Mother's Day Fun in Fairfield County, Connecticut: Races, Yoga, Brunch and More

Mother's Day Events and Activities in Fairfield County, CT

It’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming... Mother’s Day! The one day a year when children are required by law, tradition, expectation, whatever, to treat us moms like queens. And just in case the kids haven’t been preparing for the big day with the same fervor that you have, we’ve compiled a list of activities in Fairfield County (and Hartford County, too!) that will make Mother’s Day 2016 one to remember!

My perfect Mother’s Day starts with a run. There are three in Fairfield County that I’m considering:

Mother’s Day 10K and 5K Health Walk—Norwalk
May 8, 2016
This 10K has an $20 entry fee ($22 if you pay the day of the race) and starts at 8am on Sunday, May 8th. The 5k walk registration is $10 in advance and $12 at the race. This race offers a fast and flat USATF sanctioned course as well as T-Shirts for the first 150 entrants and refreshments after the race. Day of race registration open from 6:30-7:30am. 

Calf Pasture Beach Road

Fairfield County Race for the Cure—Westport
May 7, 2016
This race takes place on the day before Mother's Day and supports finding a cure for breast cancer. On Saturday, May 7th registration starts at 7am with a 5K race/walk, a Kid's 1K and fun run as well as special events for breast cancer survivors. Entry fees start at $10 for kids and $30 for adults and fundraising is encouraged.

Sherwood Island State Park

Run Like a Mother 5K—Ridgefield
May 8, 2016
This race features a party-like atmosphere, music along the route and a Mother's Day rose for every finisher. There will be no race day registration, so be sure to sign-up in advance. Sunday, May 8th at 8am for the kids’ 1 mile run ($25 entry fee) and at 8:30 for the adult 5K ($45 entry fee). 

90 Prospect Street, 203-517-4961

If running ain't your thang then maybe a yoga class or bike ride will do the trick:

Mother's Day Celebration WalkGreenwich
May 8, 2016
Join the Greenwich Audubon for an afternoon walk at their beautiful 285-acre wildlife sanctuary. Afterwards, kids make a nature-themed craft for mom. Preregistration recommended.

613 Riversville Road, 203-930-1387

Mother and Child Yoga—Stamford
May 7, 2016
Experienced yogis and newbies alike will enjoy this low key afternoon class at Family Tree Yoga that will include individual yoga postures, partner yoga, and fun group poses. Class will end with a relaxing guided meditation. Preregistration recommended.

980 Hope Street, 203-890-9642

Once the exercise is over and done, you’ll need some food to recharge. Several area restaurants are offering Mother’s Day brunches and/or dinners:

May 8, 2016
Renowned Bernard’s restaurant in Ridgefield will be serving a buffet brunch from 11:00am - 12:30pm on Sunday, May 8th. Looking for something a little later in the day?  Bernard’s is also serving a 3 course Prix-Fixe Mother’s Day Dinner from 1:30- 6:00pm. Reservations recommended.

20 West Lane, 203-438-8282

Italian Center Mother’s Day Brunch—Stamford
May 8th 2016
Members and non-members alike are invited to visit the Italian Center in Stamford for their all you can eat buffet  Advanced reservations required.

1620 Newfield Avenue, 203-322-6941

Mothers Day Brunch at Long Ridge Tavern—Stamford
May 8, 2016
The Mother's Day Brunch Buffet in the antique filled Long Ridge Tavern is sure to charm the whole family. Reservations recommended.

2635 Long Ridge Road, 203-329-7818

And just for good fun, maybe you'll enjoy a special day at Stepping Stones, some bouncing around or some live music!

Stepping Stones—Norwalk
May 8, 2016
In addition to all the exhibits to touch and explore, kids are invited to make a special card for their moms. Even better, moms are free on Mother's Day at Stepping Stones!

303 West Ave, 203-899-0606

Mother's Day at Pump It Up—Norwalk
May 8, 2016
Everyone is invited to celebrate Mom at this popular indoor, inflatable bounce space. Reservations required.

145 Main Street, 203-838-5867

Mother's Day Craft Workshop—Darien
May 6, 2016
Drop your preschoolers off at this fun workshop where they will make a special mother's day gift (and even better, you will get a little time to yourself!). Preregistration required.

120 Brookside Road, 203-655-7459

Enjoy your Mother's Day! You deserve a fabulous day!


Updated May 3, 2016.

Calf Pasture Beach
Calf Pasture Beach Road
06855 Norwalk , CT 41° 5' 7.0836" N, 73° 23' 46.95" W
Run Like a Mother, Ridgefield
90 Prospect Street
06877 Ridgefield , CT
Phone: 203.517.4961
41° 17' 1.9536" N, 73° 29' 32.766" W
20 West Lane
06877 Ridgefield , CT 41° 16' 19.0596" N, 73° 29' 55.284" W
Italian Center of Stamford
1620 Newfield Avenue
06905 Stamford , CT
Phone: 203.322.6941
41° 6' 52.5672" N, 73° 31' 59.7864" W
Pump It Up
125 Main St
06851 Norwalk , CT
Phone: 203-838-5867
41° 7' 23.6388" N, 73° 24' 57.6396" W
Sherwood Island State Park
100 Sherwood Island Connector
Westport , CT 41° 7' 59.3004" N, 73° 20' 4.3728" W
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
303 West Ave
06850 Norwalk , CT
Phone: 203-899-0606
41° 6' 35.6436" N, 73° 24' 57.1104" W
Darien Nature Center
120 Brookside Road
06820 Darien , CT
Phone: 203-655-7459
41° 5' 28.1292" N, 73° 28' 1.9236" W
Greenwich Audubon
613 Riversville Road
06831 Greenwich , CT
Phone: 203-930-1387
41° 5' 49.2" N, 73° 41' 16.4256" W
Family Tree Yoga
980 Hope Street
06907 Stamford , CT
Phone: 203-890-9642​
41° 5' 32.6652" N, 73° 31' 5.934" W
Long Ridge Tavern
2635 Long Ridge Road
06903 Stamford , CT
Phone: 203-329-7818
41° 9' 6.3576" N, 73° 35' 32.4888" W