The Winter Park/Maitland Observer recently recommended activities for local dads and their kids to enjoy this Father’s Day. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions:
Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club
How often does dad get to enjoy an old-fashioned haircut and straight razor shave? With locations in Winter Park, College Park and Altamonte Springs, Kennedy’s All-American Barber club can give your dad just that. A haircut includes a hot towel, shampoo, conditioning treatment and scalp or shoulder mini-massage. He will be offered a cool beverage, a collection of grooming products, a shoeshine and can even pick out his own music. “Membership is a great gift idea for dad so he can look good all year-round,” said employee Jorge Moreno. Book an appointment by calling 800-31-SHAVE or for more information, visit www.kennedysbarberclub.com.
If dad wants something extreme this Father’s Day, then Hard Knocks, an indoor combat simulation arena, has the perfect day planned for him. On Monday, June 21 from 2-8 p.m., dads can enjoy free admission with one child admission purchase. A special Father’s Day combat mission will be offered. “Our Father’s Day promotion is very popular because it’s good, clean fun with an edge,” said owner Joe Wheeler. “Instead of watching an action movie with your son, you can pretend to be in one.” Hard Knocks is located at 5707 Dot Com Court Ste. 1025, Oviedo.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive time with dad this Father’s Day then Harry P. Leu Gardens has something just for you. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., will be offering dads free admission on Father’s Day, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leu Gardens features scenic walkways through Southern style gardens. “This is a great way to give dads a break from their own lawn care as they come see ours,” said Tracy Micciche, the Leu Gardens marketing and event coordinator. General admission is $7 for adults and $2 for children. Visit the attractions website for more information here.
Little Fish Huge Pond
Little Fish Big Pond, “a crazy little urban pub”, will be dishing up some unique activities on Father’s Day. There will be father-son or father-daughter karaoke, a ‘flip-flop’ competition where dads will dress as their kid and kids their dad, and the owner, Moire Wisdom, will be brewing what she calls some “specialty dad beers.” “This is a fun thing to do to bridge the gap,” Wisdom said. “It’s a chance to wear your father’s shoes —literally.” Little Fish Huge Pond is located in downtown Sanford at 309 E. First Street.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
There is no better way to let dad know you appreciate him than with a three-course steak dinner. On Father’s Day, June 20, Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Winter Park Village will be opening early to start serving up a special $39.95 three-course special. “Dad can choose his own entrée with a salad, side-dish, and dessert,” General Manager David O’Bannon said. Doors are open from 2-10 p.m. Make a reservation by calling 407-622-2444 or make one online at www.ruthschris.com/reservation.