Mums are everyone's biggest supporters; they love us unconditionally and take care of us all year round, so it makes perfect sense to take the time and effort to show them our appreciation for all they do! This Mother's Day, Sunday May 8th calls for an extra special treat and Australia Zoo has just the ticket to help you plan a great day out!
In addition to our incredible wildlife encounters and displays, gorgeous gardens and perfect picnic spots, Australia Zoo has planned special activities for this Sunday designed to create an unforgettable day out for all the wonderful mums.
So, if you're stumped for ideas on how to spoil your amazing mum for Mother's Day this weekend, we're here to help! Here are our top 10 picks for an Australia Zoo itinerary which will make your mum's day the best yet (and score you brownie points)!
1. Arrive and enjoy free chocolates - Yum!
Gates open at 9am!
2. Express massage
Mum's can stop for a free neck and shoulder massage any time between 9am - 11am.
3. Morning Tea
Enjoy a free yummy morning tea between 9am – 10am.
Feel the love with our -Kiss-A-Critter' competition held with our giraffes at 10:50am or our echidnas at 12:30pm.
5. Wildlife Warrior Show
Catch all of the swooping, slithering, jaw-snapping action of the Wildlife Warrior show in the world-famous Crocoseum at 12noon.
6. New tiger cub encounter
Check out our new Tiger cub encounter with Scout and Delilah! These guys are adorable and won't stay small for long! Check for availability and details online at australiazoo.com.au before your visit.
7. Hand feed a kangaroo
Feed our gorgeous kangaroos in either red or grey roo heaven. TIP: Pick up a bag of Roo Food at the information desk on your way.
8. Cuddle a koala
There can't be enough hugs going around on Mother's Day and our koalas are cuddling experts!
9. 2 for 1 Animal Encounters for Annual Pass holders
Surprise mum with two Animal Encounters and only pay for one! (Available for annual pass holders only)
10. Tour the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Our Wildlife Hospital is the largest of its kind in the world with our incredible vet team helping thousands of wildlife patients each year.
FACT: The hospital was built in memory of Steve Irwin's mum Lyn Irwin, who was a pioneer in wildlife rehabilitation.
With Australia Zoo recently welcoming new koala joeys, tiger cubs and a rhino calf, Mother's Day will be a fitting celebration for all of the amazing mums both human and animal this Sunday.
For all the Mother's Day event details, head to: www.australiazoo.com.au