Where To Take Mum For Mother’s Day In Brisbane This Year

By Victoria Patapan

With Mother’s Day on Sunday 12 May mere weeks away, time is running out to lock in that perfect gesture, so we’ve searched the city (and the internet) for the best ways to spoil your number-one lady this year.

Here’s our curated list of the best things to do with (or for) Mum this Mother’s Day in Brisbane.  

For The Foodie Mum 

Enjoy Quality Time Over A Long Lunch Or Dinner

When was the last time you took mum out for a good meal, instead of letting her cook you a homemade meal (and then slipping away without loading the dishwasher)? It's time to return the favour, and we've got plenty of ideas for where to go. Depending on how adventurous she is, you can book in to one of Brisbane's best restaurants, indulge in a lengthy degustation or head to a local cafe

Share A Swanky High Tea

Put on your Sunday best for the classiest high tea in the city. We’re talking ribbon sandwiches, fresh, fluffy scones and plenty of pinky-raising. Whether she’s into delicate desserts, dainty sandwiches, chocolate or champagne, Mum’s sure to love the spread at the city’s most sophisticated high tea establishments, which you can browse right here

There's a few more high teas popping up just for the occasion too, such as Mary Mae's high tea by the river featuring a Wildflower Pink Gin Spring Fling cocktail on arrival, high tea treats and a pink gin pop-up bar for $85pp. And some high tea venues will be sprucing things up for the day, like Goldfinch, who'll have a gift bag and a glass of champers for mum on arrival.

Raise Your Glass at A Boozy Brunch

It's an unofficial rule that on Mother’s Day, there’s no need to wait until after 5pm to bust open the booze, so get Mum day-drunk at one of Brisbane's best bottomless brunches. Whether she's a fan of a classic eggs benny and a few mimosas or could happily get messy downing endless tacos and margs, there's an option for her on our list right here

For The Creative Mum

Take Her To Learn A New Skill

If Mum loves to get hands-on, take her to a session at one of Brisbane's best creative workshops, with everything from calligraphy to gift-wrapping and loom weaving on offer. You could also get her hands dirty at a pottery class—who knows, she might discover a hidden talent.

Spend Time Together At A Paint And Sip

If your mum is most creative with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, then a paint and sip class is absolutely worth booking. Some of these paint and sip studios will even let you BYO cheese board—how's that for a day out? Plus mum gets to take home the ultimate mum-sterpiece, and probably your painting as well, just like when you where in preschool.

For The Outdoorsy Mum

Take In Some Fresh Air On A Hike

If Mum's idea of a perfect Sunday is pulling on the boots and hitting the trail, take your pick from our best spots to take a hike in and around Brisbane. From leisurely walks the whole fam will enjoy (maybe even Grandma?) to more intense paths that will have her (and you) huffing and puffing, it's hard to think of a more wholesome way to spend a Sunday together.

Set Sail With The Whole Family

GoBoat Brisbane River

For a memorable Mother's Day experience, book an electric picnic boat from GoBoat and spoil Mum to a picnic while cruising on the river. You can BYO all of Mum's favourite snacks, or opt to order food and drinks from MICA in the Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct, which is where you depart from. You can learn more about the boats (which are dog-friendly, too!) here.

For The Mum Who Needs To Chill

Send Her Off To A Spa Day Or Bathhouse

For mums feeling a little stressed (let's be real, most of them are thanks to our questionable life choices), a spa day is just what the doctor ordered. Whether she’s a fan of Japanese-style ganbanyoku, or more of a mani-pedi kind of gal, the city is packed with plenty of luxe day spas guaranteed to melt Mum’s worries away. Check out our list of Brisbane’s best day spas and bathhouses for our top picks on the best facials, plunge pools and steam rooms in town.

Spoil Her With a Stunning Bouquet 

Treat your mum to a fragrant, floral surprise this Mother’s Day with a beautiful bouquet delivered from a local Brisbane florist. Offering everything from Australian natives to potted plants, the city’s flower artists are guaranteed to give Mum something worthy of her special day. With delivery options starting at just $30, prepare to score some opulent stalks and stems that put traditional pink roses to shame. 

Looking for a gift for Mum instead? Check out our ideas right here

Image credit: Urban List | Supplied 

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