20 Things To Do on Mother’s Day 2022 in Westchester With Kids

Spend a day or weekend at Mohonk Mountain House for Mother's Day. Photo courtesy of the resort
Spend a day or weekend at Mohonk Mountain House for Mother's Day. Photo courtesy of the resort

It’s almost time to celebrate mom! While we love nothing more than a great Mother's Day brunch, wrangling little ones in a restaurant isn't always the most relaxing experience. So, whether you’re trying to avoid a mid-meal meltdown courtesy of your toddler, or just looking to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, we've rounded up 20 things to do this Mother’s Day in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.

No matter where the holiday takes you, happy Mother's Day from the team at Mommy Poppins.

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1. Meet the Animals

Interact with animals and more at a family-friendly farm.

2. Visit a Local Town

Spend Mother's Day exploring a quaint Hudson Valley town, such as BeaconCold Spring, or Rhinebeck.

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Fairy hunt at Locus Grove this Mother's Day
Search the nooks and crannies of the Locust Grove grounds to find 20 hidden fairy houses during an enchanting walk. Photo courtesy of the estate

3. Go on a Fairy Hunt

Book your ticket in advance to embark on a fairy hunt at Locust Grove Estate.

4. Head to a Makers Market

Peruse the produce and handmade wares (plus stunning views!) at the Walkway Over the Hudson Mayfest Farmers and Makers Market.

5. Hang Out in the Hundred Acre Wood

What mother's heart doesn't melt at the sight of Winnie the Pooh and friends? Explore their Lasdon Park & Arboretum home in this fun exhibit.

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Tackle an adventure course this Mother's Day weekend in Westchester
Boundless Adventures has thrilling activities for the whole family. Photo courtesy of Boundless Adventures

6. Go on an Adventure—Course

Climb to new heights at this treetop adventure course.

7. Explore Bear Mountain

Check out the zoo, merry-go-round, and hiking trails at Bear Mountain State Park.

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Family strolling the green paths during a Mother's Day outing at Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Stroll the lush green paths at Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Photo by Sara Marentette

8. Go for a Hike

Enjoy one of these family-friendly state park hikes in the Hudson Valley.

9. Visit a Classic

Splurge on a day of scalable adventures at the rustically lovely Mohonk Mountain House.

10. Enjoy a Local Museum

View the exhibitions at the Hudson River Museum.

11. Head to a Festival

Check out Barton Orchard's Apple Blossom Festival, which is packed with fun for moms—and kids.

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Family walking the grounds of Boscobel House on Mother's Day
Boscobel House has sweeping views and family-friendly activities. Photo courtesy of Boscobel House

12. See the Gorgeous Grounds

Visit Boscobel House and Gardens for a day in nature and striking views; advance tickets are recommended.

13. Go for a Family Walk

Enjoy an afternoon walk along the Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park at Tarrytown before stopping at Main Street Sweets to spoil mom with a sundae.

14. Take in Outdoor Art

Check out the cool outdoor sculptures at Storm King Art Center.

15. Have a Picnic

Pick up lunch or pack some homemade sandwiches (bonus points if mom's not the one making them!), and visit one of these great local parks for a family-style picnic and fun.

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Visit Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers this Mother's Day
Stroll the gorgeous Untermyer Gardens. Photo by Susan Miele

16. Enjoy the Flowers

See what's in bloom at the fabulous Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers

17. See the Waterfalls

Wander the ground of Croton Gorge Park and frolic in the mist of its namesake dam, or enjoy one of these other waterfall hikes nearby.

18. Break out the Bikes

Grab your wheels and helmets and go for a bike ride down the (closed) Bronx River Parkway, now that Bicycle Sundays are back for the season. Or, try one of these other family-friendly local bike paths.

19. See the Beautiful Blooms

Head upstate to the Albany Tulip Festival to see more than 140,000 flowers, plus enjoy live music, kids' activities, and more.

20. Do a 5K

Gift yourself a little me time in the form of a5K race through FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.

This post, originally published in 2017, is updated annually.

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