Family Fun for Mother’s Day

Are you looking for some fun ideas for family fun on Mother’s Day?

Don’t miss our roundup of Mother’s Day events!

But, beyond the events, there are plenty of fun activities that you can do as a family.

Outdoor Ideas

The weather is great which makes it a great day for some outdoor activities. Check out our Playground Profiles series. Beyond the playgrounds, our profiles have some information on available trails. Be sure to check out our Mother’s Day Events for some guided hikes.

A visit to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens also makes a great Mother’s Day activity. Although, this can be a tough activity for anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies. I know my daughter has been pretty bad the last couple of days.

Matthaei Botanical Garden - Children's Garden - Maze

Beyond Ann Arbor, we always have a great time at Greenfield Village. It is the last day of Day Out with Thomas. Many years ago, we celebrated Mothers’ Day at Day Out With Thomas. Even if you can’t get tickets to ride Thomas, you can still participate in the other Thomas activities.

Greenfield Village Roundhouse Turntable

Miniature Golf is always a fun family event. After rumors of a possible closure after last season, Putterz has returned for the 2017 season.

Putterz - Alligator

Indoor Ideas

My daughter’s seasonal allergies have been pretty bad the last few days. So, we’re considering some indoor options. 

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is always fun – and it is great for all ages. A membership includes grandparents, so it is a good option for multi-generational fun. This weekend is their Critters Up Close partnership with Leslie Science & Nature Center. 

AAHOM - Second Floor - Bubble Cage

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Bowling is also a lot of family fun. We’ve enjoyed Revel & Roll several times. It’s a step up from a traditional bowling alley.

Restaurants

Our Mother’s Day Events list includes many Mother’s Day Brunches. But, dinner is always a good option on Mother’s Day since it is less crowded. As a bonus, several restaurants offer Kids Eat Free on Sundays.

Kids Eat Free Guide

Also, check out our Restaurant Reviews:

The Full Mother’s Day Calendar

Date/Time Event
05/14/2017
6:30am-10:00pm
Mom Golfs for Free
at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
6:30am-10:00pm
Mom Golfs for Free
at Leslie Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
7:30am-9:15am
Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run
at Liberty & Maynard, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
9:00am-11:00am
All-Girls Skate Instruction
at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Mother's Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
05/14/2017
9:30am-5:30pm
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR 2017

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR 2017

at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas:...
05/14/2017
9:30am-3:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
9:30am-10:30am
My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Sunday
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
05/14/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Polo Fields Country Club, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Bona Sera Restaurant, Ypsilanti Michigan
05/14/2017
10:00am-3:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch & Free Crack Fries for Mom
at HopCat Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
10:00am
Mother's Day Race
at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
10:00am-4:30pm
Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
10:30am-2:30pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Guy Hollerins, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
11:00am-3:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
11:30am-1:00pm
Open Swim
at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Critters Up Close
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
05/14/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing for Youth
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
1:00pm
Mother's Day Fairy Tea
at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
1:00pm-2:30pm
Mother's Day Wildflower Hike
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
05/14/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Open Swim
at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
05/14/2017
2:00pm
Free Dinosaur Tours
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: 3D Video Game Design
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
3:00pm
Hands-On Demo: Cockroach Neuroscience
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
4:00pm-8:00pm
Open Swim
at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/14/2017
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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