If you haven’t already, mark this on your calendar: Sunday, 12 May is Mother’s Day!
We've pulled together a list to get you ready for this very important day. Gift ideas, activity suggestions – we’ve got you covered!
Enjoy high tea
Ilam Homestead is the place to be for the ultimate Mother’s Day high tea – enjoy complimentary champagne, savoury and sweet treats, all served on the finest silverware. After tea, explore and relax in the picturesque grounds. Bookings essential.
After more ideas? Be sure to check out our list of great places to enjoy high tea in Christchurch.
Be pampered at the spa
Does mum need some R&R? A day at the spa might be just what the doctor ordered! Here's some of our favourites to try out.
Tickets to a show
Visit one of our famous gardens
We're very lucky to have some of New Zealand’s best gardens right here on our doorstep. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to explore our favourites.
Head out for a short walk
Savour the fresh autumn air and take mum on an energising short walk. Fun for the whole family and an excellent way to get everyone out of the house!
Go for a run
Get active with Mum and support the Heart Foundation by signing up to the Mother's Day Fun Run. Sunday, 12 May South Hagley Park, 9am-12pm.
Relax on a cruise
Spoil Mum with a 1.5-hour scenic cruise on Lyttelton Harbour with Black Cat Cruises. Kick-back, relax, enjoy the scenery and do a little wildlife spotting as you sip on a delicious She Universe hot chocolate. Bookings essential.
Take Mum for a drink
Pick up that special something
Buy your Mum a special treat at our top spots to shop.