May makes us think of sunshine, warmth, flowers, and Mother’s Day. A brunch or day at the spa is a lovely way to treat the mothers in your life, but if you are looking for something a little different, check out the Mother’s Day events happening in Connecticut this year!
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT MYSTIC AQUARIUM
Enjoy a fun family day at Mystic Aquarium! Mothers get free admission when you visit the aquarium May 12th – 13th. Just mention you are celebrating Mother’s Day and buy one ticket at full price to redeem. Spend time with the whales, penguins, and sea lions. And don’t forget to check out the Dinosaur Adventure Exhibit that is now open! Click here for more details.
ESSEX STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT
Head to Essex on Mother’s Day for a scenic day on the train and riverboat. Mothers will receive a potted plant at the end of the ride. If you’d like to enjoy a nice meal on the train, sign up for the Dinner Train with full bar service on Saturday or Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend. Click here to check out the menu and purchase tickets!
MOTHER’S DAY CRUISES
Lady Katherine Cruises is celebrating Mother’s Day on the Connecticut River. These special cruises depart from Haddam, with the Brunch Cruise beginning at 11:00 am, and the Dinner Cruise starting at 4:00 pm. Live entertainment will happening at both times! Visit the Lady Katherine Cruises website to learn more.
MOTHER’S DAY PAINTS & POURS
Connecticut Valley Brewing Company is hosting a Paints & Pours event at 2:00 pm on Mother’s Day. All art supplies and the first pour is included in the ticket price! The class will be led by Stacy Grindle. Visit the website to view the image you will be painting on canvas!
MOTHER’S DAY AT THE VINEYARDS
Sunset Meadow Vineyard is hosting Mother’s Day at the vineyard, complete with box lunches. Click here to look at the menu choices and order lunches. Stonington Vineyards will also be spending the day celebrating moms, with live music by Dan Watson and the Spicy Fusion Food truck on site.
Whether you’re treating the special mom in your life to a family fun day or a quiet day tasting wine, Connecticut has plenty of options! What are you doing this Mother’s Day?