4 September 2020 · MGM News

MGM's list of things to do with your Dad this Father's Day

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Father’s Day- Sunday 6th September 2020.

Get inspiration for activities and things to do from our MGM's Father’s Day ideas guide and spend quality time with your dad this Father’s Day in Brisbane!

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Dining out with Dad

Father’s Day Feast Buffet Lunch, Victoria Park

Victoria Park are set to host a Father’s Day Feast like no other! Hosted in their Marquee, their Father’s Day Feast is the ultimate buffet lunch for dad to really dig-in to from 12pm – 2:30pm. Think mouth-watering roast meats served carvery style, with mixed roast veggies and gourmet salads. For the kids there will be a range of savoury delights such as mini sliders and chicken tenders. There’s also a kids corner with face painting. Plus after lunch you could always make it a fun day out for dad and challenge him to a game of putt putt, or show him how it’s done on the driving range. Victoria Park is the perfect place for Father’s Day activities with plenty for the whole family to do. 

Where:  Victoria Park
Cost: $55 per adult and $25 per child (free under 4 years) – Bookings essential 
Visit: victoriapark.com.au/fathers-day-at-victoria-park/


Father's Day Lunch at Sirromet Winery

Spoil Dad this Father's Day with an exquisite 3-course lunch and exclusive wine tasting hosted by Australian Winemaker of the Year (2017), Mike Hayes, at Sirromet Winery, just 30 minutes drive from Brisbane.

Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch, showcasing locally sourced produce, in Restaurant Lurleen's while taking in the breathtaking views out to Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island.


Ralph & Co | Camp Hill

Ralph & Co is a buzzy neighbourhood cafe, green grocer and gourmet providore in Camp Hill, serving all day breakfast, delicious lunch and fresh baked treats, along with well-brewed coffee, craft beer, wine and cider. 

From September 4, Ralph & Co will commence serving dinner Thursday to Sunday nights, with a mouth-watering menu of tapas and share plates.

To celebrate the launch of their dinner service, Ralph & Co is giving away a dinner for 4 for Father's Day on Sunday, September 6. Follow Ralph & Co on Instagram to find out how you can enter.


Norman Hotel | Woolangabba 

Got yourself a carnivorous Dad who loves a good steak? Don’t settle for anything less than the Norman Hotel–Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant! Take your pick of steak from the Norman’s grill, jazz it up with sides and toppers, and taste for yourself just what the fuss is about. 

The Norman is also offering a fantastic Steak-Away package, offering their signature beefy experience for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Order your steak-away online, pick it up from the venue, and treat Dad to his favourite cut straight out of the Norman’s meat cabinet with signature sides and sauces. Find out more




Buffet breakfasts are on hold with Covid restristrictions, but you can still dine in with great breakfast a la carte menus! 

Thyme 2 Sofitel

Thyme 2 is a favourite among Brisbane locals, located in the Sofitel in the city. With a buffet stocked with everything from smoked salmon to waffles, pancakes, perfectly cooked eggs and the tastiest hash browns ever, you’ll want to treat yourself again and again. Their hot chocolate is also a delight.

Their Interactive Breakfast Experience is on Monday – Friday 6:30am – 10:00am/ Saturday – Sunday 6:30am – 10:30am.

Find out more here.


The Brasserie on the River

Located in The Stamford, on the Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets and set against the picturesque backdrop of the Brisbane River, The Brasserie is perfect for a long leisurely breakfast, and the place for celebrating life’s special occasions. Dine indoors or alfresco and enjoy the buffet’s ever changing seasonal specials. Offering morning tea, high teas, lunch and dinners too, whatever you choose you will enjoy your time at The Brasserie on the River.


Lennons Restaurant and Bar

Known in Brisbane as one of the best places to get breakfast, Lennons has an amazing array of breakfast foods in its renowned buffet. From 6:30 to 10:30 each weekend, you’ll start the day off right. Find out about their breakfast buffet here.

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Putt putt and mini golf

Victoria Park Golf Complex with its family friendly venue, playground, and views of the city is one of our favourites, and on Father’s Day Dad plays at kid’s prices! You don’t need to book for the putt putt course, just be sure to turn up at least one hour before closing time at 10pm – yep, you can even play putt putt by the glow of fairy lights!

When you play putt putt at Victoria Park you can also enjoy fresh dutch pancakes, burgers, coffee and drinks from the pretty market carts, or stop for a meal at the gourmet bistro, open all day long. Find out more here.

Garden Mini Golf Putt Putt is Brisbane’s newest and most advanced putt putt course. Designed around St Lucia Golf Links’ lush foliage and natural landscape, every green enjoys stunning views of the golf course. Our mini golf course has plenty of natural shade and breezes that roll up the hill – just perfect for warm weather. What’s best, you’ll never have to queue or wait in line.

Enjoy state-of-the-art landscaping and long, expansive greens, with full night-time lighting. We’re also fully licensed and invite you to take your drinks onto the course. It’s the perfect spot for your next family outing or get together with friends. Find out more here

Barefoot bowls

Bowl Dad over on Father’s Day with barefoot bowls and a BBQ! Most barefoot bowls clubs offer a bar and a BBQ so Dad can relax on the bowling green with a cheap beer, followed with a BBQ lunch. Beer, bowls and BBQ – it’s the ultimate Father’s Day combo! There are so many bowls clubs across Brisbane and you don’t have to go far to find them – just type ‘bowls’ into the search bar on this page, or Google for your nearest.


Grab The Camp Chairs For Picnic Vibes

Picnic Vibes is back, and in September it just happens to fall on Father’s Day, giving you the perfect chance to hang out in New Farm Park and nibble on cheese while you listen to live tunes from local artists. Vintage Picnics will take care of everything—your cute picnic set up, three courses of charcuterie and an ice bucket for any BYO drinks, so book yourself a ticket, grab some beers for dad and hit the grass (BYO camp chair for dad’s aching back later). 

Where: New Farm Park
When: 3pm–5pm, Sunday 6 September 
Find out more here. 

XXXX Brewery Tour

Has dad always wanted to know how is favourite drop is made? Treat him to a XXXX Brewery tour for a day after Father’s Day! It’s just $32 and you can get tickets here

XXXX Brewery Tour

Aussie Inflatables Fathers Day Family Fun Weekend

Aussie inflatables will be back at Capalaba Regional Park for the Father's Day Weekend (5th & 6th Sept). Join in for some great family fun and challenge your dad and see who the real Ninja Warrior is in your family. Get tickets here

Aussie Inflatables