20 Fun Things To Do on Mother's Day 2022 in Connecticut

Enjoy some time outdoors this Mother's Day. Photo by Georg Arthur Pflueger, Unsplash
Enjoy some time outdoors this Mother's Day. Photo by Georg Arthur Pflueger, Unsplash

Mother's Day is a time to let Mom know how much you appreciate her with a special family meal or fun activity that will create lasting memories. We found the best things to do on Mother's Day in Connecticut, from brunch to arts and crafts to outdoor explorations that will make her feel all the love she deserves.

Bonding time is always the best gift, but for more ideas be sure to browse 50 Mother's Day Gifts Moms *Actually* Want. If you're looking for more fun ideas for things to do with kids in Connecticut, check out our Spring Activity Guide.

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Get in some one-on-one time. Photo by Jennifer Coe for Mommy Poppins

1. Take mom for a hike

Connecticut's beautiful hiking trails are the perfect places to explore. Have little ones who use a stroller? Don't worry. Consider one of these places you can hike with your stroller babies

2. Indulge in some sweets 

Take mom somewhere fun to satisfy her cravings like the Pez Candy Factory in Orange. They are open on Sunday from 11-4pm. 

3. Visit a craft fair

There are lots and lots of craft fairs happening this Mother's Day weekend. Check out the ones in Bozrah, Hamden or Winchester.

4. Take a river cruise

Enjoy the beautiful views along the Connecticut River on a RiverQuest Mother's Day Cruise. If you're lucky, you may even spot some eagles or other wildlife. 

5. Hang out with animals

Spend some time at one of Connecticut's animal destinations. We have assembled a full list of places to see, and even touch, animals.

6. See birds of prey live and up close, then buy a coffee

Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation will be on-hand at Birdhouse Coffee Bar with several live birds to share with the public.

7. Visit Old Wethersfield

Bring the family to Bicycles on Main in Old Wethersfield. This quaint and cozy town has so much to offer. Mom will love the antique shops, coffee shops, and the old-fashioned feel of this historic place. Don't forget to stop at the Heirloom Market at Comstock-Ferre for some amazing seeds for the garden.

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Fresh tulips. Photo by Ally Noel

8. Enjoy the blooms of springtime

Wade through a sea of beautiful flowers at Colorblends Home and Garden. Tulips, crocus, snowdrops, and other types of spring blossoms are all exploding in color.

9. Get creative at a paint-your-own pottery studio

Stop in at a storefront pottery studio and create something beautiful with mom or, even better, for mom! (Check individual store locations for weekend hours)

10. Pack a picnic for a visit to a scenic park with a playground

Sandwiches, drinks, dessert: check. Bring a camera too, because these parks are beautiful as well as tons of fun for the kids. 

11. Experience nature up close.

Hike, see animals up close, and learn about the natural world at one of Connecticut's nature centers. Visiting one of these centers makes for such a nice, leisurely afternoon outside.

12. Expand your horizons at a museum

There are so many great museums in Connecticut and they all have at least some weekend hours for your family to visit.

13.  Enjoy FREE family yoga 

Connecticut Historical Society offers a free family yoga class on May 7 with two therapy dogs and a professional instructor.

14. Attend a mini-festival on the farm.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center's Spring on the Farm festival is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. The festival offers fun and games, animal interactions, arts and crafts, food trucks, and more.

15. Learn about a different culture on Mother's Day weekend.

See the Kuchipudi Dance event being organized at Farmington Library and then head over to an Indian restaurant for a special meal.

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Feed a hungry alpaca. Photo courtesy of Roaring Acres Alpacas

16. Meet some alpacas

Does mom like soft, furry, sweet-hearted animals? Celebrate Mother's Day a day early on open farm day, May 7, at Roaring Acres Alpacas. These animals are cute as can be and so friendly.

17. Go to the beach

Some people swear that springtime is the best time to visit the beach. Run your toes through the sand at these Fairfield-area beaches. Dip your feet in the water and stroll the beach looking. sea glass. 

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Have a tea party. Photo courtesy of Alice in the Village

18. Get some tea with Alice

Make reservations to try out this cozy Alice in Wonderland-themed tea room in Mystic. There are plenty of delicious treats to choose from, including macaroons flown in from Paris. Mom deserves the best.

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Tree Peony Grove, Siberian Iris and Native Garden. Photo courtesy of White Flower Farm

19. Take the flower-loving mom to a manicured garden

Moms love beautiful places and White Flower Farm has just all their display gardens open for  leisurely strolling. Here's a full list of places to spy stunning blooms.

20. Take her out for a special meal

There are lots of special Mother's Day Brunches and Breakfasts in Connecticut that mom will like.

This article has been updated for 2022.

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