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7 Unique Mother's Day Outings 2021

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by Gayle Beveridge (subscribe)
Gayle is a retired accountant and a photography enthusiast living on Victoria's beautiful Bass Coast. Gayle is passionate about writing and keen to showcase Aussie culture to a global audience. Gayle loves her family, dogs, sunsets, and chocolate.
Published April 15th 2021
Spoil Mum This Year Because You Can

Some very special Mother's Day Offerings are back in 2021, so why not take Mum's mind of the trials and tribulations of 2020 with one of these wonderful treats. Mum does so much for us, so often, it is easy to take her for granted. Mother's Day is our chance to say thank you. Thank you for being there through thick and thin, for going the extra mile even when she was exhausted, for caring when no one else cared.

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Take some time to treat Mum to a relaxing and indulgent day and why not choose something a little different? A boat cruise, riding a steam train, exploring her creativity, relaxing meditation or the exquisite luxury of Melbourne's best hotels.

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Mother's Day Lunch Cruise on the Yarra

Mum will appreciate a day off from preparing the family meals on Mother's Day but imagine her delight if instead of the local restaurant, her dining experience is aboard the Spirit of Melbourne floating restaurant. The Spirit of Melbourne is a double-decked boat with floor to ceiling windows. Tables and facilities are as they would be in any restaurant of class.

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Happy Mother's Day (Photo from Melbourne River Cruises Website)

Spend some quality family time while taking in some of Melbourne's most magnificent scenery, lush landscapes and elegant buildings, all while enjoying a wonderful meal.

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Following entree, you will be hard-pressed to choose between the four main courses on offer which include such gourmet delicacies as Char-grilled chicken breast, garlic prawn on a bed of mashed potato, green bean and creamy green peppercorn sauce or Pan-fried Moroccan salmon avocado salsa, and caper mayonnaise. The children's menu offers two choices. The full menu is available on their website https://www.melbcruises.com.au/mother-s-day-lunch-cruise.html and your selections are made at the time of booking.

The main course is followed by a selection of mini desserts that need to be seen to be believed and tea or coffee served with a chocolate. Wine, beer, soft drink and orange juice are included and available in abundance.

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The Spirit of Melbourne (Photo from Melbourne River Cruises Facebook Page)

Bookings are made on the website. The food is good, the service impeccable and the views stunning. What more could you ask for?

When: Sunday 9th May 2021 Bookings are essential. Check-in at 11.45am for 12.00pm to 3.00pm.

Phone: (03) 8610 2600

Email: info@melbcruises.com.au

Website: https://www.melbcruises.com.au/mother-s-day-lunch-cruise.html

Where: The Melbourne River Cruises boat departs from Southbank Promenade near the Langham Hotel, in the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct. A map is provided on the website.

Cost:
Adults $105, Children 14-17 years $65 and Children 2-13 years $45, Children under 1 free of charge (no meal provided).

Puffing Billy Mother's Day Brunch or Lunch

Who doesn't love a train, especially when that train is the iconic Puffing Billy? Spoil Mum on Mother's Day with Puffing Billy's special experiences Brunch at the Packing Shed or Lunch at the Packing Shed.

Travel from Belgrave Station aboard Puffing Billy's open-sided carriages, taking in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges views to the historic Nobelius Packing Shed in the Nobelius Heritage Park in Emerald. After enjoying a brunch or lunch at the Packing Shed, take a little time to have a look around the four and a half hectare site before boarding the train for your return trip to Belgrave.

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A Puffing Billy Train (Photo copyright Gayle Beveridge)

If it's brunch, you choose you will be treated to a two-tier grazing platter which includes such delightful selections of cheeses, fruits, meats and dips, followed by scones with fresh jam and cream.

All ticket price includes the return train trip, the grazing platter for two, scones and tea or coffee. Other beverages are available for purchase at bar prices.

If it's lunch you prefer you will be presented with a choice of chicken, salmon or vegan main courses and three wonderful choices for dessert. The menus are detailed on the website. The ticket price includes the return train journey, two-course lunch and tea or coffee. Other beverages are available for purchase at bar prices.

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Bookings are essential, so pop over to the Puffing Billy Website and secure your tickets now.

When: Sunday 9th May 2021 – Brunch departing 10am and returning 1.25pm, Lunch departing 12.30pm and returning 3.25pm

Phone: (03) 9757 0700

Email: info@pbr.org.au

Website: https://puffingbilly.com.au/events/mothers-day/

Where: Departs from and returns to Puffing Billy Station, 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave

Cost: Brunch: Adult $105.00, Concession $92.00, Child (5 ) $92.00

Cost: Lunch: Adult $116.00, Concession $103.00, Child (5 ) $103.00

Dinner and Sweeping Views of Melbourne at Eureka 89

Imagine Mum enjoying a well-deserved respite from cooking the family meal with a three-course lunch or a four-course dinner out at Eureka 89 on the top floor of Eureka Tower. Both these meals feature indulgent menus, including the Eureka89 signature mocktails and cocktails.

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Enjoy these spectacular views while you dine. (Photo from Eureka 80 Events and Dining Facebook Page.)

Eureka 89 is Melbourne's highest dining room and offers views across the city from windows that rise from floor to ceiling. Eureka Tower is just over 297 metres high and is the second tallest building in Australia today.

Why not get a bird's-eye view of Melbourne while you are there and allow some time before the meal to visit the Eureka Sky Deck? Take the fastest elevator in the Southern Hemisphere and in 38 seconds you will arrive at the Eureka Skydeck 88, where you can take in 360-degree views of Melbourne. Enjoy the panorama or zero in using one for the many viewfinders. Click here https://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au/ for more details and for pricing.

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When: Sunday 9th May 2021 Lunch: 12.30pm to 3.00pm. Dinner: 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Booking are essential.

Where: Eureka 89, Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank

Telephone: (03) 9693 8889

Email: events@eureka89.com.au

Website: https://eureka89.com.au/mothers-day-2021/


Cost: Lunch: Adults $150.00, Children 13-17 years $105.00, Children 12 years and under $60.00.

Cost: Dinner: Adults $175.00, Children 13-17 years $130.00, Children 12 years and under $60.00.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Windsor

At the Windsor, they are sticklers for tradition and this year is no exception as they continue their famous Mother's Day Afternoon Tea. The Windsor Hotel was originally built in 1883 and is the only surviving city 19th-century grand hotel in Australia. It maintains its Victoria period d้cor to this day and lays claim to being one of Melbourne's best hotels, an elegant lady worthy of her five-star rating.

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Afternoon Tea at the Windsor is rather special at any time, but even more so on Mother's Day. Mum will be treated to tea sandwiches, the Windsor's signature freshly baked scones. This indulgence is rounded off with delightful desserts and washed down with tea or sparkling wine.
Bookings are essential.

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Hotel Windsor (Photo By 7 Years Later... (Flickr) CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

When: Saturday 8th May 2021 - 11am (Grand Ballroom), 12pm or 3pm (One Eleven Spring St)
And Sunday 9th May 2021 - 11am (Grand Ballroom), 12pm, 3pm, 6.30pm (One Eleven Spring St)

Phone: (03) 9633 6002

Email: reservations@thw.com.au

Website: https://www.thehotelwindsor.com.au/special-offers/mothers-day

Where: The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne

Cost: Saturday - Adults: $128 per adult, inclusive of one glass of sparkling wine, Children (7-12 years): $88 per child, Children (3-6 years): $68 per child and
Sunday - Adults: $168 per adult, inclusive of free-flow sparkling wine for 2 hours, Children (7-12 years): $98 per child, Children (3-6 years): $68 per child

Mother's Day at Mirosuna – A Meditation Experience

A Mother's work is never done, not even when her kids have grown up, so why not reward your Mum with a calming meditation experience and maybe go along with her. Mirosuna describes this experience as 'A Morning of Ritual, Love and Connection.'

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The experience begins with an opening circle and a warm cup of cacao elixir. A guided meditation will move through exercises to support a deeper connection and intimacy. Aromatherapy and a sound bath in the live tunes of Sally playing alchemy crystal singing bowls will promote rest and relaxation. Check the website for what you need to bring and to book your tickets.

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When: Sunday 9th May 2021, 9.45am for 10:00am 12:00pm

Phone: 0492 926 385

Email: hello@mirosuna.com

Website: https://www.mirosuna.com/events/mothers-day-2021

Where: Mirosuna, Level 1, 18 Ross Street, South Melbourne,

Cost: $120.00 per person

Paint and Sip Class for Mother's Day

If your Mum is keen to try a bit of painting in a fun environment with other like-minded ladies, all while enjoying a drink, then this Paint and Sip Class, offered by Paint for Fun, might just be the ideal Mother's Day gift.

It doesn't matter if Mum has never painted before, this class is tailored to tap into her creativity. During this two and a quarter-hour class, the instructor will go through step-by-step how to paint a loving mother and child. All materials – canvas, easel, paints, brushes and apron - are provided and Mum will take her painting home at the end of the class and have a lasting memento of the day.

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Bring along your own favourite drinks and take a sip between brush strokes. Glassware is provided. Classes are limited to 20 people.

When: Sunday 9 May 2021 2:00pm – 4:15pm

Phone: 0499 141 993

Email: support@paintforfun.com.au

Website: https://www.paintforfun.com.au/events-calendar/

Where: Garden Studios, Gasworks Arts Park, Corner of Graham and Pickles Streets, Albert Park

Cost: $55.00 BYO drinks (glassware provided.) Book online.


Mother's Day at the Convent

Moral Fairground is presenting a special Mother's Day experience at the Abbotsford Convent, featuring a wide range of inclusive activities and entertainment for all the family to enjoy!

When: Sunday 9 May 2021 10 am - 4 pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mothers-day-at-the-convent-tickets-149641163749

Where: 1 Saint Heliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Cost: From $40. Book online.

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Your Comment
This is a great selection of events to treat Mum on her special day.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2578) 23 days ago
Sometimes I wish I was a mother.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2292) 23 days ago
Great list and worthy of all mums.
by Roger (score: 2|687) 23 days ago
The paint and sip sounds a bit diffetent, I think I'll be hinting for that one.
by betty (score: 2|568) 16 days ago
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