You've brought Dad breakfast in bed, the kids have given their cards and homemade art - now what will you do the rest of the day? Here are a few great ideas.
Friday, June 17
Date with Dad
American Girl Place, 835 N Michigan Ave., Chicago
Bring Dad and make memories to last a lifetime. Dads can enjoy a delicious meal and special time with daughters. The fee includes an American Girl book, a commemorative photo and frame, and keepsakes to take home as a reminder of your day together. Ages 6 and up. 7:30pm. $40 per person.
Sunday, June 19:
Father's Day Brunch
Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum, Chicago Soldier Field will host its 4th Annual Father’s Day Brunch, opening the United Club’s fine dining to the public. Families can treat their "Dads" to an exquistite brunch, and also take a shot at kicking a field goal on the stadium field. Reservations required. All ages. 10am. $55 adults, $25 ages 3-12, under 3 free.
Father's Day Barbecue
Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield
This is one day where Dad can take a break for the grilling tasks. Bring Dad to this all-you-can-eat barbecue, which features all the trimmings, begins at Noon in the Zoo's Pavilions. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll around the grounds. All ages. Noon. $49 for adults and $35 for children (zoo members pay $39 and $29).
Father's Day Canoe Adventure
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Bring Dad to canoe the lakes of the Chicago Botanic Garden with Bob Kirschner, the Garden’s aquatic biologist. Herons, ducks, small fish, and maybe even a few turtles and frogs will greet you as we explore their watery habitat. No experience with canoeing is necessary; instruction, canoes, life jackets, and paddles are all provided. Registration required. Ages 5 and up. 9am, 11am or 1pm. $89/$112 per canoe.
Father’s Day Brunch
Lamb's Farm, I-94 and Rte. 176, Libertyville
The whole family will love this tasty buffet, featuring country favorites made from scratch. Feast on country fried chicken and breakfast favorites including french toast, and the ever-popular omelets-to-order. Delicious desserts made in the Farm's very own bakery round out the perfect meal. Call the Country Inn Restaurant for reservations, at 847.362.5050. All ages. Seatings at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m. $19.95 for adults, $10.95 for children 12 & under. Children 23 months and younger eat for free.