7 Ways To Celebrate Mom This Mother's Day

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.

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