Arts Diary: Mix it up for your mama

May 11, 2018

Arts Diary: Mix it up for your mama

Mothers Day is the focus of this week's arts diary. Photo: Kristin Price.

Mother’s Day Kick Box & Core

Where: Jai Thai Boxing Gym Auckland, 76 Anzac Ave, Auckland CBD

When: Sunday 13 May, 9:00am - 10:00am


- $5

What: Let’s not kid ourselves, mums have the biggest job of them all! Let them release some of that stress this Mother’s Day at Jai Thai Boxing Gym Auckland. Burning 1000 calories in an hour, treat her next door at Eight-thirty cafe to a big brunch she won’t feel guilty for! Jai Thai boxing welcomes all body shapes and fitness levels, so come along and train with their professional, friendly trainers to get the ultimate experience! Whether you’re wanting to learn some self defence skills or just increase your exercise. Come along to release some endorphins and leave your mum feeling energised, refreshed and like the powerful queen she is.

Hells Pizza Mother’s Day

When: Sunday 13 May 2018

What: What’s better than pizza? Pizza and a champagne flavoured lollipop! Hells Pizza is giving our mamas a super special lollipop that she can plant and out of it blooms a Rosetta Cosmo flower.

Mother’s Day Market

Where: Sunset Tattoo, 4A Cross St, Auckland CBD

When: Friday 11 May 2018, 12:00pm - 20:00pm // Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 2018, 10:00am - 17:00pm.

Restrictions: All ages


- Free

What: Come along to the Cross Street markets to enjoy a day of eclectic stalls ranging from toasted sammies and coffee to vintage clothes, art, and more for your mum to enjoy and treat herself! Perfect for an arts and craft mum who loves supporting local businesses.

Roaring 20’s High Tea

Where: Hotel DeBrett, 2 High Street, Auckland CBD

When: Sunday 13 May, 12:30pm - 5:00pm


- $70

A 1920’s-inspired high tea menu paired with a selection of handpicked New Zealand teas is bound to delight her taste buds. With a complimentary goodie bag including faux pearls, elegant headbands, demure long gloves and bright feather boas - you’ll be looking and feeling like you’re in the Great Gatsby movie. The menu includes a selection of savoury and sweet treats to please everyone’s palates.

Mother’s Day Snowplanet Night

Where: Snowplanet, 91 Small Road, Silverdale

When: Sunday 13 May, 11am - 4pm


- $30-$40

What: A chance for mum to shred the slopes! Spend Mother’s Day at Snowplanet where mum can ski for free when accompanied by their child. Celebrate with bubbles and a two-course meal from an extensive menu including garlic tiger prawns, lamb rump and chocolate fondant. And if you really want to be the favourite child, upgrade your meals to three-course!

Stardome Special

Where: Stardome Observatory and Planetarium, 670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Royal Oak

When: Sunday 13 May, 11am - 10pm


- Mums are free with any full paying person

What: Show your Mum that she’s a star and take her to the Stardome to relax in the reclining chairs and gaze up at the 360-degree dome and watch a Planetarium film. Or bring her along to The Autumn Night Sky show where she’ll enjoy a tour of the stars and constellations visible in the skies above. Either way she’s bound to be blown out of the world!

Sofitel Hotel High Tea for Mum

Where: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, 21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland CBD

When: Friday 11 May 2018 - Sunday 13 May 2018, 12pm - 4pm


- $55 - $69

What: Treat your mum to an afternoon of luxury. Indulge in an exquisite three-tiered array of sweet and savoury treats, complemented by her choice of aromatic teas or a glass of Champagne. Give her the special date she deserves at the Sofitel this weekend.

LaValla Estate

Where: LaValla Estate, 131 Dominion Rd, Tuakau

When: Sunday 13 May


- $55

What: The perfect place to create a memorable experience for your mum! Enjoy board games, coffee, wine, live music or just relax in the cozy cafe and bar area to celebrate the most important woman in your life the LaValla Way.

Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run

Where: Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland

When: Sunday 13 May, 10am - 12pm


- $15 - $25

What: Hit the streets with your mum for the nationwide Jennian Homes fun run/walk. Heart disease is the single biggest killer for Kiwi women, so this year Jennian Homes has partnered up with the Heart Foundation to support its Heart Foundation for Women campaign. The perfect chance to show your support f