It’s nearly Mother’s Day 2023! How will you celebrate the special woman in your life on May 14? If you’re stuck for ideas read on…
Mother’s Day picnic
Book in your very own luxury picnic at The Soul Nook Collective on Mother’s Day Weekend (Saturday and Sunday May 13 and 14) and celebrate the special ladies in your life.
Surrounded by historic charm under the shade of the Tipuana trees with live music, you and your guests will feel revived.
Packages start at $50 with a high tea box for two which includes a small grazing box and one cafe drink per person, or a Chilled Picnic for $100 for two people, all the way up to a styled picnic setting at $150 for two adults or a bell tent picnic $200 for the first two people which includes a styled picnic setting, a bunch of flowers, gourmet grazing box for the group and two cafe drinks per person. Extra adults can be added on for $50 each or children aged 5-12 at $25 each.
Groovin’ in the Grove
On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, take mum to the inaugural Groovin’ in the Grove at Watercress Creek Olives and Limes. The event will feature a live musician and picnics in the grove from 4pm till 7pm. Entry is $45 and includes a picnic pack, book here.
Take mum to the theatre
Gift mum theatre tickets to Ipswich Little Theatre’s next season From Here to Eternity?.
‘From Here to Eternity? -Two One Act Plays’, is the next season offered by the Ipswich Little Theatre.
‘Tracks’ opens with a group of strangers in a dirty subway station. Soon they learn there is no way out of the station. They reflect upon their lives, recalling and confessing past deeds of which they are not proud, hoping to figure out why they are there. As the subway train finally approaches, they must decide whether to stay and ponder their actions further, or to have faith and climb aboard. This is a play that will leave you thinking far beyond the final curtain.
‘God Goes to a Shrink’ is a quirky comedy involving God, disguised as a female shop assistant, who seeks help from an atheist psychologist along with his not too bright receptionist. ‘Messiah Monday’ has never been so real……or is it?
Both plays are rated PG with some adult themes.
The season runs from 11-27 May with public performances nightly on 13,19,20,26 and 27 May at 8pm and with two matinees on Sundays, 14 and 21 at 2pm.
Gift vouchers are also available for Mothers’ Day online. Bookings and more information are available online or book in person at the Ipswich Visitors Information Centre on 3281 0555.
Morning tea with the animals
This Mother’s Day, book into a session at the Ewe Nique Hobby Farm with morning tea platters available.
Let the kids loose feeding the animals and enjoy the relaxed farm atmosphere with a cuppa and yummy home made treats.
Platters include a gift for mum, scones, cake, slices and can feed four or six people.
Bookings are essential.
Hot air balloon ride
Book mum a Mother’s Day flight or themed gift voucher with Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights.
Mum will love the tranquil flight over the Ipswich country side and views to Brisbane City, the Scenic Rim and beyond.
Make some new memories with mum with this personal hands-on experience where you can see the city and country from the air.
Floating Images only do one flight a day taking four up to 10 passengers only. After your balloon flight guests are taken for breakfast to Fourthchild Cafe in the Ipswich CBD.
Plant trees for mum
Plant a tree to honor and celebrate mum and the women in your life.
Pack a picnic rug and enjoy coffee and treats while you listen to free nature talks and soak up the peaceful Jim Seymour Park, Camira.
Every mother or carer registered will receive a complimentary gift and treat to enjoy at the planting.
This park is home to a platypus population and part of Ipswich council’s Habitat Connections creek rehabilitation program which restores urban waterways through weed removal, replanting and ongoing maintenance.
Mother’s Day Sip ‘n’ Dip
The Workshops Rail Museum is hosting a Mother’s Day Sip ‘n’ Dip event on Sunday May 14.
Take a little bit of the galaxy home with you in this workshop where you will learn how to create a beautiful galaxy resin cheeseboard.
The class includes a selection of sandwiches and wraps from Trackside Cafe and a glass of wine (or another drink of choice) as well as entry to The Workshops Rail Museum including the exhibition Australia in Space.
The workshop will run from 10am-12pm, bookings are essential and spaces are limited.
Farm tour and high tea
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a farm tour and taste followed by a high tea at Summer Land Camels. Take mum to be guided on a behind-the-scenes tour through Australia’s largest camel farm and dairy operation, including camel milk processing and production facilities.
The tour is concluded with tasters of delicious camel milk produce and award-winning cheese. Afterwards, enjoy the stunning view from the cafe verandah or garden as you treat mum and yourself with a sumptuous high tea – a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies together with a specialty tea, coffee, a glass of wine or bubbly. The high tea is $30 per person and includes a free tour. More information here.
If you don’t want to book in for a high tea, mums still get to go on a free farm tour and taste to learn about camels and Australia’s camel history, meet the gentle camels and taste the delicious camel milk produce.
Bookings are essential, to book the free tour use the code MUM23 online.
Free churros for mum’s day
Montezumas Ipswich is serving up free churros with adult main meals for every mother on Mother’s Day!
Head down to the restaurant to claim your free dessert!
Lunch at the Pumpyard with the chance to win a hamper
Book in for lunch at the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery with cocktail and dessert specials for Mother’s Day. There will also be the chance to win a hamper valued at $250, simply book a table to enter the draw.
Breakfast at Brothers
Breakfast includes seasonal fruit, tea and coffee and a glass of bubbles for mum. Members price is $30, kids under 12 are $12.
For lunch and dinner book to dine on a special menu of lobster (WA) mornay with parmesan mash, green leaves, sherry vinaigrette and grilled sour dough for $35 for members.
Lunch bookings are being taken from 11.30am – 2pm, and dinner from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. From 12pm Nicky Steele will perform and from 5.30pm Big Boy will hit the stage.
The Handmade Expo Mega Mother’s Day Market
Don’t miss the chance to shop up a storm with mum, or by yourself for a gift on Saturday May 13 at The Handmade Expo’s Mega Mother’s Day Market.
There will be more than 110 stalls, selling handmade items including woodwork, candles, clothing and local produce.
There will also be live music, food trucks and face painting on the day.
High tea and special screenings at Limelight Cinemas
This Mother’s Day you can book in for a special screening of Book Club: The Next Chapter with high tea.
Indulge in a selection of savoury and sweet treats with your choice of tea or a glass of sparkling delivered straight to your cinema seat.
The high tea event is being held at 12.30pm on Sunday May 14. Book here.
There is also a special advance screening of John Farnham: Finding The Voice on Mother’s Day at 6.30pm.
Paint ‘n’ Sip at Riverlink
Riverlink is holding Paint ‘n’ Sip sessions for the three weekends leading up to Mother’s Day.
Let out your inner artist at the free Paint ‘n’ Sip, happening over three weekends, in a French inspired pop-up art studio. Mum will also receive a mocktail and kids will receive a juice to enjoy while they paint.
Take your artwork home as a special keepsake for mum.
Special Mother’s Day menu and buffet breakfast at CSI
On Mother’s Day Club Services Ipswich is holding a buffet breakfast from 7am-10am. There will be entertainment during breakfast and every mum receives a gift.
There is also a special Mother’s Day menu for lunch and dinner starting at $19.90 for pork sausage with mash and vegetables or crumbed steak with chips and salad. Or indulge in king snapper and scallops served on Nicoise salad topped with lemon lime cream sauce for $34.90.
Treat mum to ballet tickets
On Mother’s Day the Grand Kyiv Ballet will perform Forest Song and Don Quixote at the Ipswich Civic Centre.
From the trauma and heartbreak of war in their country, to the major cities of USA and Europe, and now to the stages of Australia, the Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine will present two sensational performances for one magnificent night of ballet.
The legendary ballet Forest Song has been the pride of Ukraine for over 75 years and is a magical love story full of mysticism alongside the conflict between the human world and nature. It tells a tale of love and the fearless and brave Mavka, who longs for peace in her world, just as Ukraine longs for peace in her country today. This is being performed for the first time in Australia by the Grand Kyiv Ballet.
Don Quixote is a flamboyant and festive Spanish ballet and a much-loved romantic comedy. It tells the story of a courageous but troubled man’s quest for love. Gypsies, bullfighters, lavish costumes, breath-taking dancers and an inspiring music score ensures that Don Quixote is a not-to-be-missed experience.
Book mum in for a champagne masterclass or lunch at Homage
Book mum in for a luxurious champagne masterclass at Spicers Hidden Vale’s homestead lawn and lounge. She will be guided through a tasting experience of three exceptional champagnes, each carefully selected for their unique flavour profiles and elegant finishes. While you indulge in the bubbly delights, the talented chefs will delight your palate with a selection of delectable canapes, perfectly paired with each champagne.
Afterwards settle in at Homage Restaurant to celebrate the most important women in your life with a three-course a la carte menu specially crafted by Executive Chef Antoine Potier. A specially designed children’s menu is also available. Bookings are essential.
Buffet breakfast, seafood towers and hampers at Jets
If your mum loves seafood then take her to Jets Leagues Club for their shared seafood towers! Available on Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13 for dinner or lunch and dinner on Mother’s Day (May 14). This stacked tower needs to be pre-ordered before you arrive and will cost $69.90 for members.
Also for Mother’s Day Jets are holding a buffet breakfast with sittings at 7am, 8.30am and 10am.
There’s also the chance to win a wine hamper by purchasing a glass of wine and swiping your members card, or a coffee hamper just by purchasing anything from the cafe.
Take mum to Great Houses of Ipswich
Tickets are selling fast for the popular Great Houses of Ipswich, which sees three private heritage homes open their doors for one day.
This is the first return of the event since covid and the first time tickets have been offered online.