Show your mama some love this Mother's Day with the best freebies (or deeply discounted options) rounded up by the Mommy Poppins Philadelphia crew. After all, Philly moms do so much for their families. They chauffeur the kids to music lessons, art classes, and swim practices. They pack healthy lunches, shop for clothes, help with homework, and even plan family vacations. Make Mom and your budget happy with our top picks, and check out our events calendar for more Mother's Day weekend ideas.
Mother's Day Celebration at Betsy Ross House
Experience colonial times with a meet-and-greet at the Betsy Ross House. Guests can interact with three female entrepreneurs who share their stories of life back in colonial days. In addition, visitors can sample chocolate at a colonial chocolate tasting. Best yet, Moms are free with a paid child's ticket.
West Chester Railroad
Climb aboard the Mother's Day Express at West Chester Railroad. Have the kids pack a picnic lunch or purchase lunch on the trip. Mom gets hers for half price with a full price purchase. And, Mom's train ride ticket is only $5.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
See a free screening of the sing along version of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at AMC Neshaminy.
Cool off and enjoy a refreshing, delicious, and free FROYO from your local TCBY.
Mother's Day Hike
Explore the scenic views on a nature hike through Lorimer Park.
The Hershey Story Museum
Take Mom to the sweetest place on Earth, Hershey, PA, and learn how chocolate is made at The Hershey Story Museum. Moms get in for free.
Huzzah for Mom! Drive to northern Jersey or Baltimore to experience Medieval Times. From May 1st through May 13th, Moms are free with the purchase of one full-priced adult. Use code MOM2018. Upgraded packages are available.
Truly feel like a kid again with some zipline fun at KidFit. Play games, maneuver through obstacle courses, and enjoy refreshments. Moms are free with a child's paid admission.
Channel your inner artist by taking Mom to Crayola Experience. Admission is free for Mom with one paid child.
The Melting Pot
Moms who take part in The Melting Pot's special prix fixe menu receive a free mimosa, bellini, or soft drink.
Moms eat for free at the Mothers' Day Brunch held at Sesame Place. There are two seatings available so be sure to book in advance to secure a spot. It is important to note that paid park admission is required.
The Garden State Discovery Museum
Mom receives free admission from The Garden State Discovery Museum. While visiting, children can plant an actual flower in a decorative paper cup to give as a gift to their moms in honor of Mother's Day.
Spend the afternoon riding the amusements at Morey's Pier. From 12 Noon to 5 PM, moms ride for free!
Academy of Natural Sciences
Learn about paleontology, minerals, mollusks, the food chain, natural history, and more in interactive exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Moms receive free admission on Mother's Day.
Put a wriggly worm on a hook to see how the fish are biting at Orchard Lake. Moms fish for free with paid child admission.
Freddy Hill Farms& Fun Center
Take Mom to Freddy Hill Farms & Fun Center for a round of miniature golf. Moms can play for free with a paying child of any age.
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