Happy Fathers Day, Dad!

In case you didn’t know (I’m sure you did), Father’s Day is just around the corner – 5 days to be exact, though there’s no need to panic because I’ve got you sorted!

Every year the day comes around to celebrate one of the most important people in your life, your dad. Father’s Day is for all the dads, uncles, grandpas, fathers to be, fathers who desperately want to be fathers and father role models. 

It’s a day for appreciation and gratitude for that special figure in your life. 

Fortunately, not every father is the same, however, when it comes to Father’s Day Gifts, I’m sure we wish that was the case; a beer coaster for everyone one year, power drills the next – sounds like a good idea right?

If your dad is anything like mine, they are extremely hard to buy gifts for because, one, they’ve already got it or, two, when you ask what they would like they say they don’t need anything, which isn’t helpful at all!

Nevertheless, I’m here to give you some ideas which you might not have thought about to spoil your father with this Father’s Day. 

Authentic Italian Cooking Classes

Location: IL Mulino Pizzeria and Rosticceria – 13/15 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245

Price: $55pp + booking fee

Date & Time: 4 September, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm ACST

Learn to master the delicious arancini ball in this authentic Italian cooking experience. In this 2 hour class, Danny will teach you the tips and tricks to give the perfect soft gooey centre with a golden crust. A true Italian favourite.

Gourmet Food & Wine EBike Tour

Location: The Lane Vineyard – 5 Ravenswood Ln, Hahndorf SA 5245

Price: $150pp + booking fee

Date & Time: 4 September, 9:00 am – 1:00pm

Jump on your e-bike and experience the breath-taking Adelaide Hills in a tour for the senses. Join Bike About Tours on this 4 hour journey through the picturesque main street of Hahndorf. This tour will bring you to taste the local produce of Beerenberg, take in the historic art of the Cedars, and sample the fine wines of Nepenthe and The Lane.

Devil’s Ivy Propagating, Potting & Care Workshop

Location: Roots and Reasons – 91A Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245

Price: $85pp + booking fee

Date & Time: 4 September, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Learn the art of propagating Devil’s Ivy in this enlightening two-hour workshop. Join Amber from Foliage by Amber as she teaches you how to plant, pot and nurture your cutting into a thriving beauty. After the experience, pot up your cutting to take home with you. 

Sunday Roast Masterclass – Lamb Roast

Location: Beerenberg – 2106 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245

Price: $145

Date & Time: 4 September, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Discover the full potential of the humble Sunday roast in this three hour cooking class. Relax as guest chef Chris Stephan guides you through this three-course cooking class. The menu includes:

  • Mouth watering Moroccan lamb
  • Lamb shoulder braised in Beerenberg caramelised onion
  • Asparagus stems with creamy parmesan
  • Chipotle hasselback sweet potatoes with feta
  • Coconut sago with mango curd

This intimate class only has 20 places so get in quick.  

Coastal Skydive

Locations: Semaphore Beach, Aldinga Bay, Goolwa Surf Coast

Price: Depends on the package choice 

Date & time: Depends on the booking 

Coastal Dives offer three amazing coastal locations to suit everyone in Adelaide and reduce a long drive at the same time. You cannot beat the breathtaking views & exhilaration that Coastal Dives guarantees. Each location has its own incredible features, including:

  • 15,000ft skydive (70 sec freefall)
  • Up to 300 high resolution photos
  • To quality video fully edited to music
  • Comfortable viewing area for your family friends
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • SA Premier Beach landing 

Small group premium wine tour with lunch

Location: Barossa Valley 

Price: $159 

Date & time: Depends on the booking 

Enjoy the day exploring & tasting the grape covered sceneries of the top four world class wineries in the Barossa Valley with an expert tour guide. 

  • 4 world class wineries
  • Delicious Weighbridge platter and locally sourced foods 
  • Picturesque scenery with multiple capture opportunities 
  • Prearranged pick up from accommodation in the Adelaide CBD or Glenelg
  • 20 people per group maximum 

Hilltop Hoods concert

Location: Adelaide Entertainment Centre 

Price: $101.75

Date & Time: 24 September – 7:00pm – Late 

Presented by Triple J, TEG Live and Blue Max Music, Hilltop Hoods are coming back to their hometown! Don’t miss your chance to see Hilltop Hoods live on their national tour this September!

Royal Adelaide Show

Location: Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville SA 5034

Price: weekday – $14.50, weekend $17

Date & Time: 3 – 11th September, 

  • Show rides 
  • Show food 
  • Showbags
  • Animals
  • Judging
  • Displays

Meet loads of cute farmyard animals, chase the adrenaline rush on a ride, watch jaw-dropping stunts on the Main Arena, indulge in your favourite show food and go all out on showbags! The Adelaide Show is back. To go into the running to win tickets click here