Looking for fun things to do in Perth this Mother’s Day? Get ready to make mum’s day a little bit more magical with this unique guide to the best Mother’s Day gift experiences!
Give flowers the flick and put the bottle of rosé back on the shelf—if you want to show her you know her, it’s time to put your thinking cap on! Every mum is unique, which means her Mother’s day present should be too. This year, forget the Mother’s Day classics and treat her to a unique, artisan experience that reflects her personal hobbies and interests.
Break away from the clichés (we’re looking at you, mass-produced photo frames) and make 2021 the year you take your gift for mum to the next level with a locally-run workshop or class, right here in Perth.
With Mother’s Day in Australia falling in May (on Sunday the 9th, to be exact), you’ve still got plenty of time to book into one of the hundreds of art, craft and cooking classes on offer in Perth. Led by some of the best makers and teachers in Australia, our Perth-based classes make for a unique Mother’s Day gift idea that she’s sure to remember for years to come.
Whether it’s a bread making class, an alcohol ink workshop in Bassendean or a kombucha class with her friends and family, Perth is the perfect place to look when it comes to seeking out seriously good gifts for her.
Uncover the perfect pottery class
Does your mum have a growing collection of cute coffee mugs, rustic planters and perfectly imperfect plates and bowls in the kitchen cupboard? Sounds like a pottery class in Perth might be the perfect personalised gift for her! Whether she’s a total newbie, or she knows a thing or two about clay, booking into a pottery class is one of the best things to do in Perth this Mother’s Day.
Not Yet Perfect runs a range of laidback pottery classes in Applecross that are great for beginners and will empower your mum to create her very own unique ceramic pieces. In a warm and welcoming group setting, she’ll discover everything she needs to know to sculpt, shape and create a unique serving platter, planter or vase under the guidance of our experienced (and enthusiastic) teachers. After the class, why not spoil her with a beautiful plant to fill the pot she’s created from scratch?
If she’s keen to get a little more muddy, a wheel throwing class in the Heathcote Cultural Precinct is the ultimate Mother’s Day gift idea. In this comprehensive pottery course, she’ll learn how to throw simple shapes like cylinders (to create a cute coffee cup, of course) as well as vases and bowls.
So your mum’s already a seasoned ceramist? Opt for something a little out of the ordinary and head along to a Drawing and Clay Course, focusing specifically on emotion and expression. In this unique workshop in Perth, Body language expert, Sophie Zadeh, combines her knowledge of human expression with the subtle art of sculpture to teach her students how to read, interpret and express emotions through art. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Perth, this clay-based class is as eye-opening as it is engaging. You and mum will walk away with a series of experimental drawings, a unique face shaped from clay and the uncanny ability to read each other’s emotions more accurately.
While she’s sure to appreciate a store-bought vase for her favourite flowers, the most memorable Mother’s Day present is likely to be a unique gift experience that empowers her to embrace a life of DIY and bring out her inner creative queen! Not convinced? Discover why workshops make the best Mother's Day gift ideas!
Get creative in the kitchen with a fermentation class
Thanks to a growing body of research touting their many health benefits, fermented foods like sauerkraut, kombucha and kefir have made a comeback—and when it comes to finding the best Mother’s Day gifts in Perth, there’s nothing more unique than empowering mum to make her own delicious DIY ferments!
If she’s been wondering how to make kombucha, or she’d like to master the art of fermentation, a local pickling class in Perth is the perfect Mother’s Day present. Why not book her into a Fermenting Workshop with Gaia’s Organic Gardens in the waterside suburb of Applecross? Using a traditional Polish method of fermentation that’s been passed down through generations, your mum will discover how to brew delicious kombucha tea and even make her own homemade kefir yogurt and cheese using both cow’s milk and coconut milk as a base.
If she’s more interested in sorghum than sauerkraut, a bread making class might be the better thing to do in Perth this Mother’s Day. Grab your apron and join Yoke from Wild Sourdough in Ardross for five hours of expert tuition, where you and mum will learn the delicate (and delicious) art of artisan sourdough making. Together, you’ll discover how to make a sourdough starter, how to work with high-hydration dough and even learn how to use a banneton to create your first crusty cafe-worthy loaf.
For the mum who’s always wondered how to make kombucha fizzy, or how to nourish her gut with the power of probiotics, a fermentation workshop is one of the best things to do in Perth this Mother’s Day.
Rally the troops for some family fun
Looking for Mother’s Day activities that are also good for kids? There’s no reason you can’t bring them along to a family-friendly workshop!
If your mum fancies herself as the next Frida Kahlo, or she’s always wanted to give fluid art a go, why not book into an acrylic pouring class with the team at Collective Obsessions in Bassendean? The mesmerising art of acrylic pouring is at the top of the list when it comes to finding fun things to do in Perth for adults, and thankfully, it’s also one of the best kids activities available.
This Mother’s Day, rally the troops and dedicate the weekend in Perth to some family fun. Aside from finding a new hobby and absorbing some serious DIY skills, you’ll also soak up some quality time with your nearest and dearest.