Are you the Mum who organises Mother’s Day for the extended family?

Are you the Mum who organises Mother’s Day for YOU (cough cough), because it can be forgotten?

Are you the Dad who wants to think outside the box this Mother’s Day?

Are you the Mum who wants a leave pass to do something for YOU for a couple of hours?

Are you the family who does not want to spend big bucks on Mother’s Day but wants to celebrate this lovely day without breaking the bank?

Well, Kids in Adelaide have put on their creative caps for the best of the best Mother’s Day adventures in Adelaide for FREE, including ways you could spend your special day in our beautiful city and beyond.

The Art Gallery of S.A

Head to North Terrace for a morning of art darling! The Art Gallery (free!) is showcasing Quilty over Mother’s Day which is a survey exhibition of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty.
Also showing is Chiharu Shiota, Rethinking Australian Art and more! As an added bonus you could also explore SA Museum and a walk on the Torrens.

Adelaide Street Art Trail

Perhaps in inspiration from the above suggestion; pick three or more fabulous street art locations for a morning of happy snapping Mother’s Day portraits! What a fabulous way to get some family pics on your special day in great locations across Adelaide.

Image credit: Eeenie Meenie Miney Mum

A beautiful picnic at Carrick Hill

Bring a rug and picnic hamper and enjoy a picnic at Carrick Hill. Choose from many locations including the Story Book Trail, Stables Lawns or pick another spot across the grounds. 

Mother’s Day Classic

Make Mother’s Day mean more for you – volunteer your time and give back for this great cause raising money for Breast Cancer Research Projects.

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Their aim is to deliver a fun, healthy and inspirational event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer. It’s not too late to register – click here to find out more

Chill in the Hills

Say hello to an overdue nature visit perhaps? Enjoy a walk or hike at Mount Lofty, walk in Belair National Park or even Waterfall Gully. Autumn is perfect for a day where you immerse yourself in the beautiful colours our hills can show off… a stroll in Hahndorf or Stirling is also a must before you head home too!

Beautiful Stirling in Autumn. Image thanks to Stirling Adelaide Hills FB

Day Spa at Home

OK this one is for the boys if you’re reading this and do not want to break the bank…. Get out of the house and take the kids too (yes, that is the deal). Mum, set up a nice hot bath – with bubbles – ditch the bath toys, light a candle & grab a book. Recreate a 5 star day spa as best you can plus add a vino. Oh, and don’t forget to get in. Afterwards jump into bed and watch whatever rom-com takes your fancy ….. ohhh how divine!

Take a Road Trip

Get exploring this Mother’s Day and visit a town you may have never been to before….

Better yet visit one with an Art Silo!

The Beautiful Botanic Gardens

Bake a delicious cake or biscuits, pack a picnic rug, some pillows, and decorative plates. Pick a spot: under a tree, a table overlooking the flowers, sprawl out on the green grass and enjoy the oasis in the middle of the city.

adelaide fringe at the botanic gardens

Take a Walk Beside the Seaside

Start the day off with your choice of beach with some Vitamin SEA! Henley to Grange? Glenelg to Brighton? Or Marino to Hallett Cove which feature multiple boardwalks and picturesque views. For those with treasure hunters – bring a basket and collect shells big or small for a display at home – maybe for the table at Mother’s day lunch?

Mums are FREE at the Zoo

So this one is not entirely FREE- but it is for Mummas! This Mother’s Day, mums get free entry at Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Zoo with any full price ticket purchase.

There are mini massages and Haigh’s chocolates giveaways throughout the day*

*Check website for their T&C