Celebrate mom with a brunch picnic at Stevens-Coolidge Place. Mini family photo sessions with a professional photographer are available with pre-registration while timeslots last. Photo by Cristen Farrell Photography
Celebrate mom with a brunch picnic at Stevens-Coolidge Place. Mini family photo sessions with a professional photographer are available with pre-registration while timeslots last. Photo by Cristen Farrell Photography

Mother's Day Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: May 11-12

While some moms may be content with a nice breakfast in bed, I'm sure many (like myself) also want some quality family time on Mother's Day weekend (in addition to a special breakfast, of course!). This weekend families can enjoy porch side entertainment, not one but two lilac fests, and lots and lots of bubbles. Hopefully the weather cooperates for this brunch and hike as well as this citywide-favorite parade for the littlest of ducklings. Our spring fun guide has even more ideas for embracing mother (nature), and our event calendar this weekend (really, the whole month of May), is packed with seasonal, kid-centric activites. Now, get out there and celebrate family—and spring!

Whatever activity you choose, we here at Mommy Poppins wish you all the love, pampering, and sleep you deserve. Happy Mother's Day!

Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.


The Deerfield Fairgrounds
34 Stage Road
Deerfield, NH

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University
200 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215

Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445

The Strand
20 Third St
Dover, NH 03820

Waltham Common
610 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02452

Neighborhood Porches
various locations
Somerville, MA

Boston Common Bandstand
Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
235 Wellesley Street at Regis College
Weston, MA

Odyssey Cruises Boston
30 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02210

Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130

Boston Common
Tremont Street Parkman Bandstand
Boston, MA 02108

Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186

The Stevens-Coolidge Place
86 Andover Street
North Andover, MA

Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446