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Stuck on how to spend Mother’s Day? Here are 22 things to do with your mum this year

20 Mother's Day activities to do

As a person typically juggling many hats and day-to-day tasks, it can sometimes feel like our mother's and maternal figures have no time to themselves at the end of a busy week. In-between the never-ending list of 'mum duties' and everyday chaos, a designated time for herself seems non-existent, perhaps event a tad preposterous. That's why when Mother's Day rolls around, sometimes the best thing you can do is spoil your mum with a day in – or out – depending on what she fancies. For a foolproof list of recommendations of things to do this Mother's Day, simply look no further.

Here, our guide of things to do this Mother's Day is sure to provide a solution to your planning woes; regardless of your mum's needs and wants. From indulgent spa and therapy treatments, to weekends spend in wine country, paint-and-sip experiences and of course, plenty of delicious food and drink to see you through the day's festivities before unwinding with a cultured night out at the ballet. We guarantee this will earn your brownie points and make you the favourite child.


Book a cooking class for two at The Agrarian Kitchen


Book a Mother’s Day Lunch at Sydney Common (Sunday 12 May 2024)

What to do on Mother's Day


Spend the day on a horse trail adventure with Australian Horse Adventures


Enjoy a glass of wine at Paringa Estate winery


Attend a cheese tasting at The Artisan Cheese Room


Have a pamper day at Comma


Archie Rose Dynamic Ceramics with Klaypots experience (15 May or 12 June 2024)

What to do for Mother's Day


Shop till you drop at The Intersection Paddington


Take her for a long lunch at Coogee Common


Book in for drinks at Icebergs


Enjoy a stay-cay at The Ace Hotel 


Get creative at a paint and sip class with Pinot & Picasso


Get some nature therapy during a weekend away with Unyoked


Mosey through the Botanic Gardens of South Australia


Surprise her by making some of Some Things I Like To Cook's 'Really Good Rocky Road'


Trek the Dee Why Headlands Coastal Walk together


Sit down for a delicious dinner at Palette


Book in for mother-daughter manicures at Jocelyn Petroni


Treat her to a high tea at the Palazzo Versace 



Lounge and unwind all-day at Nature's Spa 


Kit out with a personal shopper at Claudia Hackman 


Get tickets to Carmen at Sydney Opera House

Still looking for more Mother's Day gifting inspiration? Take a look through our guide to the best Mother's Day gifts, our favourite picks for 2024. If you prefer to send love her way with fresh blooms, then look through our guide to Mother's Day florists with options across every state.

To truly give mum the gift of pampering, try our guide to luxury Mother's Day gifts where you'll find our favourite designer finds for this Mother's Day. But if spending a day in creating something special with mum is more your thing, take a look through our list of favourite thoughtful and unique gifts to truly make her heart sing.

Happy Mother's Day to all the delightful mothers out there, with love from RUSSH.

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