Experience Mother’s Day

Step away from the World’s Greatest Mum mug, Mother’s Day 2015 is all about spending time, not just money

Here are the top 10 ways to show your Mum some love this Mother’s Day– no wrapping necessary.  

1. High tea 

With a delicate selection of cakes, scones, macarons and dainty sandwiches, a high tea afternoon is sure to satisfy every sweet-toothed Mum. 

Our picks are Bacchus in South Bank ($60 pp) and the Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley ($49 pp) with both featuring bottomless tea and coffee. 


2. Cooking classes

Bond over a love of culinary creations and sign up for a cooking class with James Street Cooking School. With classes specialising in international and local cuisines, you can enjoy a night out together while learning new skills. 

James Street Cooking School, Fortitude Valley (vouchers available in any denomination)


3. Paddle boarding

Enjoy the sights of Brisbane and surrounds from the best perspective – on a paddle board. Perfect for Mums who love to keep fit while enjoying the great outdoors. 

We suggest stand up paddle boarding with Riverlife ($55 pp)


4. Brisbane River Cruising

Paddle boarding isn’t the only way to enjoy the beautiful Brisbane River. If you prefer to keep your feet dry, try spending Mother’s Day lunch taking in the sights from the beautiful Kookaburra River Queen. The scenic view, live jazz band and seafood buffet combination make for a relaxing Mother’s Day. 

Kookaburra River Queen Mother’s Day lunch ($99 pp)


Take your Mum on a visual adventure with David Lynch’s ‘Between Two Worlds’ exhibition. Whether you choose to see the exhibit, a screening or both, it’s sure to be an aesthetically pleasing experience for any art-lover.

David Lynch exhibition – ($15 – 45 pp)

6. Mother’s Day classic 

A well-known motherly trait is that they are constantly giving, and nothing says ‘giving’ more than participating in the Mother’s Day Classic breast cancer charity run. With 2/3 of your ticket price going to the charity, it’s not only the endorphins that will have Mum feeling good. 

Tickets ($45 pp or $95 for a family pass)

7. Queensland Rose Society

What’s better than a bouquet? Flowers in full bloom! The Queensland Rose Society at the Botanic Gardens is displaying their best flowers over the Mother’s Day weekend. If your Mum has a green thumb, she’s bound to enjoy learning about how to grow some vibrant reds. 

Tickets ($4 pp)


With a range of shows on to suit all tastes, QPAC tickets are a winning gift for any special occasion. Unsure of what to see? Let Mum choose with a giftcertificate.

We recommend Strictly Ballroom ($89.90 – 139.00 pp)

9. Picnic 

For maximum impact with minimal effort, order a hamper online and set off to sunny New Farm Park for a picnic and a much needed catch up. 

We love giftstoadoor.com.au – On the Green hamper ($59)

10. Wine Tour

Give your Mum a taste of the finer things in life with a tour of Sirromet Winery’s vineyards followed by a tasting at the Cellar Door. For a really impressive day, book in for a delicious 5-star dining experience at Restaurant Lurleen’s.

Tour and tasting ($20)

Mother’s Day event at Lurleen’s ($45-95pp)

Words by Kristen Brown

High Tea. Image one by Emporium Hotel.

Cooking Class. Image by James Street Cooking School.

Paddle Boarding. Image by River Life.