Your Canberra Mother’s Day guide for 2021


If you’re yet to make plans with Mum or the important women in your life for Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s not too late! There’s still a host of ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day in Canberra this weekend.

Mother's Day in Canberra - the grounds of Tallagrandra Hill
Tallagandra Hill will host Christie Lamb with Jonathan English on Mother’s Day, Sunday 9 May. Photo supplied.

Mother's Day Canberra - flower stalls at the Haig Park Village Markets
The Haig Park Village Markets are hosting are special Mother’s Day event. Photo supplied.

Haig Park Village Markets will be running a special event for Mother’s Day on Sunday 9 May from 9am-2pm. The market will be hosting an array of new stalls for the special event including handmade jewellery, candles, fashion, beauty and more. For further details visit or follow the markets on Instagram and Facebook @haigparkvillagemarkets.

Put on your walking shoes and get active for breast cancer research at the Mother’s Day Classic, with walks taking place at both Lake Burley Griffin and Lake Ginninderra. A range of distances and starting times are available catering to fitness levels and sleeping habits! Book via

Get along Saturday for closing night of Mamma Mia! at The Q, with 2pm and 8pm performances; book here.

Mother's Day Canberra - Mother's Day Classic Ambassador Louise Momber with daughter Ivy and dog Millie.
Mother’s Day Classic ambassador and CW cover star Louise Momber with her daughter Ivy and dog Millie. Read the full story here. Photo: Kerrie Brewer.

Gundaroo vineyard and venue Tallagandra Hill hosts Christie Lamb with Jonathan English, Sunday 9 May 4.30pm; tickets via Eventbrite.

A new work bringing together the Ensemble Offspring and dancer Tammi Gissell titled Mundaguddah (Rainbow Serpent) will be performed at National Gallery of Australia, 9 May 12pm and 2pm;

Take mum along to see Australian leading lady Esther Hannaford perform Carole King’s landmark album Tapestry live at the Canberra Theatre Centre on 8 May at 7.30pm and 9 May at 7pm; book here.

Major exhibition Australian Love Stories Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates love, affection and connection in all its guises – from platonic to romantic and friendly to familial. Show your gratitude to your mum or mother figure by taking in the exhibition together; click here for more.

Lunch and High Tea

Mother's Day Canberra - high tea at QT Hotel
Expect to have your sweet and savoury tooth satisfied at the Mother’s Day Afternoon QTea. Photo supplied.

Mother’s Day Afternoon QTea sees QT Canberra feature an adaptation of their signature high tea complemented by an exclusive menu curated from executive chef Josh Smith-Thirkell. Expect to have your sweet and savoury tooth satisfied; book here.

Gardens with Fleur hosts a Mothers’ Day High Tea in a garden setting with an elegant morning or afternoon tea in Braddon, with bookings still available for the 8 May 2pm sitting; book via Eventbrite.

Monster has roamed and explored to create a progressive menu for mum celebrating ethical eating and conscious cuisine. From midday, guests will experience dishes from Monster’s favourites, both late and future. Cost is $85 per person including Billecart Salmon Champagne on arrival and a gift for Mum by Wiluna. Optional upgrade to bottomless Billecart for $45 pp. Kids menu available for $25 pp includes two course menu and drinks; book here.

Pialligo Estate is also hosting a Mother’s Day lunch, with two seatings from 11.30am-2.30pm and 2.30-5pm at a cost of $110 per person, which covers five dishes in a three-course meal and a glass of prosecco. Kids under ten cost $35 a head. Bookings are essential and can be made here.

For more happenings around Canberra this month click here for what’s on in the Capital for May. How are you celebrating Mother’s Day in Canberra? Let us know in the comments!