Looking for something to do in Boston for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10th? Look no further! Boston Moms Blog has you covered.
1. Visit the Lilacs in Bloom for an extra sweet time
Celebrate Mother’s Day and the coming of spring with the Arnold Arboretum’s annual Lilac Sunday. There will be tours, food vendors, and family activities to make the day extra special for moms. While the Arboretum is open from dusk until dawn, activities will take place from 10am-3pm on May 10th, and food will be served from 11am-3pm.
2. Make way for ducklings!
The Duckling Parade on Mother’s Day in the Boston Common and Public Garden commemorates Boston’s favorite children’s book, Robert McCluskey’s Make Way for Ducklings. Dress your little duckling in all yellow or in costume, and gather by the Shaw Memorial at 10:30am on May 10th to join in the parade. Mayor Marty Walsh will be there, and children can enjoy a retelling of Make Way for Ducklings by actors from the Wheelock Family Theater. The registration fee is $35 per family in advance and $40 per family the day of the event. Each registered child will receive a special goodie bag filled with duckling related treats.
3. Tea Time
Head over to Gore Place for its annual Mother’s Day Tea. With your children age 5-12, you can enjoy tea and cake and enjoy a tour of the beautiful mansion once owned by Christopher and Rebecca Gore. Advanced registration is required; tickets are $15 for non-members and $13 for members and children.
4. Head for the High Seas
Enjoy an exquisite brunch and superb views onboard the Boston Harbor Cruise’s most luxurious ship, Majesty for the Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. Moms will receive a complimentary rose and a family photo. Boarding begins at 11:30am, and the cruise lasts from noon until 2pm. Purchase tickets for $59.95 each; children under 3 are free.
5. The Brunch Bunch
You can never go wrong with a special Mother’s Day brunch! Check out Open Table’s listing of places to grab a excellent meal, and make your reservation at one of many noteworthy Boston area restaurants here.
6. A Day on the Farm
Moms get into Davis Family Farm in Sterling, MA for free on Mother’s Day. Enjoy the children’s discovery farm, the mega maze, and outdoor laser tag.
7. For Grown Ups
Looking for something to do for Mother’s Day that doesn’t involve the kids? Grab your spouse (or a friend!) and enjoy Mother’s Day: Wine and Chocolate (Class + Dinner) at the Boston Wine School in Allston, where you’ll learn to pair wines with chocolates and enjoy a special Italian dinner. Register early so you don’t miss your chance! Tickets cost $115.