Picnic, paint, dine or safari this Mother’s Day.
Looking for a Mother’s Day activity that will really impress your mum this year?
Treat mum to a Mother’s Day with a difference in Werribee & Surrounds, with plenty of options for those adventurous and creative mothers.
Within the Werribee Park Precinct you can enjoy a decadent picnic in a sprawling heritage garden, dine alongside a meerkat before heading off on an adventure across an African savannah, indulge in a grand high tea under the arches of a grand mansion or sip on wines in an underground barrel hall.
In the heart of Werribee, you can learn how to paint tulips as you sip on wine, enjoy a Mexican themed high tea, feast on fresh seasonal delights at a garden nursery or get cosy beside the fire at Watton Street’s new ‘hidden’ wine bar.
Unleash your inner artist at Social Artist
Social Artist is a creative new offering located in Werribee. Here, participants are encouraged to unleash their inner artist as they sip on wine and create their own masterpiece, led by a team of dynamic local artists. At the family friendly Mother’s Day session, participants will learn how to paint tulips. With regular sessions taking place every week, a Social Artist experience also make an ideal Mother’s Day gift.
Where: Social Artist, 54B Watton Street, Werribee
Cost: Mother’s Day event costs $59 per person, BYO wine and nibbles
Unlock the hidden door at Werribee’s new ‘hidden’ wine bar
Cosy up beside the fireplace with mum at Werribee’s trendiest new drinking establishment - Corked Wine Bar. Discovering the location itself is half the fun, with the entry concealed by a large wine cabinet. Press the magic wine bottle and you are granted entry to a sophisticated and cosy new space that overlooks the Werribee River. Corked Wine Bar is set to open on Saturday 8 May, ideal timing ahead of Mother’s Day.
Where: 9/116 Watton Street, Werribee
Pick up a locally made gift at MADE on Watton
Still searching for that one of a kind gift? Support local makers and creators by picking up a gift at MADE on Watton. Discover beautiful and unique designs and shop direct with local makers, artists and designers. The curated, market-style experience features hand-made and designed textiles, homewares and jewellery.
Where: 90 Watton Street, Werribee
Feast on a Mexican High Tea at Bobby Dre’s
Treat mum to a high tea with a Mexican twist at one of Werribee’s hottest new dining destinations. Bobby’s Dre’s landed in Watton Street in March, bringing with them their authentic style tacos. The popular Taco and Burger High Tea options come with a choice of pink burgers, nachos, various flavoured tacos and rainbow churros. Alternatively, feast on the Bottomless Brunch which includes a four-course meal and bottomless drinks (over a 90-minute sitting).
Where: Bobby Dres, 54 Watton Street, Werribee
Cost: bookings are essential, high tea starts from $32 per person and bottomless brunch costs $55 per person.
Book in an all-day brunch or collect a High Tea Picnic Hamper from The Refectory Parlour
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an all-day brunch under the eaves of Werribee Mansion at The Refectory Parlour, a café / wine bar located in the west wing of the Mansion. Choose from one of the many delicious cake options from their decadent cake display or treat yourself to a homemade ice cream or an alcoholic popsicle. Alternatively, pre-book and pick up one of their High Tea Picnic Hampers ($75 for two people) filled with sweet and savoury treats. Spoil mum by adding a bottle of Mumm Champagne and a bunch of fresh flowers.
Where: The Refectory Parlour, Werribee Mansion, K Road, Werribee
Dine with the meerkats at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Perfect for the whole family. Werribee Open Range Zoo is offering a Mother’s Day lunch with a difference this year. Enjoy lunch at the Meerkat Bistro under the eyes of the curious meerkats before exploring the wider zoo and heading off on a safari across the African savannah. Lunch includes a glass of bubbles and a two-course meal. There will also be a photo booth to get an amusing picture together and fun activity for all the kids. All mothers attending the lunch will receive a take home gift.
Where: Meerkat Bistro at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Cost: $95pp Adults, $50pp Children (2-12years)
Treat mum to a Mansion SocieTEA at Lancemore Mansion Hotel
Lancemore Mansion Hotel’s lavish high tea is back. Delivered in partnership with tea specialists T2, this decadent offering includes a mouth-watering spread of sweet and savoury delicacies overlooking the magnificent gardens of Werribee Park. Each (adult) guests will also receive a glass of Mumm Champagne. The good news is, if you can’t make it for Mother’s Day, the SocieTEA is available every Sunday, with sittings beginning every week at 12:30pm. Bookings are essential.
Where: Lancemore Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee
Cost: $85 for adults, $55 for children.
Step back into a bygone era at Werribee Park Mansion
Pick up a delicious picnic hamper from one of the many local eateries before hunting down the perfect picnic spot within the sprawling 10 hectares of manicured lawns and gardens of Werribee Park. After lunch, head inside the Werribee Mansion and step back into a bygone era. Completed by wealthy pastoralists, the Chirnside family in 1877 and built in the Italianate architecture style, it is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century. Gourmet picnic hampers are available from The Refectory Parlour, Lancemore Mansion Hotel, Shadowfax Wines or Wyndham Cache.
Sip wine in the underground barrel hall at Shadowfax Wines
Descend the red spiral staircase at Shadowfax Wines and enjoy a wine tasting in the impressive underground barrel hall. Enjoy a Mediterranean inspired lunch at the restaurant or choose from the ‘Picnic Rug Menu’ and enjoy a picnic hamper packed full of season produce in the adjoining gardens. Be sure to purchase a bottle of wine from the cellar door – taking a little taste of Werribee home with you.
Where: Shadowfax Wines, K Road, Werribee
Enjoy a garden inspired feast at The Feasting Shed
Be inspired to grow your own fresh produce as you enjoy the Italian inspired, seasonally driven menu at The Feasting Shed – a new café offering at The Garden Feast (formerly known as Grevillea Nursery) in Werribee. Treat yourself to the Mother’s Day High Tea, before exploring the nursery, picking up supplies (for you and your mum) to plant in your own garden.
Where: The Feasting Shed at The Garden Feast, 63 Railway Ave, Werribee