7 ways to show Mum you care this Mother’s Day

From outdoor adventures to arts and crafts, there are plenty of free and affordable ways to celebrate your Mum (or mother-figure in your life) this Mother’s Day.

Movie night with Mum

Head to Victoria Park on Saturday 13 May for a movie night with Mum. Bring your own picnic and enjoy an evening of delicious food, quality time and family-friendly movies (The Incredibles and Freaky Friday). Food trucks start serving at 5.30pm. Cost: Free to attend movie screenings.

Whip up something special

Surprise Mum with a homemade breakfast in bed, a special lunch or a delicious dinner with inspiration from a cookbook borrowed from your local library.

Picnic in the gardens

Plan a special outing with Mum to the City Botanic Gardens. With plenty of open grassy spaces and dozens of walkways, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing picnic or leisurely stroll. Check out some of our city’s top bakeries to find baked goods worthy of a Mother’s Day picnic basket.

Mother’s Day on the Green

Skip the traditional breakfast in bed and treat Mum to a morning of live music, mouth-watering picnic inspired food trucks and paper flower kids’ craft activities at Mother’s Day on the Green on Sunday 14 May. Cost: Free

Take a scenic bush walk

Spend quality time with Mum at one of our environment centres. Take a scenic bush walk and explore the native flora and fauna, or try some of our free and affordable activities, such as canoeing, guided walks, bird watching and sustainable living workshops. Find more inspiration for seeing Brisbane from new and exciting perspectives with our list of spots for walking and hiking in Brisbane.

Spruce up the garden

This Mother’s Day, join Claire Bickle on Saturday 13 May for an online workshop and learn how to grow fresh, organic food and create your own veggie patch. Bookings are required. Cost: Free

Make and create: Mother’s Day

Create something special for Mum during an art and craft session at Chermside Library on Saturday 13 May. Cost: Free

For more events and activities, check out the What's on calendar, or download the Brisbane App.

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Last updated: 8 May 2023
Topics: things to do

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