Things to do on Mother’s Day in Adelaide 2024

We've rounded up all of the lovely and interesting things you could treat your mum to for Mother's Day in Adelaide this year.

If you’re looking for ideas to make this day extra special for your mum this Mother’s Day in Adelaide, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up all of the lovely and interesting things you could treat your mum, grandma or partner to for Mother’s Day in Adelaide.

From High Tea to picnics, there is something on the list for every mum.

Mother’s Day 2024: Sunday 12th of May

Things to do on Mother’s Day in Adelaide 2024:

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Give mum simply the best gift this Mother’s Day in Adelaide with a trip to the theatre to see TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Experience the inspiring life story of Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.

Featuring more than 20 of her iconic songs, including “Simply the Best”, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary”, this smash-hit musical is bringing Australian audiences to their feet night after night.

What’s more, each audience member who attends the Mother’s Day performances on the 12th of May will receive a special chocolate gift from Menz Fruchocs.

1pm & 6.30pm

Festival Theatre, Adelaide

Flavour Centre Stage at Adelaide Festival Centre

Flavour is set to take centre stage when for the very first time, Adelaide Festival Centre partners with South Australia’s premier food and wine festival, RAA Travel’s Tasting Australia, to present the ultimate
celebration of South Australian performance, food and wine with Flavour Centre Stage.

With knives and forks at the ready, guests are invited to the ultimate dinner party where they will experience a five-course culinary journey through the iconic Adelaide Festival Centre with live performances and delectable South Australian food and wine pairings where each course represents a distinct festival produced by Adelaide Festival Centre.

Saturday 11th of May, 6pm

Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

Raclette Igloo Experience

Gather your mum and the rest of the family in a private igloo, feast on Raclette cheese, sip on mulled wine, and enjoy your very own fire pit with marshmallows. The Raclette Igloo Experience will take place at Adelaide’s renowned Festival Plaza, offering you the chance to enjoy a traditional French cheesy dish while surrounded by a cozy, mountain-style atmosphere. After your raclette feast, gather around a fire pit to toast marshmallow to perfection.

The coziest way to celebrate mum this Mother’s Day in Adelaide.

Various times

Festival Plaza, Adelaide

Mother’s Day at the National Wine Centre of Australia

Spoil Mum with a special Mother’s Day treat at the National Wine Centre of Australia.

Their Wined Bar will be open all day with a special à la carte breakfast menu available from 9am and a set lunch menu from noon.

Soak up the ambience with some live music, plus if you’re booking the lunch you’ll be greeted with glass of sparkling.

9am & 12pm

National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide

Mother’s Day High Tea at Hilton Adelaide

Celebrate Mother’s Day in luxury at Hilton Adelaide!

Treat your mum to an unforgettable High Tea experience this Mother’s Day in Adelaide. Delight in a mouth-watering array of sweet and savoury treats expertly crafted by our talented in-house patisserie chefs.

Enjoy live entertainment while you sip on exquisite Dilmah teas and enjoy a complimentary glass of Pommery Champagne upon arrival. The full cellar list will also be available for purchase on the day.

12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Coal Cellar + Grill, Adelaide

Mother’s Day Classic

Start your Mother’s Day with purpose and get active for breast cancer research.

Don your pinkest activewear and head down to Pinky Flat for a 4km or 7km walk or run bright and early Mother’s Day morning. Each registration includes a headscarf, race bib and tribute card, available for collection at the registration marquee. You’ll also receive a commemorative medallion, handed over with pride when you cross the finish line.

Pinky Flat, North Adelaide

Mother’s Day at The Marion

The Marion Hotel has got you covered this Mother’s Day in Adelaide! 


Treat Mum to a luxurious brunch overlooking the Secret Garden. Relax and enjoy a lazy morning with a shared brunch, including a range of both sweet and savoury goodies and live acoustic entertainment. Includes unlimited filtered coffee, T2 teas & juices.

If you’re on the hunt for a boozy brunch, they won’t say no. You can enjoy sippin’ on bottomless mimosas for only an additional $15 per person.

10am, 10:30am or 11am

High Cheese

It doesn’t get much better than an afternoon tea high cheese, on Mother’s Day!

This year, give your mum the gift of relaxation and indulgence with a delightful afternoon High Cheese accompanied by a glass of Jansz Premium Sparkling. Enjoy this exquisite spread amidst the serene beauty of the Secret Garden, serenaded by live acoustic tunes – the perfect setting for snapping some priceless selfies with Mum!

3pm – 5pm

Marion Hotel, Mitchell Park

Mother’s Day at the Torren’s Arms

Look no further than the Torrens Arms to celebrate Mother’s Day in Adelaide this year.

Brunch and a movie

A neighborhood favorite in Mitcham, the Torren’s Arms is conveniently located across the road from Wallis Cinema.

Why not treat your mum to a movie and dining package. Serving breakfast from 8am, as well as lunch or dinner, why not consider buying $10 movie tickets with any main meal purchased, and head out to the cinema after!

Paint & Sip

Treat Mum this Mother’s Day with an afternoon of painting and Aperol’s in the Kingswood Loft at the Torren’s Arms. They’ve partnered with Studio Vino to fundraise for Catherine House, who offers crisis support, long term accommodation, and other support services for women.

Bring along your friends and family and uncover your inner creativity whilst enjoying delicious wine, delectable canapés, and beautiful art – done by you!


Torren’s Arms, Kingswood

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Arkaba

Conveniently located near the CBD, one of Adelaide’s much-loved hotels, the recently renovated Arkaba, is offering mums a variety of celebratory menus from two of its dining rooms.

The Top of The Ark room will be adorned with beautiful blooms and florals, setting the spoiling tone for all deserving mums. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to a Champagne Bellini, along with a delicious 3-course shared brunch menu, unlimited filtered teas, coffees and juices. Making this special day even more memorable, diners can relax and enjoy their day to live background music, as well as enjoying keep-sake family photo!


Arkaba Hotel, Fullarton

French cottage Mother’s Day High Tea at CIELO

Cielo brings you their take on a cottage styled French high tea with a live Accordion player & French inspired menu as well as French Accessories by Finding Nina Vintage to give mum what she deserves.

Enter the day in style with a glass of Non-Alcoholic Bubbles on Arrival & Unlimited tea throughout.

Menu is carefully crafted to suit all mums favourites.

12pm – 2pm

CIELO, Adelaide

South Australia’s History Festival

Is mum a bit of a history buff? With over 500 events over the month of May, I am sure you can find one on Mother’s Day weekend to suit her interests.

With events on at the State Library of South Australia, Adelaide Town Hall, Carclew House, Old Government House and more. Alternatively, pick a self-guided walking tour around Adelaide and learn something new together, like the Adelaide Time Machine App.

Check out the full program online and find something to suit your mum.

Various locations, South Australia

Mother’s Day High Tea at Garcon Bleu

This Mother’s Day, treat your mum to a well-deserved Sofitel experience.

Chef Peter Kuruvita and Dilmah Tea‘s CEO and tea-maker, Dilhan Fernando, come together for an extraordinary Mother’s Day High Tea celebration at Sofitel Adelaide. In collaboration with Sofitel’s own accomplished Pastry Chef, Lydia Schofield, the three talented individuals have created a stunning menu befitting the special day.

Savour 3-courses of savoury dishes, each paired with single-origin varieties of Dilmah’s finest teas. An exquisite high tea will follow, featuring sweet items infused and inspired by tea.

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Garcon Bleu, Adelaide

Mother’s Day High Tea at Piccadilly Panorama

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the whole family and the enchanting elegance at Piccadilly Panorama, nestled within Mount Lofty House.

Immerse yourself in breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see, indulging in a high tea experience unlike any other.

As you sip on aromatic teas and savour delectable treats, the panoramic vistas of the Piccadilly Valley provide a picturesque backdrop for cherished moments.

Children will delight in the whimsical touch of a face painter, adding an extra layer of joy to the occasion. Beyond the windows, lawn games beckon, offering families an opportunity to bask in the beauty of nature together and celebrate Mum on her special day!

12pm – 2pm

Mount Lofty House, Crafers

Picnic at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

Immerse mum in the spectacular colour, rich aromas and amazing diversity at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens this Mother’s Day.

If your mum is a nature lover, pack the picnic basket and rug and take mum out for the day to the Botanic Gardens. Don’t forget your walking shoes and after you enjoy your picnic, you’ll be ready to explore! The Botanic Gardens are truly stunning this time of year and a picnic and a leisurely stroll amongst the trees is perfect for a quality time loving mum.

8:30am – 5pm

Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Crafers

Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane

Take your Adelaide Crow loving mum to Adelaide Oval for the footy this Mother’s Day in Adelaide. And let’s hope for a Crows win, so mum has a happy Mother’s Day.


Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

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