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