Mother’s Day in Canberra: Dining options and things to do

From countryside getaways to local dinners, these are things that’ll make mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day.

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Treat the mum in your life this upcoming Mother's Day to picnics amongst the vineyards, sauna sessions and fresh Batemans Bay oysters (just to name a few).

Keep reading to find out top picks for where to eat, things to do and the deals to save you dollars.

Our top picks for Mother's Day breakfast in Canberra

Ciao Cafe and Cakes

Ciao Cafe and Cakes from Groupon

Is mum’s preferred method of brunch on the sweeter side? Delight her this Mother’s Day with a box of macarons.

  • Inclusions: Box of six, ten or twenty French macarons
  • Location: Braddon
  • Cost: From $16 a pack
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Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch in Canberra

Waters Edge Restaurant

Waters Edge Restaurant from RedBalloon

What’s on the menu for lunch this Mother’s Day? Try spicy salsa, chicken and prosciutto ravioli and lemon tart.

  • Inclusions: Three-course lunch
  • Location: Parkes
  • Cost: From $198 for three people
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Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner in Canberra

Authentic Chinese Banquet and Drinks

Authentic Chinese Banquet and Drinks from Scoopon

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with some hearty braised duck, salt and pepper squid and homemade pork gyoza.

  • Inclusions: Five, six or seven course banquets to choose from
  • Location: Dickson
  • Cost: From $69 for two people
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La Cantina Canberra

La Cantina Canberra from Groupon

Take the fuss out of dinner this Mother’s Day with lamb shanks, Atlantic salmon and classic pizzas.

  • Inclusions: 30% off takeaway orders
  • Location: Narrabundah
  • Cost: 30% off your takeaway spend
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Our top picks for meal and snack kits you can get delivered to Canberra for Mother's Day

Homemade Pasta Kit

Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

Impress the family with your culinary skills and prepare a homemade Italian meal from scratch. As an added touch, the kit comes delivered as a gift, which makes for the perfect surprise.

  • Inclusions: Homemade pasta making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riparosso Illuminati, Don Antonio pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery
  • Cost: $149
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
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    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

    Calories don't count when celebrating and there's no better way to go all out than digging into a dish of paella that can be prepared in the comfort of your home.

  • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery
  • Cost: $139
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia.
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    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit

    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit from RedBalloon

    Get creative in the kitchen with this kit that can make ice cream, sorbet and low-fat yoghurt.

  • Inclusions: Homemade ice cream maker kit, Cuisinart frozen dessert maker, salted caramel, chocolate liqueur, chocolate marshmallow, mango passionfruit sauce, 3 tubs of confectionery, recipes and instruction manual, ice cream scoop and delivery
  • Cost: $239
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
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    Our top picks for Mother's Day high tea in Canberra

    Executive High Tea with Sparkling Iced Tea

    Executive High Tea with Sparkling Iced Tea from RedBalloon

    Treat her like the royalty that she is this Mother’s Day with scones, sweet desserts and savoury treats.

    • Inclusions: Three-course high tea, sparkling iced tea on arrival, different teas with each course, 20% off all teas
    • Location: Nicholls
    • Cost: $118 for two people
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    If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe in advance

    Things to do on Mother's Day in Canberra

    Overnight Escape with Breakfast and Bike Hire

    Overnight Escape with Breakfast and Bike Hire from RedBalloon

    Spoil her this Mother’s Day with a night away from home, a picnic amongst the vineyards and breakfast in bed.

    • Inclusions: Queen room overnight stay, bike hire, picnic blanket, $20 pantry voucher, onsite parking, unlimited Wi-Fi, late checkout and a continental breakfast delivered to your room
    • Location: Murrumbateman
    • Cost: $279 for two people
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    Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo

    Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo from RedBalloon

    If mum loves to experience life on the wild side, we think a cheetah encounter at the local zoo might just do the trick.

    • Inclusions: Day entry to the National Zoo and cheetah encounter
    • Location: Yarralumla
    • Cost: $195 per person
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    45-Minute Infrared Sauna Session

    45-Minute Infrared Sauna Session from RedBalloon

    Nothing says happy Mother’s Day quite like an opportunity to fully unwind.

    • Inclusions: 45-minute infrared sauna session and towels
    • Location: Canberra
    • Cost: From $40 per person
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    Paint and Sip Class

    Paint and Sip Class from RedBalloon

    Let mum unleash her creative side with a couple of hours spent amongst the paints and a glass of wine.

    • Inclusions: Three-hour painting class, all equipment, wine glasses, water glasses and water
    • Location: Belconnen
    • Cost: $65 per person
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    Day Tour from Canberra to Batemans Bay with Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour

    Day Tour from Canberra to Batemans Bay with Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour from Viator

    If the sun is out you can’t look past a day out on the waters of Batemans Bay.

    • Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, transport, snacks, expert guide, kayak equipment and bottled water
    • Location: Batemans Bay
    • Cost: From $227.43 per person
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    See the latest dining and experience deals in Canberra for Mother's Day

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    $15 off all Australian activities with code

    Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $100. Activities include hot air balloon flights, skydives and attraction passes. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Exclusive for new members. T&Cs apply.
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    Up to $10 off Canberra hot air balloon flight experiences

    Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of $300. T&Cs apply.
    Deal

    Canberra getaways from $38 per night

    Expires 31 Dec 2021
    Available on select travel dates. Includes free breakfast, free cancellation, pay at the hotel option on select properties and more. Sample rate is at Canberra City YHA.
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    Up to 20% off Canberra experiences and activities

    Available on select travel dates and on select activities including hot air balloon flights and attraction passes. T&Cs apply.
    Deal

    Last minute deals from $108/night

    Available for travel in the next seven days. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Blue Mountains, Newcastle, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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