Mother’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating and appreciating our mothers, grandmas and the special women in our lives. On such an uplifting day, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure the day runs smoothly and is a wonderful day for the mothers in your life. You also want them to understand how much you appreciate them, so we’ve compiled a list of activities to do with mum to ensure she enjoys her special day.

Mother's Day Classic 

The Mother’s Day Classic

The Mother’s Day Classic is held annually to help raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research. A walk and run held on Mother’s Day, the event is fun, active and allows the participants to remember and support the special women and men that have been touched by breast cancer. Run or walk with family and friends and make it fun with fancy dress outfits, all accessorised with pink! It is a day of celebration for survivors and one of hope for those affected. Gather family and friends together and go for the walk or run and then take your mum out for a nice brunch afterwards and make a lovely morning of it. For more details, click here to visit their website.

Take mum on a picnic! 
Choose from one of our top wonderful picnic spots that are perfect for a scenic breakfast or lunchtime picnic.

Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, Sydney – This is another garden with magnificent harbour views! With an ideal picnic atmosphere, plenty of shaded spots, and a designated table and chair area, it’s a spectacular site for a Mother’s Day picnic. For more info click here.

Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, Sydney

Auburn Botanical Gardens, NSW – A lavish and beautiful park filled with Nature’s treasures! The gardens boast a fauna reserve and aviary, a Japanese Garden and Native and Rainforest Garden among many other diverse activities. After enjoying a delicious picnic, you can take a stroll through the gardens to discover a whole range of beautiful flora and fauna. It will be a wonderful day to remember. For more info click here.

Auburn Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Cockatoo Island, Sydney
Cockatoo Island, Sydney – For the more active mum, Cockatoo Island is ideal for a whole day of events! Only accessible by water, take the ferry from Circular Quay and enjoy Sydney’s beautiful harbour along the way. With a café, bar, boat hire, historical tours and a whole other range of activities, it caters for all mums who have a strong sense of adventure! For more info click here.

Captain Burke Park at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane – With picturesque views of the city skyscrapers with prime location underneath the Story Bridge, it’s a delightful picnic spot! With barbecues, designated picnic shelters and a playground, it’s got something for everyone in the family. For more info click here.

Captain Burke Park at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

Kings Park and Botanic Garden, WA – Kings Park features the charming Western Australian Botanic Garden, boasting beautiful displays of Western Australia’s own flora. The park has a wealth of features including children’s play areas, bushland walk trails and exceptional gardens. Set up a picnic for mum, and you can enjoy the impressive views of the Swan and Canning Rivers and the city’s skyline. For more info click here.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne – The Gardens at Melbourne feature a grand range of landscapes and features, making it an ideal place for a Mother’s Day picnic. These include a Tropical Glasshouse, which is home to an outstanding range of tropical rainforest plants, the National Herbarium of Victoria, housing a rich display of historic specimens, and spectacular lake systems. For more info click here.

Home Pamper Day
The best way to make mum feel special is to dedicate the day to providing her with an in-house pamper session and make her fee l like she’s at her own personal day spa! To add a special touch, include a new robe and slippers in her Mother’s Day gift that she can use for her home pamper day.

Mani & Pedi – You can give your mum a professional manicure or pedicure right at home! Use a hand or foot scrub to remove the dry skin, massage her hands with a scented hand lotion, and then paint her nails with her favourite colour. It’s easy and will show her how much you care!

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Prepare a bath or spa - Preparing a bath or spa is a simple and easy activity that will be a lovely and relaxing experience for your mum. To prepare the bath, you’ll need some scented candles, scented bubble bath, some smooth tunes and flower petals to float on top. For the finishing touch, cut up some cucumber slices to relax her eyes and all is ready to go. It’ll give her some personal space and time to relax.

Whatever you choose to do, it’s the thought that counts and makes your mum feel special and loved. Make sure you plan ahead to ensure you have everything you need so that the day is a breeze! Happy Mother’s Day ladies!