Mother's Day Ideas in Central Counties

Posted : May 6, 2014

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

They say that a mother’s love is your first love and what better way to express your gratitude than to surprise your Mom with unique and unforgettable experiences? With Mother’s Day fast approaching, treat Mom to more than a bouquet of flowers with some Mother’s Day ideas in Central Counties that is sure to melt her heart!
1. For the Adventurous Mom…

Woman on Zipline at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park

Just hanging at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park

Open all year-round, experience the thrills of a natural high from the top at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park in Oshawa and at Treetop Trekking in Ganaraska. Enjoy the light spring breeze while zip-lining through the forest, balancing on swinging logs, and enjoying breathtaking aerial views through this gravity-defying experience!
2. For the Wine-Connoisseur Mom…
Enjoy an outdoor picnic complete with wicker basket, a wine tour and scenic views at Holland Marsh Wineries for two or four guests. A specially prepared basket fit for a queen includes: artisan bread, cheese, crispy crostini and crackers, cured meats, fresh fruit, and wine-infused truffles! Hurry up and reserve your spot now!
3. For the Artistic Mom…
Woman Painting in the Round Workshop

Art in the Round Workshop at Alton Mill Arts Centre

Make art with your Mom at the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre, a tranquil and creative incubator, with artist CJ Shelton for her signature “Art in the Round” workshop! Learn how to make beautiful and colourful mandalas  from scratch. No artistic experience necessary! Make it a full day experience with lunch at Shaw’s Creek Cafe and a tour through the many galleries and studios at the arts centre.
4. For the Foodie Mom…
Mothers with an excellent taste in gourmet cuisine and gastronomy will enjoy this buffet brunch in the newly-renovated banquet hall at Shelburne Golf & Country Club (see menu here)!  For Moms wanting to hit the links after brunch, the golf course is now open so don’t forget to book tee times!
5. For the Pampered Mom…
Oasis Spa at Hockley Valley Resort Manicure

Getting Pampered at Hockley Valley Resort

If you truly want to pamper your Mom because who are we kidding, she definitely deserves a break, make it a weekend getaway to remember at Hockley Valley Resort! Start with a brunch buffet (see menu here), then mosey over to the Oasis spa and café for some relaxation and rejuvenation, and round off the weekend with a game of golf at the 18-hole championship links-style golf course. Book your accommodations today for the complete package!
Happy early Mother’s Day to all the loving Moms out there!
Written by Shirley Lui: marketing person, amateur photographer, aspiring yogi, and loving daughter to a loving mother. 

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