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Summer Fun—Day 27: Celebrate Father’s Day

Make Dad’s day extra special by spending time together outside! 

There won’t be baseball games or big parties this year, but you can still make Father’s Day fun with outdoor activities at home or outside!

DIY in the Backyard

Put on an Old-Fashioned Backyard Barbecue
Return to simpler times and organize a day of backyard games and feel-good food. Hotdogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, watermelon, and potato chips; these are the foods of a summer day well spent. Bring out the sprinkler, splash pool, beach chair and umbrellas, then organize backyard games like potato sack races (can be done with a pillow case), wheelbarrow partner races, hula hoop contests, ring toss with hula hoops and balls, or bean bag toss.

Make your own dart board or cornhole board
Bond with dad while building something together that can be used over and over again. Many materials needed can be picked up from local retailers via curbside service. Here’s a good DIY instruction piece on building your own boards.

Construct a DIY mini golf course
You can keep it simple with ping pong balls and plastic cups, or search pinterest and Youtube for ideas that are a bit more creative and involved.

Still need a gift? Check out these local shops that are making Dad’s Day gifts a breeze.

Hit the Links

Spend the afternoon at the driving range then the afternoon on the mini golf course.

Arundel Golf Park in Glen Burnie has a covered driving range to protect from the summer sun, an 18-hole miniature golf course, and batting cages. Relax at the end of the day at their snack bar, or check out their various demos about golf equipment and techniques.

Rocky Gorge 4 Seasons Golf Fairway in Laurel also has a driving range, miniature golf course, batting cages and arcade. Their batting cages are special in that they open onto the same field as the driving range and offer four types of baseball pitches and slow-pitch softball.

Severna Park Golf Center is another great spot for a day at the driving range. Sign up for its birthday club to get a free medium basket of balls on your birthday. The center has batting cages as well as a miniature golf course centered around an eight-foot waterfall. Score a hole-in-one on the 18th hole to win a free game.


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