13 Father's Day Activities For The Dad Who Always Says "No Need Anything Lah"

Whether he's a foodie or outdoorsy type, there's something for every type of dad.

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Father's Day is coming up and if you're out of ideas on how to treat your dad, don't worry 'cause this list might help!

Here are some activities you can do with every type of dad:

For the dad who likes to be active

1. Race him on a go-kart track

Your dad may have been driving you everywhere as a kid, now it's time to race him as an adult. For the dad who loves a good competition, take him to a go-kart track where he can speed all his wants without worrying about getting caught by speed traps (or a nagging wife). :P

Here are several go-kart tracks around Malaysia:
1. Evolt Karting in Subang Jaya
2. Morac Go Kart Track in 1 Utama Shopping Centre
3. Kart Hauz in Penang
4. TraXion Karting in Petaling Jaya
5. City Karting in Shah Alam
6. Sepang International Kart Circuit in Sepang
7. Pinnacle Kart in Subang Jaya
8. Blastacars Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur
9. Formula Karting in Petaling Jaya

2. Let him soar above the clouds by paragliding

A dad who loves an adrenaline rush is a dad worth taking paragliding. Give him a thrilling experience where he can dangle his legs hundreds of metres in the sky while enjoying a different view of Malaysia up in the air.

Here's a list of places you can go paragliding in Malaysia.

3. Get competitive with glow-in-the-dark bowling or badminton

If your dad enjoys a family activity that gets you active, book a session at this bowling alley in Mid Valley Megamall or badminton court in Petronas Twin Towers. It won't be a typical experience and still heaps of fun!

4. Explore the cave at Gua Tempurung

You might need to make a bit of a drive for this one but it's totally worth it. Gua Tempurung is known as one of the longest and largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia.

Aside from the incredible views inside the cave, you'll be taken on a tour that ranges in level of difficulty.

For the more adventurous dad, select the advanced levels, which will take you on an exhilarating journey through tunnels, chambers, and streams as you slide, climb, and crawl through holes!

Pusat Pelancongan Gua Tempurung,
31600 Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia

Find out more here.

For the dad who likes creating sentimental memories together

5. Hold a mini photoshoot with your whole family or just you and your dad

If your dad loves a sentimental moment, holding a photoshoot with the family, or just you, will surely be a memory he'll treasure for a long time. And there'll be evidence of when it happened too! :P

Make it extra special by setting a theme or dress code.

Here are some self-photoshoot studios in the Klang Valley:
1. Meers Studio at Jalan Ampang
2. Suafoto Studio at Wangsa Maju
3. Ohneulstudio at Cheras
4. ONESIGHT at Petaling Jaya
5. Photopia at Mont Kiara

6. Visit a family-friendly petting zoo or the KL bird park together

Image via The Gardens

If you have younger kids and wanna let your husband know what a great dad he is, plan a family trip to the petting zoo or bird park where everyone can bond and have a good time together.

Farm In The City is a popular petting zoo in Seri Kembangan with animals like alpacas, raccoons, meerkats, and more. The KL Bird Park is also a fun place where many of the birds roam freely, allowing you to get up close and personal. 

Book your tickets and find out more here:
Farm In The City
KL Bird Park

7. Spend quality time fishing or prawning together

The best part about fishing is that there are long periods of time spent together, especially for the dad who appreciates quality time and enjoys a good talk. 

Here are some fishing spots in KL and Selangor.

If fishing isn't his thing, prawning is a slightly different activity you can consider. Utama Prawning is a place in Bandar Utama that lets you catch as many tiger prawns as you can in an enclosure and take them home for a meal!

For the dad who likes the great outdoors

8. Plan a short camping trip

Is your papa someone who loves being one with nature? Camping is the way to go! You can go the extra mile by buying him some camping essentials before your trip.

Here are are some campsites in Malaysia. If he prefers 'glamping', we've got some options here and here

9. Visit this hot spring park

Image via GoKelah
Image via GoKelah

Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park has multiple pools, including family-friendly ones with slides that's fun for the whole family. You can bring your dad, grandad, father-in-law — the whole kampung here! There are also chalets you can book with private jacuzzis if you want to stay a night.

You can find out more here.

10. Spend the day at a waterfall

If you have no budget but still wanna treat your nature-loving dad to a special memory, plan a waterfall trip together. Some of them have hikes, but there are also many that aren't too taxing for your old man.

You can even keep it simple by packing sandwiches or heading for a some good ol' nasi lemak after!

With a bit of Googling, you'll find that there are waterfalls all over Malaysia. Here's a list of several in the Klang Valley.

11. Glide through the jungle at Skytrex Adventure

Skytrex Adventure is less than an hour's drive from KL city and is heaps of fun for the dad who loves climbing and gliding through nature.

The outlet in Hulu Langat has multiple difficulty levels you can select, depending on what you and your dad are up for. 

Find out more here.

For the dad who is a foodie

12. Take him for delicious hot pot

Treat him to a good hot pot meal, but make sure he doesn't do all the cooking (unless he loves it). 

From domes under the sky to stylish interiors, here's a list of hot pot eateries all over the Klang Valley.

13. Book a private room at a restaurant of his choice for a family meal

Image via Manja KL

Make your dad feel extra special this Father's Day by booking a private room at a restaurant and inviting the family or his closest friends for a get-together.

This list of restaurants in KL and PJ have private rooms you can book, some of which are perfect for a Father's Day meal.

If your dad prefers tangible gifts, here are some ideas:

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