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Make a (Mother's) Day of it

Make a (Mother's) Day of it

It's one of the biggest days on the family calendar, so get the family together and make a fuss for all the Mums in your life. 

Places to Eat

Oakdene has a host of Mother's Day options, with Marty @ Oakdene offering a 3-course Mother's Day Lunch and Mr Grubb @ Oakdene serving up a 3-course set menu on Sunday. Special kids' menu available, bookings are essential.

360Q have a Mothers Day 3-course set lunch with free bubbles for Mum.

Queenscliffe Brewhouse is open as usual, with a free glass of sparkling or house wine for Mums.

The Food Purveyor has created a range of terrific Mother's Day Hampers filled with handmade goodness and deluxe treats for your Mum. Choose from Sweet Treats, Breakfast in Bed and Rose & Relaxation.

Clyde Park has a big day planned; with a 3-course Mother's Day menu, live music (Imogen Brough from the Voice) and free wine tasting. There'll also be a Kids' Arts & Crafts area, Photo Booth (with props!) and a Selfie Wall. 

Circa 1902 will have the open fire going and a 2-course Mother's Day lunch with a complimentary Champagne on arrival.

Rydges Geelong will be serving a Mother's Day lunch with complimentary bubbles and a special kids menu.

Mt Duneed Estate invites you to relax and enjoy three courses of delicious locally sourced and home made produce in the Barrel Hall Cafe, all while enjoying live music. Three seatings at 11am-1.30pm, 2pm-5pm or 6:30-9pm, so book now.

Vue Grand is offering a 2-course lunch with champagne for Mum.

The Refectory will be spoiling Mums this Mother's Day with tiers of High Tea treats and unlimited sparkling wine, boutique teas, canapes and lashings of decadent sweet treats. There’s even a special menu for the little ones. Book today!

The Pier with firing up the carvery for a Mother’s Day Carvery Luncheon, featuring beautiful bayside views, live music and roving kids' entertainment all afternoon. There'll even be door prizes! 

Wah Wah Gee will be offering Mother’s Day Lunch with a glass of bubbles for Mum! 

Dennys Kitchen is open all day, with a special Breakfast menu (8-11am) and the mother of all Italian Feasts for lunch (just like Nonna would serve) with a complimentary glass of wine for Mum!

Leura Park Estate is offering ALL Mums a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival to celebrate Mother’s Day!

Black Salt Restaurant & Bar is serving buffet breakfast for the Mums, featuring all your favourite hot and cold dishes & indulgent sweet selections, followed by an a-la-carte dinner.  

Saint Regis will be offering a special Lunch & Dinner on Mothers Day. Places are limited, so book now!

Places to Play

At Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway Mum's ride free on Sunday (plus some special picnic treats). Open 11-3pm.

City Quarter invites you to join them for an afternoon platter of sweets and a glass of bubbles (or two) with 360 panoramic views of Geelong’s Bay and live music for the afternoon.

Clydesville @ Queenscliff is available for Mother's Day weekend - sleeping up to 10 people, it's is the perfect place for a few families to gather together and celebrate over the weekend!

Sabina on Little Myers has a special 2 night booking offer that includes an early check in and/or late check out of your choice, a bottle of wine and a hamper of local artisanal produce.

Geelong Gallery will be showing Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists on tour from the National Gallery, and the shop stocks a colourful range of products to surprise Mum this Mother’s Day. 

Searoad Ferries have added 2 extra sailings for the Mothers Day High Tea. Enjoy a selection of exquisite sweet and savoury treats as you sail between Queenscliff and Sorrento. Indulge in a bespoke menu designed by our Head Chef and made with regional produce, including a glass of sparkling wine, tea or coffee.

Narana has a fantastic selection of unique gift ideas from their BNYM Indigenous Designs Ceramic Homewares Range and Muralappi Journey & Galleria Australiana Range.

Sea All Dolphin Swim experience are offering a special deal for May 14th to celebrate our Mums, with one child swimming for free and any additional kids at half price!

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival presents 'Passion and Power in Short Stories' at Queenscliff Harbour's 360Q; a dedicated Mother's Day High Tea event featuring Deakin University's Associate Professor Maria Takolander and author Laura Elizabeth Woollett.


Whatever you get up to, here's wishing a very happy Mother's Day to all the Mums!