Mother‚Ěús Day Events in Melbourne 2024

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Mother's Day in Melbourne is just around the corner and there is no end of ways to treat the special women in your life in 2024, and (spoiler alert), the vast majority of them involve indulging in some delicious food and drink. Consider our interest well and truly piqued! 

Here are some of the best Mother's Day events in Melbourne (and a friendly reminder to kids/dads/husbands/mums/wives/partners reading this: make sure you get in early and BOOK for Sunday 12 May 2024!). 

Mother's Day Events in Melbourne

1. Mother's Day High Tea at State Library Victoria

Mother's Day High Tea at the State Library
Mother's Day High Tea at the State Library

The Ian Potter Queen's Hall at the State Library Victoria is truly a gem among heritage spaces in Melbourne, bathed in natural light and brimming with chandeliers—making it the perfect setting for a memorable Mother's Day High Tea celebration.

Start off with a complimentary glass of Mumm Brut champagne, setting the tone for an afternoon of indulgence. Enjoy a delightful array of sweet and savoury treats presented on a three-tier tower, all while being serenaded by live classical music and enjoying the grandeur of this historic venue.

Feast on gourmet delights like mini croque monsieur, blackberry meringue tart, homemade lemonade scones, caramelised pineapple with lemon myrtle curd, accompanied by strawberry gum jam and vanilla cream. Drool! 

Where:     State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
When:      Sunday 12 May 2024, time slots available 10 am - 3 pm
Cost:        $120 per adult, $99 per teen, $35 per child 

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2. Mother's Day Cruise on the Yarra River

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
Soak up the beauty of scenic Melbourne on this gorgeous river tour, complete with delicious lunch! 

The perfect pick for Mother's Day events in Melbourne, spoil Mum with a relaxing three-hour Mother's Day Cruise along the Yarra River for either lunch or dinner.

The mouth-watering menu includes gems made using the freshest and finest ingredients—all to be washed down with a range of beers and wines (for the grownups, of course!). 

Where:     Departing from Southbank Promenade
When:      Sunday 12 May 2024, 12 pm - 3 pm and 7.30 to 10.30 pm 
Cost:        $135 per adult, $85 per child aged 13-17, $65 per child aged 2-12

3. Mother's Day Lunch at Ludlow

Ludlow Mother's Day
Treat her to a delicious lunch at Ludlow this Mother's Day.

One of our favourite Mother's Day events in Melbourne this year! Book a delicious Mother’s Day Lunch at Ludlow to kick off your celebrations.

This Southbank gem is offering a special three-course shared luncheon menu with a glass of Chandon on arrival for $95 per person. Kids menus are available for 12 years and under. Sold! 

Where:     Ludlow Bar & Dining, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank
When:      Sunday 12 May 2024
Cost:        $95 per adult

4. Lunch or Dinner at Eureka 89

Eureka 89
Treat Mum to a special experience in the sky at Eureka 89.

Enjoy sprawling views of the city you love this Mother's Day in Melbourne, with the people you love at Eureka 89 this Mother's Day!

The menu is bursting with three courses of deliciousness for lunch and four for dinner (hello, cheese course!), as well as plenty of wines, cocktails, mocktails, spirits, and beers. Bottoms up!

Where:     Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
When:      Sunday 8 May 2022, lunch 12.30 - 3 pm, dinner 6 - 9 pm
Cost:        Lunch: $180 per adult, $140 per child (13 to 17 years), $60 per child (12 and under)
                 Dinner: $215 per adult, $160 per child (13 to 17 years), $70 per child (12 and under)

5. Afternoon Tea at the Windsor

Mother's Day at The Windsor
Mother's Day at The Windsor

The Windsor's Mother's Day Afternoon Tea has long been an esteemed tradition, and this year will be no different! 

Expect a special Afternoon Tea menu with spectacular desserts, tea sandwiches, and signature scones, accompanied by speciality teas and sparkling wine. 

Where:     The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring St, Melbourne
When:      Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2024, 
Cost:        Saturday 11: Adults: $129 per adult, Children: $88 per child
                 Sunday 12: Adults: $160 per adult, Children: $98 per child

6. Mother's Day Paint and Sip

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
Paint and Sip is the perfect afternoon out this Mother's Day in Melbourne.

Searching for unique Mother's Day events in Melbourne? This Class Bento Paint and Sip is simple and fun, with no experience necessary, beginners encouraged and plenty of fun with mum guaranteed!

You can join them for a session full of fun and enthusiasm along with great music while you gain artistic tuition from a professional artist. All painting materials are provided such as a canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and an apron. Bring your favourite nibbles and drinks, we provide all glassware, bottle openers, and ice for a wonderful evening.

During the class, you'll learn how to paint a pair-up painting of the lovebirds with Mum—each person paints one side but you will work together!

Where:     81 Denmark St, Kew
When:      Saturday 11 May 2024, 2 - 4 pm, Sunday 12 May 3 - 5.30 pm
Cost:        $59 per person

7. Mother's Day Classic

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
The Mother's Day Classic

The perfect Mother's Day event in Melbourne, the Mother's Day Classic remembers those who have been affected by or who are living with breast cancer and raises money for breast cancer research. 

You can train for 5km, 10km, 20km, or choose your distance—and you can walk, jog or run, it’s completely up to you! There are so many locations to choose from—see the full list here.

Where:     Various locations across Melbourne and VIC
When:      12 May 2024
Cost:        From $43 per child and $57.45 per adult

8. Mother's Day High Tea at Melbourne Zoo

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Mother's Day High Tea at Melbourne Zoo.

Another unique Mother's Day event in Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo is hosting a special Mother’s Day High Tea in the Leopard Lodge this year.

The whole family is invited to indulge in a premium selection of treats including, sandwiches, sweets, savoury, and scones, plus a fun biscuit decorating activity on offer for the kids!

Where:     Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville
When:      12 May 2024, 9.30 am - 11 am
Cost:        $95 per adult, $55 per child (4 - 12 years), children 3 and under free

9. Mother's Day Pan Pacific Hotel Melbourne

Pan Pacific Hotel Melbourne Mother's Day
Pan Pacific's luxurious Mother's Day High Tea is the perfect way to spoil Mum this year!

Mother's Day events in Melbourne don't get much more indulgent than High Tea at Pan Pacific Hotel, where all guests will receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, and then indulge on three tiers of high tea heaven!

Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with a three-tiered tower filled with delicious delights. From Yarra Valley smoked salmon, to croquettes with jamon and slow-cooked bechamel, each bite bursting with flavour. Delight your taste buds with desserts like peach elderflower champagne macarons and watermelon strawberry cream cheese tarts.

Mums will also receive a special take-home gift—so it really covers all bases for Mother's Day in Melbourne!

Where:     Pan Pacific Hotel, 2 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf
When:      12 May 2024, 12 pm - 2 pm or 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm 
Cost:        $115 per adult, $75 per child (3 - 12 years)

10. Mother's Day Celebration at Mini Railway 

Mother's Day Celebration at Mini Railway
Mother's Day Celebration at Mini Railway

Celebrate Mother's Day in locomotive style at Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway. Mum rides free all day long, and throughout the day, the team will be drawing Lucky Tickets for prizes—all you need to do is grab a train ticket to be in the running.

Pack a picnic or enjoy lunch on site. With ample space to roam and play, it's a day designed for family fun. Plus, there are picnic tables, seating, and electric barbecues available. Mini-train fans are sure to utterly adore this experience for Mother's Day in Melbourne. 

Where:     Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway, Corner Point Richards and Boat Roads, Portarlington
When:      12 May 2024, 11 am - 3 pm
Cost:        $4 per person per ride, mums and under 2's ride free!

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