Mother’s Day Activities Your Mom Will Love

Make your mom’s day with these activities that you both can enjoy together.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Put this date on your calendar and set a reminder so you don’t forget! Because Mother’s Day is mid-May this year, hopefully, good weather will greet mom and set the stage for a perfect day. After all, the saying goes that “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

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If you’re wondering what to do and where to take mom, here are seven top options around Southwest Ohio. Also, feel free to use this as a gift list. Purchase admission for mom and gift it so she can use it at a time of her choosing. Have fun!

Krohn Conservatory

1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati

Take a walk with mom surrounded by butterflies during the Butterflies of the Meadow event at the Krohn Conservatory. Tickets can be purchased online or in a limited number at the door. Tickets are timed in one-hour increments.

Time: Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Price: Adults, $10; Youth, $7; Children under 4 are free

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton

Browse the art of Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, in DAI’s special exhibit, New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West, and enjoy some lovely tunes as Matt Dierking from the Dayton chapter of the American Guild of Organists gives a performance on the auditorium’s Skinner Pipe Organ from 2 to 3 p.m.

Time: Open Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Moms get in free on Mother’s Day!

Price: Adults, $15; Seniors, $10; Youth, $5; Children 6 and younger are free

52nd Annual Appalachian Festival

Coney Island Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati

Rain or shine, this annual rite of spring takes place over Mother’s Day weekend at Coney Island on the Ohio River. In addition to crafts and food, mountain music will take place on all three stages.

Time: Saturday, May 13th, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, May 14th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Price: Adults, $15; Youth, $5; Children 4 and under free

Aullwood Audubon

1000 Aullwood Rd, Dayton

Celebrate the 18th annual Farm Babies Fest with mom at Aullwood Farm. Enjoy great food and events, plus meet some unusual babies, including Indio Gigante chicks, one of the tallest chicken breeds in the world.

While at Aullwood Audubon, explore the Nature Center trails to find the giant trolls Bo, Bodil, Bibbi and their troll-sized bird nest in the “Troll That Hatched an Egg” exhibition by Thomas Dambo, from Copenhagen, Denmark, the world’s leading recycle artist.

Time: Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price: Adults, $12; Seniors, $10; Youth, $8; Children 3 and under are free. Admission is good for both locations.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St., Cincinnati

Every mom visiting the Zoo on Mother’s Day will get in for free and have a chance to see all the adorable Zoo Babies during this annual event that’s free with admission.

Time: Open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

B&B Riverboats

101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY

Cruise the Ohio River with mom during the Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise, and treat her to spectacular views, sensational food and a souvenir photo. All seating is reserved.  

Time: Boarding at 12 p.m., sailing 1-3 p.m.

Price: Adults, $54; Youth, $32

Vinkolet Winery

11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati

Enjoy the annual Mother’s Day lunch and craft show, plus a glass of wine. Shop and grab a bite at the outdoor grill (hamburgers and hot dogs) or make a reservation inside the restaurant for the Mother’s Day brunch.

Price: $32.47 per person

Check out more ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day!

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