Things to do on in Adelaide on Mother’s Day 2021 | South Australia

WHAT'S ON IN ADELAIDE ON MOTHER'S DAY | Things to do on Mother's Day in Adelaide, South Australia. If you're looking for something to do with mum this Mother's Day in Adelaide, or...probably equally as likely... you're a mum looking to plan something to do with your family on Mother's Day because OF COURSE YOU ARE, we're here to help!

I think we can all agree that mums are the best! And whilst we’d all love to believe that Mother’s Day was really EVERY day, really most days us mums are too busy parenting, running a household, looking after kiddos, doing school pick up and drop off, making snacks and somehow managing to squeeze a full days work in there somehow that, often times, opportunities to relish motherhood are few and far between.

Enter Mother’s Day!

Our day to just relax, be waited on hand and foot, be treated to something yummy to eat and drink (cheers to that!) and have a day that’s all about us. Or something like that.

If you’re looking for something to do with mum this Mother’s Day in Adelaide, or…probably equally as likely… you’re a mum looking to plan something to do with your family on Mother’s Day because OF COURSE YOU ARE, we’re here to help!

What’s on in Adelaide on Mothers Day 2021

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HAS Foundation Mother’s Day Luncheon

Held in the new Sky City’s beautiful Ballroom, this luncheon will include a 2 course menu accompanied by gorgeous bubbles and wine. KIDDO’s own Rebecca Morse will host the day as Emcee, plus a special appearance and chat with best-selling author, acclaimed filmmaker and body image advocate, Taryn Brumfitt.  Other features of the day include a live auction, a special Mother’s Day raffle, wine wall, pop up gin bar and much more. All proceeds will go directly to the funding of a project near and dear to the HAS Foundation, the purchase of a modified vehicle that will assist South Australian families with a child in palliative care – making their transportation worries go away!

For tickets:

Mother's day classic adelaide 2021

Mother’s Day Classic

What better way to celebrate mums and women everywhere, than by pulling on the Lululemon and getting active?! The Mother’s Day Classic will be held in Adelaide (and many other locations in South Australia) on Sunday, 9 May 2021. The event remembers those who have been affected by or who are living with breast cancer and raises important money for breast cancer research which a cause we can all get behind. Please refer to the event website for further information including start times, course distances and maps, all locations in South Australia and registration information.

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Mothers Day BowerBird

The Bowerbird Mother’s Day Experience

Mum’s the word at Bowerbird next month, and you can treat your mum on Mother’s Day with the special Bowerbird Mother’s Day Experience. With over 140 Australian designers and makers presenting, use this day at the market to celebrate your mum (or with your kids to celebrate you), choose from beautiful handcrafted and artisan wares, soak up the atmosphere and make the most of some generous offers and discounts offered exclusively to mums on Mother’s Day!

Included in the experience is your entry into Bowerbird on Sunday 9 May, a Bowerbird branded cotton tote bag to fill with the gorgeous products you’ll treat yourself to using the 5 vouchers from a random selection of designers.

When you’re ready to put your feet up, Bowerbird will even shout you a glass of sparkling wine from Cuvee Co! Cheers to that!

Bowerbird Design Market, Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville

To book:

Joeys Henley

Mother’s Day Dinner by the Beach

On Sunday, May 9th from Joe’s Henley Beach is hosting all the lucky Mums to an Australian seafood-inspired, sunset dinner. The ticket fee of $70pp includes an exquisite, three course meal designed by Head Chef, Krish Dutt, plus champagne and oysters on arrival. There are extremely limited tickets so don’t delay! Go on. Treat the Mumma in your life. 5pm Arrival. 6pm Dinner. Sunday May 9. Joe’s Henley Beach.

Joe’s Henley Beach, Esplanade, Henley Beach

To book:

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Paint your Mum Picasso Style

Gift your mum an experience she will always treasure! PAINT, LAUGH and SIP some wine together creating abstract portraits of each other 🙂

This is a Mother’s Day experience that’s a little bit left of centre…Paint Your Mum Picasso Style at The Pantry! You can even bring your mum’s photograph along if your mum can’t make it on the night. No prior art experience needed, a local artist will walk you through the process step-by-step and help you create an abstract, colourful portrait of your mum.

What You Get: A take-home canvas (40cm X 50cm), paints, brushes, apron and easel.

The Pantry, 2 Egmont Tce, Hawthorn

To book:

mothers day adelaide zoo

Mother’s Day Brunch at Adelaide Zoo

Treat your mum to a fun day at Adelaide Zoo this Mother’s Day, with mums eating free at a special Mother’s Day Brunch in the Fig Tree Function Room!

Sunday 9th of May
10.30am – 12pm
Adelaide Zoo, Fig Tree Function Room

Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide

To book:
8230 1286

Sparkke at the whitmore mother's day lunch

Sparkke at the Whitmore Mother’s Day Lunch

Sparkke at the Whitmore is celebrating Mother’s Day with a four-course lunch at their award-winning restaurant, a beautiful hamper featuring Sparkke Spirits and the release of a new limited-edition gin. The multi-awarded, female founded and led beverage company and brewpub will welcome guests on Sunday, May 9 with an elegant four course lunch for the whole family.

The Mother’s Day Lunch includes a special Mumosa cocktail on arrival or your choice of Sparkke Brew or bubbles followed by a four-course meal heroing the best of seasonal fresh local produce. And for those not drinking, the team have also created a special Virgin Mumosa.

Sparkke at the Whitmore, 317 Morphett St, Adelaide

Book your Mother’s Day lunch:

Order your Mother’s Day hamper:

Order limited edition Autumn Quince Gin:

Carrick Hill

Pack a picnic and head to the beautiful grounds of Carrick Hill on Mother’s Day. Carrick Hill is the stuff story book imaginings and fairytale dreams are made of, and the perfect place to discover with the kiddos and have a quiet (or not so quiet, as the case may be) amble. With absolutely stunning formal gardens, a grand old manor, a special storybook trail designed with kids in mind, sprawling lawns, and endless flowers and trees to admire and learn about, there’s a lot to love about spending some time exploring Carrick Hill with the kids. If you don’t fancy (can’t be bothered) packing your own picnic, there is a cafe and marquee at Carrick Hill, serving morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea in a licensed cafe. Think melting moments, cookies, cakes, and even a sneaky ice cream if you fancy! The cafe also offers full lunch service if you’ve worked up an appetite.

46 Carrick Hill Dr, Springfield

paddle boats on torrens


These pedal powered boats have been used as a source of fun for children, families, and tourists coming to see our beautiful city of Adelaide since 1962 and are still going strong (with a few boat upgrades in that time of course)! On your private perch on the River Torrens, you’re in the perfect position to take in local scenery while getting active in the outdoors, and this is the perfect family friendly activity to while away the time on Mother’s Day in Adelaide, particularly if the sun is out! 

River Torrens, Elder Park, Adelaide

palace nova prospect


Catch a movie at Palace Nova with the kids on Mother’s Day (or, I mean you could also leave them at home and enjoy the peace and quiet)! Palace Nova Prospect boasts 14 screens, from boutique style theatres to larger sized cinemas and the inside of the art deco cinema is also totally luxe and has some beautiful artwork in keeping with the artsy prospect vibe, so if you’re choosing a cinema, it’s a great one to pick!

98 Prospect Rd, Prospect

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Mother’s Day at the Adelaide Convention Centre

Treat mum to a celebratory buffet lunch overlooking the Adelaide Riverbank this Mother’s Day – Sunday, 9 May.

An affair for the whole family, mum will be able to sit back and relax while enjoying beautiful musical entertainment by our pianist and a delicious SA-inspired menu, while the kids are kept entertained with children’s activities.

As a special gift, each mum will receive a gift bag to take home, along with stunning table flowers and complimentary car parking.

Doors open at 12noon for a 12.30pm start, with festivities concluding at 2.30pm.

To book:

Ayres House High Tea Mother's Day

Mother’s Day High Tea at Ayers House

Join the culinary team at Ayers House and spoil your Mum or that special person by treating them to High Tea at Ayers House on Sunday 9th May 2021!

With a glass of SA bubbly or OJ on arrival, you’ll be treated to 2.5 hours of indulgence – think sweets, scones, tarts and tea as well as beautiful savoury sandwiches, quiches and sausage rolls.

If you’d prefer a long, lazy luncheon, Ayers House are also offering a Mother’s Day Lunch.

Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide

To book:
8244 0666

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Dine out with the family on Mother’s Day

We’ve taken the hard work out of finding a place to eat out with your family in Adelaide by putting together a list of some of Adelaide’s best child friendly restaurants; we’re talking cafes, pubs, eateries that are great for the whole family, kids included.

Why not browse through the list and pick a place to eat out this Mother’s Day with your kiddos!

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Take in the best view of the city

This one is for the mums who like a bit more of a challenge! On the walking trails behind the Waite institute, nestled along the tracks behind Carrick Hill you’ll find a swing that happens to double as the best lookout spot of the city (and, might we add, very instagrammable). If you’re up for some exercise or want to work off your Mother’s Day breakfast in bed, and don’t mind a bit of a walk (there are some fairly steep hills on these tracks), see if you can find this hidden gem with your fambam! You won’t find this swing marked on any maps, you’ll just have to explore (and maybe ask a few locals if you run into anyone along the pathways), but when you find it, it’ll be worth the effort! Pack a picnic, there’s plenty of room in the surrounding area for a picnic, and take in the fresh air and the million dollar view.

For maps of the Waite walking trails:

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