Making the most out of Mother's Day

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mothers-dayIt is that time of the year again when mothers world over are appreciated  for the selfless love they bring to our families each day.  With the day gaining an audience in Kenya every year, more and more events, offers and gift prizes are coming up on how to celebrate her. Here are just a few ideas Kenya kidz has for you.

Artsy Mum
For the mothers interested in plays, art exhibitions, culture shows then this year's Mother's Day will not disappoint.

The Louis Leakey Auditorium at the National Museum is showing a play called My Mum, My Queen. The play follows the journey of motherhood along with the joys and tears that come with it. Advance tickets will go for Sh1200 while ones sold at the door will be Sh1500. The show will run from Saturday 9th May to Sunday 10th May. For bookings and more information call 0725 040 951

This next one is not a Mother's Day event but seing that it falls this weekend, it might just as well apply.  Landmark conductor, Tony Davies is celebrating 50 years of conducting with a retirement concert. Brought to you by the Nairobi Music Society(NMS), the concert which will be held at All Saints Cathedral will see Davies along with the NMS choir, soloists and Nairobi Orchestra present Mozart's Requiem. The concert will happen on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th at 7.30pm and 3pm respectively. Students will be charged Sh500 while adults will pay Sh800.For more information call 0724 259 842 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sporty Mum
For the one who is not afraid to get down and dirty, these activities are sure to tickle their fancy.

Rolf's Place in Rongai is offering families paintballing, swimming and teambuilding activities. Paintballing is a sport whereby players compete to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water-soluble dye and featuring a gelatin outer shell (referred to as paintballs) propelled from a device called a paintball marker (commonly referred to as a paintball gun).Mothers-Day-8x10-PictureFor Sh2500, one will be able to enjoy a full session of paintballing (100 paint-balls) which comes with a Paint ball instructor. This fee also caters to  lunch, transport to and from Nairobi and team building fun games.
The cost however excludes swimming which is Sh300 and any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary. A booking fee of Sh1000 is required.
This event will run on Sunday May 10th from 10am-6pm.
For more information contact Samuel Gish on 0715 489 605, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website-http://www.bushthornsadventures.com/

Another event not specifically for Mother's Day but is sure to be enjoyed by those who like running in the wild. This year's Lukenya Trail Run will take place on Sunday May 10th at Lukenya Academy. It will see participants run on a 5km, 10km or 20km trail while viewing wild animals along the way.  Citizens will be charged Sh3000 while residents will pay Sh3500. The run will take place from 7am until 12noon. For more information contact Humphrey Okore on 0722 556 989, send an email to info@runningkenya.comor visit their website-http://www.runningkenya.co.ke/

Mall Mums
For mothers who live for the mall, here are a few places to visit this weekend

The Village Market is paying tribute to mothers with an event called A Moment In Time. The tribute will be to amazing women some of which will be from Kenyan celebrities. There will also be giveaways and special pampering for mothers.
The free event wil be happening on Sunday May 10th from 10.30am to 2pm. For more more information contact the mall on 020 712 24 88, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their Facebook Page- Village market.

The Galleria Shopping Mall has plenty in store for mothers this weekend.
Nakumatt Select and Accesorize with style will giving away gifts for those spotted shopping.
The little ones will be kept busy at Bee Crafty which will be offering free arts and crafts activities and mothers can get henna tattoos as they wait.
The KEDE Band will be at the Food Zone to entertain with lovely ballads.
The mall is also running a competition that will see one mother win a shopping spree. One has to nominate their mother on Galleria's Facebook page by saying what they love about her, and what they would want to tell her this Mother's Day. Nominations endon Sunday 10th May at 10pm and the winning message will be re-posted.
For more information on the day's activities, call 0704 498 463 or visit their website.

Lunch & Brunch Mums
A nice family brunch, lunch or dinner is always a lovey way of appreciating your mother and many eating places have offers. Here are just a few of them.

WDS-Mothers-Day-promo-banner-2013-Option-2Best Western Premier is celebrating Mother's Day with a brunch at their restaurant, Pablo which will see a 10 per cent discount on selected drinks. The meal which goes for Sh3000 for an adult and Sh1500 for children under 12 years will also come with a complimentary glass of house wine. The brunch will run from 11.30am to 3.30pm on Sunday May 10th. For more information call 020 292 70 00 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Hilton is celebrating Mother's Day with a 50 per cent discount on all meals for mums at the outdoor pool restaurant. This special discount comes with a chocolate buffet and free swimming in the outdoor heated pool for all patrons included. Children below 12 years also get to eat at a discounted price of 50 per cent. The price is Sh3100 for each adult. This offer will be on Sunday 10th May from 12.30pm to 7pm. For more information contact them on 020 279 02 36, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website.

Crowne Plaza is offering mothers a 15 per cent discount at the Baraka Restaurant.
There is also an offer of a night's stay and brunch buffet for Sh15000. This offer accommodates two adults and two children below 12 years.
Another offer is a brunch at Baraka Restaurant for Sh2000 Per person while children aged between  1-12yrs ger a 50 per cent discount.
There will be live music by Latapaza Tunes Band and a complimentary glass of wine for all the mothers. There will also be a kids fun room access.
These will take place on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th starting 10am. For more information call 020 2746000 or visit their website.

Sarova Panafric is treating mothers with of eating delights.
The hotel shall be offering lunch or dinner with a complimentary cocktail, dessert, and tea or coffee
Mothers can also delight in high tea served with freshly made sandwiches and pastries.
One can also order a custom made cake for their mothers.
For more information call 0709 111 000 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The offers have been running since Friday May 8th and will end on Sunday May 10th

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