Five Fun Father’s Day Events around Boston

Enjoy the Charles River Adventure Day, a TreeTop High Ropes Course, and more.

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Socks, alcohol, something for the grill, another silly tie, and a (10th) pair of slippers to add to the collection—we’re pretty sure dads everywhere are just about as sick of receiving these things as we are of buying them. Step outside traditional this Father’s Day when searching for the perfect gift with these active adventures. Your old man will appreciate the effort and you’ll appreciate the originality.

Charles River Adventure Day 

Did you grow up casting a line and sitting out by the docks with your dad? Re-visit the memory, or make new ones, with free fishing and kayaking on the Charles. And while you’re making your way to the perfect spot to reel in a catch, hear from Esplanade Association staff and professional anglers from the Charles River Charters about the history of the river, the fish that call it home, and the threats to water quality. Spot are limited, so be sure to register.

Free, June 16, to be added to the waitlist email, Community Boating Inc., 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston,

Dad’s Climb Free at TreeTop Adventures

As long as your dad isn’t terribly afraid of heights, take him for some fun in the tree tops among 10 different high ropes courses at TreeTop Adventures. Clip into a harness and climb over obstacles like rolling logs, bridges, ladders, tight ropes, zip lines, and more. Dads climb for free, and courses are open for all ability levels and those 7-years-old and up, so the whole family can get in on the fun.

Free with purchase of one regular ticket, June 17, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., TreeTop Adventures at the Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton,

Daddy & Me Karate Bootcamp 

Bond with Dad while breaking boards and learning karate chops with Island Vybe Dance Fitness. This special class in honor of Father’s Day will be led by Sensei Jerome Harris and lunch will be provided after the class.

Free, June 16, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain,  

Father’s Day at Club Funtology

What better way to celebrate the man who raised you than by acting like kids again? Head out to Club Funtology in Woburn for a day filled with jumbo kiddo games for grown-ups and teens. The featured activity this month includes racing around in giant tricycles. While you’re waiting your turn on the big wheels, play with jumbo building blocks, giant tumbling timbers, a putty building station, small building blocks, ping pong, foosball, arcade basketball, corn hole, and more.

$100/group of four people, June 16-17, Club Funtology, 10 Micro Drive, Woburn,

Kids Sail Special 

Take Dad out for a day on the water aboard the Liberty Clipper. Hoist the sails yourself and maybe even steer the boat at the helm. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board, but be sure to bring a light pullover for the cooler temperatures at sea.

Discounted $10 kids ticket with the purchase of one $40 adult ticket, June 16. Boats are docked directly left of the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston,  

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