Things to do for mother’s day near me

Mother’s Day Activities 2023 – 11 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Day

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Make special Mother’s Day memories at these family fun events sure to make any mom feel loved and appreciated. Enjoy a casual family-style meal with delicious farm-to-table food and a special keepsake craft at the Farm To Table Mother’s Day Brunch in Chester, stroll through Sayen Park Botanical Gardens, and take in the beauty of blooming azalea shrubs at the Annual Azaalea Festival in Hamilton or celebrate mom at the races for Monmouth Park Racetrack Mother’s Day in Oceanport. And if you’re looking for more ideas, don’t miss our NJMOM Spring Bucket List. (featured photo credit: istock/Maryna Andriichenko)

Bloom at Renault

Bloom Maker’s Market and Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13 – 14 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Spend Mother’s Day weekend at Renault Winery during a special event—the Bloom Makers Market—where curated makers will be sharing their handmade goods, such as jewelry, accessories, home decor, and more. As you explore the market, you can also listen to live music, snap family selfies at the photo wall, and participate in mommy and me activities (Saturday only) where moms and kids can decorate a candle, bead a bracelet, and visit with baby animals. And don’t miss the moment for dedication, where you can take a moment to express your gratitude and appreciation for the incredible mothers in your life. On Sunday, shop the market and then indulge in a special Mother’s Day Brunch in a beautifully decorated ballroom with delicious food, including carving stations, seafood, and specialty cocktails, while enjoying quality time with family and friends.
Renault Winery and Resort, 72 Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Mother’s Day
May 14th
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, where you and your kids can take advantage of all the Boardwalk attractions, including Amusement Park, Aquarium, Adventure Lookout Ropes Course, Castaway Cove Mini Golf, Lighthouse Point Mini Golf, and the Fun House. And the best part? Moms are FREE on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, with paying child. Weather permitting
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave N, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Carpaccio American Dream Mother

The Dream Mother’s Day Experience
American Dream, the largest entertainment, retail, and dining center in the Northeast, is once again delivering a unique, memorable Mother’s Day experience for the special selfless women who make magic happen for their families every day. Whether you’re planning a day of pampering for the special lady in your life or mapping out quality time for the whole family, consider creating some core memories with mom at American Dream. Take mom for a ride on the Dream Wheel and enjoy New York City’s most astounding views or make your own Mother’s Day Card at TiLT, an original 3D street chalk museum from Tracy Lee Stum that incorporates visitors as part of the art. Looking to schedule some rest and relaxation? Leave mom feeling refreshed when you book a massage at Shiatsu Renu. If food is the way to mom’s heart, try a delicious fine dining experience at Carpaccio for top-tier Italian fare or celebrate at Jarana, where guests will experience an authentic, approachable take on Peruvian cuisine with open-fire grilling in a colorful and convivial atmosphere.
American Dream, 1 American Dream Wy, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Mother’s Day Victorian Tea
Every Weekend in May
Celebrate Mom in the month of May with Victorian Tea at Mathis House. Enjoy a 5-course meal, flowers for mom, a live pianist, and tours of the Inn. Seating times are 11 AM and 3 PM. Reservations recommended.
Cost: $40/pp weekdays and $50/pp weekends.
Mathis House, 600 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753

Mom-A-Rama Free Festival at Monmouth Mall
May 6 at 11 AM
Shop from a mom for a mom at the 5th annual Mom-A-Roma extravaganza. This indoor, family-friendly day of fun will include local pop-up shops, 120+ local vendors, free swag bags for the first 100 moms, a Kentucky Derby hat contest, door prizes, Kid’s Zone with face paint, and much more.
Cost: Free
Monmouth Mall, 180 New Jersey 35 Eatontown, NJ 07724

Annual Azalea Festival
May 7 at 10 AM
After 4 years, the Annual Azalea Festival is back. Spend the day among the bright blooms, where there will be local craft vendors, food, and gorgeous azalea shrubs. The rain date will be on May 8.
Cost: Free
Sayen Gardens, 155 Hughes Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08690

The Monmouth Moms’ 2nd Annual Springtime Festival
May 7 at 11 AM
Enjoy a day full of fun at The Monmouth Moms’ 2nd Annual Springtime Festival. This event will feature 75+ vendors, food for sale, Mommy and Me activities, a character picture station, face painting, and lots of new activities added. Gift bags will be given out to the first 250 attendees. Registration is required.
Cost: Free
Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Making Workshop
May 8 – 10, times vary
Do the kids want to make something special for Mom? At Abma’s Farm, children can create a custom gift for a mom, grandma, or any special caregiver in their life. The gift includes a burlap bag (customizable to decorate), soil, a live plant, and a Mother’s Day novelty pick. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
Cost: $16.99 per gift
Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Mother’s Day Events at Garden Social Botanical Greenhouse
May 11 – 14 at 6 PM
Celebrate mom with Mother’s Day events hosted at the Garden Social Botanical Greenhouse. Activities include flower arranging, wreath making, candle making, and soap making.
Cost: $40
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Macy’s Court, Garden Social; Level 2, Near Carlito’s and Shake Shack, One Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652

Holland Ridge Farms Mother’s Day Pop-Up Market
May 13 at 11 am
Pick up gifts for all of the special moms in your life, from one-of-a-kind handmade items to treats from local food purveyors. This event will feature plenty of fun for the whole family, including a petting zoo, kid’s activities, food trucks, and more.
Cost: Free
Holland Ridge Farms, 86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Mother’s Day Expo: Indoor Shopping Experience
May 13 at 1 PM
This indoor shopping experience includes 20 + vendors, kids’ crafts, freebies for moms, and more.
Cost: Free
267 Madison Avenue, New Milford, 07646

Mother’s Day Music Festival
May 13 at 7 PM
Treat mom with the gift of music this Mother’s Day. Fantasia, Ne-Yo, and Kenn Lattimore will perform steps away from the beach.
Cost: $60-$80
Jim Whalen Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Asbury Park Spring Bazaar
May 14 at 12 PM
There is no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a little shopping—Mother’s Day weekend will feature makers, local vendors, arts and crafts, and music experiences in both locations. There will be Mother’s Day photos and photo stations, fresh flower bouquets, kids’ workshops, and face painting.
Cost: Free
Whitechapel Projects, 15 2nd Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740
Grand Arcade at Asbury Park Convention Hall, Grand Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Mother’s Day Mommy and Me Events at Rewax and Unwine
May 13-14 at various times
It’s Mother’s Day at this DIY candle workshop, where you can attend events like a tea party, charcuterie brunch, candles, and chair massages, mom’s night out, or mommy and me candle making.
Cost: Prices vary per event
Rewax and Unwine 2 Division Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Ocean Place Hilton Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 10:30 AM
Indulge in brunch filled with bakery baskets, cold delicacies, hot specialties, and a dessert station, all for Mother’s Day. There are also complimentary family portraits available with the purchase of a brunch from 10 AM – 1 PM. Reservations are required.
Cost: $69+ for adults and $29+ for kids (5-12 years old)
1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch, NJ 07740

Farm To Table Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13 at 10 AM
Take tractor-drawn wagon rides around the farm, see friendly farm animals, take a self-guided museum tour, and visit the farm store and try some homemade ice cream. Then sit down for a tasty Mother’s Day Brunch with the whole family. The Tomasello Winery Outdoor Patio will be open for tasting and purchases; there will be live music and entertainment. There are add-on activities for the kids, including a pony ride, wagon train ride, and bounce house.
Cost: Starting at $249.99 for a table of 4
Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Mother’s Day Weekend Arts Retreat at Appel Farm
May 13-14
Spend Mother’s Day Weekend at an overnight at Appel Farm. This two-day experience includes four art workshops, Saturday lunch and dinner, a campfire and special snack, late-night fun time, early morning activities, and a special Mother’s Day Brunch. All activities are geared toward ages 5 and up.
Cost: $100 for adult/child day pass or $250 for adult/child overnight (private bunking available for additional cost)
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
May 14 at 10 AM
Take Mom on a scenic brunch cruise with a brunch buffet with breakfast, salads, chicken, fish, beef, pasta, and international desserts. There will also be a DJ at this event.
Cost: $67.95 for adults and $50.96 for children
401 Riverview Drive, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Mother’s Day Grand Brunch Buffet at Tomasello Winery
May 14 at 10 AM
Make those Mother’s Day reservations for a Grand Brunch Buffet at Tomasello Winery. Sample the carving station, try the Bananas Foster French Toast, or indulge in the Chocolate Mousse Shooters for dessert.
Cost: $49.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under
225 North White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Monmouth Park Racetrack Mother’s Day
May 14 at 10 AM
The tradition continues with free admission to the track for all women and includes giveaways and raffle drawings. Live racing begins at 12:40 PM, and there will be free Family Fun Day activities, including clowns, face painters, pony rides, and a bounce house in the picnic area.
Cost: Free for moms and $6, children under 12 are free
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757

Hopewell Valley Vineyards – Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 11 AM
Ricotta pancakes, breakfast pizza, and baked goods are all being served up for mom this Mother’s Day. Come for the brunch and stay for the wine.
Cost: $38.95/adult + gratuity and tax ($46.74 + tax), $13.95/child 10 and under + gratuity and tax ($16.74 + tax), and children under 2 are complimentary
Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, NJ 0853

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 11 AM
Try delicious selections with the special women in your life at Brook Hollow Winery Mother’s Day Brunch. Enjoy live music, complimentary flowers to all mothers, an open all-you-can-eat buffet, and a Build-Your-Own Sangria Bar.
Cost: $25. Pricing is different for children under 12.
Brook Hollow Winery, 594 NJ-94, Columbia, NJ 07832

Chauncey Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 11 AM
This lavish brunch buffet is the perfect way to show Mom how much she is appreciated. You can upgrade your brunch with a mimosa or bloody mary. Seating times are at 11 AM and 1 PM.
Cost: $19.95 – $49
Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center, 1 Chauncey Road, Princeton, NJ 08541

Mother’s Day Walk
May 14 at 11 AM
Take the special woman in your life on a guided walk with a TNC Environmental Educator. This is the perfect opportunity for a pretty photo op with the family. All ages are welcome.
Cost: Free
Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Mother’s Day Brunch at Sweet Water Riverdeck
May 14 at 11 AM or 1:30 PM
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch at Sweet Water Rickerdeck. Enjoy everything from classic breakfast favorites to delectable lunch entrees. You can sip on mimosas as you take in stunning views of the water and enjoy quality time with your loved ones.
Cost: 0 – $65
Sweetwater Marina and Riverdeck, 2780 7th Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Mother’s Day Bazaar and Brunch
May 14 at 12 PM
Take mom shopping for the perfect gifts from a curated market of makers from the Jersey Shore and beyond. Kids can make their own jean jackets, have their faces painted, stop by for a selfie at the flower wall, and make a bouquet for mom. After, the brunch will have a family-style selection of appetizers for the table, a choice of entrees, and a chef’s selection of desserts.
Cost: Tickets for Mother’s Day brunch: $20 – $48. Kids 12 and under $20
The Whitechapel Projects, 15 2nd Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Mother’s Day Extravaganza 2023
May 14 at 12 PM
Dress to Impress for this Mother’s Day extravaganza featuring a gourmet luncheon, live music concert, dance affair, and fabulous hat contest. The live music concert will feature Soul/R&B/Jazz vocalist Stephanie Jeannot, Caribbean/Island Music, P&H Band, and “Blue Magic” Group Lead Singer Robert “Buddy” Williams. Lunch will be served at 1 PM sharp.
Cost: $80
Galloping Hill Inn, 325 Chestnut Street Union, NJ 07083

New Jersey Mother’s Day Signature Brunch Cruise
May 14 at 12 PM
Create beautiful family memories on this New Jersey Mother’s Day Cruise. Take a sail on the Hudson and East Rivers while you enjoy a signature holiday buffet, classic cocktails, and New Jersey and New York’s most incredible views.
Cost: +$99 for adults. $84.90 for children. Ages 2 and under are free.
1500 Harbor Blvd, Weehawken, NJ 07086

Mother’s Day Screening – Mamma Mia!
May 14 at 1 PM
Come out for this screening of Mamma Mia! at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Experience this unforgettable musical, showcasing the best songs from ABBA, with the special woman in your life.
Cost: General (Garden) $13.50
The Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

Mother’s Day at Terhune Orchards
May 14 at 2 PM
Create a special Mother’s Day experience at Terhune Orchards. Enjoy the general store, cafe, fire pits, strolling the vineyard, and Just Jeff in The Winery.
Cost: Free
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise
May 14 at 4:00 PM
Take a cruise in the calm inland waters of the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal, and Barnegat Bay. Enjoy a variety of dinner choices while on the water.
Cost: $75 for adults, $35 for ages 4-12, and free for 3 and under
800 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ 08730

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Mother’s Day Activities – 11 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Day!

If you are looking for things to do for Mother’s Day – May 14, 2023 – you’re in the right place. We’ve put together a list of unique gifts, fun family activities and things to do on Mother’s Day that will make every Mom feel loved and appreciated.

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Enjoy a Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch or Tea Party

Surprise Mom by making reservations at her favorite restaurant for brunch or chose a new restaurant she’s always wanted to try. For restaurant options where you can save money while you celebrate, check here for discounts before you go.

Another option would be to invite Mom (and Grandma!) to one of the many popular tea rooms in Northeast Ohio like The Macaron Tea Room in Cleveland, The Dragonfly Tea Room in Canal Fulton or Miss Hickory’s Tea Room in Strongsville. Spend the afternoon enjoying a relaxing tea party and special time together.

Mother’s Day brunch and tea is very popular, so be sure to plan in advance and call ahead to make reservations.

Visit and See Blooming Flowers

Things to do for mother's day near me

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to visit and enjoy the many beautiful botanical gardens and arboretums that may be blooming this time of year. Take her to see the rare plants and flowers at Gardenview Horticultural Park, the cultivated gardens and grounds at Holden Arboretum, or if Mom enjoys historic architecture, consider a visit to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens where she can walk through the formal gardens and take a tour of the historic manor house.

If you’re looking for a great place to relax and interact with nature with younger children, take Mom to Secrest Arboretum or Beech Creek Gardens where you’ll find something fun for all ages including a nature playground, butterfly house, and a plant science and nature center.

Have a Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Our scavenger hunts are perfect for your Mother’s Day adventure! Have a blast as you follow the map on a quest through an area park. Your team will look for clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges all while making fun memories. Purchase your scavenger hunt now, and start your adventure any time!

Enjoy a Walk or Hike

Things to do for mother's day near me

Looking to get out and enjoy some time in nature? For outside activities with younger children who may need shorter walks, easy to access activities or those with fun playgrounds, consider visiting Silver Creek Metro Park, a trip to Squire’s Castle, or enjoy a bike ride on one of the many Paved Trails in Northeast Ohio.

For active families with older children who are up for a more challenging hike or nature activity, take Mom to explore Worden’s Ledges in Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation. The stone carvings are truly spectacular!

Another special treat Mom will be sure to love is a trip to one of the many Waterfalls in Ohio. No matter the size, waterfalls are one of nature’s treasures and Mom will be sure to love the adventure!

Make Something Special for Mom

Nothing is more dear to a mother’s heart than handmade, heartfelt gifts on Mother’s Day.

One of the best places to find Mother’s Day crafts is your local library. Make cards with the Cuyahoga County Public Library, crafts with the Akron-Summit County Public Library, or special handmade gifts with the Milan-Berlin Library. Be sure to check your local library’s events and programs page as many library systems will offer activities at more than one library branch.

Local businesses also offer crafts for Mother’s Day. And the great news is that many of them are offered affordably or FREE for patrons. Visit Lowe’s Build and Grow, Home Depot Kids Workshops or Michaels activities page for their current offerings. If none of their classes fit into your schedule the offer kits you can purchase and do at home.

Plan an Overnight or Weekend Getaway

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What to get away for the entire Mother’s Day weekend? Plan a road trip to check out our top picks for Weekend Getaways in Ohio. Need some idea on things to do when you get these? Check out our Family Road Trip Ideas.

Or maybe you’d prefer to leave the kids at home and have a romantic getaway. We’ve got great ideas for that too including treehouses, quaint bed and breakfast spots, luxury cabins, and more.

Shop Local for Mother’s Day Gifts

There are so many wonderful small businesses in Northeast Ohio that offer unique products and services that would make for the perfect Mother’s Day present.

If your mom loves sweets, local shops have you covered. Find special Mother’s Day themed treats at Campbell’s Sweets and Treats, to die for chocolate covered strawberries at Hondale’s Fine Chocolates , and beautiful macaron gift boxes at The Macaron Tea Room .

If your mom likes likes to wear her treats, you can’t go wrong with jewelry. Shop Wanderlust Jewelers where each and every piece is hand fabricated from start to finish at their workshop in Cleveland Heights.

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