It’s important to take the time to bond with your son. There are more opportunities than ever to be able to do that. Here are a few of the best father-son bonding ideas you could use.

Video Games

If you want to enjoy some father-son bonding time at home video games are a great way to do this. Get your son to go through his video game collection and choose something you can both enjoy. He will no doubt have fun thrashing you on his favourite game. This will make it more fun and entertaining for him. And you can spend the time catching up and finding out about one another.




Camping is one of the more fun and underrated pursuits you could do these days. It’s a great chance to be at one with nature, and spend some time enjoying the great outdoors. The idea behind camping is to get a stripped back living experience. But you still need to remember to pack the essentials with you. You’re going to need supplies like a portable water filter, camping equipment, and first aid stuff. Make sure you compile a list of everything you and the boy are going to need to have a great time.

Watch Sports

We all know that part of the male bonding psyche takes place over competitive sports. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to play sports together. But you may well get huge fulfilment from watching sport together. This could be something like football, rugby or tennis. Whatever it is, it’s important to have some man-time doing this. You could watch from home on the television. Or you may want to actually travel to attend a sporting event.



A great way to bond as a father and son is to build something together. This is one of the big advantages of DIY. You can decide to build or fix something together. Turn it into your personal project, and make sure you include your son as much as possible. You might even go so far as to get him his very own toolkit. This way he will feel valued and more involved. DIY will help the two of you bond with teamwork and problem solving. It will also teach your son valuable DIY skills he can use later in life.


Something else you good do together is to go fishing. Now, you may not need to go on a fishing trip – though these are fun. You could just spend a day or weekend fishing at the local lake or river. Of course, you’ll need to make sure you find out whether you’re allowed to fish there. Fishing is a great source of male bonding. You can sit there and sip cold ones (assuming junior’s old enough!) and enjoy fishing. It’s the ultimate battle of man against nature, and you can get to know your son at the same time.

It’s essential to take the time to bond with your son as much as you can. As a dad, it can be difficult to know when you need to take these opportunities. Kids grow up so fast these days that their childhood passes in the blink of an eye. So be sure to make use of these bonding ideas as soon as you can.  


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