Mother's Day is coming soon and it's never to early to start thinking about what to get Mom this year. There are many events and brunches in Connecticut to create a special day for the even more special women in your life. Here are a few ways to create a memorable day for Mom across Connecticut.
Mother’s Day Weekend at Mystic Aquarium – May 12 and 13, moms will receive free admission to Mystic Aquarium with the purchase of a full-price ticket. Give her a gift of memories she’ll never forget as she has the ability to be a kid again. See the belugas, the penguins, or experience the sea lion show. An eventful day for mom and the whole family.
A “Day Out With Mom” on the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat – On May 12 or 13 treat mom to a special Steam Train and Riverboat ride. New this year is a dinner train with departures at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. This two and a half hour ride allows Mom to enjoy a meal of her choice and is topped off with a dessert. For reservations and ticket information, you’re asked to call 860-767- 0103.
Pond House Café Mother’s Day Brunch – On May 13, The Pond House Café is holding their deluxe Mother’s Day brunch at their location in Elizabeth Park. There will be a variety of breakfast items that will be enjoyable for the whole family. You can call 860-231-8823 for ticket information.
Lyman Orchards Mother’s Day Brunch – Celebrate Mom with a brunch at the historic Lyman Homestead. The whole family is invited to dine on their specially-prepared meals, and desserts from their Apple Barrel bakery. There are four settings on Mother’s Day at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. More information can be found by calling 860-349-1793 or visiting their website here.
RiverQuest's Mother's Day Cruise - All aboard the RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Mom. On May 13, Mom is half price. Enjoy a 90-minute cruise learning about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. This cruise departs at 11:30 a.m. and tickets range between $10-$20. For more information visit their website here.
Lady Katharine Cruises in Middletown - Join family and friends as you celebrate the day for Mothers, Grandmothers, and all special women in our lives. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lady Katharine Cruises in Middletown will be holding their Signature Brunch Cruise. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Connecticut River and live entertainment while you eat. The cost is $54.45 and children under 4 are free. You can book your reservations here.
"Petrouchka" A Mother's Day Matinee - Connecticut Ballet presents a special Mother's Day family matinee showing of Petrouchka, a 1911 Stravinsky/Fokine ballet. The hour-long performance starts at 1 p.m. and admission is $35. There will also be a meet and greet with the characters after the show. Visit their website for more information, or call (203) 964-1211.