Mother’s Day Weekend Fun! Brunch not included.

Listen, moms love to brunch and there are some really amazing seacoast restaurants that put on a great Sunday brunch. But let’s be honest – moms (especially moms with littles) don’t always get to REALLY enjoy brunch the way they’d like to on Mother’s Day. So let’s let moms do brunch another weekend and perhaps this year in particular with other moms instead.

We’ve put together some ideas for you to experience as different kinds of Mother’s Day fun. Since moms are so special lets make it extra for them this year and keep the celebrations going all weekend long! We’ve also found some deals/free stuff for all the moms out there too! You’re welcome and Happy Mother’s Day!

Cut-Your-Own Tulips at Cider Hill Farm
More than 20 varieties in bloom here at Tulip Fest! Visit Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury for the Cut-Your-Own Tulips events this Mother’s Day weekend. Tickets will become available 48 hours in advance. First come first serve.

Discover Portsmouth
Bring your mom to Portsmouth Historical Society on Mother’s Day, May 8th and she gets in for free!

Acorn School’s Plant Sale
Support a sweet school while finding the perfect gift for Mom! Pick out house plants, fruit and vegetable plants, perennials, hanging baskets and more! There will also be some really fun gift basket raffles happening there too! Saturday May 7th from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Barker’s Farm in Stratham, NH.

Captain’s Cove Adventure Golf
Mom’s play mini golf for free on Mother’s Day – Sunday May 8th! After a round of golf, treat your mom to some ice cream!

Kids Mother’s Day Flower Pot Workshop at Churchill’s 
Churchill’s Garden Center in Exeter is hosting this class on Sat, May 7th, 11:00am or 2:00pm
Cost starts at $15. For more information and to register here.

13th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Festival
Held a the scenic Town Common in Hampton Falls, NH. More than 75 juried craftspeople will display and sell their American-made works, including stained glass, original watercolors, photography, pottery, carved wildlife, folk art, hand-crafted soaps, country wood, quilts, doll clothes, fine jewelry, floral design and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, kettle corn, maple, pickles, jams, jellies, lemonade, homemade fudge, oils, sauces and more. Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 8, 2022. Time: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fuller Gardens Plant Sale
Does Mom like to garden? If so, then take her to Fuller Gardens in North Hampton, NH to pick from hundreds of field grown hardy perennials, potted hardy rose bushes of all varieties and herbs. A fun event for all ages; there’s something for everyone! You won’t want to miss this annual event that runs rain or shine. Dates: May 6, 7 & 8.

May Mother’s Day Craft Fair
Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Fair at Exeter Town Hall to support the Exeter Holiday Parade. Saturday, May 7 starting at 9am.

Derby Day at Tuscan Village
Kentucky Derby Day will be celebrated in a big way at Tuscan Village Lake Park. Enjoy a day full of family fun with Kentucky Derby themed festivities such as: Pony Rides for Kids, Mint Juleps, Hat Contest, Face Painter, Balloon Artist and Live Music with the bar open all day!

Worth the Trip?

Davis Farmland
Davis Farmland is a gem in Sterling, MA. Free admission for moms all weekend (Sat/Sun). Kid’s bring your mom for free AND pamper her with a complimentary massage (massages available 11am to 3pm based on availability). Tickets MUST be purchased online. Please see their website for details.

Stone Zoo & Franklin Park Zoo
Free Admission for Mom. Celebrate your mom (and all of the animal moms!) at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Mother’s Day with FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day. Advance online tickets are required for all other guests. No ticket purchase necessary for Mom!

Southwick’s Zoo
Discounted admission for moms all weekend. Moms get a discounted admission this year for Mother’s Day! Tickets will be available at the gate.

Mother’s Day at the MFA
A special gift to the community this Mother’s Day. Highland Street Foundation is partnering with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to provide FREE ADMISSION on Sunday May 8, 2022 from 10 am-5 pm. No advanced registration required. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for both general admission and access to Turner’s Modern World, which requires specific entry times due to limited capacity

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Treat your mother to flowers at the Gardens! We’re offering free admission for all mothers. No need to purchase a ticket for her—just purchase your own and bring Mom along.


For other ideas, visit our calendar where new events are always being added!

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