It’s Mother’s Day Weekend and we’ve put together a variety of ways to celebrate the special moms (and grandmas) in your life. Consider: a wild and crazy day with the animals, a rockin’ kindie concert, a festival with hands-on activities, a scenic train ride through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, a celebration that’s also educational and a day in the gardens. If you’re looking for even more mom-themed weekend happenings, check out our Mother’s Day activity guide. Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Red Tricycle!

photo: The Center for Wooden Boats 


Mom & Me at the Zoo 
At this annual Mother’s Day event, get wild and crazy with the animals at Woodland Park Zoo. In addition to animal encounters and zookeeper talks, there will be loads of activities, attractions, live entertainment and sponsor booths in the North Meadow. Bonus: All moms will receive half-price admission. Sat. Event details.

Caspar Babypants Concert
Catch a rockin’ concert with one of our fave kindie rockers–Caspar Babypants! At this all ages show, sing and dance along to upbeat, simple, catchy tunes from Caspar’s latest albums. Sat. Event details.


Seattle Maritime Festival
This annual festival will include tons of family fun along the shores  of Puget Sound and on the water. Participate in interactive displays, take a Ship Canal boat tour and enjoy kid’s activities (think toy boat building), demonstrations, survival suit races, workshops and more. Sat. Event details.


Mother’s Day Train Rides
Take mom and grandma on a scenic excursion between Snoqualmie and North Bend aboard a historic railroad coach. In addition to the scenic ride, browse the Victorian depot and look at the awesome train books in the bookstore and explore the cute town of Snoqualmie. Bonus: All moms ride FREE with a paying child of any age. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Mother’s Day at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center
Celebrate all the mothers in your life, as well as in the watershed, at this annual event. Families can enjoy tea, coffee and snacks while strolling the grounds of the Education Center and savoring the spectacular views of Rattlesnake Ledge. Along the way, discover fun tidbits about moms – both human and wild – who have raised their families in the watershed. Sun. Event details.

Mother’s Day at Bellevue Botanical Garden
On Sunday, treat mom to a delightful afternoon at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. In addition to docent-led tours through the expansive 53-acre gardens, families can nosh on light refreshments and enjoy music, flower arranging demonstrations and more. Sun. Event details

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy