Mother’s Day is fast approaching and, even though a greeting card and a kiss from you is enough to make your mum feel special on her day, wouldn’t it be better if you could plan something different and something the whole family can enjoy along with her? Here are a few fun and memorable activities that you may consider doing for Mother’s Day.
Ballarat Heritage Weekend (May 12-13, 2012)source: http://www.ballaratheritageweekend.com/
Turn back time to the 1930s and allow your mum to be the child for a change as she plays with tin toys, ride rocking horses and carousels, and watch puppet shows as you and your family wind their way through Ballarat’s historic venues. Make the most out of this fun-filled weekend by joining tours or collect trail sheets on featured heritage buildings to learn about their architectural features, and even learn about the mysteries hidden beneath these buildings.
Make your mum feel like a queen by taking her on a horse drawn carriage ride around the central business district and be relaxed by the sound of horse hooves on the bluestone. Horse drawn carriages are available all throughout the weekend and can be found outside the Town Hall.
Other activities include steam train rides, the Ballarat Tramway Museum and Tram rides, a tour of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory, and Sovereign Hill.
Check out Ballarat Heritage Weekend for more details for call Ballarat Regional Tourism on 1800 44 66 33.
Mother’s Day Classic (May 13, 2012)
If your family is more inclined to spend the day engaged in fun physical activities while raising money for charity at the same time, you might be interested in checking out the Mother’s Day Classic.
The Mother’s Day Classic offers a fun way to spend the day with your mum and raise money for breast cancer research. It is a fun run held in various cities around Australia. You and your mum can choose to run (or walk) in the 4km or in the 8km event. Key cities participating in this event include Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, and Geelong.
Taking your mother to the Mother’s Day Classic will prove to make Mother’s Day worthwhile and memorable for her, as well as for the whole family.
The event was organized by Women in Super in 1998 and has now grown into one of Australia’s largest national charity events. Since its inception, the event has been able to raise $10.8 million dollars for breast cancer research. If you’re interested in joining this event, check out this link and choose from the several Mother’s Day Classic events near you.
Mother’s Day Lunch (May 8, 2012)
People who reside near the Sydney Central Business District may also want to check out another Mother’s Day-themed charity event: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Mother’s Day Lunch. This event is for the benefit of the Safe Mother and Baby Program in Somalia.
Somalia has one of the highest rates of maternal and neonatal mortality. Each year, thousands of refugee women suffer and die due to often preventable complications during childbirth. Since 2009, the UNHCR has been supporting its reproductive health program that saves the lives of mothers and their babies. The needs, however, remain high and women continue to suffer every day.
Tickets to the event are $150 per seat. This year, the lunch will feature two guest speakers: Mia Freedman, publisher of Mamamia.com; and Dr Abdul Cadir Giama, Director of the Galkayo Medical Centre, Somalia. You can find more about the event, and how to help by clicking on this link.
Mother’s Day at Taronga (May 13, 2012)
Fancy a fun filled day at the zoo? Then take your mum to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Spoil her with an elegant breakfast or lunch located in the heart of the zoo.
Enjoy breakfast at the Savannah Terrace and you may see the Spider Monkeys play while you eat! As for lunch, you and your family will be treated to a two course meal at the Savannah Function Centre overlooking the picturesque Savannah Lake.
After your meals, go out and explore the compound by joining the several tours and attractions designed to a Mother’s Day adventure for the whole family.
Book now as slots are limited. Call 6881 1438 or visit here for more details.
Trees for Mum (May 13, 2012)
For a lot of people (especially mothers), it’s a shame that Mother’s Day is only for a day. How cool would it be to have something to keep coming back to which reminds you of the amazing times you’ve had with your mum?
Trees for Mum is a free national event which invites children of all ages to celebrate Mother’s Day by planting a tree in her honour. Plant your trees in any one of the participating locations. However, if none of these locations are within your vicinity, you are encouraged to plant a tree in your very own backyard!
Even though local councils and public workers are responsible for the care and nurture of your trees, you are welcome to visit and check their progress as they are all located in public parks.
The activities above are just some of the many creative ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day. If these things aren’t for you, feel free to come up with other ideas that are more suited for you and your family. The important thing is to start planning now before it’s too late. Don’t put things off until the last minute. You wouldn’t want to resort to ordering something online and having it delivered via overnight express just because you’ve run out of options.