We all know the spiel. Your mum deserves nothing but the best, especially on Mother’s Day but what about every other weekend of the year?
When did you last put some serious effort in spoiling your mum, and treating her to something unique? Feeling a tinge of guilt?
Never fear, if you’re spending a weekend with Mum in Melbourne, we have done the hard yards for you and rounded up some pretty special activities to wow your mum, whether it is on Mother’s Day or not!
MetaScent’s Perfumers Workshop
Is your mother a hands-on, creative type?
Create your own signature scent, at a perfume lovers workshop held every Saturday from 2 - 4 pm at MetaScent’s Collin’s Street lab.
When: 2pm, every Saturday
Where: Shop 9/271 Collins Street
How much: $220
River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise.
How would your Mum feel about reclining and watching the world glide by on the water?
Cruise up Melbourne's famous Yarra River and enjoy the sights of Melbourne's scenic gardens, parklands and famous sporting arenas.
This one-hour sightseeing cruise is a wonderful chance to view the scenic river gardens and Herring Island.
Where: Departure Southbank Promenade
When: Daily 11.30pm or 1.30pm
How much $25 - $35
Goldsbrough Lane Mother's Day Market Place
Does your Mum love to rummage for a bargain, and is all about supporting local businesses?
The Goldsbrough Markets are the perfect opportunity!
Tucked away on the corner of Bourke and William Streets in Goldsbrough Lane; Mother's Day Market Place is a boutique pop-up event where market-goers can purchase a unique gift whilst supporting local creatives.
Where: Corner Bourke Street and Williams Street, CBD.
When: 9am - 2pm, Friday 10th May.
How much: Free
GlowGolf and Le Bar Europeen
Is your Mum more of an active lady? Take her to golf with a twist!
GlowGolf is Australia's first and original 18 hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course and it is now home to possibly the smallest bar in Australia, Le Bar Europeen!
Open 7 days a week, GlowGolf turns down the lights and invites you to putt your way around Australia's famous icons! Under special UV lights, the unique displays, golf clubs and golf balls glow in the dark. Visitors are encouraged to wear white or fluorescent for maximum impact as well!
When: 7 days a week.
Where: The District Docklands Shopping Centre
How much: from $10
Mother’s Day High Tea at Melbourne Museum.
Almost everyone, not just Mums, can enjoy a luxurious and taste tantalising feast.
Capture the sense of occasion with the time-honoured ritual of high tea at Melbourne Museum this Mother's Day.
Relaxed and refined in atmosphere, you'll be surrounded by the incredible views of the historic Carlton Gardens within their Treetops venue
Indulge in a full array of delectable selections of petits fours prepared by talented Executive Chef Claude Harris.
Tables are designed to be shared by 10 people.
When: Sunday 12th May (12pm or 2.30pm)
Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton.
How much: $45 - $100.
Soar over Melbourne with Microflite.
Does your mum enjoy a bit of a thrill? Give her (and yourself) an experience you will never forget with a helicopter tour of Melbourne’s skies!
Departing from their premium city location right beside Crowne Plaza Melbourne, you take a private aerial tour of the landmarks of the city and it's surroundings.
Soaring above Melbourne’s skyscrapers, you’ll take in the city’s sporting and cultural spots, then travel above pristine parks and beautiful beaches.
Experience the best that Melbourne has to offer in comfort, safety and style.
Where: Batman Park, 2a Spencer St.
When: 7 days a week (weather dependent)
How much: from $215pp
If you’re spending the weekend with Mum in Melbourne why not book our Weekend Special?
The Weekend Special Package includes:
- Overnight accommodation
- Breakfast buffet for two at Clarendon Street Grill
- Late 4.00 pm checkout (subject to availability)
Escape to Melbourne and enjoy beautiful views, amazing location and impeccable service at Crowne Plaza Melbourne.