Mums, they are divine beings. They embody unconditional love and infinite kindness... and they're a great way to get to footy training.
Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate the mother figures in our lives, and to ensure the celebration is maximised, we've compiled the definitive list of local happenings this Mother’s Day.
Bannockburn Station - With multiple seatings scheduled, Bannockburn Station look forward to treating your mum to not only breakfast or lunch but also a special gift.
Clyde Park - Live music with Angie Hilton, photobooth with props, selfie wall, kids’s craft, 3-course set lunch menu AND free tastings of Clyde Park wines, that is Mother’s Day at Clyde Park!
At The Heads - Beachside location with stunning panoramic views of the Bluff and beyond, At The Heads provides a picture perfect setting for Mother’s Day and their two-course set breakfast menu and three-course set lunch menu provides the perfect nosh.
Bellarine Railway - Mums love spending time with the fam and what better way to do that than on a journey; a train journey. Bellarine Railway are offering 25% off a family return ticket this Mother’s Day PLUS a bonus giveaway pack to the first 50 mums to arrive at Queenscliff Station!
Jack Rabbit Vineyard - Introducing Jack Rabbit Restaurant’s limited edition menu; three courses, three options per course and of course a glass of their finest. This is a feast fit for a queen, your mum!
Terindah Estate – A champagne breakfast is waiting to be had this Mother’s Day at Bellarine’s signature restaurant, The Shed @ Terindah Estate. The Shed will open from 8am.
Oneday Estate - Oneday Estate are renowned for their Sunday sessions and Mother’s Day will be no exception. Starting off at midday, mum can kick back, relax and enjoy food, wine and festivities. Live music will be playing all day.
Hazy Tales Pottery Studio - This one is a great gift idea for your mumma; Clay & cocktails by candlelight at Hazy Tales. These sessions are held fortnightly and include clay, glazes, kiln firing and a bevvie (wine, beer and spirits available). The piece created is your mums to take home (once fully dried out).
The Bungalow - Allow The Bungalow to cook your mum a tasty breakfast, lunch or high tea this Mother’s Day. There will also be live music to enjoy in the arvo.
The Q Train - Perfectly scheduled to depart on Saturday 11th May (night before Mother’s Day), along with various other dates is The Q Train; award-winning restaurant that travels along the historic and picturesque Bellarine Railway.
Provenance Wines - A three-course lunch, live entertainment by duo Jarrah and Bianca and wine by Provenance – what a flawless combination of happenings for Mother’s Day at Provenance Wines.
Empire Grill - Opening for lunch with a set menu and live entertainment is Empire Grill. Every mum receives a complimentary glass of French champagne upon arrival. Cheers!
Geelong Gallery - For the art-loving, art-inspired mum, take her to soak up the magic of the Geelong Gallery. In addition to their usual superlative collection of artwork, the Geelong Gallery are also displaying Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series, Bauhaus Centenary - Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack AND John Wolseley & Mulkun Wirrpanda—Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas
Geelong Performing Arts Centre - Surprise mum a few days earlier with tickets to ‘My Leonard Cohen’ at GPAC on Friday 10th May. Stewart D’Arrietta and his band masterfully commemorates the late, great and legendary Leonard Cohen with arresting and imaginative arrangements of Cohen’s most iconic music and poetry.
Novotel Geelong - Putting on a bountiful spread this Mother’s Day at their Waterfront Restaurant is Novotel Geelong. Their delicious breakfast buffet provides mum with the best start to the day with a selection of brekkie items. Or opt for lunchtime dining which comes with a complimentary glass of champagne. An La Carte menu is also available for dinner.
Royal Geelong Yacht Club – Celebrate this Mother's Day at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, by spoiling your mother with a decadent high tea on the Mezzanine. Guests will receive a glass of champagne on arrival, followed by an arrangement of savory and sweet items.
Geelong Racing Club - Bring your Mum to the Races on Friday the 10th of May and we will shout her lunch at the Mounting Yard Cafe thanks to Steampocket! What a great way to spoil Mum and enjoy a day at the races.
Rydges Geelong - Indulge mum with fresh seafood, chef’s carvery, charcuterie, cold counter and decadent desserts at Rydges Geelong sumptuous buffet lunch. Kids under four indulge for free!
The Pier - This year The Pier not only celebrates mums by inviting you to enjoy a beautiful buffet style carvery lunch but by also donating $5 of every lunch ticket purchased to Geelong Mums. There will also be acoustic music and a kids corner with a face painter and balloon maker there on the day.
Marty’s @ Oakdene - Marty’s is on hand to make your mum’s day an amazing one with their scrumptious lunch/dinner three-course menu. Kiddies can enjoy their very own specially designed two-course menu.
Mr Grubb - Mum will love choosing from the five-option breakfast menu of Mr Grubb. Not a morning mum? No stress, Mr Grubb also have a three-course lunch and dinner menu to choose from too!
Lonsdale Golf Club - Tea off with a Mother’s Day lunch at Lonsdale Golf Club. Lunch is a two-course meal with selections made from three mains and three desserts. Lunch also includes a glass of sparkles for mum.
Port Phillip Ferries - For the footy fanatic mum; Geelong Cats vs. North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, ferried in by the one-and-only Port Phillip Ferries. The ferry departs from Portarlington and will deliver your footy-loving mum to Victoria Harbour – right beneath Marvel Stadium.
Peckish @ Vue Grand - New operators and a new expierience. Enjoy an a la carte lunch in the front bar and the beautiful Grand Dining Room. There will also be live entertainment in the Grand Dining Room from Paul Hogan. Booking's essential and more info via our website.
Queenscliff Brewhouse and Distillery – Because Mums deserve it, Queenscliff Brewhouse and Distillery are giving mum the gift of bubbles this Mother’s Day. The glass of champas can be perfectly paired with their extensive food menu.
Searoad Ferries - Sail the bay with your Mum whilst enjoying a selection of exquisite sweet and savoury treats. Searoad Ferries are putting on a two-hour return sail, abounded with elegantly tiered platters and a flute of sparkling.
Basils Farm - Mum will love soaking up the views while devouring a delicious brunch or lunch at Basils Farm’s Farmhouse Café. Brunch includes a starter of crunchy granola plus a choice of three hot dishes. Lunch (entrée, main and dessert) is served in shared banquet style.
Mt Duneed Estate - Mt Duneed want to celebrate mum for not one day but two days! This year they will be hosting a Mother’s Day weekend. Give mum a supreme winery experience with their brand new café menu, complimentary wine tasting and live music all weekend.
Nicol’s Paddock - Open for both Sunday lunch and dinner with delicious, shared-style set menu. The food will come out in waves, three to be precise. It is recommended mum comes with an empty stomach for this veritable feast!
Werribee Open Range Zoo - Werribee Zoo have two options for the wild-at-heart mums this year…
An exclusive breakfast buffet in the Meerkat Bistro (the bistro will be closed off to the public during this event). There will also be kids activities, photo booth and a chance to win an Endota Spa Package. After feasting, the fam can go out on safari and enjoy the wonders of the zoo (admission included in event ticket).
High tail it to a High Tea at Werribee Zoo. This event will see mum be greeted with a glass of bubbles and followed by a buffet style high tea in the Meerkat Bistro. Kids activities, photo booth and a chance to win an Endota Spa Package is also included, as in your admission to the zoo.
So, there you have it. A list that is extensive in nature and definitive in purpose.
We want your mum to have the best Mother’s Day ever and this all-encompassing list is going to ensure just that!
(Photo's provided by the operators.)