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Free Mother's Day Events 2017

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by Shannon Meyerkort (subscribe)
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Published April 20th 2017
Mum always said the best things in life are free
This year Mother's Day falls on Sunday 14th May, but as usual there are a great range of free events starting weeks in advance. Whether you are shopping for the perfect gift or are looking for something fun to do with Mum on the special day, here are some of the best free events in Perth this Mothers' Day.

Free entry at places across Perth


Free Ferry Rides to Rottnest for Mum
Mums (or Grandmas) get to ride free on the superfast ferry to Rottnest for the ultimate day out. Simply book mum in along with two full paying passengers (Adult, Senior, Student or Child fare types) and she travels for free. This is valid only for day returns on May 14th and you need to quote "MUM17" when booking.

When: Sunday 14th May, 2017
Where: ferry departs from Hillarys Boat Harbour
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Free Perth Mint Entry for Mum
If your Mum is worth her weight in gold, show her the money with free entry for mums at the Perth Mint on Mothers' Day. Enjoy the beautiful heritage building, watch a gold pour, and take a tour through time of the fascinating discovery of gold.

When: Sunday 14th May, 2017 from 9am to 5pm
Where: Perth Mint, 310 Hay St, East Perth
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Free Zoo Entry for Mum
Pack a picnic and let mum spend the day amongst the animals because Perth Zoo is celebrating Mothers' Day with free entry for mums.

When: Sunday 14th May, 2017 from 9am to 5pm
Where: Perth Zoo, South Perth
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Mothers Day markets
Mothers Day Markets


Mothers' Day Craft and Gift Fayre
If you like to be prepared, this early Mother's Day Fayre is the perfect opportunity to finish your gift shopping early. This specially themed Mother's Day market will have more than 50 stalls plus free balloon twisting and live music.

When: Sunday 7th May 2017, open 9am to 1pm
Where: Craigie Leisure Centre, Whitfords Ave, Craigie
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Celebrate Mums Pop Up Market
The Ladybird Market is hosting a special Mothers' Day Pop Up Market at Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre, with more than 30 exclusively WA creatives, artisans, and small businesses plus mini skincare workshops and live demonstrations.

When: Saturday 13th May 9am to 5pm
Where: Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, upstairs on Level 1 near H&M
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Perth Makers Market - Mother's Day Special
The award-winning Perth Makers Market takes full advantage of the stunning Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross, and will bring together over 150 of Perth's most talented artisans selling their handmade and exclusive gifts and wares. Bring a picnic and enjoy the fabulous pirate ship playground or take advantage of the range of workshops and other activities on offer during the day.

When: Sunday 14th May from 9.30am to 3.30pm
Where: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross
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Free workshops for Mothers' Day


Mandurah Mothers' Day 'Family Night' at Bunnings
Mandurah Bunnings is hosting two free kids DIY workshops for kids to make mum a special gift, as well as a family night with free entertainment, craft, activities and a special feast for everyone.

Kids workshops will be held on Saturday 6th from 10am-10.30am (foam flowers) and Sunday 7th from 10am-10.30am (Mothers Day Roses. No bookings required.

When: Wednesday 10th May, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Bunnings, Magenta Tce, Mandurah
Free but please register for catering purposes
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Joondalup Mothers' Day 'Family Night' at Bunnings
Bring mum to the Joondalup Bunnings Family Night for a night of pampering with a Mini Massage and Manicure as well as a mums-only DIY workshop. Everyone will also enjoy Sparkles the Magician, face painting, free fairy floss and sausage sizzle.

Kids are also invited to a free DIY workshop where they can make a surprise gift for mum on Saturday 13th from 10am-10.30am. No bookings required.

When: Wednesday 10th May, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Bunnings, Joondalup
FREE but please register for catering purposes.
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Mother's Day Card Making Workshop
This is a special workshop for adults who wish to learn how to design and create a special handmade gift for Mum this Mother's Day. You can bring along a photo or picture to incorporate into your card design. Book in advance by calling Thornlie Library on 9251 8750.

When: Thursday 11 May 2017 from 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Thornlie Library, 1 Culross Avenue, Thornlie
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When: Mother's Day May 14th
Where: Across Perth
Cost: Free
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