Mother's Day Activities Around Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Mum Alanna with son Zander wearing matching The Time Is Now Polo Shirts from Yarn.

Mum Alanna with son Zander wearing matching The Time Is Now Polo Shirts from Yarn. Courtesy of Yarn, 2022.

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to spoil your mum with your time, and of course, a special gift. While the COVID-19 pandemic is still making it tricky for some families to spend time together, there are still plenty of ways to make Mother’s Day special. If you’re living in another state to your mum currently and can’t travel home for a visit, there are still fun ways to stay virtually connected and create a special quarantine Mother’s Day. Treat your mum to a massage or take an online dance or cooking class together, you’ll make memories that she’ll be talking about for years to come. For those who aren’t having to stay indoors this year, you can find a bunch of activities in and around Brisbane, from picnics in the park to Sunday markets to fun runs for breast cancer research.

Mother’s Day Classic - Fun Run for Breast Cancer Research 

Mother’s Day Classic

Mother’s Day Classic. Courtesy of Mother's Day Classic, 2022.

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is one of Australia’s most inspirational, cause-driven community events. Annually, thousands of Australians gather together on Mother’s Day to get active for breast cancer research. The foundation’s aim is to create a fun and engaging event experience to celebrate and remember the women who have been affected by breast cancer, and to raise life-saving funds for significant research. Every year, a sea of pink shirts flood Brisbane’s riverside as families start the morning with the fun-run for breast cancer research. There is a course for every fitness ability - you can choose from a 5km run or walk or a 10km run or walk. After finishing, you can enjoy all the delights that Roma Street Parklands has to offer. The Mother’s Day Classic event will have a food zone and kids zone with several activities for both kids and adults to enjoy. These fun activities will involve face painting, fairy floss and popcorn stalls, bowling, inflatable games and card decorating for your mum. To register for the fun-run and for more information click here.

Brisbane Street Art Festival

BSAF "Within These Walls" exhibition.

BSAF "Within These Walls" exhibition. Photo credit: Samantha Townsend. Courtesy of Brisbane Street Art Festival, 2022.

Brisbane's Street Art Festival (BSAF) is back in time for Mother's Day! The annual city-wide public art festival will run for two weeks from May 7 – May 22. Enjoy wandering around Brisbane City's streets with the family, discovering mural and installation art, live music, exhibitions, creative master classes, workshops and panel discussions. This world class street art festival brings together some of the nation's leading contemporary designers and artists, offering a diverse program of learning, creative development and collaboration.

For more information about the free public festival and for workshop bookings click here

Picnic in The Park - George Willmore Park, Ferny Hills

Family picnic.

Family picnic. Courtesy of Matchbox, 2021.

Pack a picnic and come down to George Willmore Park in Ferny Hill this Mother’s Day. There will be a range of food stalls, handmade market stalls, live music and free face painting going from 1.30pm-4pm! The event is generously supported by a Moreton Bay Regional Council community grant. For more information click here.

Paradise Country’s Festival on The Farm

Paradise Country’s annual Mother’s Day Festival on The Farm.

Paradise Country’s annual Mother’s Day Festival on The Farm. Courtesy of Paradise Country, 2022.

Venture out of the city to the Gold Coast to check out Paradise Country - the home of the ultimate Australian farm experience and one of the many Village Roadshow Theme Parks. Join Paradise Country for their annual Mother’s Day Festival on The Farm (10 - 4pm) where the whole family can enjoy live music, delicious food trucks, tractor rides, character meet and greets, adorable animal exhibits and more!

You can spoil your mum and upgrade the day with a country style buffet lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant. Or, you can take your pick of the massive line-up of food trucks or indulge in a selection of farm-style baked goodies at The Burrow Café which overlooks the new Meerkat enclosure.

After a fun-packed day, mum can unwind to live music on the farm lawn. Some of the Gold Coast's most talented musicians will be performing, such as the 4-piece band Magic Carpet Ride, and Paradise Country’s own acoustic country singers.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit Paradise Country's website here.

Mother's Day High Tea & Tour at DRU Animal Rescue's Sanctuary

Deathrow Unchained Animal Rescue Mother's Day tour of the Sanctuary.

Deathrow Unchained Animal Rescue Mother's Day tour of the Sanctuary. Courtesy of DRU Animal Rescue, 2022.

Back by popular demand, after their last Mother’s Day event completely sold out, DRU Animal Rescue on Mt Cotton Rd in Burbank are excited to announce their third Mother’s Day High Tea & Tour at the Sanctuary.

All mums will receive a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, before being spoiled with a massive selection of delicious desserts, pastries and finger foods at the High Tea. To make this special day even better, the High Tea will be overlooking the animal sanctuary's peaceful paddocks with live music playing in the background.

Afterwards, the whole family can enjoy a guided tour of the sanctuary, where they will get to meet some of the rescued mums and bubs who call this place home. Be sure to arrive by 9:45am for a 10am sharp start.

Book your tickets to secure your spot before they sell out again! All funds from the tickets go back into this 100% volunteer based rescue to help nurture and care for the rescued animals in the sanctuary.

Victoria Park Bistro and Candy Land Putt Putt

Victoria Park Candy Land Putt Putt.

Victoria Park Candy Land Putt Putt. Courtesy of Victoria Park, 2022.

Spoil mum to a lovely dining experience at the Victoria Park Bistro for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Afterwards, the whole family can enjoy a round of Putt-Putt at the Candy Land themed course. The course will be open from 6am til 10pm. To book, visit Victoria Park's website here.

Sunday Markets

Milton Markets up late.

Milton Markets up late. Courtesy of Milton Markets Facebook, 2021. 

If you’re a fan of weekend markets, then look no further! There are many markets in and around Brisbane that the whole family can enjoy - you can even bring your dog along. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, premium food and farmers stalls, unique crafts stalls, and even buy mum a last minute gift! Check out popular markets such as the Milton Markets, the Riverlink Market Zone and the Redcliffe Markets, which are only some of the markets held on Mother’s Day that you could head along to.

City Cave Float & Wellness Centre

Floatation Therapy at City Cave.

Floatation Therapy at City Cave. Courtesy of City Cave, 2021.

Treat mum to some me-time by booking her into a float therapy session, an infrared sauna or a massage at City Cave Float & Wellness Centre. To check out their Mother’s Day relaxation and therapy specials, click here

Check out Yarn's 2022 Mother’s Day Collection: 

If you still aren’t sure what gift to purchase for your mum, check out the previous article featuring gift recommendations and mothers day bundles here.