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Five Perfect Father's Day Activities for Dad and Kid Bonding

Not sure where to take pops this year? Take our quiz to determine how to celebrate.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 June, 2016, 6:24pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:11pm

1. He spends family time…
A. Taking hikes to remote beaches before camping overnight.
B. On a family trip to the newest, hippest restaurant.
C. Making towering Lego castles.
D. Family shopping trip!
E. Museum visits.

2. His morning routine:
A. Wake up, 50 push-ups, coffee, 50 sit-ups.
B. Wake up, consult cookbook, create flawless breakfast for the family.
C. Wake up, fix the washing machine, build a shelf.
D. Wake up, spend 20 minutes perfecting the “I just woke up like this” look.
E. Wake up, lecture family about the benefits of a regular sleep cycle.

3. Which TV star best describes him?
A. “The Mountain” from “Game of Thrones.”
B. Martin Yan of “Yan Can Cook.”
C. Bob the Builder.
D. John Hamm.
E. The Brain from “Pinky and the Brain.

4. His motto is…
A. “No pain, no gain.”
B. “Good food is good mood.”
C. “If it ain’t broke… break it, then fix it.”
D. “Life’s too short to look average.”
E. “Knowledge is power.”

5. Most often seen wearing…
A. Activewear, muscle tee.
B. “Kiss the cook” apron.
C. Paint-smeared t-shirt, worn-out jeans.
D. Perfectly tailored shirt
E. Reading glasses.

Mostly As: Active Dad
Treat this outdoorsy, sporty dad to a fun day out!

Hollywood Plaza is organizing exclusive sporty events to celebrate Father’s Day and to the upcoming Olympic Games. Catch the Street Workout World Cup: Stage in Hong Kong on June 19 or take part in their free street workout and rope skipping workshops. 1/F, Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon St, Diamond Hill

Take dad on a junk trip on the iconic Duk Ling junk. They’re offering a special discount on June 18-19—free tickets for all dads! You can also leave your message to dad on their Facebook page, which will then be projected onto the junk’s sail—totally Instagram worthy! 3759-7070.

Mostly Bs: Foodie Dad
Whether dad knows his palate well enough to tell the difference between capicola and prosciutto, or he just loves food in general, these events will keep his taste buds satisfied.

Sign him up for craft beer brewing class at HK Brewcraft, where you get to brew your own beer from scratch under step-by-step guidance. Learn about the history and how to create different aromas, colors, flavors and textures for the perfect personalized brew. English class on Jun 18, 3-6pm, $600 per person for groups of 4 and up. R4/F, 15 Cochrane St., Central, 5925-2739.

For the dad who knows his food, strap in together for a fun afternoon at Morton’s, one of the best steakhouses in town, to learn how to make a four-course meal. The class starts off easy with salad and jumbo crab cakes, to the main event, a prime beef burger, and ends on a sweet note with a double chocolate mousse. Jun 18, noon-2:30pm. $988 per father and kid. 4/F, 20 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2732-2343.

Mostly Cs: Mr. Fixit Dad
If dad likes tooling around and fixing things, then let him take part in creating his own gift.

HK Leather Workshop holds two-hour leather workshops for you and dad to get hands-on creating your own leather accessory. At $188 per person, you can choose from an array of leather goods, from cardholders to coin purses. The Craft Working Space, Room B1, 1/F, Fung Wah Factory Building, 646 Castle Peak Rd., Cheung Sha Wan, 5220-9137.

The well-equipped Three Keys Craft Space in Chai Wan has all you need to keep DIY-fanatics busy for the day. There’s a wood and metal workshop with a range of machines and tools, plus a textile space for nimble hands to stitch and sew. Three Keys’ bilingual experts will be on hand to offer advice and help make your ideas come to life. $300 for a day pass (with Wi-Fi), 907 Paramount Building, 12 Ka Yip St., Chai Wan, 2682-8102.

Mostly Ds: Handsome Dad
So he’s got better fashion sense than you and he’s always on-trend. You can work with that.

Pamper your handsome dad at The W Hong Kong Bliss Spa’s "Dad You Rock” Father’s Day special promotion package, where dad will be treated like royalty with a luxurious aroma body massage and treatments from head to toe, complete with impressive harbor views. From now through Jun 30, $7,000 per package, 3717-2797.

Amoy Plaza is teaming up with Popeight’s two master stylists—Wilson Wong and Jair Tsou—to deliver a 1950s vintage vibe at this pop-up barbershop. Spend $300 or more to win a father-and-kid 15-minute hair consultation session with Wilson or Jair. Jun 18-19, 3-5pm, 1/F Atrium, Phase 2, Amoy Plaza, 77 Ngau Tau Kok Rd., Kowloon Bay

Mostly Es: Know-It-All Dad
This dad is a walking Google: he’s going to be hard to impress…

Take part in Muse Fest Hong Kong 2016, where different museums and heritage centers in Hong Kong gather with extensive programs in art, history and science to please the curious at heart. Catch exclusive behind-the-scenes museum tours and talks from museum curators. Find out full program details at  

Take dad out on a day of spiritual healing with one of the most anticipated art exhibitions of the year, Claude Monet’s “The Spirit of Place.” This exhibition brings together some of the most treasured works from this French impressionist giant. Through Jul 11, Mon, Thu and Fri 10am-6pm, Wed, Sat, Sun and PH 10am-8pm, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd., Sha Tin.