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Father’s Day

Father’s Day was on 17th June 2018 and it is a time to celebrate the dads in our lives. They might be our partners, our own dads or the father figures who have supported us, shaped our lives and been the role model we look up to. It’s a time to remind them how special they are to us, to treat them with Father’s Day gifts and breakfast in bed.

It’s a time too when we reflect on those dads no longer with us, the special times we spent with them and the memories made. Chat about Father’s Day with other parents in our seasonal chat boards.

Fathers Day

When is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day 2018 is on Sunday 17th June in the UK. Like Mother’s Day, the date changes each year. Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Here at Channel Mum, we support dads as well as mums, not just on Father’s Day but all year round, although we’re definitely in favour of a day set aside to celebrate dads.

We like to focus on the fun, creative and loving aspects of the day and time spent together. That’s why you’ll find plenty of videos on our site telling you how to make a homemade Father’s Day card, how to make a Father’s Day gift and lots of fun ideas and inspiration to help make the day special.

What makes a top Father’s Day gift?

There’s nothing better than a gift to show someone you love them, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. We’ve got lots of Father’s Day gift ideas on our site that only need paper, scissors and glue. But if a homemade tie isn’t the right gift for your dad, why not record your own message, make a salt dough medal or cook a homemade pizza?

If you’re looking to make your own Father’s Day gift, take a look at our videos for ideas and inspiration. What makes a top Father’s Day gift? We think it’s anything that shows Dad how much he’s cared for and makes him smile.

Celebrating your first Father’s Day?

There’s something extra special about celebrating your first Father’s Day. It might not require gifts or cards or anything too creative. Sometimes just reaching that first Father’s Day milestone is enough. But then if you want to go all-out and celebrate the day with gifts and champagne. If you’re looking for ideas, we’ve got videos showing how other new dads celebrated their first Father’s Day, plus ideas for all the Father’s Days after that.

If you have a go at one of the activities or find a Father’s Day video that particularly inspires you, please make sure to leave a comment.

What winds dad’s up?

We recently conducted a survey of 2000 dads and just under half felt that they had bad press when it comes to parenting, with lots of sarcastic comments like “bet you can’t wait until your wife comes back” undermining their role as a dad. Take a look at the top 20 things dad’s hate to hear below:

  1. You’ve got him well trained
  2. You’re doing X wrong, it should be like this
  3. Are you disappointed the baby wasn’t a boy?
  4. Are you babysitting today?
  5. It’s nice to see a man looking after the kids
  6. Bet you can’t wait ’til your wife comes back
  7. Wow, your baby is massive!
  8. Get used to never having sex again now the kids are here
  9. Who ironed the kids’ clothes?
  10. Did your wife lay out the kids’ outfits for you?
  11. There’s always one! (if you arrive late somewhere)
  12. You’re actually quite good at putting on a nappy
  13. Oh, you managed to make it here on time!
  14. You’re such a hands-on dad
  15. You’re such a softie
  16. Where is your partner?
  17. Oh, you managed to remember to pack his PE kit
  18. Is it hard to work full time with a baby?
  19. Your baby seems really happy with you
  20. It must be hard for you to get up early with the kids

Read more and let us know what you think here.