Can we ever celebrate and show appreciation for our mums enough? Honestly, it would take an entire lifetime and it still wouldn’t be enough. But Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to start somewhere. Thankfully, Sydney offers a number of great options for every budget and interest. Here are a few things to try for a memorable time with your mum this weekend.
1. Treat mum to pilates and prosecco
Marrickville’s Fitness Playground invites you to try something new and fun this Mother’s Day weekend. Enjoy a 45-minutes pilates class together, followed by bubbles and chocolate in the swanky Wellness Lounge. You also get to take home a special gift curated for your mom and spend some quality time with her in this peaceful spot.
Where: Fitness Playground Marrickville
When: Saturday, May 7, 1.30pm to 3pm
2. Have an indulgent high tea with mum at this hidden spot
Did you know The Star Sydney has a hidden tea room called G&Tea? With a lovely high tea offering both sweet and savoury options and lush botanical interiors to boot, this is the ideal way to spend a relaxing day together. Better yet, G&Tea’s extensive menu also offers some of Australia’s finest gin cocktails. Find more info here.
Where: G&Tea Sydney, The Star
3. Enjoy an eight-course degustation at Sokyo
The Star’s signature Japanese restaurant promises a great time out with a divine seafood degustation. On the menu are miso kingfish ceviche with green chilli and crispy potato, salmon sashimi with orange ponzu, Wagyu steak with broccolini and lots more. Book a spot here.
Where: Sokyo, Pyrmont
4. Wander in a lovely Secret Garden at The Grounds of Alexandria
The temporary Secret Garden installation at The Grounds features dreamy hues and florals galore along with a lush high tea and stunning installations. It’s the perfect escape in the heart of the city.
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria
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5. Spend koala-ty time with mum at this paint and sip experience
The Wild Life Sydney Zoo has a super fun experience up its sleeve this Mother’s Day. Indulge in a paint and sip experience at Koala Rooftop surrounded by adorable and cuddly koalas and bottomless drinks. The $160pp package includes free-flowing drinks and a mixed tapas and dessert platter along with art supplies. Book a spot here.
Where: Wildlife Sydney Zoo
When: Sunday, May 8, 6pm
6. Grab free chocolate xiao long baos
We all know food is tastier when it’s free. While planning out your day, remember to hit your local Taste Of Shanghai store and nab some free xiao long baos. Available all day, the xiao long bao are steamed to perfection and made with delicious Cadbury chocolate. Each set contains 5 pieces.
Where: Available at all Taste Of Shanghai stores and select Lilong stores.
7. Head out of town to one of these charming small towns
If you and your mum love a bit of adventure, we’ve got a list of beautiful country towns that are just two hours away from Sydney. With plenty of options to eat and drink and artisan markets and wineries to explore, this is the perfect gift for the mum who loves a bit of spontaneous fun.
8. Enjoy bottomless rose and beachside views at Little Pearl
Little Pearl in Manly is doing their bit to make your mums day extra special. On offer are a number of scrumptious hawker-style dishes like blue swimmer crab betel leaves and prawn dumplings with Little Pearl’s signature Pink Spritz cocktail. Elevate your evening for just $40 and enjoy 2 hours of bottomless spritz and rosé.
Where: Little Pearl, Manly
9. Have a unique dining experience with a surprise brunch
At this fun experience for Mother’s Day, a chauffeur will collect you from a given location, take you to the restaurant and return you home at the end of the night. The only catch is you won’t have any idea what the restaurant is. Sounds fun? Get details and ticket info here.