From animal encounters to nature walks to train rides, we’ve rounded up a variety of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the fam. Consider: a mommy and me tradition, a family activity with fungi, an early morning run, a rodeo for cyclists, a fair centered around nature, and a scenic trip aboard a steam train. If that’s not enough excitement, take your little ones to the Tacoma Dome to see Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing (pictured). This rockin’ show will feature Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and the entire Sesame Street gang in a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! And be sure to check our Mother’s Day activity guide for lots of mom-themed events going on around the city. Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Red Tricycle!

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Seattle

Mom & Me at the Zoo
At this annual Mother’s Day event, get wild (and crazy!) with the animals. In addition to animal encounters and zookeeper talks, enjoy lots of fun activities and live entertainment in the North Meadow. Bonus: All moms will receive half price admission. Sat. 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Seattle. $11.50 to $17.75 (2 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Mushroom Maynia
Take the fam to the Burke Museum for this mushroom extravaganza! Identify several varieties of mushrooms, learn how mushrooms are used in different cuisines and cultures, and enjoy mushroom-themed crafts, tastings and family-friendly fungi activities. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. $7.50 to $10 (4 and under free). All Ages. Event details.

Run Like A Mother
This “women only” 5k run/walk will include a 1-mile kids dash and lots of fun at the finish line including yummy food and refreshments, cool products and services from Run Like A Mother sponsors, activities for the kiddos, and entertainment by Ben The Balloon Man! Sun., 8:30 am. Seattle. $15 to $30. Registration required. All Ages. Event details.

Eastside

Kids Bike Rodeo
Kick off National Bike Month with a free helmet fitting at CleanScapes plus bike safety and handling demos, a fix-a-flat workshop, and a fun geo-cache ride! Bonus: donate your used bikes and earn a chance to win a variety of prizes! Sat., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Issaquah. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Watershed Fun Fair
Take the kiddos to this family-friendly fair for guided nature walks, nature crafts, and lots of activities for the kiddies. Plus, learn about Puget Sound stewardship, recycling and water conservation through games, exhibits and presentations. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Edmonds. Free. All ages. Event details.

Mother’s Day Train Rides
Take mom (and grandma!) on a scenic excursion between Snoqualmie and North Bend aboard an antique railway coach. Before or after your ride, be sure to browse the Victorian depot and look at the awesome train books in the bookstore. Bonus: All moms ride free with a paying child. Sat. & Sun, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. North Bend. $10 to $15 (under 2 free). Tickets required. All Ages. Event details.

What fun activities do you have planned for Mother’s Day weekend?

–Kristina Moy