Celebrating Father’s Day in Lockdown

Father’s Day is going to be very different for most of us this year as Covid-19 keeps many of us apart from the ones we love.

But you can still make our dads feel extra special on June 21 without breaking the bank or the lockdown rules.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Favourite Food: If you don’t live together then meet up in the garden or a local park if the weather’s nice and have a socially-distanced picnic of his favourite food and treats made by you. BBC Good Food is a great source of recipes.
  • Homemade Gift: Are the children bored of being at home? Why not get them involved in making their dad a special gift. There are some great ideas online.  
  • Crafty Cards: It’s not easy to get nice cards in lockdown. Why not make your own Father’s Day card and write a special message that will be personal to him, rather than something off the shelf? Good Housekeeping has these ideas and, if you are feeling artistically-challenged, some designs that you can print at home.
  • Get your hiking boots on: Find a nice route close to home so that you can go out walking together (2m apart!). Wherever you live in Wales you’re never far from a walking trail or a picturesque landscape where you can smell the fresh air and flowers and listen to the birds sing.
  • A Home Cooked Meal: Prepare his favourite dish and deliver it to his door or order a takeaway for delivery if you live further away. Many pubs and restaurants offer a contact-free doorstep delivery service via Deliveroo and Just Eat – and you don’t have to wash up either!
  • Video Call with the whole family: If you can’t hug your dad on Sunday, then a virtual “cwtch” is possible thanks to the likes of Facetime, Whatsapp or video conferencing websites like Zoom
  • Virtual Pub Quiz: Why don’t you organise an online quiz with your Dad and other friends and relatives with a multi-screen Zoom session. You could even play Trivial Pursuit, Guess Who, Pictionary, and other classic games, as if you were all together in your living room.
  • Virtual Day Trips: Many museums and galleries worldwide have opened their virtual doors in lockdown, free of charge.
Time together really is the most important thing and even during lockdown your dad is just a video chat or phone call away. 

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