These father daughter date ideas include great ideas for both young girls and any teenage daughter! The important thing to remember is that each idea is a good chance to connect with her!
Finding ways to spend quality time with your tween and teen isn’t always easy. But even with her busy schedule, working in some quality one-on-one time is the best way to build a strong relationship that will last into adulthood. With these fun daddy-daughter dates, you’ll have plenty of amazing activities to do together to build long-lasting memories.
Fun Father Daughter Date Ideas
Having fun with your teenager is a must when you’re scheduling father-daughter time. That means you’ll need to plan a few exciting activities to enjoy together!
The next time you’re looking for something extra special to do during one-on-one time, try one of these awesome activities:
1. Play or watch a ball game
Head to the ball park, football field, or basketball court and take in a game together.
2. Backyard camping
Light a bonfire and pitch a tent in the backyard, then enjoy some time together in nature.
3. Take a day trip to the city
Enjoy the entire day together exploring a city near you.
4. Visit an ice cream parlor
No matter how old she is, you can be sure she’s not too old for a fun sweet treat with dad.
5. Grab some coffee
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee at your local coffee shop while you catch up with each other.
6. Go for a hike
Get outside and have fun in nature together by going on a hike on one of your favorite local trails or local park.
7. Check out a concert
Order tickets for her favorite band and enjoy some live music together.
8. Go skating
During the winter, you can give ice skating a try. Or grab some skates or rollerblades and check out a roller-skating rink.
9. Eat breakfast together
Get up early and head to your favorite breakfast restaurant to enjoy a meal together.
10. Go out for dinner
Eating a meal together at your favorite restaurant is a great way to connect with your teen. We like the idea of a monthly dinner date!
11. Go for a drive
Let your teen practice her driving by going for a drive together. Then look for fun places to stop along the way.
12. Go shopping together
Take your tween to her favorite store, and let her pick out something new to wear to school.
13. Take a trip to the local zoo
If your daughter loves animals, visiting the zoo can be a great time!
14. Let her get a makeover
Visit a department store, and let her get a makeover at one of the beauty counters.
15. Check out a play or musical
Take a look at the lineup at a local theater, and grab some tickets to a live performance.
16. Plan a lunch date
Pick her up from school one day, and take her out to eat lunch together.
17. Go bowling
Head to the nearest bowling alley, and challenge each other to a game to see who’s best at knocking down the pins.
18. Take her to work
If your teen is interested in what you do, let her hang out with you while you work one day.
19. Go to the gym
Get a good workout with your daughter during a visit to the gym for your one-on-one time with your teen.
20. Have a library date
Visiting your local library together can be a fun afternoon date night with your book-loving daughter! You could also look for any author events happening around the area.
21. Plan a scavenger hunt
A treasure hunt can be a lot of fun and memorable for your daughter!
22. Check out a museum
Learn about art and history with a visit to a nearby museum.
23. Go fishing
Cast your poles in the water, and try to catch some fish together at a nearby pond.
24. Check out a fan event
Is your teen a comic book fan or video game lover? Find a fan event to check out with her.
25. Volunteer together
Pick a charity that you’re both interested in, then volunteer your time.
26. Take an art class
Both young children and older daughters may enjoy an art or crafting class.
27. Go to an amusement park
Have some thrilling fun together riding rollercoasters and eating junk food.
28. Go to the beach
Head to the ocean or visit a nearby lake to dip your toes in the water.
29. Take her on a formal date
Get dressed up and enjoy your favorite food at a fancy restaurant. Talk about a special night!
30. Go to the local pool
Going to a local pool can be so much fun – especially with a younger daughter during the summer!
31. Go for a bike ride
A bike ride is a great way to stay active, get some outdoor time, and also see an area together!
32. Do her favorite activity
Use her favorite activity as inspiration for your date day.
33. Share your favorite activity
Show her what you’re into by planning a date around something you love.
34. Go to garage sales
If you’re daughter loves to find a great deal, a yard sale may be a great idea!
Father Daughter Date Night at Home Ideas
There’s no need to head outside your house to enjoy quality time with your teen or tween! With these fun at-home date ideas, you can have some fun together without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.
35. Binge watch a TV show
Settle in together on the couch and have TV show binging session.
36. Movie night at home
37. Build something together
Teach her how to use tools and work together to build something – no matter how big or small. You may check out Home Depot’s kids workshops too!
38. Host a tea party
If you have a little girl, having a tea party can be a lot of fun!
39. Cook a meal together
Instead of going out to eat, come together in the kitchen to prepare a dinner at home or go out to a cooking class.
40. Play video games
Challenge her to one of your favorite video games, then play one of her favorites together.
41. Have a classic game night
Break out the board or card games, and challenge each other to a competitive game!
42. Take an online class together
Learn something new together with the help of an online class.
43. Have a yes day
Use the day to say “yes” to whatever she wants (as long as it’s legal, and you can afford it).
All of these father daughter date ideas are something that you can do today. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to spend some time together. Sometimes a quick trip to Waffle House or a quick trip to the park can be a girl’s fondest memories with her dad.
These daddy daughter dates can help you build that special connection. We love each idea because it’s a great opportunity to have a lot of good conversation.
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