countryside during the lockdown, mainly due to the fact it is the only chance most of us have had to leave the house for most of Spring.

You can take your dad for a long walk this Father’s Day at a scenic spot. This is a perfect option for those who don’t live with their dads but still want to spend time with them in a safe way.

BBQ

Under new guidelines we are able to visit Mum & Dad as long as we stay out of the house. If the sun manages to come out this weekend then Father’s Day could be the perfect opportunity for a BBQ.

Everyone can maintain their distance in the garden whilst spending time together with some great food and a few drinks on the side.

If you can’t manage to see your Dad this Father’s Day but still want to give them a great gift then check out our Father’s Day collection.

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