Kids will love this cake decorating workshop at Lyman Orchards' Apple Barrel farm market. Photo Courtesy of Lyman Orchards
Kids will love this cake decorating workshop at Lyman Orchards' Apple Barrel farm market. Photo Courtesy of Lyman Orchards

Mother's Day Weekend Fun in Connecticut: May 11-12

Decorate a cake, take a walk in a garden, paddle a canoe, run a 5K, or count the butterflies...moms come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles, so it should be no surprise that there are so many ways to celebrate mom this weekend. Many attractions around the state including Beardsley Zoo  and Quassy Amusement Park  are offering free admission with the purchase of a child’s ticket. If a special meal out (and maybe a mimosa) is what you're after, sure you check out our picks for Mother’s Day breakfasts and brunches for Connecticut families.

Our spring fun guide is a super resource for more ideas to make the most of this gorgeous season. We update our Events Calendar frequently so be sure to check back for even more great suggestions. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, and Instagram. Have a fantastic weekend!


Greenfield Congregational Church
1045 Old Academy Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Stepping Stones Children's Museum
303 West Avenue Mathews Park
Norwalk, CT 06850

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT 06830

Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street
East Haddam , CT 06423

Wakeman Town Farm
134 Cross Hwy
Westport, CT 06880

Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Avenue Auditorium
Norwalk, CT 06850

Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury, CT 06811

Noden-Reed Park
58 West Street
Windsor Locks, CT

Audubon Center in Greenwich
613 Riversville Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06813

Lyman Orchards Farm
3 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT 06455

Sam Bridge Nurseries
437 North Street
Greenwich, CT 06807

Earthplace
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880

Yanity Gym
90 Prospect Street
RIdgefield, CT

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382

Quassy Amusement Park
2132 Middlebury Road Route 64
Middlebury, CT 06762

Roaring Brook Nature Center
70 Gracey Road
Canton , CT 06019
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Alastair Moock Family FB Concert
Facebook - various times Pick
Goodnight with Dolly
- various times Pick
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