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Where are the Best Places to Celebrate Mother's Day in Canberra?

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by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published February 18th 2020
Spoil mum on her one special day
Mother's Day always comes around so fast each year. First there's Valentine's Day, then Easter and then before you know it - you flick the calendar over and there's Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May! It is a special day for all the mother figures in our lives, so we can spoil them and show them how much we appreciate them - all year around. Being a mum isn't easy, particularly in the early years, so anything that will pamper her and make her feel special will always be welcomed.

Although mums will be happy to spend Mother's Day spending quality time with you, why not spoil her to a lunch out, go on a picnic by the lake, buy her a cake from her favourite patisserie take her shopping at the markets or book a massage at the local day spa? Here are some more ideas to get you thinking - however if you have any more top places to go, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article and share your tips. I'm sure she will love wherever you take her - because you will be there!

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Tipsy Tea at White Rabbit Cocktail Room. Image: Original images from White Rabbit Facebook


For Sweet Tooth Mums - Enjoy a Decadent High Tea


High Teas are a popular way to celebrate Mother's Day in Canberra - often with 3 generations sitting at the table enjoying the petite sweets together. Around Canberra, popular venues include the Tea Lounge at the Hyatt Hotel, White Rabbit Cocktail Room and The Burbury Hotel. If you have kids with you, you can't go past Kitchen Garden at Rodney's (located inside Rodney's Plants Plus in Pialligo), as it has a decadent High Tea selection, a children's playground and plants and home wares to look at afterwards! Alternatively, just book a table for a cuppa and a cake, while the kids have a play.

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Playground for the kids - relaxation for the mums! Image: Original images from Kitchen Garden at Rodney's Facebook


For Everyone - Enter into the Mother's Day Classic

The Mother's Day Classic charity run is another popular way to spend Mother's Day in Canberra - enjoying a run around Lake Burley Griffin and supporting Breast Cancer Research at the same time. You can run or walk as a family and choose between the 5km walk, 5km run or 10km run. This event has a positive vibe - it is the whole community banding together to fight breast cancer, or support a loved one who has been affected. Why not dress up in pink and spread some Mother's Day love! See here for details.

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Rug up and dress up at Canberra's Mother's Day Classic! Image: Mother's Day Classic Facebook


For Wine Loving Mums - Visit the Canberra Wine District

The Canberra Wine District is located to the north and east of the city, past the suburbs of Gungahlin. You can pick up a map from the Canberra and Region Tourist Information Centre or any of the venues (or see here for a printable map), and then follow the trail around the region - discovering large cellar doors and cute, boutique wineries along the way. When you are ready to stop for lunch, there are a number of delicious venues and restaurants in the region, with wine perfectly suited to match.

If you have kids, a popular winery is Four Winds Vineyard, which has plenty of grass for the kids to run around on and wood-fired pizza on the weekend. Other popular venues which host Mother's Day events include Poachers Pantry (book early!), Contentious Character, Lake George Winery and Lerida Estate. If your mum has a sweet tooth - and who doesn't? - then you must take a drive to Robyn Rowe Chocolates for afternoon tea!

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Cheers to Mother's Day at Poachers Pantry! Image: Poachers Pantry Facebook


For Foodie Mums - Local Restaurants

Many local restaurants offer a Mother's Day Lunch special each May, often with a few courses and a glass of bubbly on arrival. Popular venues each year are Pialligo Estate, Canberra Southern Cross Clubs, Marble & Grain, QT Hotel, Onred, Hotel Kurrajong, Buvette, The Howling Moon, The Conservatory Restaurant at The National Arboretum and The Duxton - just to name a few! Alternatively, why not visit the Pop Inn wine bar for a glass of wine and cheese platter to share. This "pop up" wine bar moves location each week - see here for their location on the Mother's Day weekend!

These are just some of the things that you can do around Canberra this May - however, if you are looking for more ideas, check back with Canberra Weekendnotes to see events listed around the city. Also, scroll down to see if your fellow Canberrans have made comments about where they like to go for Mother's Day each year.

Cheers & Happy Mother's Day to all the mums in Canberra!

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Enjoy a wine and cheese platter at Pop Inn this weekend - pooches welcome too! Image: Pop Inn Facebook

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