Fun & Creative Things To Do With The Kids On Mother's Day

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Our team of busy Mums at ellaslist have been discussing what we would all most like to do on Mother’s Day – falling on Sunday May 14 in 2017.

With our team’s kids ranging from 1-9 years – plus tween and teen nieces and nephews in the ellaslist family – our Mother’s Days will most likely include the kids and may also include some Grand Mums too! So we thought we’d share some ideas for a creative, fun and adventurous Mother’s Day with the kids (and Granny)!

Mother's Day Treat at endota spa, The Rocks

endota spa at The Rocks is the leading day spa in Australia offering down to earth heavenly treatments and they have a couple of great offers to treat Mum for Mother's Day in May (and even June!). Upon arrival, mum will take a moment to unwind in their relaxation lounge. Replenish the mind, body and soul in one endota's 6 treatment rooms or couples and group treatment rooms. Their expert therapists specialise in relaxation, remedial, deep tissue, pregnancy and hot rock massage, organic and advanced facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures, pedicures, waxing and spray tans. They are conveniently located on the corner of Nurses Walk and Globe street just behind the Russell hotel. ellaslist readers can indulge with these two great offers. These offers will run throughout May & June 2017. 

Call endota spa the rocks today on 92413828 to book your heavenly treatment. Only at endota spa the Rocks, redeemable Monday to Friday.

Offer 1: Receive a complimentary collagen hand treatment to the value of $20 with any booking at endota spa, The Rocks this May & June. 

Offer 2: Book any treatment at endota spa, The Rocks this May & June and bring a friend for Half Price.

Mother's Day Activities at Centennial Parklands

Make use of the gorgeous Autumn sunshine in one of Sydney's most gorgeous parklands. Centennial Parklands is hosting a Mother Nature Quest where families will take a unique trail journey, learning as you explore. You can also indulge in an elegant breakfast or lunch at the Centennial Homestead, or hunt for a unique mother's day gift at the Mother's Day plant sale. More information here.

Local Market Meandering, Shopping & Sampling

There are some wonderful markets around Sydney and each market has their own unique ambience and theme including organic food, live music, food sampling, face painting and of-course – retail therapy temptations! As Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday, we recommend you check out Bondi, Marrickville or Paddy’s. Check out our Best Sydney Markets for Kids or the Local Market Guide for a local farmers, craft or vintage market in your area.

market shopping

Book a Photo Session

Capture your family at this moment in time this Mother’s Day with a family portrait session and book ahead with one of our wonderful ellaslist photography professionals! It’s the perfect way to mark the day, and something you can keep forever.

Have an Indulgent, Delicious Meal

There are great Mother’s Day lunch, brunch and dinner and High Tea specials happening all over Sydney this Mother’s Day, but here are our top picks if you want to sit back, and be taken care of: We recommend the Centennial Homestead (pictured), Avalon on the Beach, Botanic Restaurant, or High Tea at the Radisson or InterContinental Sydney.

cp mothers day

Take Mum For A Run

Happening in 2 locations (The Domain, and Parramatta Park), have some laughs while you break a sweat in a 4, 7 or 8km walk or run for the annual Mothers Day Classic. You’ll be participating in rasing money for breast cancer research too, so this ideas a great one this Mother’s Day.


Have a Road Trip Adventure

Sydney and surrounds offer some of the world’s best National Parks and coastal roads so why not pack a picnic and take the kids on a road trip – be sure to include some Mother’s Day treats (e.g. chocolate dipped strawberries, gourmet cheese plate and champagne!). Your road trip might take you to the Blue Mountains, Palm Beach, Kangaroo Valley or Minamurra Rainforest, to the gorgeous little Calmsley Farm, or to a sure favourite- Fruit Picking!

fruit picking

Go Bush and Have a Picnic or Plant a Tree!

For a metropolitan city like Sydney, we are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by lush national parks with reserved bushland. If you’re a nature-loving Mum, we bet you’d love to go bush with the kids on Mother’s Day and have compiled a list of the best bush walking trails with toddlers and preschoolers. If you’d rather laze about on a blanket in a beautiful spot with room for the kids to run about, check out our list of some of the best picnic spots around Sydney

bush walk

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

If you plan to keep your Mother’s Day really simple and just head to your local park or beach, why not treat yourself to a yummy gelato or ice-cream or giant ice-cream bowl for the whole family! Here’s ellaslist Top Ten list of Sydney’s Best Ice Cream Parlours. Or book in for a Cupcake & Dessert or Chocolate Walking tour with Foodi. There’s a heap of delicious food crazes on trend in Sydney right now, so why not use Mother’s Day as an excuse to try Tella Balls, the Raindrop Cake or Churros Bowls filled with ice cream?  You might also enjoy trying a crospresso, a sushi burrito, a sushi donut, or all-you-can-eat sushi- the latest food hybrids and trends hitting Sydney. 

milky lane churros

Stuck for Mother’s Day Ideas?

If you’re stuck for ideas for what to do on Mother’s Day why not take a leaf out of my book and send the kids or partner some suggestions to make it easy for them to organise a great day for you and/or the family? If all else fails, nudge them in the right direction with a decadent Best places for Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch on Mother’s Day feast.