With mums around Australia gearing up for Mother’s Day on 8 May, now is the time to start planning a weekend full of special treats and family time.
Destination NSW have shared some great ideas to help make sure this Mother’s Day weekend is one Mum will never forget.
Shop ‘til you drop: Spoil mum with a shopping day, not only will she enjoy spending the day together but she can also choose her own present. Head to trendy inner-city suburb Paddington and make your way to The Intersection, home to popular local designers such as Camilla, Rachel Gilbert and Sass & Bide. For a unique and personal gift, stop in at Mon Purse and treat Mum to a monogrammed purse or clutch.
Discover Sydney differently: Show Mum a new side of Sydney on a Culture Scouts walking tour where you will be guided through the city’s hippest suburbs such as Newtown, Enmore, Surry Hills, Redfern and Chippendale. You will explore some of Sydney’s best hidden treasures in street art, local food, wine and gallery hotspots.
Enjoy a regional escape: Nestled alongside the Murray River, Albury is a vibrant arts and culture hub, home to top-quality food and wine, making it a great destination for a regional getaway. Treat Mum to a night at trendy boutique hotel Atura Albury and spend your days exploring new contemporary art museum MAMA, the Wagirra Trail and Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk and the beautiful Albury Botanic Gardens. Feast on delicious food and wine at Canvas Eatery, Boom Boom and River Deck Cafe.
Treat Mum to a style makeover: The Tea Salon, located on Westfield Sydney’s Designer Galley, offers a High Tea with a difference, that mums are sure to love. Over a decadent High Tea, enjoy a tailored consult with The Tea Salon’s resident personal stylist Kash O’Hara before hitting the shops together to find key pieces to best suit your Mum’s style.
Savour a foodie feast: If the way to your mum’s heart is through her stomach, start the morning with Mum at your local farmers market such as Marrickville Organic Markets, followed by a hands-on Pasta and Ravioli cooking class at Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria. After lunch, satisfy mum’s sweet tooth with a visit to Black Star Pastry for the famous Strawberry Watermelon cake.
Work up a sweat: Active families can enjoy a day outdoors taking part in the 2km, 5km or 10km fun run at the Mother’s Day Classic in various locations across Sydney and regional NSW. For fit mums who are less keen on running, combine the best of food, wine and exercise by hiring a vintage bike in with Grapemobile Bicycle Hire and cycle around the stunning Hunter Valley vineyards.
Spoil mum with total luxury: For the mum who has everything and loves over the top luxury, spoil mum with a Sydney Seaplanes over beautiful Sydney Harbour to Jonah’s, Whale Beach for an extravagant lunch. For a weekend sure to take mum’s breath away, book a stay at the stunning Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in the stunning Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
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