Things to do this Mother’s Day in or around Melbourne

If you’re looking for things to do this Mother’s Day in or around Melbourne look no further. Walk or run for breast cancer research this Mother’s Day at the Mother’s Day Classic, treat your mum to some yummy vegan produce at the Big Vegan Market or head out of town to the Yarra Valley for the Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Festival.

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Mothers Day Classic

Mother’s Day Classic

Grab your running shoes and head down to the Royal Botanic Gardens to support women and their families who have been affected by breast cancer. The Mother’s Day Classic over the years has raised an incredible $35.3 million and funded more than 64 breast cancer research projects across Australia.

“Mother’s Day Classic is not about breaking speed records. We are all about delivering a fun and inspirational community event that involves celebrating and supporting those touched by this disease”.
MDC Foundation CEO Sharon Morris

Participants can choose from a 4km or 8km run or walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens, with the finish line on St Kilda Road. Be quick to register before entries close on Friday 10 May 2019. On the day there will a minute of silence and survivor wave before the run/walk to honour and recognise a special group of people who have been touched by breast cancer – survivors, friends and family.

The main stage will host warm-up aerobics, entertainment and spot prizes. There are plenty of activities to keep the kid’s entertained with the Kids zone which will have inflatable jungle maze game, giant Jenjo, giant quoits, strike bowling, handball, face painting, petting zoo, popcorn and fairy floss.

The Mothers Day Classic is hoping to reach their goal of $2.1m for life-saving breast cancer research. If running and walking isn’t your thing, then please donate to Mothers Day Classic Donations.

Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 6am-1pm
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Price: $20-$55

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Big Vegan Market

Big Vegan Market 2019

The Big Vegan Market is heading back to the Royal Exhibition Building over Mother’s Day weekend. This year will host over 200 stalls with 100% vegan products – food, drinks, fashion, craft and skincare. Buy something for your mum or bring your mum along to discover some amazing new vegan products.

Date: 11 & 12 May 2019
Time: May 11 10am-6pm
Location: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
Price: $2, kids under 12 years are free

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Cheese and wine festival

Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Festival

This Mother’s Day the Rochford Winery in partnership with Milk the Cow, Cuvee, Kennedy & Wilson, Ministry of Chocolate & Melbourne Cocoa will be hosting a ‘Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Festival’.

Families can enjoy a delicious variety of food and wine tasting, live music and kids’ entertainment. Food and drinks will also be available to purchase on the day. There will also be a Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Masterclass guided by Milk the Cow’s Cheesemongers and Rochford’s Sommeliers and a Chocolate Tempering Experience DIY chocolate making class by  Cuvee.

Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 11am-5:30pm
Location: on the green at Rochford Winery, 878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
Price: Entry to this event is FREE – registrations are essential. Kids activities will be available for purchase on the day (cash only).
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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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