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Published April 25th 2019
A memorable Mother's Day
Mother's Day is fast approaching. If you haven't planned your special day yet, there are still plenty of events available which are perfect for the whole family.
Spoil Mum this Mother's Day with these fun events:
1. Mother's Day Classic
Walk, run, fundraise or volunteer to support Breast Cancer Research. Held at the South Bank Promenade, the Mother's Day Classic includes a 4.5km walk, a 4.5km run, 8km walk and an 8km run. The first event for the day is the 4.5km run beginning at 7am and if you feel like a sleep in, the latest event is the 4.5km walk starting at 8.50am.
The Wheel of Brisbane is offering a Sky High Picnic this Mother's Day for an extra $15. This includes a piccolo of Sirromet NV sparkling, cheddar cheese with water crackers and olives. The first 80 mums to ride will also receive chocolates.
3. Tommerup's Dairy Farm
If you fancy a drive to the Scenic Rim, why not celebrate Mother's Day at Tommerup's Dairy Farm? Feed the animals, browse the market stalls or enjoy a picnic under the blue gums. With live music and the giant lawn games, there will something to keep the whole family entertained.
Treat your mother to a delicious morning or afternoon high tea, served on the verandah of Newstead House. A decadent menu has been prepared which includes petite lemonade scones, lemon curd tarts, chocolate hazelnut ganache tart with smoked salt and floss and ribbon sandwiches. This high tea costs $55 per person and includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
5. Kookaburra Show Boat
Treat your mum to a cruise on the Brisbane River. Hop onboard the iconic Kookaburra Showboat and enjoy the spectacular views, scrumptious cuisine and live jazz. Every mum receives a free glass of sparking wine.
Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner cruises are available. Prices vary depending on the cruise.
6. High Tea at the Dawn Tea Rooms
Escape to the tranquil haven of The Dawn Tea Rooms this Mother's Day for the ultimate high tea experience. With its old world charm and elegance, The Dawn Tea Rooms evokes the romance of the Dawn Theatre that once resided on the site.
Created from fresh and local ingredients, the array and quantity of food is a sight to behold. Each individual is presented with a three-tier stand, displaying dainty sandwiches, scrumptious savouries and fresh fruit. Jelly, cupcakes and biscuits are just some of the delicious delights in addition to the traditional scones with jam and cream.
7. Binna Burra Lodge
Surround yourself in nature this Mother's Day at Binna Burra Lodge. Enjoy a three-course lunch in the Clifftop Dining Room enjoying the breathtaking views. All mothers and grandmothers will receive a free glass of bubbles on arrival.
Devonshire tea is a must at the Maleny Botanic Gardens. For $11, a tray of delicious goodness is delivered to guests in the gazebo. Situated in a prime position with stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains, the gazebos are the ideal setting to enjoy the two fresh wholemeal scones served with generous serves of jam and Maleny cream, with its thick butter-like consistency. Tea and coffee are also included. Gluten-free options are available for an extra charge; choose between an orange and almond slice, rich chocolate slice or muffin varieties.
The cafe also has a great selection of items perfect for a picnic.