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 Mother’s Day Ideas

After a couple of rainy days leading up to Mother’s Day, the weather is supposed to be good for Sunday. 


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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 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 the 2016 season, Putterz has returned for the 2018 season.

Putterz - Alligator


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Indoor Ideas

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 several movies that are currently in theaters: Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and A Wrinkle in Time. My daughter is currently reading Ready Player One, so we may wait to see that.

Avengers Infinity War Review and Parental Guidance

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..Β©Marvel Studios 2018

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
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05/13/2018
All Day
Everyday Indoor Activities
05/13/2018
All Day
Everyday Outdoor Activities
05/13/2018
All Day
Kids Eat Free
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05/13/2018
6:30am-10:00pm
Mom Golfs for Free
at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
6:30am-10:00pm
Mom Golfs for Free
at Leslie Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
7:30am-9:30am
Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run
at Liberty & Maynard, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
9:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Holidays Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
9:00am-12:00pm
Mother's Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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05/13/2018
9:30am-4:30pm
Day Out with Thomas
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
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05/13/2018
9:30am-1:30pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Polo Fields Country Club, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Bona Sera Restaurant, Ypsilanti Michigan
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05/13/2018
10:00am-4:30pm
Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
11:00am-2:30pm
Free Lunch for Mom
at Miss Kim, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
11:00am-12:00pm
Mother's Day Tea Purrty
at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
12:00pm-2:00pm
Mommy & Me - We're Owl Together
at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
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05/13/2018
12:30pm-1:30pm
Mother's Day Tea Purrty
at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/13/2018
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Cougar!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
05/13/2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
Critters Up Close
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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05/13/2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
Green Things Farm Open House
at Green Things Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
1:00pm
Mother's Day Fairy Tea
at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
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05/13/2018
1:00pm-2:30pm
Mother's Day Wildflower Hike - SOLD OUT
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
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05/13/2018
2:00pm-3:00pm
Mother's Day Tea Purrty
at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, 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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