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.

Indoor Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day would be the perfect day to visit the UM Museum of Natural History which reopened in its new location last month.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History - Pumas Guards the Entrance

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

There are several great movies in theaters now. We have enjoyed a couple of movies that are currently in theaters: Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel.


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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.

Outdoor Mother’s Day Ideas

The forecast for Sunday has a chance of rain most oof the day with cool temperatures. .


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There are some guided hikes which are listed in our Mother’s Day Events. Plus check out these recommendations for family hikes.

5 Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes

Plus, check out our Playground Profiles series, particularly the Mess-Free Playgrounds.

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 week.

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 the 2016 season, Putterz has returned for the 2019 season.

Putterz - Alligator

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
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05/12/2019
6:30am-10:00pm
Mom Golfs for Free
at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
6:30am-10:00pm
Mom Golfs for Free
at Leslie Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
7:30am-9:30am
Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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05/12/2019
9:00am-3:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
9:00am-12:00pm
Mother's Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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05/12/2019
9:30am-4:30pm
Day Out with Thomas
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
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05/12/2019
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Polo Fields Country Club, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
10:00am-4:30pm
Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
11:00am-3:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
11:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Mother's Day Tea Purrty
at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
12:30pm-1:30pm
Mother's Day Tea Purrty
at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
1:00pm
A2 Civic Theatre Presents Disney's Aladdin Jr
at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
1:00pm
Mother's Day Fairy Tea
at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
1:00pm-2:30pm

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike


at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
Celebrate Mother's Day with a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the LSNC grounds. The event starts with a short presentation on local wildflowers before heading outside for the hike. During the hike learn plant identification skills, and folklore of some plants. Then enjoy a teatime of lemonade or...Read More
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05/12/2019
1:00pm-2:00pm
Unicorn Flower Pot
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/12/2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Kids' Game-Together
at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
2:00pm-3:30pm
Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Mommy & Me - Follow the Leader
at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
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05/12/2019
2:00pm-3:00pm
Mother's Day Tea Purrty
at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/12/2019
3:30pm
A2 Civic Theatre Presents Disney's Aladdin Jr
at Arthur Miller Theatre, 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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