5 unique Mother's Day outings in the Northern Districts

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away so why not plan an activity that’s local to the Northern Districts? There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day with Mum that will suit her interests and abilities. 


Take a look at five ideas, all relatively close to home in Westleigh, Thornleigh, Normanhurst and Pennant Hills. 

Mother’s Day activities in the Northern Districts


1. Plan a picnic and take a walk

The Cumberland State Forest is always a lovely place for a picnic if the weather is fine. There are a few different picnic areas, including Swains Picnic Area, which looks out over the arboretum pine grove. There are also trails to explore in the forest if you feel like a walk. 

For smaller children, North Shore Mums recommends Ruddock Park in Westleigh, which has plenty of parking and a pirate ship playground. 

If you’d like to take a walk as a family, an ‘out and back’ option is the Waitara Creek Trail in Normanhurst. The 3.7 kilometre track is considered an easy route and takes an average of 53 min to complete, bringing you to a mini waterfall at the turnback point. 


2. Pop out for lunch

Keep it local by booking a table somewhere close to home. West Pennant Hills Sports Club is hosting a Mother’s Day Lunch with a 2-course set menu, glass of sparkling for all the Mums and live music for $65. Book ahead to secure your seat


Some other Mother’s Day dining options include:
- Hotel Pennant Hills which is a family friendly option, ideal for families with younger kids. 
- Cafe Saligna in the Cumberland State Forest, which has breakfast and lunch options. 


3. Check out the Reimagine Art Prize

Hosted at the Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre at 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby, the Remagine Art Prize aims to raise awareness of environmental challenges such as waste, consumption and sustainability. The finalist exhibition includes over 60 works that use a range of mediums, including  digital art stills, sculpture, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics and drawing. The exhibit will be open from 10 am - 4 pm on Mother’s Day.

See more: Reimagine Art Prize

4. Climb to the treetops (or cuddle a koala)

Does Mum like to try different things? Give her a challenge and book a session at Treetops Adventure. Choose from low easy 4-10 high metre courses, or adrenaline pumping 15-25 metre high ones if Mum likes to get her adrenaline pumping. Adult prices start from $65. 


See more: Treetops Adventure

The other option is to stay on the ground, visit the Koala Park Sanctuary and say hello to the koalas, kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, quolls, emus, wallabies and Australian native birds in residence. This facility is open from 9 to 5, with presentations throughout the day. Visit the website to book a barbecue so you can make it more of an event. 


See more: Koala Park Sanctuary


5. Run for a good cause

Put your foot down for breast and ovarian cancer research. Since 1998, Mother’s Day Classic has donated $44 million to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year, we’re going one step further by also raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Down the road from the Northern Districts, the Parramatta Mother’s Day Classic will leave from Salters Field in Parramatta Park, with the first running group setting off at 7am. Participants have the option to walk or run a five or ten kilometre distance. 

Register via the website to book your spot in one of the groups. 


See more: Mother’s Day Classic

Enjoy your Mother’s Day in the Northern Districts

What have we missed? Let us know your favourite parks, cafes, restaurants and walking trails in the Northern Districts suburbs of Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Westleigh and Normanhurst. 

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