11 Ways to Treat Dad for Father’s Day in Parramatta

By Natalie Popow

Dads are the most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown

If you’re looking for a way to show your Dad how much you appreciate him on Father’s Day, here are some ideas that will make him feel the love. 

1)    For the Dad who likes a challenge

This year, Table 30 at Park Royal Parramatta are offering Dads a meat-eating-challenge. Let Dad Meat His Match is the ultimate indulgent Father’s Day feast. Dad can enjoy unlimited cuts of mouth-watering meat cooked to perfection, along with side dishes and fine sauces. To make it even better, he can wash it all down with a complimentary glass of craft beer on arrival and receive a gift to take home with him. Find out more

Tickets for this man vs. meat event are $59 per adult and $29 per kid. Buy tickets now

Location: Park Royal Parramatta, 30 Phillip Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150


2)    For the sophisticated Dad 

At Club Parramatta this year Dad can celebrate going grey and be king for a day with a choice of special Grey Goose themed Father’s Day cocktails. There’s a special breakfast, lunch and dinner Father’s Day menu which includes a range of hearty Dad Breakfast for Champions options and a Dad’s Barbecued Meat platter for lunch or dinner. 

Book now to treat Dad to these Father’s Day treats between 1-6 September 

Location: Club Parramatta, 2 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150


3)    For the Dad who likes Rugby League

If your Dad is a fan of the Parramatta Eels, he won’t want to miss the Parramatta Eels away game on Sunday 6th September. You can sit back, relax and watch the game live on big screens in the spacious Parramatta Leagues Club. Kick off starts at 4.05pm. 

Location: Parramatta Leagues Club, 1 Eels Pl, Parramatta NSW 2150


4)    For the golfer Dad 

If your Dad is a card-carrying members of the Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club, you can make sure he starts his golfing day on Sunday 6th September with a delicious Father’s Day brunch. Whether he’s a smashed avo kind of guy, or more in the bacon and egg roll variety, the Father’s Day brunch menu is a tee-rific way to show him you care.  

Reservations are essential. Don’t miss out, book now

Location: Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club, 1156 Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114


5)    For the Dad who loves history 

For Dads who love history, the World Heritage listed Old Government House is the perfect place to spend Father’s Day. Situated in Parramatta Park on the traditional lands of the Burramatta Darug, Old Government House is Australia’s oldest surviving public building. You can book timed ticket entry tours of the house or treat Dad to some culinary delights in an historic setting at the Lachlans Old Government House restaurant. Choose from private dining rooms and al fresco dining outside on the long veranda. 

Book now so you’re not disappointed. 

Location: Lachlans, Old Government House Parramatta Park Cnr Pitt St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150


6)    For the bike riding enthusiast Dad

Does your Dad like nothing more than getting dressed up in hi-vis lycra, spandex and a tight-fitting jersey to take his road-bike for a ride at the weekend? Why not get the whole family involved and ride along the riverside cycling paths from Parramatta Park to Bicentennial Park? You can refuel in Bicentennial Park and treat Dad to a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Waterview Café

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Location: Waterview Café, Bicentennial Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127


7)    For the connoisseur Dad

Bring your Dad on a whisky tour of the world and learn more about whisky distilling at one of Nick and Nora’s Whisky Experience Masterclasses. Wet or dry, shaken or stirred, if your Dad is more of a martini drinker, you can treat him to the Martini Experience Masterclass where the bar tender will take him through the history of the iconic 007 drink-of-choice. The views from the rooftop bar are unparalleled in Parramatta so this will truly be an experience to remember. 

Book now

Location: Nick and Nora’s, Level 26/45 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150


8)    For the Dad who likes going to the movies 

There’s nothing quite like seeing it on the big screen so why not treat Dad to a luxury Gold Class movie ticket so he can watch a film in style? He can enjoy the first-class experience of fully reclining armchairs and refreshments delivered to his seat during the movie. If you’re a Cinebuzz member Gold Class tickets start at $30.  

Check out the upcoming movies

Location: Event Cinemas Parramatta, 159-175 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150

9)    For the Dad who loves the great outdoors

Parramatta has a range of incredible bushwalks and Lake Parramatta Reserve’s range of bush walking tracks are perfect for Dads who like the great outdoors. Bring a picnic, have a BBQ, hire a boat and, if you can brave the September chill, bring your swimmers and go for a dip in the lake. 

Discover these 5 reasons to visit Lake Parramatta Reserve. 

10)    For an action-packed Father’s Day

For a fun-filled, action-packed day look no further than Newington Armoury. Start Father’s Day on the guided Heritage Railway Discovery Tour from 9.30am to 10.45am. Ride the Rails along the historic railway that used to move military weapons around the Armament Depot every Sunday 11am to 1pm. Then ride a Segway, or a bike, and visit the BirdLife Discovery Centre or play Disc Golf. Then let your Dad feel like Robin Hood for a day by trying out archery at Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre


Newington Armoury, Jamieson St, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre, Bennelong Pkwy, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

11)    For the Dad who just wants to take it easy at home 

If your Dad would rather stay in and relax than go out for Father’s Day, you can bring the fun to him. Pick him up some vinyl, CDs or DVDs from Beatdisc Records in the Queensland Arcade on Church Street and listen to some classic beats or watch a movie together. Order takeaway from one of the many excellent local restaurants and some local craft beer from Riverside Brewing. Then sit back, relax and enjoy some quality time together.