Tell Hubby This Is What You Want For Mother's Day.
What are you getting for Mother's Day? I know what I am getting. A pair of pyjamas with slippers, and a card with a cat on it, from my five year old. How do I know? I went shopping for it and paid for it. Often, we ladies might find we need to take matters into our own hands for Mother's Day, to make sure we a) get a present, b) get something we vaguely want, or at least need, and most importantly, c) have a say in where we are going for the Mother's Day family outing.
Here at Sydney Mums Group we are right behind making sure you have a great day, so we've put together a list of ideas for spoiling yourself on the second Sunday in May.
1) A Mother's Day Cruise
Captain Cook has a cruise for every occasion, so why not treat your family and your mum to a Buffet Breakfast, or a Seafood Buffet Lunch on the harbour. It's the perfect gift experience and one you'll remember for years to come...
Find out more about Mother's Day options from Captain Cook Cruiseshere.
Get your 'genteel' on for a Mother's Day cruise - image c/o- Captain Cook Cruises Facebook page
2) Enjoy a Picnic Brunch or Lunch at one of Sydney's glorious public parklands or National Parks. Some of our favourites include:
Balmoral's rotunda and parklands are perfect picnic material - photo c/o- Mosman Council Facebook page
A tip: You'll need to get out early to nab your picnic spot and your parking spot. You may be up for park entry and/or parking, so bear this in mind.
The Café terrace at Nutcote overlooks author May Gibbs' front garden
3) High Tea at Lachlan's, Old Government House, Burnt Orange, Middle Head or Nutcote, Neutral Bay
These would have to be three of the loveliest places to spend an Autumn afternoon, noshing it up. Lachlan's Restaurant and May Gibbs' Nutcote have the history and atmosphere, and Burnt Orange has the chef pedigree and location, amidst the bushland of Middle Harbour.
To find out more about the High Tea offerings (and other Mother's Day options), click here for Lachlan's, here for Burnt Orange and here for Nutcote. Do enquire about availability as early as possible, and also consider Saturday 12th May, as these locations will book fast.
Afternoon tea and a glass of wine under the vines - image c/o- Lachlan's Old Government House Facebook page
Tip: if you're looking for more information on Old Government House and Nutcote as Sydney attractions, find out more here for Government House and here for May Gibbs' home museum.
How about a floral workshop? Image c/o- www.tramshedssydney.com.au
4) Lunch or a Floral Workshop at The Tramsheds, Forest Lodge (formerly Harold Park)
It's been around for a while now, but this foodie destination is still one of the coolest and most 'novel' in Sydney, with an array of delectable cuisines under one roof, at the old Rozelle Tram Depot.
For more info on Blooms, Bubbles and Chocolates and other Mother's Day workshops and special events, being offered at Tramsheds, click here.
5) Celebrate 'Mother's May' at The Grounds, Alexandria
Sydney's most family-friendly destination is playing it smart. Knowing that great places book up fast for Mothering Sunday, The Grounds is inviting mums to come and celebrate their special day, throughout the whole month, with Mother's May.
From walks through the cafe's laneway installation to High Tea and Brunch options, The Grounds is serving up something special for every mum. Book now as not to miss out. Find out more about the special events on offer here.
Check out the laneway installations at Mother's May - photo c/o- thegrounds.com.au/mothers-day
In a city as big as Sydney, these suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg for things to do on Mother's Day. The reason we've picked these over others, is we know they offer memorable experiences. If you've had your fill of receiving home-made gifts, or grandma slippers, making family memories is what this special day is really all about.