With as many as half of Hong Kong fathers spending less than 30 minutes a day with their children, your time with the man has to be quality over quantity. So forget about the usual dinners and drinks, here are five unique things to do this Father’s Day to really make him feel special!
Race your Dad at the F1 Tracks
Let your dad live out his Formula 1 dreams with this no holds barred experience driving over 200km/h at the racetrack! Under the guidance of 2 professional race instructors, you’ll be driving a fully serviced Formula Renault 2000 and be taught an inexhaustive list of racing know-hows, including proper braking techniques and reading the electronic dashboard. Also included is one night’s accommodation at a 5-star hotel in Zhuhai to maximize your time on the track. Upon completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion that will allow you to apply for a racing license and get closer to your race-driving dream!
Not into F1? You can also try a helicopter ride or deep sea fishing via their website.
$19,000HKD per person. Details can be found at spoilt.com.hk.
Brew your own family pint
Take a 3-hour crash course at HK Brewcraft on how to create your own unique brew at home. With the ingredients and equipment prepared before you arrive, this informative yet casual workshop introduces you to the beer and brewing process along with brewing techniques and craft beer appreciation. Besides tasting homebrewed beer, you’ll also be able to learn the process of bottling beer and designing your own label! For those who want to further their home brewing craft, you’ll also be given the option to bring home your own batch of homebrew and a brewing kit for an extra $560HKD.
$680HKD per person, $600HKD per person for groups of 4 or above.
4/F, 15 Cochrane Street, Central
+852 5925 2739
Cook up a storm without the mess
Learn a trick or two at the premium steakhouse Morton’s of Chicago, where father-and-child duos are led by the restaurant’s top chefs to cook their very own 4-course meal. Not only will you be learning the best dishes from their award-winning menu (hello, prime burger!), but you will also be taking home your own Morton’s apron and a copy of their cookbook to recreate the same magic at home. After cooking up a storm, you can taste your hard work in the New York-style dining room with a stunning view of Victoria Harbour.
$988 plus 10% per father and child.
The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon
+852 2732 2343
Bespoke tailoring experience for two
The art of British tailoring is not lost on men who toil away their hours at the workplace. Treat your father to this one-of-a-kind experience at Dunhill that will leave him with a bespoke suit handcrafted to his precise measurements. The 3-month long ‘haute couture’ tailoring appointment will offer him a variety of luxurious fabrics to choose from as well as two fittings to ensure the ultimate fit. More details right here.
For those on a lower budget, Rashmi Tailors boasts a travelling tailor that can facilitate fittings anywhere you desire and produce a suit all within two days.
Quality time at the spa
Every father has a back that needs stretching after an exhausting day of work. Reward him with this bonding experience for a 90-minute rejuvenating spa or facial treatment at The Peninsula Spa, plus exclusive access to all spa facilities including a sauna with harbour views. Once refreshed, enjoy two glasses of whiskey at The Bar and he’ll feel more than loved!
7/F, Salisbury Road, Kowloon
+852 2696 6682
Written by Nick Chan