Mother’s Day is literally around the corner. And if like me, you always forget and leave it last minute to organise anything, don’t stress – we’ve got you covered.

Not only have we put together a list detailing 7 ways you can spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day, but we’ve got a cracking offer on special too – 20% OFF SUVs for bookings between 6-24hrs!

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Wine Tasting

Wine tasting is always a winner and is an easy enough one to organise be it early or last minute. Whether you hit the road to a local winery or curate a selection of your own in the backyard. Pair the occasion with some nice cheese and a personalised card and you’ll be good to go!

From the Hunter Valley, Morning Peninsula, the Borossa Valley and those around Brisbane – there are so many within only a few short hours drive from the major cities and there are plenty of smaller cellar doors you can visit locally too. Most wineries will put on a big Mother’s Day spread so be sure to book in sooner rather than later so you don’t miss out!

Secret Picnic

A great idea for the whole family to get involved. Pack a picnic in the car, don’t tell her where you’re going and just drive. The suspense will only add to the excitement.

Or, if you’re really organised why not get the kids up early and have them set up a picnic and leave clues, scavenger hunt style that will lead Mum to its location.

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National Park Hike

Getting outdoors and back to nature is a great way to celebrate this Mother’s Day. With so many amazing walks scattered around the national parks, there are plenty to choose from in and around Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide & Canberra.

This is also a great way to ensure a peaceful afternoon at home, with the kids worn out, tired from the morning’s activities.

Farmers Markets

The farmers markets on the weekend are always a great idea, Mother’s Day or not.

Why not let Mum sleep in and take the kids to purchase all the gourmet ingredients for a breakfast in bed? Waking up to the smell of fresh coffee, warm sourdough and a big bunch of flowers is a sure fire guarantee to the start of a successful day.

Side note: If you’ve forgotten a present this can also prove the perfect opportunity to surprise her with something she’s had her eye on while wondering the stalls!farmers markets

Creative Workshops

Something a bit different, scheduling in an art class or some form of creative workshop could be an incredibly fun activity for both Mum and the kids no matter what age. 

From pottery to candle making, millinery and life drawing – there’s something for everyone. With some workshops such as Cork & Chroma even offering BYO wine!  

Weekend Away

Depending how elaborate you want to go, this one can be done with surprisingly little time at all. Whether you decide to head out for the day or book an over night trip, a holiday Mum doesn’t have to organise will be greatly appreciated!

If you’re lost for ideas, keep an eye out for those on Last Minute, Wotif, Jetstar and – from interstate holidays to local hotels, there’s usually plenty on offer some even including whole packages with flights and accommodation.

Start Checking Off That Wish list!

Every mother has her wish list. It might not be written down, but it’s definitely there and if you can check at least one thing off that list – you’re definitely in for the win!

Be it cleaning the garage and transforming the backyard or potting new plants; do anything remotely ‘helpful’ around the house and you’ll earn those brownie points.


And lastly, if you’re really struggling for ideas or don’t have much time, RedBalloon Groupon, Scoopon, luxury escapes and Catch are great resources for ideas and activities!